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|North Carolina Symphony Aug. 6 Broadcast: Mozart's Two Pianos|
|Posted: August 06, 2012|
The North Carolina Symphony and WUNC 91.5FM have partnered to present great music for a summer evening all season long. Every Monday, now through August 27, favorite Symphony performances from the past concert season will be broadcast on Monday night, 10:00 p.m. to midnight.
Legendary broadcaster David Hartman hosts an exhilarating program of music recorded live in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall. Every Monday night, WUNC listeners will have special access to content not available to concertgoers, including interviews with musicians and soloists and insights into some of the finest compositions ever written.
The program will stream online at wunc.org during the week following the broadcast, for a limited time only. To stream the broadcast and see the latest details on upcoming Symphony programs on WUNC 91.5FM, visit wunc.org/programs/north-carolina-symphony-concert-series.
The August 6 broadcast features conductor Andrew Grams leading twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton in Mozart’s rarely performed Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos. The broadcast is capped by Brahms’s extraordinary First Symphony.
Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz
Mozart: Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Praised by the San Francisco Examiner for “stellar musicianship, technical mastery and awe-inspiring artistry,” Christina and Michelle Naughton have been performing with the world’s finest orchestras since they debuted at Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre with the New Jersey Symphony and at the Mann Center with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2008/09. They were joined on-stage by renowned guest conductor Andrew Grams for one of the most charming and lighthearted Mozart concertos, the Concerto for Two Pianos, “a work of happiness, gaiety, overflowing richness of invention and joy in itself,” wrote noted music historian Alfred Einstein.
Also included in the broadcast is the at times dramatic, at times mystical Overture to Carl Maria von Weber’s groundbreaking Romantic opera Der Freischütz, or The Free Shooter. The evening is completed by one of the towering masterpieces in all of classical music, Brahms’s First Symphony.
The concert was performed live in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall as part of the Duke Medicine Classical Series Raleigh on Friday and Saturday, March 30-31, 2012.
The Symphony’s 80th Anniversary Season continues this September with the orchestra’s concert series in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines and Wilmington, as well as individual concerts across the state. Subscriptions to these series are available now, online at www.ncsymphony.org/subscriptions or by calling the Symphony Box Office at 919.733.2750 or toll free 877.627.6724.
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