Roy C. Dicks

Roy Dicks

Roy C. Dicks reviewed theater and classical music for Raleigh's Spectator Magazine from 1978-1986. Since 1997, he has done the same for the Raleigh News and Observer. He is a member of the Music Critics Association of North America. His musical background includes singing in and directing opera, authoring two commissioned opera librettos, and singing in university and community choruses. He has a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Drama from East Carolina University and a Masters of Library Science from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Articles by Roy C. Dicks:

THROUGH 11/19: North Carolina Theatre's Gypsy Takes a Fresh Look at a Classic Musical

Musical Theatre Review by Roy C. Dicks,  November 14, 2017

Simon Keenlyside / Malcolm Martineau: Songs by Schubert, Wolf, Fauré and Ravel

Recital Media Review by Roy C. Dicks,  April 5, 2010

Glass Hammer Highlight of Long Leaf Opera Festival

Opera Review by Roy C. Dicks,  June 28, 2008

Carolina Ballet's Nutcracker Keeps on Giving

Dance, Dance-Theatre Review by Roy C. Dicks,  December 14, 2007

Heggie Highlights LLO Festival

Opera Review by Roy C. Dicks,  June 30, 2007

Two (More) Sides of Shostakovich at NCSU

Orchestral Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  April 30, 2006

Seven Deadly Sins a Hit in UNC/Duke Collaboration

Musical Theatre Review by Roy C. Dicks,  March 9, 2006

Prokofiev Revisited

Recital Review by Roy C. Dicks,  February 12, 2006

RSO & Yang Xi in Heartfelt Bruch

Orchestral Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  February 12, 2006

The Three "B's" - and a "P" (Vivian Cheng at St. Mary's School)

Recital Review by Roy C. Dicks,  January 31, 2006

Ciompi Quartet's Fine Premiere for RCMG at NCMA

Chamber Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  January 29, 2006

Llewellyn's Welsh New Year's Eve

Orchestral Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  December 31, 2005

Hillyer Chorus Conjures Dresden Court with Zelenka

Choral Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  December 11, 2005

Duke Symphony's German Romantic Survey

Orchestral Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  December 7, 2005

Intensely Gripping Peace/NCS Chamber Concert

Chamber Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  October 17, 2005

Carolina Ballet R&J Still Powerful

Dance Review by Roy C. Dicks,  September 15, 2005

The Ciompi with Harp in the Garden

Chamber Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  July 6, 2005

NC Symphony Unplugged

Orchestral Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  July 24, 2004

UNC's Revisions and Rethinkings: Festival on the Hill

Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  April 16, 2004

New Century Saxophone Quartet Tackles Art of Fugue

Chamber Music, Wind Ensemble Review by Roy C. Dicks,  March 20, 2004

Triple Helix: Commitment, No Gimmicks

Chamber Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  November 23, 2003

Graffman and Borromeo: Focused Intensity

Chamber Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  October 26, 2003

Duke Orchestra Beats Odds with Bruckner's Fourth

Orchestral Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  October 8, 2003

NCS Summerfest Nears its Finale

Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  July 5, 2003

Foy And RCCO Fine Partners For Roumain

Chamber Orchestra Review by Roy C. Dicks,  April 24, 2003

RSO Chamber Series: Dances with Piazzolla

Chamber Music, Dance Review by Roy C. Dicks,  January 26, 2003

Chamber Orchestra Premieres Malipiero

Chamber Orchestra Review by Roy C. Dicks,  January 19, 2003

NCWO in Splendid Holst, Grainger

Wind Ensemble Review by Roy C. Dicks,  January 4, 2003

Hillyer's Latest Discovery - Conradin Kreutzer

Choral Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  December 15, 2002

Hillyer's Bomtempo Requiem Well Served

Choral Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  May 19, 2002

Ying Quartet Refreshing Finale for Chamber Arts

Chamber Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  April 27, 2002

UNC Chamber Players Reveal Strong Talents

Chamber Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  April 23, 2002

Robert Moran Opera at UNC's Workshop

Contemporary Music, Opera Workshop Review by Roy C. Dicks,  April 19, 2002

Music from Oppression

Chamber Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  April 8, 2002

Lee Hoiby Song Cycle Premiere at UNC

Contemporary Music, Recital Review by Roy C. Dicks,  April 6, 2002

Bonnie Pomfret at Duke

Recital Review by Roy C. Dicks,  March 27, 2002

Meredith's Finest

Orchestral Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  March 24, 2002

Duke Chorale: "Four Minor Masterpieces"

Choral Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  February 21, 2002

Walter Hautzig at Meredith

Recital Review by Roy C. Dicks,  January 28, 2002

Viola in the Limelight

Recital Review by Roy C. Dicks,  January 27, 2002

Mendonça Misjudges Audience

Recital Review by Roy C. Dicks,  January 23, 2002

Ray Kilburn at Peace

Recital Review by Roy C. Dicks,  November 19, 2001

Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra Review by Roy C. Dicks,  November 15, 2001

Milton Rubèn Laufer

Recital Review by Roy C. Dicks,  November 6, 2001

An Exceptional Tenor

Review by Roy C. Dicks,  October 25, 2001

UNC's Town & Gown Orchestra

Orchestral Music Review by Roy C. Dicks,  October 9, 2001

Swinging at St. Mary's

Jazz Review by Roy C. Dicks,  September 21, 2001