St. Alban’s presents ‘The Legend of Tristan and Iseult’
DAVIDSON – Music at St. Alban’s last performance of the season will be “The Legend of Tristan and Iseult.”
The love story has captured imaginations since the days of chivalry and knights in Medieval Europe.
Harp music and vocals will illuminate the tale in the hands of Patrick Ball and Shira Kammen.
Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world, playing the ancient brass-strung harp of Ireland. Vocalist Shira Kammen has spent her adult life exploring the worlds of early and traditional music.
Tickets at the door cost $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and children younger than 12 get in free. Admission includes a complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres reception to meet the artists after the show.
The show starts 3 p.m. May 5 at the church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson.
To buy tickets, call 704-941-0650.
LKN Big Band presents jazz festival at Davidson
DAVIDSON –The Lake Norman Big Band will partner with Music & Arts, a musical instrument company, to present the 2nd annual free Lake Norman Jazz Festival April 19-20 at Davidson College.
The Lake Norman Big Band will join the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble both evenings at 7 p.m. in Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, for a concert. Allen Vizzutti, a world-renowned trumpeter, will give the headlining performance both nights too.
Vizzutti has played with many artists and ensembles, including Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond, Chick Corea and the Tonight Show Band.
Additionally, from noon-3 p.m. April 20, there will be a high school jazz ensemble competition, and from 3-4 p.m., a jazz recital master class will be hosted by Noel Freidline and Vizzutti, followed by a Charlotte Jazz Orchestra concert from 4-5 p.m.
Vizzutti will also perform alongside the winning high school jazz ensemble at the 7 p.m. concert April 20.
For more information, call 704-894-2000.
Fly off to Neverland with ‘Peter Pan and Wendy’
MOORESVILLE – Activate Community Through Theatre invites children to attend “Peter Pan and Wendy,” a non-musical play featuring audience participation.
ACT’s company of nineteen youths ages 10-16 will lead pre-show activities for audiences who arrive 30 minutes before the show. Activities include “Learning How to be a Pirate in Song and Dance” and “Flying with Peter.”
During the show, actors ask children in the audience to be Lost Boys, pirates and help the crocodile.
”I wanted children to feel a part of the production and to participate, not just watch as an outsider,” Wrenn Goodrum, artistic director of ACT, said. “It is so much fun to watch children in the audience leap at the chance to join the actors onstage.”
Piper Loebach, an 11-year old from Mooresville, plays Wendy in the show.
“I really love doing audience participation plays, mainly because of the kids,” she said. “It’s amazing how they believe every word you say and get excited over the smallest things.”
Performances will take place April 27 and May 4 at 1 and 4 p.m. at Woodlawn School, 193 Presbyterian Road, at the Red Barn. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for children.
For tickets, contact Wrenn Goodrum at 704-707-6757.