ECC to present 13th Performance Series

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Le Cirque Esprit will perform March 2 in the Keihin Auditorium at Edgecombe Community College in Tarboro.


From Contributed Reports

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Edgecombe Community College recently announced the lineup for the 13th 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 Keihin Auditorium on the Tarboro campus at 2009 West Wilson St.

The first week of October will mark ECC’s 50th Anniversary serving the Tarboro-Edgecombe community. Oct. 3 has been designated Culture Day at ECC. Join us for an early afternoon concert featuring acoustic music and stories from seminal North Carolina musician and historian Lightnin’ Wells and ECC’s own Eric Greene. Bring lunch and gather with family, friends and ECC faculty and staff in the Mobley Atrium prior to the concert, beginning at noon. The concert begins at 1 p.m. General admission is free to the public, and no tickets are required.

The Pitt Community College Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual fall concert on Oct. 29 in Tarboro, which will include a Halloween costume contest for children 12 and under. The oncert begins at 3 p.m. General admission is free to the public, and no tickets are required. 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 currently in its seventh season, under the direction of Michael Stephenson.

The N.C. Symphony Holiday Pops Concert is an annual tradition in Tarboro. Led by Associate Conductor David Glover, the concert will feature familiar seasonal and classical favorites, the popular Holiday Sing-along, and a visit from jolly old St. Nick and Mrs. Claus. This year’s concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students, pre-K through college.

ECC is pleased to welcome The Barter Players back to Tarboro for a second consecutive season on Jan. 26. The theatre troupe, based at the historic Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Va., will perform “Aesop’s Fables for area kindergarteners and first-graders in the morning, followed by an evening performance of Jack London’s “Call Of The Wild” for the general public, beginning at 7:30 p.m.. Sponsored by the Furman Mathewson Trust of Edgecombe County Memorial Library, the performance is free, but reserved seating tickets are required.

Le Cirque Esprit is a dynamic production of live music and acrobatics, featuring Boston-based progressive chamber ensemble cordis, creating the musical backdrop for Brooklyn’s veteran cirque company, ABCirque, providing the perfect canopy of spectacle and thrill. Musical purists will revel in the virtuosity, as expression consumes both ground and air. Savor for yourself the art of unfolding in Le Cirque Esprit. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. March 2. Reserved seating tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students, pre-K through college.

The New York Theatre Ballet will make its sixth consecutive appearance in the Edgecombe Performance Series. Under the direction of founder and Artistic Director Diana Byer, the company will perform for the public at 7:30 p.m. March 22, followed by an educational performance for area second- and third-graders on Friday morning. The ballet 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. 6 Holiday Pops and March 2 Le Cirque Esprit events are also available online at www.etix.com. Season tickets are available through the ECC Box Office only.

For more information, call ECC Cultural Arts Director Eric Greene at 252-823-5166, ext. 187.