Talks and Tours
Hard Hat Tour of the CMA
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the CMA renovations with Executive Director Della Watkins.
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Jazz on Main:
Friday, September 29, 2017
Happy hour and galleries open at 7:00 p.m. | Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
$35 / $28 for members / $5 for students.
Premier Table Seating:
$300 for 6 guests and 2 bottles of wine / $200 for 4 guests and 1 bottle of wine.
Join us to kick off the new season of this exciting series of hot jazz performances under the artistic direction of internationally renowned band leader Noel Freidline. Back by very popular demand, vocalist Maria Howell once again graces the stage with her dynamic presence and inimitable vocal stylings. Joined by the Noel Freidline Quartet, Howell pays tribute to female artists and groups that became points of reference and influence for those who came after them. Featuring works by Carole King, Karen Carpenter, Carly Simon, Diana Ross and the Supremes, the Chiffons, and the Shirelles, Howell and Freidline will also perform selections from their recently released album Old Devil Moon.
Premier table seating has sold out for this concert.
|General Admission:||Premier Table Seating:|
|$35 non-member tickets||$300 includes 6 guests & 2 bottles of wine|
|$28 member tickets||$200 includes 4 guests & 1 bottle of wine|
|$5 student tickets|
Pianist, vocalist, composer, arranger and educator, Noel Freidline has led his own band since 1992. He has recorded seven CDs with his group and has also composed and recorded music for ESPN, ABC and Disney. Noel is currently a Lecturer in Music at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and in 2012 began an artist in residency at Davidson Day School (Davidson, NC) creating a one-of-a-kind contemporary music program. He is also the director of the Lake Norman Big Band (Mooresville, NC) and the artistic director of the new Center City 6th & Tryon Jazz Series in Charlotte, NC.