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Rogés Headline Final Symphony Broadcast of the Summer Tonight on WUNC 91.5FM

Posted: August 29, 2011
  
The North Carolina Symphony and WUNC 91.5FM have partnered to present great music for a summer evening all season long. Favorite Symphony performances are broadcast every Monday night from 10:00 p.m. to midnight and stream online at wunc.org.

Legendary broadcaster David Hartman hosts a program of music recorded live in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall, as well as interviews and insights into some of the finest compositions ever written.

Tonight’s program is the final broadcast of the season. Music Director Grant Llewellyn presents guest pianists Pascal and Ami Rogé in a lineup of French masterpieces.

ROUSSEL: Symphonic Fragments from The Spider's Feast
POULENC: Concerto in D minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra
SAINT-SAENS: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, "Organ"

The original live concert, held in December 2009, was the result of incredible generosity on the part of the Rogés. Looking to save money, the Symphony had considered cancelling Pascal Rogé’s scheduled appearance in the 2009/10 season.

Instead, as related by Rob Christensen in the News & Observer, “Rogé said he would come to North Carolina to play free and that he would bring his pianist wife, Ami Rogé, to perform with him…Rogé will sandwich his paid performances in London, Singapore and Stuttgart and other stops on his world tour with unpaid concerts in Raleigh and Southern Pines.”

The result was a triumphant concert and a reason why the Symphony is on much surer financial footing today, evidenced by Pascal Rogé’s return to the Symphony next month. “Rogé Plays Poulenc & Mozart,” a program of playful masterworks, will be presented in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Tickets available now at www.ncsymphony.org.

North Carolina Symphony broadcasts on WUNC 91.5FM are supported by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Learn more about tonight’s program and upcoming broadcasts at wunc.org/programs/north-carolina-symphony-concert-series.


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