Dedicated to promoting the ongoing enjoyment and preservation
of traditional and contemporary folk music, dance, crafts and lore in the North and South Carolinas Piedmont area.
Next month, the UNC Charlotte College of Arts & Architecture presents a special performance inspired by North Carolina folk art and history on Friday, May 31st, in the Knight Theater, Levine Center for the Arts, located at 430 South Tryon Street in Charlotte. Deep Water: The Murder Ballads will combine traditional folk song and contemporary music and dance in what will be a truly unique and memorable concert experience.
True tales of seduction and revenge will come to life in three dance theater pieces by UNC Charlotte choreographer E.E. Balcos and composer John Allemeier. Each piece is twenty minutes in length. These brand new works are inspired by the 19th-century North Carolina murder ballads that chronicle the tragic deaths of Randolph County's Omie Wise, Forsyth County's Ellen Smith, and Burke County's Frankie Silver.
The stunning and beautiful new works by Allemeier and Balcos, each performed by a professional dance ensemble to live musical accompaniment, will be connected to the songs that served as their inspiration by North Carolina's own Riley Baugus. A celebrated traditional musician, Baugus will introduce these modern interpretations with authentic performances of the ballads.
The performance time is 8 PM. General admission tickets are $18 and are available through www.carolinatix.org or by calling 704-372-1000. The Charlotte Folk Society is partnering in the presentation of Deep Water. CFS members can receive a $3 discount on tickets by either entering the promo code CFS when purchasing tickets online or mentioning it when buying tickets by phone.
This event is not recommended for children age seven and younger.
1 - 3 PM, Location TBA. $20. Riley will discuss the evolution of the use of music to tell stories, how you might tell a story of your own through music, and how to blend voice and instrumentation. Bring whatever instrument you play, or just your voice and curiosity. Advance registration required.
Riley will also be presenting an Old Time music HouseConcert in the home of Harry Taylor at 7:30 PM. Admission will be $15. Advance registration required.
Join the Folk Society today and you'll be glad you did! Keep up with all the important events and happenings in the Charlotte region, plus get the inside story on many special artists and artisans throughout the year! Follow this link to the CFS Membership Offer page to take advantage of this great bargain!
In 2007, as part of the Folk Society's 25th anniversary year, we produced a wonderful compact disc. 21 songs have been compiled on a single CD that represents some of the more memorable performers over our 25 year history. You'll love it! It is available for $10 at Folk Society events, or you can order it at the following link. Listen to samples; Buy the CD!
Pebble in a Pond is a documentary about the Charlotte Folk Society. This program debuted on WTVI on November 22, 2010 and has aired many times since.
Marilyn Meacham Price truly tossed a "pebble in a pond" when she founded the Charlotte Folk (Music) Society in 1982, and the ripples continue ever outward. Supported and nurtured by a succession of volunteers, the organization has not only achieved its mission, but also created a very special community in the process.
Order your copy and learn more about the Pebble in the Pond DVD today!
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