Fall Sertoma Series:

Sertoma Amphitheatre is one of Cary’s best kept secrets, nestledaway inside Bond Park.  Thisintimate venue is a perfect setting for Spring concerts.  Come early for a seat, or pack your ownportable chair.  Free and open tothe public.  Call (919) 469-4061for more information about the happenings in Sertoma. No rain date is scheduledfor the following concerts.

Location:       SertomaAmphitheatre at Bond Park

Fees:              FREEand open to the public

 

Brass at Bond

Join us as we celebrate the rich, pure sounds of brassinstruments.  This year’sperformance will feature some of North Carolina’s most innovative brassensembles, including the St. Francis Brass Band, the Triangle Tuba Ensemble,Brass-on-the-Slide & Friends, Herding Cats Ten-tet and the Traingle BrassBand.  At the end of the individualgroup performances, the groups will join together to perform a Massed BrassReading.  This afternoon of musicwill delight the entire family! Bring your blanket and your lunch and enjoy the sounds of Brass atBond!  

                  Sat                  Sep9                     12pm

 

Cary Town Band Concert

The Cary Town Band, directed by Dr. James R. Hammerle, isreminiscent of the turn of the century bands led by Sousa, Goldman, and otherswho popularized band concerts all over America. The Cary Town Band performslight classical music and marches. For more information on the Cary Town Band, visithttp://www.angelfire.com/nc/ CaryTownBand/ welcome.html.

                  Fri                    Sep15                   7:30pm

 

Christine Kane

A North Carolina Folk favorite takes the Sertoma stage and bringsher wonderful storytelling and beautiful songs to us for the first time.  You’ll want to welcome Christine withopen ears as she mesmerizes you with her warmth and style.  Her music has been described as organicand a raw mix of tight acoustic textures and ryhthms as a backdrop for herearthy and elegant voice.  TheWashington Post described her album, Rain & Mud & Wild & Green, as“Reflective, ironic and often open-ended...curious scenarios that leave youguessing about the nature of things. Impressive song craft.” Bring your blanketand picnic, and enjoy Christine Kane!

                  Sat                   Sep23                   3pm

 

Grey Seal Puppetspresent Bathtub Pirates

The Grey Seal Puppets will revisit the Sertoma stage after theirappearance in 2002. This time they will present another one of their greatpuppet shows, Bathtub Pirates. Some of the best times in a child’s life arespent playing in the bathtub. Surrounded by aquatic toys and a sea of bubbles,the imagination runs wild with adventure stories. What child hasn’t pretendedto be a pirate, sailing on his own bathtub ship? Join Captain Kid as heattempts to stop Captain Blackbeard’s plan to become rich by pirating thelatest video games and programs. This 45-min performance is designed for thewhole family. Don’t miss the magical world of puppetry in a truly magicalsetting!

                  Sun                  Oct1                     3pm

 

Triangle Youth JazzEnsemble

The Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble returns to Sertoma Amphitheatreafter its highly successful inaugural season in 2005-06 which included concertsat the Martin Luther King Dream Concert in Memorial Auditorium, a JazzAppreciation Month Concert at the NC History Museum, and the Festival on theGreen, Duke Jazz Festival.  TheTriangle Youth Jazz Ensemble is directed by John Brown, Director of JazzStudies at Duke University, and consists of saxophones, trumpets, trombones,guitar, piano, bass, and drums. Bring a chair cushion and a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of musicfeaturing the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble.  For more information, visitwww.philharmonic-association.org. 

                  Sat                   Oct14                   3pm

Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel 2006 Fall Concert Series

A series of intimate Sunday concerts held in the Main Gallery atthe Page-Walker Arts & History Center and sponsored by the Friends of thePage-Walker Hotel. Tickets by subscription or may be available at the door onthe date of performance. For more information call (919) 851-2560/460-4963.

Location:       Page-Walker Arts& History Center

 

“Close your eyes ‘causeyou’re goin’ back to Vegas, baby!”

It all began in Southern California where Bill Stonehouse wasborn.  By the age of 17, he wassinging everything from Elvis to the Beach Boys—“whatever was on the radio, Isang it.” He went on to proudly serve eight years in the US Military, primarilystationed at Fort Bragg.  Aclassically trained vocalist, Bill’s voice can span four octaves as a high Cbaritone. While the Baron von Trapp role in the Sound of Music is his favorite,Bill performs songs from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Fiddler onthe Roof. His forte, however, is as a Big Band crooner-- “I was definitelyinfluenced by the Vegas scene.” Join Bill’s fiercely loyal following for an evening that includes thesounds of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the whole big band era.

                  Sun                  Oct8                     7:00pm

 

Baile Daire (BAL-iah DAR-rah), a Raleigh, NC based bandpresenting a mixture of Irish and other folk music on acoustic instruments,prides itself on its versatility. They are equally at home ripping through aset of Irish jigs or reels as they are rendering the simple beauty of a slowair or lament. They perform both legacy and contemporary ballads from the Irishtradition as well as comical pub songs that are best accompanied by a swingingpint of Guinness. In concert, they demonstrate their love for Celtic music, butdo so from an American perspective.

                  Sun                  Nov5                     7:00pm

Marvelous Music Series:

The Herbert C. Young Community Center is transformed into anintimate concert hall for four incredible evenings of entertainment, featuringnationally acclaimed touring groups. This season offers a wide variety ofunique musical offerings. Plan now to attend three or all four of these greatperformances through our season ticket package deals. This package saves youmoney on individual ticket prices, offers gold circle seating at theperformances, and allows you to attend a VIP reception prior to each concert.For information, call (919) 469-4061.

 

Hunt Family FiddlersConcert

The Hunt Family Fiddlers are an award winning family of Irishstep dancers, fiddlers and singers that marvel crowds everywhere! This familyof nine performs Celtic, bluegrass, inspirational and popular tunes, offering aunique blend of diversity to every show. Clint and Sandy, along with their seven children Jessica, Jennifer, Joshua,Jonathan, Jordan, Justin and Jamison, have released four albums and have wonnumerous awards in fiddle, Irish dance and singing contests around the nationand the world. The Hunt family will offer a workshop at 3 p.m.  For more information on the workshop,call (919) 462-3969. Tickets on sale October 4. Purchase them at the Herb YoungCommunity Center, M-F, Noon-6pm or through Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.comor (919) 834-4000.

                  Sat                   Nov4                     7:30pm

 

Marcus Belgrave’sTribute to Louis Armstrong

Marcus is undoubtedly one of the few performers in the world withthe three essential qualities needed to deliver a loving and convincing tributeto Louis Armstrong: an astonishing jazz trumpet virtuoso, a natural low,gravelly voice, and a warm stage persona with “down home” humor. Handpicked byWynton Marsalis as one of the original members of the Lincoln Center JazzOrchestra, Marcus is joined by an incredible 8 piece band in this show. Thisconcert will be held in conjunction with the MLK, Jr. Dreamfest 2007. Ticketson sale December 12. Purchase them at the Herb Young Community Center, M-F,Noon-6pm or through Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.com or (919) 834-4000.

                  Fri                    Jan12                   7:30pm

 

DUKES of DixielandConcert

After having survived Hurricane Katrina the DUKES are back andare blowing traditional jazz and Dixieland into the 21st Century. They weavestrands of pop, gospel, and country with authentic New Orleans sounds. Morethan 32 years of tradition stand behind today’s Dukes as they step forward witha sound that is durable and flexible, as jazz is meant to be. The DUKES ofDixieland - strong tradition, new ground, great sounds!  Tickets on sale January 23. Purchasethem at the Herb Young Community Center, M-F, Noon-6pm or through Ticketmaster,www.ticket

master.com or (919) 834-4000.

                  Fri                    Feb23                   7:30pm

 

Time for Three Concert

Time for Three is made up of one bassist and two violinists,consisting of the soaring talent of three Curtis stars who have studied withthe best. Their music is an eclectic experience of bluegrass, jazz, classicaland country/western that startles, entertains and uplifts. Their sound is soenjoyable that it puts movie stars, music critics and ordinary folks on commonground. Paul Newman, one of the group’s biggest fans, was quoted in a Conneticutnewspaper saying, “To hear these three young guys is to be thankful that musicwas invented.” Time for Three will offer a workshop at 2 p.m.  For more information on the workshop,call (919) 462-3969. Tickets on sale April 4. Purchase them at the Herb YoungCommunity Center, M-F, Noon-6pm or through Ticketmaster, www.ticketmaster.comor (919) 834-4000.

                  Sat                   Nov4                     7:30pm