Barton College/Wilson Symphony’s “Downtown” Concert on Oct. 9

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present their first concert of the 2014-2015 season on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. This annual free concert will be held at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center at 108 Nash Street in Wilson. The program will feature noted soprano and former Wilson resident Melinda Whittington, resident artist at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. The program will include classic, familiar arias from some of the greatest operas by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Gounod, and others. The orchestra will also perform the overture to Verdi’s “La Forza del Destino,” the intense “Danse Bacchanale” from “Samson et Dalila” by Saint-Saëns, and […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony To Feature Acclaimed Pianist Thomas Pandolfi on Sunday, April 27

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present their Spring Concert on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus. The symphony welcomes to the Barton stage internationally acclaimed concert pianist Thomas Pandolfi, who will perform Edvard Grieg’s spactacular “Piano Concerto in A minor.” The orchestra under the direction of Barton’s Mark N. Peterson will also present Jean Sibelius’ exciting masterpiece “Finlandia” and the tuneful “English Folksong Suite” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Admission for the spring orchestra performance will be $10 at the door or by season ticket. All students within the community will be admitted free of […]

“Love The Symphony” Scheduled For Friday, February 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Friday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-third annual “Love the Symphony.” A much-anticipated annual event, this season’s “Love the Symphony” concert will feature pianist Eric Mazonson. The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. A candlelight buffet dinner will immediately follow the program at 8 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person, and reservations may be made by calling Luann Clark at 252-399-6309. Please note that tables for eight are available by reservation. The reservation deadline is Friday, Feb. 7. No tickets will be mailed. Under the […]

Barton College Ushers In The Christmas Season on Tuesday, Dec. 3

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WILSON, N.C. — The Lighting of the Luminaries and the Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols, long-standing traditions for the Barton College community, will usher in the Christmas season on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration of events on campus. The celebration will begin with a festive candlelight dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at 5 p.m.  Cost for the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children and students not on the meal plan. At 4 p.m., students will begin lighting 2,000 luminaries across 32 acres of the main campus, and at 6 p.m., […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Feature Violin Prodigy Brian Lin on Sunday, Nov. 24

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony will present their annual Fall Concert Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will feature the gifted violin prodigy Brian Lin in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. Also featured on the program will be Beethoven’s youthful and innovative Symphony No. 1. “Brian Lin has really captured our hearts and imagination,” said Peterson. “He has impressed the orchestra with his amazing technique and his sensitive and nuanced playing. The rehearsals have gone amazingly well, and we just have to be […]

Betty McCain and Vonda Darr To Be Featured In Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s “Downtown” Concert on October 11

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WILSON, N.C. — “Downtown,” Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of the 2013-2014 season, will be presented on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center, 108 Nash Street in Wilson. The concert will feature harp soloist Vonda Darr performing works by Ravel and Handel, and special guest Dr. Betty McCain, who will narrate the orchestra’s performance of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.” Admission to this concert is free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. The orchestra, conducted by Barton College music director Mark N. Peterson, will also perform Beethoven’s rousing “Egmont Overture.” “Bringing the orchestra to the Boykin Center in an exciting […]

Broadway’s Alan Campbell Returns to Barton for “Oh, What A Night III!”

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WILSON, N.C. — Broadway star Alan Campbell returns to Wilson to star in “Oh, What A Night III!” produced by Lauren Kennedy, directed by Alan Coates, and co-sponsored by Theatre at Barton and Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy in Raleigh. The show opens Barton College’s fifth theatre season in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, August 28-29, at 8 p.m. Appropriate for all ages, this year’s concert promises to be an impressive event. “Two years ago, we created a unique concert event as part of the “Hot Summer Nights” season and brought it to Barton for two sold-out performances,” shared Adam Twiss, director of Theatre at […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony To Feature Acclaimed Pianist Mac McClure on April 28

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present their Spring Concert on Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus. The symphony welcomes back to the Barton stage internationally acclaimed concert pianist Mac McClure, who returns to his hometown to perform Beethoven’s heroic Piano Concerto No. 3. Under the direction of Barton’s Mark N. Peterson, the orchestra will also present Bizet’s “Carmen Suite No. 1,” two works by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, Adalusia (also known as the hit tune “The Breeze and I”), and the very popular “Malgueña.” “It’s so wonderful to have Mac back and performing with […]

Barton College Gospel Choir and Company to Perform on April 13

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Gospel Choir, “and Company,” will perform its eighth annual spring concert on Saturday, April 13, at 5 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. This year’s theme is “Stepping Out of the Box.” The event is open to the public, and the community is invited to attend. General admission is $5 per person. Children, ages 12 and younger, may bring one canned good for admission to the concert. Barton faculty, staff, and students will be admitted with their Barton IDs and one canned good per person. The canned goods collected will be donated to the St. John AMEZ Church Food Pantry where the Gospel Choir members […]

“Love The Symphony” Scheduled For February 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-second annual “Love the Symphony.” A much-anticipated annual event, this season’s “Love the Symphony” concert will feature Broadway star, recording artist, and international celebrity Lauren Kennedy. The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. A candlelight buffet dinner will immediately follow the program at 8 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person, and reservations may be made by calling Laura Ashley Lamm at 252-399-6309. Please note that tables for eight are available by reservation. The reservation deadline is Friday, Feb. 8. […]