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Cornelius Youth Orchestra launches program for elementary-aged students

Jan. 17. Cornelius Youth Orchestras (CYO) has launched the Musical Pathways Initiative (MPI), a program designed to provide access and opportunities for elementary-aged students in the Lake Norman region to explore music by learning a musical instrument. Background Local school systems often introduce band or orchestra classes in the 6th grade, leaving a gap in […]

Cornelius Youth Orchestra premier

CYO Philharmonic premiers alongside brass ensembles

Nov. 1. The Cornelius Youth Orchestra Philharmonic premier was held at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville on Monday, along with Brass Ensemble and Junior Brass Ensemble programs. Under the guidance of directors Jen Bassett and Andrew Fierova, the concert program blended traditional pieces and contemporary compositions. The Brass Ensemble and Junior Brass Ensemble […]

Trey Calloway | Facebook screenshot

Trey Calloway, a North Meck High grad, lands another Josie Music Award

Oct. 30. Country singer-songwriter Trey Calloway, who grew up on Danesway Lane in Cornelius, won the Josie Music Award for Modern Country Song of the Year for “Worth A Shot.” The 2010 North Mecklenburgh High School grad was also nominated for Modern Country Male Artist of the Year, Modern Country Male Vocalist of the Year, […]

Lakeside Lawn Party, a free community event, benefits BBBS

Oct. 5. Stop by the end-of-summer party to enjoy live music, games, face painting and boat rides on Saturday, Oct. 7. The Lakeside Lawn Party is free to the public and will include live music from Ashes and Arrows from 2-5 pm at North Harbor Place in Davidson. Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Carolinas benefits […]


Deadline looms for program of music lessons at no cost

Aug. 8. Cain Center for the Arts’ Community Music Program offers eligible local students ages 7-18 an opportunity for a nine-month program full of music lessons at no cost. The lessons are in voice, guitar, piano and drums; at the end of the program, the student is awarded a free instrument based on the types […]

Choir of Clare College will perform at Davidson UMC

April 3. Davidson United Methodist Church will host the Choir of Clare College from Cambridge, UK for a concert on April 17 at 7:30 pm. Their Rolling River program celebrates some of the greatest choral music to have emerged from America in the last century, including a piece from North Carolina native Caroline Shaw, the […]

Ed Bost: Striking the right note for 89 years

Ed Bost is the quiet donor behind the Bosendorfer grand

Feb. 17. By Dave Yochum. Imagine being a newspaper delivery boy on a bike in downtown Cornelius 75 years ago. The roads are dirt and there is neither a Cain Center for the Arts nor Lake Norman, not even in anyone’s dreams. The delivery boy would be Ed Bost, 89, who gave a $200,000 Bosendorfer […]

Catch the Phil Hamrick concert on Feb. 17, one of several options in Lake Norman this week. Photo | Philip Hamrick website

Weekly calendar Feb. 13-19: Music, lectures, dancing and more

Calendar Sponsors Monday Feb. 13 Huntersville Black History Month Celebration 2:30 pm | Feb. 13 – Storybook reading by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library at Dellwood Center, 508 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. The program is free, and all ages are welcome to participate. Organ at Davidson  7:30 pm | Feb. 13. Jerrick Cavagnaro performing. Free; donations accepted. Davidson […]

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra concert features Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony Feb. 16

Feb. 10. Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns was a musical prodigy who made his concert debut at the age of 10. After studying at the Paris Conservatoire he became a church organist, first at Saint-Merri, Paris and, at the ripe old age of 23, at La Madeleine, the official church of the French Empire. You can hear Saint-Saëns’s […]

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Weekender Nov. 4-6: Barbecue, concerts and festivals abound

Here’s a look at what’s coming up this weekend: Nov. 4 Chorale and Symphony Orchestra 5 – 6:30 pm | Nov. 4. The Davidson Chorale and Chamber Singers present music from Baltic nations where the cultural heritage of singing is millenia old. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.  Davidson College, Knobloch […]