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Echoes from Carolina

October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

$5 – $20

Echoes from Carolina is comprised of two, one act productions from two Carolina composers. The event will be live streamed on October 16th at 8:00 PM and October 18th at 2:00 PM.

Act I: Slow Dusk by South Carolina’s Carlisle Floyd

Slow Dusk is a simple, powerful story set in the sand hills of the Carolinas amidst poverty and
low-keyed religious fanaticism. The story unfolds around the tragedy of a May afternoon, which
alters the course of a young girl’s life.

Act II: From The Appalachian Songbook by Winston-Salem’s Ken Frazelle

For over three decades, composer Kenneth Frazelle has explored the balladry of his beloved Blue Ridge Mountains. Frazelle began by composing formal pieces based upon the Southern Appalachian folk music he had heard throughout his life. The tunes he chose were entrenched in Scottish-Irish traditions of his family, which had resided in Onslow County, North Carolina for three centuries. Out of the desire to have audiences hear not only these compositions, but the original tunes as they were sung by his grandmother, grew the inspiration for a folksong books.

Frazelle’s settings display such a remarkable narrative arc, that it was only a matter of time before they leapt from the concert hall onto the stage. With these performances, we can for the first time hear AND see the stories Frazelle collected come to physical life. Appalachian Songbook is a piece for piano voice and dancers takes its premiere. Dancers will be provided by Winston-Salem Festival Ballet. October 16th at 8:00 PM and October 18th at 2:00 PM.


October 16
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$5 – $20


Piedmont Opera


Streamed On line
405 W 4th St
Winston Salem, NC, 27101-2804
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