Join us for the 37th Season!

All concerts for 2019-2020 season are performed in

Orringer Auditorium at Craven Community College

800 College Ct., New Bern, NC 28562.

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Fernando Varela & William Joseph - October 5, 2020
Alina Kiryayeva - November 8, 2020
Hits & Grins - March 15, 2021
The Everly Set - April 29, 2021

Fernando Varela & William Joseph

Monday, October 5, 2020
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“...Varela is the breathtaking tenor ...Joseph is the electrifying pianist”

Varela: “There’s no one in the world that can do what you do!”

Joseph: “...played...magnificently and to perfection.”

- David Foster

Fernando trained with some of opera’s most renowned classical icons.  As a protege of David Foster he was featured on The Hitman’s latest PBS Special and currently still tours with the 16 time GRAMMY Award winner throughout the world. Foster has referred to Fernando as “My secret weapon!”  Through his career Fernando has been able to perform alongside some legendary superstars including Lionel Richie, Sarah Brightman, Babyface, Gladys Knight, Peter Cetera, Neil Diamond, Benny Andersson from ABBA, Seal, Jewel, The Beach Boys, Steven Tyler, Josh Groban, and Chaka Kahn. 

William Joseph, a child prodigy,  is one of the most electrifying pianists, composers and producers of our time. His rare virtuosity and passion left music icon David Foster mesmerized when he first heard him play, and that chance encounter sent Joseph’s career skyrocketing.  Foster’s interest and professional collaboration with Joseph also ushered in special opportunities to share the stage with world-class artists John Mayer, Beyoncé, John Legend, Michael Bublé, Steven Tyler, Alicia Keys, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Blake Shelton, Brian McKnight, Seal, Natalie Cole, and Barbra Streisand.

Alina Kiryayeva

Sunday, November 8, 2020

“...There are only a few people that talented in this world...”

  • “Folks are still buzzing – and are demanding your return…”– Dominic Antiglano, Peconic Landing Concerts, NY

  • “I have never heard a piano played like that!...” – Robin Klinger, Klinger Entertainment LLC, Great Neck, NY

  • “Every phrase shone through with crystal clarity, the piano sang to the audience under her delicate touch…” – Imperial Valley Press, CA

Professional concert pianist and chamber musician Alina Kiryayeva is globally renowned for her potent command of the instrument, her unique interpretations and innovative programming. Just as much, she has been praised for enchanting audiences with philosophical insight and charismatic stage presence.

 

Ms.Kiryayeva has performed in more than a dozen countries, including her native Ukraine, the U.S., Russia, Mexico, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Holland and Japan.

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Hits & Grins

Monday, March 15, 2021
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“...one of the hottest and most sought-after tickets at the event...”

- Lori Raisch, Frank Brown International
Songwriter’s Festival

  • Pure Entertainment

  • Memorable Songs and Hilarious Stories

Featuring GRAMMY-nominated songwriters and a Country Radio Broadcast Hall-of-Famer, Hits & Grins is breaking down the barriers between audience and performer. With songs originally penned for country royalty like George Strait, Joe Nichols, Ray Stevens, Alabama and more, they will delight your audiences. Good Laughs. Good Music. Good Company.

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The Everly Set

Thursday, April 29, 2021
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“...BEST crowd response ever!...”

- Loyd Kirby, ICC Performing Arts, IL
  • Sean Altman is the Founder of Rockapella

  • Jack Skuller Won Songwriters Hall of Fame Holly Prize

The Everly Set takes you back to 1957 when Phil and Don Everly first supercharged the vocal sound of Rock-n-Roll with their unique style of harmonies. Lead Singers Sean and Jack keep this great music alive with renditions of Wake Up Little Susie, When Will I Be Loved and more. Golden Hits Celebration.

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Craven Concerts Inc.
P.O. Box 12213
New Bern, NC 28561-2213
Phone:  (252) 637-1119
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