Cherry Hill Concerts

Cherry Hill Plantation

Cherry Hill, built in 1858, is the home of the Cherry Hill Historical Foundation and the venue for several classical music concerts each year. Concerts are open to the public for a nominal donation of $10.00 per adult, $5.00 per student, and children 12 and under are free. Concerts are held on Sunday afternoons in the spring and fall. Pianists, violinists, vocalists, and artists with other musical talents perform in the old world tradition of using private homes rather than concert halls. A magnificent concert grand graces the spacious entry hall and is the focal point for each performance. Refreshments are served following the event, and the artists visit with their audience in the dining room and parlors of the plantation house.

This historic property is located in the Inez community of Warren County, North Carolina, approximately 1 hour north of Raleigh.

SPRING 2016 – A CELEBRATION OF THE PIANO

Posted on: February 8th, 2016

Concerts at Cherry Hill for the spring series will comprise “A Celebration of the Piano”. Featuring the venue’s renowned Steinway Concert Grand, pianists will perform a variety of keyboard works during the 2016 spring months. The initial performance in the series will take place on February 21st. Dr. Vincent van Gelder will make his first appearance at Cherry Hill. The recipient of numerous awards and rave reviews, van Gelder’s performance will feature Beethoven’s “Appassionata” Sonato. Also included will be van Gelder’s arrangement of a fantasy on the Dance of the Miller by De Falla, two numbers from “Romeo and Juliet” by Prokofiev, Dumka by Tchaikovsky, and three compositions by Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3; Etude d’execution transcendant No 11; and the Paganini Etude No. 6

The performance in April will feature a return to Cherry Hill by Mayron Tsong, always an audience favorite. In May, Dr. Andrew Willis will appear along with some of his most promising graduate students. The spring celebration will conclude in June with recitals by outstanding piano students in the Department of Music at East Carolina.