Brierwood in Southport
Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

Brierwood in Southport

St. Philips’ Summer Concert Series

Handel, Water Music

Handel/Halvorsen, Sarabande con variazioni

Ryan Mulder, “Ocracoke” and “Bald Head Island” from North Carolina Lighthouse Suite

Boccherini, Night Music from Streets of Madrid

Elgar, Chanson de matin & Chanson de nuit

Bartok, Romanian Dances



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Brierwood Ensemble at Fermental
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

Brierwood Ensemble at Fermental

Enjoy classical tunes and a refreshing beverage – or two – while relaxing in Fermental's outdoor beer garden!

We’ll preview a piece or two from our upcoming “Ghost Stories & Fairy Tales” subscription concert and help you get into the festive autumn spirit with some waltzes and rustic folk dances.

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Music of the Sea
Aug
24
7:30 PM19:30

Music of the Sea

Romantic music inspired by the sea, from the North Carolina coast to the Mediterranean—including Saint-Saëns’s incandescent Fantaisie, a suite of rousing sea shanties, and a special collaboration with guest soprano Nancy King on Chabrier's L'Invitation au voyage, an evocative setting of Baudelaire's Symbolist poem about a pilgrimage to the mythical isle of Cythera.

  • Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936), Balletto from Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1, arr. for violin, viola, bassoon, and harp
  • Ryan Mulder (b. 1995), Ocracoke, Currituck, and Bald Head Island from North Carolina Lighthouse Suite for violin, viola, bassoon, and harp
  • Emmanuel Chabrier (1841–1894), L'Invitation au voyage for voice, bassoon, and harp
  • Louis Spohr (1784–1859), Trio in F minor for violin, bassoon, and harp

intermission

  • Edward Elgar (1857–1934), Chanson de matin, op. 15, no. 1 and Chanson de nuitop. 15, no. 2 arr. for violin, bassoon, and harp
  • Charles Koechlin (1867–1950), Trio in G Major, op. 92 for violin, viola, and bassoon
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921), Fantaisie, op. 124 for violin and harp
  • Sea Shanties Suite: "Blow the Man Down," "The Coasts of High Barbary," and "Spanish Ladies," arr. for two violins, bassoon, and harp
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Brierwood Ensemble at Fermental
Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

Brierwood Ensemble at Fermental

Savor the last days of summer with some relaxing classical music and a refreshing beverage (or two) in Fermental's spacious outdoor beer garden! No cover charge.

Setlist includes favorites from the Baroque (Mouret, Vivaldi, Telemann, J.S. Bach, Handel), Classic (Mozart, Haydn), and Romantic (Schubert, Schumann, Massenet, Ivanovici) eras.

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Summer Music by the Sea with the Brierwood Ensemble (Salter Path)
Jul
6
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Music by the Sea with the Brierwood Ensemble (Salter Path)

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The Brierwood Ensemble performs a recital of Romantic music inspired by nature and the sea.

  • Henri Sauguet (1901–1989), Barcarolle for bassoon and harp
  • Ryan Mulder (b. 1995), Ocracoke and Bald Head Island from North Carolina Lighthouse Suite for violin, viola, bassoon, and harp
  • Emmanuel Chabrier (1841–1894), L'Invitation au voyage arr. for viola, bassoon, and harp
  • Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921), Fantaisie for violin and harp, op. 124
  • Edward Elgar (1857–1934), Chanson de matin, op. 15, no. 1 and Chanson de nuitop. 15, no. 2 arr. for violin, bassoon, and harp
  • Louis Spohr (1784–1859), Trio in F minor for violin, bassoon, and harp
  • Traditional sea shanties arr. for two violins, bassoon, and harp

 

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An Autumn Evening with the Brierwood Ensemble
Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

An Autumn Evening with the Brierwood Ensemble

The Brierwood Ensemble presents a recital of classical, Romantic, and modern favorites inspired by the fall season. Enjoy an evening of autumnal music in the resonant acoustics and historic Spanish Baroque-style architecture of downtown Wilmington's Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary.

  • Louis van Waefelghem, Soir d'automne for viola and harp
  • Johan Halvorsen, Passacaglia in G minor for violin and viola, after G.F. Handel
  • Henriette Renié, Feuilles d'automne for solo harp
  • Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Concerto in G Major for harp, 2 violins, and cello
  • Mikhail Glinka, Three Russian Songs, arranged for violin, viola, and harp
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, October: Chant d'automne, arranged for violin, viola, and harp
  • Béla Bartók, Romanian Dances, arranged for violin, viola, bassoon, and harp

 

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The Secret Garden with the Brierwood Ensemble
Jul
13
10:30 AM10:30

The Secret Garden with the Brierwood Ensemble

The Brierwood Ensemble performs a special sensory-friendly program on UNC Wilmington's Seahawk Family Arts Matinee series. Narrated excerpts from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel The Secret Garden and projections of Charles Robinson's original illustrations are paired with classical chamber music selections to tell the story of young Mary Lennox and her discovery of a long-forgotten garden.

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