The Alexander Series

Alexander Series 2023-2024 Season

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TenThing Brass Ensemble

Formed in 2007 by Norwegian trumpeter, Tine Thing Helseth, as a fun and exciting collaboration between musical friends, the ten-piece, all-female brass ensemble; tenThing have firmly established themselves on the international scene to great acclaim. tenThing are celebrated for their commitment to outreach and access to music through a diverse repertoire that spans from Mozart to Weill, Grieg to Bernstein, and Lully to Bartok.

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Small Island Big Song

You will hear those who sing for the seas. From Taiwan to Aotearoa/New Zealand – Madagascar to Rapa Nui/Easter Island, these artists have made a choice to maintain the cultural voice of their people, to sing in the language, and to play the instruments of their land. These unique lineages mixed with their diverse contemporary styles - roots-reggae, beats, grunge, RnB, folk & spoken-word, establish a stunning contemporary musical dialogue between cultures. Saturday, 4/6, 7:30pm

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New Carolina Sinfonia

As a brilliant reflection of the vibrant and growing music community in Greenville, NC, The Alexander Series is proud to present the New Carolina Sinfonia. This professional orchestra gathers ECU faculty members, talented and accomplished alumni, and other regional professionals under the baton of Jorge Richter as the cream of the crop in classical music. Saturday, 5/25, 7:30pm

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Our FRIENDS make the series possible! All donors are recognized in our printed programs. Each level includes the perks of the levels beneath it, and all gifts are split 60/40 between the endowment and the Friends operating account.

Alexander Series Subscriptions & Friends Bundles

$200 – One Series Subscription to Five Alexander Series Performances

$300 – Patron of the Arts
· One series subscription
· Invitation to season-closing reception
· SRAPAS Friends Membership
Note to Patrons: “This purchase includes discounted season tickets at $200 per subscription, SRAPAS Friends membership benefits, and your tax-deductible gift of $50.”

$750 – Benefactor of the Arts
· Two series subscriptions
· Two complimentary drink tickets for each performance
· Guaranteed parking in the reserved lot
· Invitation to season-closing reception
· SRAPAS Friends Membership
Note to Patrons: “This purchase includes discounted season tickets at $200 per subscription, SRAPAS Friends membership benefits, and your tax-deductible gift of $180.”

$1,500 – Advocate of the Arts
· Two series subscriptions
· Two complimentary drink tickets for each performance
· Private reception before each performance
· Guaranteed parking in the reserved lot
· Invitation to season-closing reception
· SRAPAS Friends Membership
Note to Patrons: “This purchase includes discounted season tickets at $200 per subscription, SRAPAS Friends membership benefits, and your tax-deductible gift of $670.”

$2,500 – Leader of the Arts
· Four series subscriptions
· Four complimentary drink tickets for each performance
· Meet and greet with ECU dignitary or guest artist
· Signed and framed artist photo from the ‘23-‘24 season
· Private reception before each performance
· Guaranteed parking in the reserved lot
· Invitation to season-closing reception
· SRAPAS Friends Membership
Note to Patrons: “This purchase includes discounted season tickets at $200 per subscription, SRAPAS Friends membership benefits, and your tax-deductible gift of $760.”

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Directions

Wright Performing Arts Center is located at 212 Wright Circle, Greenville, NC 27858. The building is near Trustees Fountain in the heart of ECU’s campus. It is often not recognized by GPS devices. From Fifth Street, enter campus at the stop light marking Founder’s Drive. Turn left at the stop sign onto Wright Circle.


Parking

Parking enforcement is relaxed on campus for performances. FRIENDS at the Benefactor of Arts level and above enjoy staffed and reserved parking at the Visitor’s Lot (Fifth and Harding Streets). All ticket holders are welcome to park in the lots located north and east of Messick Theatre Arts Center (show the parking attendant your tickets to access the lot) on a first-come, first-parked basis. Additional parking is available in other A1 lots near Wright Performing Arts Center, as well as in the Student Center Parking Garage, located at Charles and Library Streets. The garage costs $1/hour and is a 10-minute walk from Wright Performing Arts Center.


About the series

The S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series effectively began when Rudy Alexander arrived at East Carolina in 1962 and bundled four student-selected classical offerings into a subscription package. Since that time, the series (with Arts Smart and Family Fare) has presented more than 600 world-class artists and served nearly one million patrons, university and K-12 students. Today, the series continues a tradition of presenting the best-performing arts touring attractions available for the enjoyment of regional audiences and the edification of ECU students. Behind the scenes, our guest artists are actively engaged in master classes and workshops. Performances are presented in the 1,483-seat Wright Performing Arts Center located at the core of East Carolina University’s main campus.

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All dates, times, artists and details are subject to change. Ticket prices include NC sales tax. Refunds minus handling fees are available on request in advance of each performance. (contact Alex Davis, Artistic Director, at 252 328-1259 or email davisalex19@ecu.edu). Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event at 252-737-1018 or ada-coordinator@ecu.edu.