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Journey Through the Arts 2013-14

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Sunday, October 27, 2013 2:00PM to

Thursday, February 13, 2014 7:15PM



Event Registration

Ticket Type Ends Price
Teacher Ticket (Includes all three events) October 14, 2013 $42.00
Guest Ticket (includes all three events) October 14, 2013 $42.00
  • Sorry, we are no longer taking reservations for this program.  Please call Ginny Zehr at (919) 839-1498 x209 or email at

Event Details

A History Lesson: 1600-1960

For Pre-K through 12th Grade Educators of All Disciplines
Attendance at all three events will earn 1.0 teacher renewal credits.
Attendance at two events will earn 0.7 renewal credits.
Sample lesson plans will be available at each event.


A Child of Our Time

Composed by Michael Tippett

North Carolina Master Chorale with Orchestra and Wake County High School Students

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Meymandi Concert Hall

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Pre-show discussion: 2:00 p.m., Performance: 3:00 p.m.

Wake County high school students will join the 170-voice Chorale in performing Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time. Tippett’s oratorio was inspired by the 1938 Kristallnacht (“night of broken glass”), which precipitated the Holocaust. Though secular, the format of the work is similar to other oratorios with three parts, but includes five American spirituals that are interspersed throughout. Composed during World War II, this work is Tippett’s deep reaction to the oppression of the European Jews.  He incorporated American spirituals into his oratorio to address the parallel experiences of oppressed people across time and cultures.  A Child of Our Time carries a strongly pacifist message of ultimate understanding and reconciliation.

The high school students will join the Chorale in singing the spirituals and will perform a short choral-orchestral work independent of the Chorale.


The Tsars' Cabinet:

Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs and

Windows into Heaven

Russian Icons from the Lilly and Francis Robicsek Collection of Religious Art



North Carolina Museum of History

Sunday, January 5, 2014

2:00 p.m. Lecture by Paul Hoch

3:00pm Tzar's Cabinet Tour led by Michelle Carr

Windows into Heaven self-guided tour

The Tsars’ Cabinet showcases more than 230 porcelain and decorative arts objects that exemplify the craftsmanship of artisans under the Romanov tsars from Peter the Great through Nicolas II. Many of the pieces were made for the ruling tsars and their families. See objects produced by the Imperial Porcelain Factory, one of the oldest porcelain factories in Europe, as well as wares made by the Imperial Glass Factory in St. Petersburg and examples of intricate enamel work from renowned firms such as Fabergé and Ovchinnikov.  

In contrast to the life of sumptuous excess under the tsars, Windows into Heaven explores the mystical depth of the Russian spirit and offers a glimpse into eternity via the dignified grandeur of the Russian Orthodox Church. The exhibition brings together 36 Russian icons dating from the 18th and 19th centuries on loan from the private collection of Lilly and Francis Robicsek.

The Tsars’ Cabinet is organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary from the Kathleen Durdin Collection, in collaboration with International Arts & Artists. Photo courtesy of Giovanni Lunardi.



Caroline, or Change



Book & lyrics by Tony Kushner, music by Jeanine Tesori

Raleigh Little Theatre, Cantey V. Sutton Theatre

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Pre-show discussion: 7:15 p.m.

Performance: 8:00 p.m.

This Tony-nominated musical centers on Caroline Thibodeaux, a divorced African-American maid and Noah Gellman, the eight-year-old son of the Jewish family for whom she works. Set in 1963 in Louisiana against the backdrop of the civil rights movement, Kennedy’s assassination, and the Vietnam War, blues, gospel, and traditional Jewish melodies blend together to create a breathtaking medium for Kushner’s provocative and personal story of political change, social change, and pocket change.

Hosted By

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County