ECC announces lineup for Performance Series

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From Contributed Reports

Monday, September 10, 2018

Edgecombe Community College recently announced the lineup for the 14th season of the Edgecombe Performance Series, which brings world class entertainment to Tarboro and Edgecombe County.

Each year, ECC plans a series of performances for the community in a variety of artistic disciplines. All performance series events take place in the Keihin Auditorium on the Tarboro campus at 2009 West Wilson St.

PCC Symphony Orchestra

With over 60 musicians, the Pitt Community College Symphony Orchestra is a collaborative effort between the college and the community to offer an educational orchestra for both students and members of the community. The philosophy of the orchestra is to bring together musicians from a variety of backgrounds and ability levels. The program is in its eighth season under the direction of Michael Stephenson.

On Oct. 28, the group will perform its annual fall concert in Tarboro, which begins at 3 p.m. General admission is free to the public, and no tickets are required.

N.C. Symphony Holiday Pops

The N.C. Symphony Holiday Pops Concert is an annual tradition in Tarboro. Led by Associate Conductor Wesley Schulz, the concert will feature familiar seasonal and classical favorites and the popular Holiday Sing-along. This year’s concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5. General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students (pre-K through college).

The Barter Players

The Barter Players will return to Tarboro for a third consecutive season. The theatre troupe is based at the historic Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va.

The Barton Players will perform “The Princess and the Pea” for area kindergarteners and first-graders in the morning, followed by an evening performance of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter” for the general public, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 1. Reserved seating tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students (pre-K through college).

New York Theatre Ballet

The New York Theatre Ballet will make its seventh consecutive appearance in the Edgecombe Performance Series. Under the direction of founder and Artistic Director Diana Byer, the company will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 21, followed by an educational performance for area second- and third graders on March 22.

The event is sponsored by the Furman Mathewson Trust of Edgecombe County Memorial Library. Admission is free, but reserved seating tickets are required.

Tickets for all Edgecombe Performance Series events — when required — are available through the ECC Box Office on the Tarboro campus. Tickets for the Dec. 5 Holiday Pops and Feb. 1 Barter Players events are also available online at www.etix.com.

Season tickets and ballet tickets only are available through the ECC Box Office . For more information, call ECC Cultural Arts Director Eric Greene at 252-823-5166, ext. 187.