Ken Hoover

Ken Hoover

Ken Hoover was born in Chicago, reared in Portsmouth, VA, and earned his BA in English with a minor in sociology at Richmond College, University of Richmond. He went on to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest and from there to serve churches in Virginia. Beginning in 1970, he was involved in Clinical Pastoral Education, which brought him to Duke University Medical Center in Durham in 1971. Apart from a three-year stay in Sanford from 1972-75, he has lived in Durham since then. He is currently retired after thirty years as a substance abuse counselor.

The landmark event of his life was a 1950 trip with other members of his high school band to Richmond to hear Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra on their last nation-wide tour. The Maestro and the sounds he brought forth from the instruments on stage captivated him, and he has been an avid classical music buff ever since.

In college, he sang in Men's Glee Club and Chorus and played trombone in the school band and in a jazz ensemble. He sang for two years in Carl Fehr's "The Common Glory" choir in Williamsburg and in the Chorus of Alumni and Friends of the University of Richmond (CAFUR) with the Richmond Symphony under James Erb. Locally, he sang with the Choral Society of Durham under Larry Cook and Rodney Wynkoop.

Hoover studied music sporadically at University of Richmond and at UNC-Chapel Hill. He studied composition privately with Peter Klausmeyer. He has composed ten choral anthems and a number of service pieces, some performed widely. He is especially interested in choral music and opera and finds passion in all music. He says his favorite piece of music is the one he is listening to right now.

Articles by Ken Hoover:

Cantari Honors Composer Dan Locklair with Marvelous Performance

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  March 4, 2017

Mallarmé Chamber Players Present Woodwinds of the Future

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  January 10, 2017

Duke Vespers Ensemble and UNC Sackbut Ensemble Deliver Memorable Performance

Choral Music, Early Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 18, 2016

Carolina Wind Quintet Delivers Big and Varied Sounds

Wind Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  November 13, 2016

Cantari Delivers Baroque Majesty and Charm

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 6, 2016

Funaro and Biggs Provide Splendid Music for Two Harpsichords

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 9, 2016

North Carolina Opera's Das Rheingold Excels

Opera Review by Ken Hoover,  September 16, 2016

Outstanding Concert of Movie Music by Triangle Brass Band

Brass Band Review by Ken Hoover,  June 17, 2016

The Swingles Deliver Uncommon Entertainment

Vocal Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  April 27, 2016

Top Notch Barber of Seville

Opera Review by Ken Hoover,  April 1, 2016

Baroque & Beyond Delivers Mediterranean Delights

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by Ken Hoover,  March 13, 2016

Opening HIP Concerts Sensational!

Chamber Music, Early Music Review by Ken Hoover,  February 7, 2016

COT + CSC = Plenty of Pleasure

Chamber Orchestra, Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  January 17, 2016

Kitchen-Kim-Beyer Trio Wows St. Stephen's Audience

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 29, 2015

Cantari – "With Flowering Garlands Crowned"

Choral Music, Early Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 6, 2015

Ciompi Quartet Presents a Lively, Diverse and Refreshing Excursion

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  July 7, 2015

Sibelius Soars with Grant Llewellyn, NC Symphony, and Joshua Bell

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 12, 2015

Anne Frank Lives Again in Annelies

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 2, 2015

Women's Voices Chorus Delivers Fantastic Choral Excellence

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  April 26, 2015

The Whisper Opera – One Person's Experience

Contemporary Music, Opera Review by Ken Hoover,  January 16, 2015

Les Amies Harmoniques Opens a Sheaf of Pleasures

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  January 10, 2015

Cantari: In Praise of Women – a Rich and Satisfying Choral Concert

Choral Music, Vocal Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  November 7, 2014

"Baroque Bookends: Monteverdi and Bach"

Choral Music, Early Music, Vocal Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  September 14, 2014

A Dazzling Art of Fugue

Review by Ken Hoover,  July 29, 2014

Otello Read-Through A Worthy Effort

Opera Review by Ken Hoover,  July 19, 2014

Voices Presents The Genius of Mozart

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 31, 2014

Durham Children's Choir – Scott Hill's Farewell

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 18, 2014

Pavel Haas String Quartet Sings Sweetly

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  April 12, 2014

Civil Rights through Song Tells Our Story at BCTC

Musical Theatre, Theatre Review by Ken Hoover,  March 13, 2014

Gems from British Cathedrals

Choral Music, Vocal Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  March 8, 2014

Curious Commissions Make a Perfectly Delightful Concert

Chamber Music, Choral Music, Dance Review by Ken Hoover,  March 2, 2014

Haydn's Creation in Durham

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  February 16, 2014

Baroque Hipsters – Hip Music – Hip Musicians

Contemporary Music, Early Music Review by Ken Hoover,  February 2, 2014

NC Opera's La bohème Sparkles at Memorial Auditorium

Opera Review by Ken Hoover,  January 24, 2014

Triangle Jewish Chorale and the Joy of the Adaptable Psalm

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 15, 2013

Voices presents The Sounds of Christmas, very Warm and Fuzzy

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 13, 2013

Aurora Musicalis Performs Stunning Quatuor pour la fin du temps

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 3, 2013

Cantari – Sing Joyfully!

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 2, 2013

Outstanding Baroque Music on Capital Square

Early Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 11, 2013

Vocal Arts Ensemble – Choral Singing At Its Best

Vocal Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  June 9, 2013

New Recording of Wagner's Die Walküre

Opera Media Review by Ken Hoover,  March 21, 2013

Wagner Comes to the Triangle – Magnificent!

Opera Review by Ken Hoover,  January 27, 2013

Hillyer Community Chorus Presents Mozart and Fun

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 16, 2012

North Carolina Symphony Performs Monumental "Leningrad" Under Carlos Kalmar

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 16, 2012

UNC Symphony Orchestra: Continuing Excellence

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 4, 2012

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Performs Sparkling Concert

Chamber Orchestra, Puppet Theatre, TCMP - Triangle Chamber Music Presenters Review by Ken Hoover,  May 20, 2012

When Nothing Gets in the Way of the Music

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  March 11, 2012

The Music of Composer Bill Robinson

Chamber Music, Contemporary Music, Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  February 28, 2012

Choral Society of Durham Chamber Choir and Mallarmé Chamber Players Team Up For Wondrous Bach

Chamber Music, Early Music, TCMP - Triangle Chamber Music Presenters Review by Ken Hoover,  February 5, 2012

Voices: Christmas with Salsa - Sensational

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 16, 2011

Durham Symphony and Durham Choral Society - Something for Everyone

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 30, 2011

Concert Singers of Cary Sparkle and Soar in Baroque Concert

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 21, 2011

At Duke Chapel - Remembering the Day We Cannot Forget

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  September 11, 2011

Strings Attached to Emotional and Spiritual Satisfaction

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  August 27, 2011

Music of Longing and Fulfillment - The Atlantean Trio

Chamber Music, TCMP - Triangle Chamber Music Presenters Review by Ken Hoover,  May 22, 2011

Women's Voices Chorus Has Arrived

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 1, 2011

Duruflé Requiem Graces Good Friday Worship

Choral Music, Holiday Concert Review by Ken Hoover,  April 22, 2011

A Magical Evening with The Magic Flute

Opera Workshop Review by Ken Hoover,  April 15, 2011

Magic from the Meredith College Opera Workshop

Opera Workshop Review by Ken Hoover,  April 8, 2011

Fire Pink Trio Performs Contemporary Music with Appeal and Sensitivity

Chamber Music, TCMP - Triangle Chamber Music Presenters Review by Ken Hoover,  February 27, 2011

TGMC - Sensational All Male Chorus

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 5, 2010

More Excellence from Hillyer Community Chorus and Conway

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 5, 2010

Eavesdropping on the Aristocracy in the Seventeenth Century

Early Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 29, 2010

North Carolina Master Chorale on Target Again

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 24, 2010

Cuarteto Latinoamericano Provides Pleasure and Insight

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 10, 2010

Stile Antico Fills Duke Chapel with Glorious Sound

Early Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 7, 2010

Brooklyn Rider String Quartet Pleases Audience - Leaves a Smile

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  September 12, 2010

Hinshaw Celebration XXXVI

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  August 6, 2010

North Carolina Symphony: All-Orchestral Concert at Page Auditorium

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 21, 2010

Chapel Hill Community Chorus and Guests Entertain at Memorial Hall

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 15, 2010

North Carolina Museum of Art Grand Opening Focuses Pride and Pleasure

Brass Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  April 24, 2010

Harlem Quartet Provides Stylish Variety

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  March 21, 2010

The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle: A Time for Reflection and Contemplation

Chamber Orchestra Review by Ken Hoover,  March 14, 2010

Bach & Friends ... Lot's of 'em

Early Music Media Review by Ken Hoover,  February 22, 2010

Bach Cello Suites 4, 5 and 6 Affirm Life

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  February 21, 2010

And A Good Time Was Had by All

Early Music Review by Ken Hoover,  February 7, 2010

Fire and Ice Handled Impeccably by the North Carolina Symphony

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  February 4, 2010

Bach Cello Suites Out of This World

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  February 2, 2010

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Provides Mood, Charm and Excitement

Chamber Orchestra Review by Ken Hoover,  January 17, 2010

A Very Mellow Christmas - Raleigh Ringers and Sanderson Sandpipers

Handbell Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  December 19, 2009

Chapel Hill Community Chorus and Guest Soloists Warm a Wintery Evening

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 18, 2009

Duke University Wind Symphony - Made in America

Wind Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  November 19, 2009

Durham Symphony Begins New Era with Curry

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 25, 2009

University of North Carolina Symphony Orchestra Continues Excellence with Kalam

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 14, 2009

A Gaggle of Musicians Help the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Turn 30 at Meredith

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 11, 2009

Made In America!

Opera Review by Ken Hoover,  June 19, 2009

Don't Miss RTOOT!

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 19, 2009

Paul Conway and Hillyer Chorus Provide Another Rarely Heard Treasure

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 17, 2009

Emerson Quartet Provides an Amazing Ride

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  April 25, 2009

April-Showered Pops Concert Still a Delight

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  April 19, 2009

An Evening of Choral Favorites

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  March 28, 2009

The Gratification of Sumptuous Sounds and Reflective Thoughts

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  March 1, 2009

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle An Afternoon of Joyful Celebration

Chamber Orchestra Review by Ken Hoover,  February 22, 2009

Durham Symphony and Young Soloists Deliver Great Pleasures

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  February 8, 2009

Treasures from Vienna and Salzburg Bring Pleasure to Duke Chapel Audience

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  February 7, 2009

Women's Voices Chorus Provides Music to Nourish All Generations

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  January 31, 2009

A New Look at The Long Shadow of Romanticism (Beethoven)

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  January 25, 2009

Italian Christmas by Chapel Hill Community Chorus

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 19, 2008

Music to Warm the Soul

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 14, 2008

Durham Symphony Celebrates Christmas with Maestro Fouad Fakhouri

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 5, 2008

University of North Carolina Symphony Orchestra Provides Big Pleasures

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 19, 2008

Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Provides a Memorable Journey

Chamber Orchestra Review by Ken Hoover,  November 16, 2008

Curry, Hill, Henderson, & DSO Offer Benefit Concert

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 2, 2008

Borromeo, Henderson, Scearce: Names Locked in Musical Memory

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 26, 2008

A Holocaust Remembrance to Celebrate

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 19, 2008

David Arcus & Edenton Street's Lètourneau Pipe Organ

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  September 12, 2008

Long Leaf Opera: Justine Chen, Local Teens - Deliver!

Opera Workshop Review by Ken Hoover,  June 11, 2008

Carmina Burana: Shaky, But Exhilarating and Fun

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 17, 2008

Women's Voices Chorus Provides Fun and Pleasure

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 4, 2008

Fulfilling Performance of Brahms' German Requiem at UNC's Memorial Hall

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  April 22, 2008

Britten Masterpiece Stirs Large Crowd at Duke Chapel

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  April 20, 2008

Robert Parkins Stirs Audience with Romantic German Organ Sonatas

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  March 30, 2008

Awadagin Pratt & Zuill Bailey: Exceptional Duo

Chamber Music, Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  March 9, 2008

Davidson, Duke Symphony Orchestra and Guests Redefine Three "Bs"

Chamber Orchestra, Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  March 5, 2008

Isabella Provides an Outstanding Concert

Vocal Music Review by Ken Hoover,  March 2, 2008

An Evening to Remember at Meredith College

Music, Musical Theatre, Opera Review by Ken Hoover,  February 5, 2008

The Art and Joy of Choral Singing Demonstrated in Baldwin Auditorium

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  February 2, 2008

Women's Voices Chorus in Duke Chapel - A Special Treat

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  January 13, 2008

Voices of Light: A Moving and Unforgettable Artistic Achievement

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  January 12, 2008

All Hail the Community Chorus

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 15, 2007

Still the Preferred Christmas Concert

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 9, 2007

Duke Collegium Musicum - Nice Singing and a Need to Grow

Choral Music, Early Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 7, 2007

Duke Symphony Orchestra Makes Magic in Baldwin Auditorium

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 5, 2007

Cantari - A Choral Ensemble to Watch and to Hear

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 2, 2007

Zimmermann and the North Carolina Symphony Deliver Profound Experience

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 17, 2007

Durham Symphony Guest Warms up Audience

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 4, 2007

Borromeo Quartet Elegant, Dramatic, and Probing

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 28, 2007

NCS: Charming Classicism, Lyrical Modernism and Emotional Romanticism

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 18, 2007

Lost April: A Musical Remembrance of the Hokie Nation and Slava

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  October 5, 2007

John Rutter Conducts His Requiem

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  August 3, 2007

Chapel Hill Community Chorus and Guests: A Soulful Sound

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  July 20, 2007

Anonymous 4 at the Eastern Music Festival

Vocal Music Review by Ken Hoover,  July 18, 2007

Brahms Rules Supreme with Ciompi Quartet and Friends

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  July 5, 2007

An Afternoon of Delightful Opera

Opera Review by Ken Hoover,  June 24, 2007

Long Leaf Opera Festival: Outstanding Premiere

Opera Review by Ken Hoover,  June 17, 2007

"Timeless Voices" - Music That Lingers in the Spirit

Vocal Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  June 10, 2007

A Masterful Concert by the NCMC Chamber Choir

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 8, 2007

Choral Society of Durham: Music for Playing Soccer and Dancing

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 6, 2007

Women's Voices Chorus in Chapel Hill

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 4, 2007

The Intimacy of Chamber Music: Pacifica Quartet

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  April 29, 2007

Duke Chapel: Sacred Music for a Troubled World

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  April 22, 2007

Maestro Kalam Leads UNC Symphony: Another Outstanding Concert

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  April 17, 2007

Concert Singers of Cary Offer Baroque Treasures

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  March 31, 2007

Nicholas Kitchen and Borromeo - A Fantastic Journey

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  February 25, 2007

Calmus Ensemble of Leipzig - Impressive

Early Music, Vocal Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  February 16, 2007

Our Town -The Opera

Opera Review by Ken Hoover,  February 11, 2007

From Midwest to East Coast with Class

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  February 1, 2007

The Milken Archive: A Magnificent Audacity

Music Media Review by Ken Hoover,  January 23, 2007

North Carolina Symphony Does the Work

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  January 12, 2007

Sights and Sounds on Sundays Delights Crowd

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  January 7, 2007

North Carolina Boys Choir Christmas Concert

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 18, 2006

Another Magnificent Messiah

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 3, 2006

Holiday Pops in Cary Captures the Spirit of the Season

Choral Music, Wind Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  December 2, 2006

Virginia Opera: Floyd's Susannah

Review by Ken Hoover,  November 24, 2006

More of Schubert's Incredible Last Year

Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 18, 2006

Spirituality in the Arts: Aurora Musicalis

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 22, 2006

Clever Idea, Guests Make for Outstanding Choral Program

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 15, 2006

Kalam Leads UNC Symphony in Remarkable Performances

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 10, 2006

Quatuor Stanislas Performs to the Max

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 8, 2006

Welshmen Bring Their Songs to Durham

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  September 24, 2006

A Rich Blend of Romantic Era Colors and Excitement

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  September 22, 2006

Hinshaw's Celebration Concert a Worthy Experience

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  August 4, 2006

Choral Excellence for Ten Years - The Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  June 25, 2006

A Pluperfect Evening with Double Action and a Fond Farewell

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  June 3, 2006

Brass and Chorus - What a Sound!

Choral Music, Wind Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  May 20, 2006

Chapel Hill Community Chorus' Silver Jubilee - Grand and Glorious

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 19, 2006

Little Delights in Out-of-the-Way Places

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 7, 2006

Things That Fly - Angels, Birds and Witches

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 5, 2006

Triumphant Rachmaninov in Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  April 25, 2006

NCMC Chamber Choir Brings Passion Music to Its Peak

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  April 8, 2006

Reverence and Irreverence in Hill Hall

Music Review by Ken Hoover,  April 2, 2006

Soaring Organ Music in Duke Chapel

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  March 26, 2006

A Special Treat at the Bryan Center

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  March 25, 2006

Egidius Kwartet - Singing to Put a Smile on your Face

Vocal Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  March 21, 2006

Romance - Wild and Wooly at Baldwin Auditorium

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  March 5, 2006

Winners of Annual UNC Concerto Competition Prove Their Mettle

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  February 28, 2006

Transcendent Pleasures in Duke Chapel

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  February 26, 2006

Strauss' Salome Still Scandalizes and Seduces

Opera Review by Ken Hoover,  February 19, 2006

Isabella Again Has it Right

Vocal Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  February 18, 2006

NC Symphony & Branford Marsalis Visit Carolina Theater

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  February 16, 2006

The Spirit of Mozart Haunts Duke Chapel

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  February 11, 2006

Mozart's Requiem at Meredith College

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  January 29, 2006

Lycan Does It Again

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  January 21, 2006

The Raleigh Boychoir's 36th Annual Carols of Christmas Concert

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 20, 2005

American Music from Saint Thomas

Choral Music Media Review by Ken Hoover,  December 17, 2005

The Raleigh Ringers: Going to Extremes

Handbell Ensemble Media Review by Ken Hoover,  December 17, 2005

Wynkoop Leads Choral Society of Durham to New Heights

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 10, 2005

Professionally Polished Pops in Cary

Choral Music, Wind Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  December 3, 2005

Amahl Should Be a Part of Everyone's Christmas

Opera Review by Ken Hoover,  December 1, 2005

Chapel Hill Philharmonia Makes the Community A Special Place

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 20, 2005

North Carolina Symphony Entertains with Two Great Legends

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 19, 2005

A Little Sunday Afternoon Traveling Music

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 13, 2005

Papa, The Beauty, and The Beast in Hill Hall

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 10, 2005

The Day after Halloween is All Saints' Day

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 1, 2005

Neilson & Raleigh Symphony on Target with Tribute to Longtime RSO Friend

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 23, 2005

Richard Wagner: Parsifal

Opera Media Review by Ken Hoover,  October 11, 2005

Combined Resources Provide Intimate and Delightful Baroque Experience

Choral Music, Early Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 8, 2005

Le nozze di Figaro Tickles the Ribs and Warms the Heart

Opera Review by Ken Hoover,  October 2, 2005

Yale Russian Chorus Elevates the Souls of All

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 1, 2005

What Is a Wind Symphony?

Wind Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  September 29, 2005

A Happening at Hayti Heritage Center

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  September 25, 2005

Dunn & Heid - Musicianship on Display in a Benefit & Memorial Concert

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  September 23, 2005

Ciompi First Course - Plus

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  September 22, 2005

An Evening of Songs and Inspiration at Temple Beth Or

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  September 18, 2005

Winsome Rigoletto in Brevard

Opera Review by Ken Hoover,  August 6, 2005

Papadakos Charms the Heart of Raleigh

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  July 13, 2005

St. Paul's, Indianapolis, Brings Fine Cathedral Music to Duke Chapel

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  July 12, 2005

A Serenade to Music and to the Triangle

Vocal Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  June 12, 2005

RCMG Ends Season with Mellow Sounds

Chamber Music, Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  June 5, 2005

A Choral Feast in Charleston

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  June 2, 2005

Chamber Music with the Charm of Charleston

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  June 1, 2005

Sleeping Beauty

Opera Review by Ken Hoover,  May 31, 2005

Viva Italia!: A Clinic of Masterful Choral Singing

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 24, 2005

Love and Roses in Chapel Hill

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 14, 2005

The Devil Did His Worst but Got Booted Out...

Opera Review by Ken Hoover,  May 13, 2005

Pegg Departs from Bel Canto Company with Warm Accolades

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  May 2, 2005

North Carolina Symphony Concert Sparkles with Gems

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  April 29, 2005

Fortuna - One More Time!?

Vocal Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  April 24, 2005

Meymandi: More a Temple than a Concert Hall for War Requiem

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  April 23, 2005

Verdi's Requiem Provides Emotional Rollercoaster Ride in Duke Chapel

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  April 17, 2005

Concert Singers of Cary Bring Bach and Handel to Life

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  April 16, 2005

Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, According to the NCS...

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  April 8, 2005

Duke Chapel Music: Robert Parkins, University Organist

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  April 3, 2005

A Chilly Concert on a Chilly Night

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  March 17, 2005

Meredith Music: Meredith Chorale & Encore

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  March 15, 2005

NSO Chamber Musicians Reveal Intimate Truths

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  March 12, 2005

Elmar Oliveira & NCS Artists in Chamber Music

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  March 7, 2005

American Music with James Longmire & the Raleigh Boychoir

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  March 6, 2005

North Carolina Symphony Shines through the Bland and the Brilliant

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  March 4, 2005

The Lawrence/Kairoff Duo at the NCMA

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  February 20, 2005

Romance in the Air

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  February 12, 2005

A Star Has Arisen in the Heavens

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  February 11, 2005

Ah, Vienna, the Spring of Music!

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  February 4, 2005

A Fruitful Alliance

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  January 28, 2005

Beautiful Voices with Nice Blend & Balanced Sound, but a Bit of a Disappointment

Vocal Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  January 23, 2005

This One Was Special...

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  January 22, 2005

All Hail Tchaikovsky!

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  January 19, 2005

Darryl Taylor & Local Artists Provide Memorable Concert at NCCU

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  January 13, 2005

Baroque Delights Brought to Life by Triangle Youth

Early Music Review by Ken Hoover,  January 9, 2005

Choral Society of Durham in Brilliant Performance

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 12, 2004

Master Chorale Gives Outstanding Performance in Raleigh

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 11, 2004

A Chanukah Party at Temple Beth Or

World Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 5, 2004

Bel Canto Company Sets the Mood for a Joyous Christmas

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  December 3, 2004

David Arcus and Duke Chapel - Together for 20 Years

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  November 28, 2004

CSC & RSO Members Offer Music for Contemplation

Choral Music, Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 20, 2004

Duke & UNC Feature Milestones Past & Present

Contemporary Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 19, 2004

Susanne Mentzer Sings for OCNC

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  November 12, 2004

Llewellyn Bids Farewell for 2004

Orchestral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  November 6, 2004

Ah, Isabella!

Vocal Ensemble Review by Ken Hoover,  October 24, 2004

Russian Soloists Visit Duke

Recital Review by Ken Hoover,  October 16, 2004

New Zealand String Quartet

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  October 10, 2004

The CSO's Renée Fleming Gala

Opera Review by Ken Hoover,  September 29, 2004

Brentano Quartet at ECU

Chamber Music Review by Ken Hoover,  September 24, 2004

Hinshaw Music's Celebration XXX Workshop & Concert

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  August 6, 2004

A Summer Salad Is a Real Treat

Choral Music Review by Ken Hoover,  July 16, 2004

My Spirit Sang All Day

Vocal Ensemble Media Review by Ken Hoover,  June 22, 2004