Thank you music lovers - This is for you!

This is your music performed by your friends and your community.

The Tar River Orchestra and Chorus is going into our 30th year of bringing professional music performances to Rocky Mount and the surrounding area.

It is not difficult to find a fairly lengthy list of cities where orchestras or symphonies have had major problems including many who have folded; Philadelphia, Louisville, Syracuse, New York Albuquerque, Honolulu, Minneapolis and more. Yet, here in Rocky Mount, NC, keeping the arts alive has continued for 30 years.

Keeping the arts alive is not easy. However, keeping the arts alive is critical.

Please come out and enjoy our live music performances.

Thank you music lovers - This is for you!

This is your music performed by your friends and your community.

The Tar River Orchestra and Chorus is going into our 30th year of bringing professional music performances to Rocky Mount and the surrounding area.

It is not difficult to find a fairly lengthy list of cities where orchestras or symphonies have had major problems including many who have folded; Philadelphia, Louisville, Syracuse, New York Albuquerque, Honolulu, Minneapolis and more. Yet, here in Rocky Mount, NC, keeping the arts alive has continued for 30 years.

Keeping the arts alive is not easy. However, keeping the arts alive is critical.

Please come out and enjoy our live music performances.

Sat., Nov. 7th, 2015
7:30 PM

Autumn in Italia
Two Italian Masters - Magnifico

Vivaldi - Four Seasons (Autumn)
Rossini - Hymn to the Virgin Mary

The concert will open with "Autumn" from Antonio Vivaldi's popular Four Seasons. The cool crisp air and rich colors of Fall are magically captured and depicted in the Tar River Orchestra's performance of one of the most beloved and recognizable works of classical music.

The featured work on the concert will be Gioachino Rossini's monumental Stabat Mater sung by the Tar River Chorus and four outstanding regional soloists. Rossini brings his dramatic operatic skills and lush soaring melodies to this setting of the poignant 13th-century Hymn to the Virgin Mary.

Tar River Philharmonic Orchestra and Tar River Chorus

First United Methodist Church, Rocky Mount, NC
100 S Church St, Rocky Mt, NC 27804

Fri., Dec. 4th, 2015
7:30 PM

Annual Christmas Concert:
"What Sweeter Music"

Start your Christmas holiday season with the sweet sounds of our award-winning Tar River Children's Chorus and Tar River Youth Strings with harp and flute! The program will be packed with timeless classics from different genres of music, which will surely keep you delighted with what our young musicians can do!"

Selections will include Britten's Ceremony of Carols, What Sweeter Music and Carol of the Bells and more

Tar River Children's Chorus
and Tar River Strings

Fellowship Church, Nashville, NC
1114 S 1st St, Nashville, NC 27856

Sat., March 5th, 2016
7:30 PM

Musical Prodigies - Kids Play the Darndest Things

Young Artists Winner - Jane Zhao
Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1

Throughout history the musical world has marveled at the genius of its young prodigies. From Mozart to Michael Jackson, or Chopin to Earl Scruggs. This concert will showcase selections from musical prodigies ranging from pop to classical genres.

The award-winning Tar River Children's Chorus will make a special appearance. We will introduce you to an up and coming piano prodigy, sixteen year old, Jane Zhao, our 2015 Young Artist concerto competition winner. You will be amazed at Jane's performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1. Don't miss this rising star's stunning performance

Tar River Philharmonic Orchestra and Tar River Children’s Chorus

The Dunn Center, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount
3400 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mt, NC 27804

Sat., March 12th, 2016
7:30 PM

Come Celebrate 30 Years of Live Music

Anytime this group performs, it is a party. And what better way to celebrate 30 years of great music than a birthday party featuring the Tar River Swing Band.

Members of the band have performed at various times with superstars such as Woody Herman, Clark Terry, Tony Bennett and others.

The Tar River Swing Band features classic swing band sounds from the all time greats: Ellington, Basie, Goodman, Dorsey and more. The band also cuts loose with contemporary big band sounds from the likes of Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Sammy Nestico, Les Brown and others. You will also hear great vocal tunes featured straight from the most famous big band singers.

Wear your party hat!

 

Tar River Swing Band

Brown Auditorium, Nash Community College
522 N Old Carriage Rd, Rocky Mt, NC 27804

Sat., June 4th, 2016
7:30 PM

Chairman's Picnic and Concert

Welcome back to another Tar River Orchestra and Chorus outside concert.

This Chairman's Picnic and Concert is scheduled for June 4th and the theme will be a Touch of America. Music featured will be Star Spangled Banner, God Bless America, Stars and Stripes Forever; composers featured will include John Williams and John Phillip Sousa.

The concert will be outside with a variety of activities designed to create an American Back Yard Summer. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnics and enjoy the summer evening and great music. The Tar River League will be on hand selling picnic food and beverages.

Tar River Symphonic Band,
Tar River Chorus,
Tar River Children's Chorus
and Tar River Youth Wind Ensemble

Crocker Farm
3358 Turkey Foot Road in Rocky Mount

TROC is bringing our live performances straight into the community this year with concerts at local churches, Nash Community College and even a backyard concert at the home of our Chairman of the Board. Concerts are being held in smaller concert venues so everyone can get close to the music and feel like you are part of the live music experience.

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