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North Carolina Symphony Announces 2014/15 Season

Posted: January 27, 2014
  
Music Director Grant Llewellyn Programs Unforgettable Concerts -
With a Focus on Americans From Bernstein and Copland to Barber and Gershwin

Guest Artists Include Branford Marsalis, Lang Lang, and Joshua Bell

Collaboration with PlayMakers Repertory Company
Continues with Production of Williams Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

World Premieres by Composers Sarah Kirkland Snider and Judd Greenstein

David Glover Named Associate Conductor

North Carolina Symphony Names Scholar-in-Residence

Live Recording Planned of Prokofiev’s Sinfonia concertante with Cellist Zuill Bailey

North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn and Sandi Macdonald, president of the North Carolina Symphony today announced programming for its 2014/15 season, the orchestra’s 82nd season and Grant Llewellyn’s 11th season as Music Director.  Next season, Music Director Llewellyn will lead 13 weeks of concerts.

Music Director Grant Llewellyn has programmed a season that features the superb talents of the musicians of the North Carolina Symphony, along with programming in 2014/15 that combines a glorious thread of American music, some of the most beloved works in the classical repertoire, and collaborations with some of the world’s most talented composers and artists. 

“I feel that the orchestra is growing in all ways – week on week, year on year,” said Llewellyn.  “With the caliber of guest artists, new commissions, and of course the wonderful musicians of the North Carolina Symphony, I feel that we are on an amazing trajectory.” 

The season opens in September 2014, with performances that feature musical legend and North Carolina resident Branford Marsalis. Other season highlights include Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Handel’s Messiah, and Copland’s Appalachian Spring.  The season finale will take place in May 2015, with a semi-staged production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed in partnership with PlayMakers Repertory Company.

The schedule also features concerts with guest artists including cellist Zuill Bailey; pianists Lang Lang, Yevgeny Sudbin, and Timo Andres; and violinists Joshua Bell and Augustin Hadelich.

Collaborations
Following a highly successful collaboration in a 2010 production of Amadeus, the North Carolina Symphony will partner once again with PlayMakers Repertory Company in a new production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. These performances will serve as the finale to the 2014/15 season.

Musical sources for these performances will include the sublime incidental music by Mendelssohn as well as the music of Erich Korngold which was written for the silver screen version by the great film director Max Reinhardt in 1935. Musical selections will be quilted together by Grant Llewellyn and integrated seamlessly into the action of the play.

In November, the orchestra will perform "Music Unwound: Copland in Mexico," a national collaboration funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The project explores, in the words of creator Joseph Horowitz, “the ways that culture has helped Americans to understand and define themselves.”

Building upon the success of 2012’s “Dvorák & America,” the North Carolina Symphony again turns its attention to the “Music Unwound” program, which showcases Copland’s transformative experiences in Mexico, as evidenced by his Buckaroo Holiday and El Salón México.  Concerts will feature the North Carolina Symphony and narration, under the direction of Grant Llewellyn.


World Premieres of Works by Judd Greenstein and Sarah Kirkland Snider
The 2014/15 season will include two commissions and world premiere performances by nationally-renowned composers.  Judd Greenstein’s orchestration of his virtuoso chamber work Change will be premiered in February 2015, and Sarah Kirkland Snider’s new work will premiere in April 2015.

Judd Greenstein is a composer of structurally complex, viscerally engaging works for varied instrumentation. Greenstein has seen considerable national success as a composer, having been commissioned by such institutions as Carnegie Hall and the Minnesota Orchestra. In addition to his work as a composer, he is active as a promoter of new music in New York, where he is curator of the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Hall, and around the country.  His work “Change,” originally composed for a chamber ensemble is being re-orchestrated for a full symphony orchestra in order to introduce North Carolina Symphony audiences to a work that compelled Boston Globe reviewer Josh Shea upon hearing the piece to say that he was tempted to use the word “masterpiece.”

Sarah Kirkland Snider's ties to North Carolina are profound: her family's historic residence is in Salisbury, and her new creation will draw on her North Carolina roots for inspiration.  Time Out New York calls Snider “among the brightest lights to emerge in recent seasons.”  Snider writes music of direct expression and vivid narrative that has been hailed as “rapturous” (The New York Times) and “haunting” (The Los Angeles Times). With an ear for the poetic and a careful attention to detail, Snider’s music draws upon a variety of influences to prioritize nuanced and immersive storytelling.

The Symphony will also be performing recent works by composers Timo Andres, Derek Bermel, Mason Bates and Jörg Widmann.


David Glover to Join North Carolina Symphony as Associate Conductor
During the 2014/15 season, the North Carolina Symphony will welcome David Glover as Associate Conductor.  “David’s work in the field of music education makes him an ideal addition to our conducting staff,” said Symphony President & CEO Sandi Macdonald.  “We look forward to him working with Music Director Grant Llewellyn to take great music to students across North Carolina.”

Mr. Glover comes to the North Carolina Symphony from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, where he served for two years as the Assistant Conductor, leading its Discovery, Family, and Side-by-Side Concerts.  He has led numerous orchestras including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, North Czech Philharmonic, Bulgarian Opera in Bourgas, and Hungarian Opera-Cluj.  His duties will include conducting education and classical concerts throughout the state as well as performances on the Classical, Pops and Friday Favorites Series in the Triangle. 


Symphony Names Scholar-in-Residence
William Robin will be the inaugural North Carolina Symphony Scholar-in-Residence.  A critic, scholar, and performer, he is currently assistant editor of the Journal of the Society for American Music, and has written for The New Yorker, the New York Times, and NewMusicBox. He recently authored the liner notes for the North Carolina Symphony’s recording with Zuill Bailey, Britten: Cello Symphony & Sonata.

Established in January 2014, the North Carolina Symphony Scholar-in-Residence will contribute to Symphony program notes, web site blogs, and host pre-concert lectures.  The Scholar-in-Residence will also provide context and a platform for deeper understanding of the newer works being presented throughout the season.


Live Recording Planned
Following the Symphony’s successful live recording project of Britten’s Cello Symphony & Sonata on the Telarc audiophile label with the masterful cellist Zuill Bailey, and a promotional live recording of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources and the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the North Carolina Symphony is planning a live recording of Prokofiev’s Sinfonia concertante, once again with Bailey.  The recording will take place in Meymandi Concert Hall.


Guest Artists and Conductors
Guest artists appearing this season include pianists Lang Lang, Yevgeny Sudbin, Di Wu, and Timo Andres, violinists Joshua Bell, Augustin Hadelich, and Alina Ibragimova, and cellist Zuill Bailey.  Choral groups and vocalists include the North Carolina Master Chorale Women’s Choir, Joélle Harvey, Tamara Mumford, Robin Tritschler, Christopheren Nomura, Nicholas Phan, Christina Pier, and Marva Hicks.

North Carolina Symphony Concertmaster Brian Reagin, Principal Clarinet Andrew Lowy, Principal Viola Samuel Gold, Associate Principal Viola David Marschall, and Principal Horn Rebekah Daley will be featured soloists this season.

Guest conductors Eugene Tzigane, Douglas Boyd, Edwin Outwater, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Christoph König, Michael Francis, and Jack Everly will join the orchestra for selected concerts.


Friday Favorites
Concerts include Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos No. 3 and 6, the latter featuring Symphony Principal and Associate Principal violists Samuel Gold and David Marschall, led by Music Director Grant Llewellyn, and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, featuring Symphony Principal Horn Rebekah Daley and tenor Nicholas Phan; Llewellyn leading Beethoven’s 7th Symphony; Michael Francis, conducting the magnificent Berlioz work Symphonie fantastique, Llewellyn leading Copland’s Appalachian Spring, plus the program “A Night at the Oscars” and an all Tchaikovsky program, led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry.


Statewide
Concerts in Chapel Hill, Moore County, Fayetteville, New Bern and Wilmington offer performances that include the same great programs and artists that make up the 2014/15 Raleigh Classical Series and Friday Favorites, as well as some programs and guest artists heard only in those communities.


Pops and Young People’s Concerts
In addition to its outstanding classical series, the North Carolina Symphony will feature an impressive array of Pops and Young People’s Concerts at Meymandi Concert Hall.  In the 2014-2015 season, guest artists and programs for Pops include “Louis and Ella,” a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong that features Byron Stripling, trumpet, and vocalist Marva Hicks, the always dynamic band Pink Martini, “Best of Broadway,” featuring Broadway showstoppers by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Anthony Newly, and many more, “Pops Goes Vegas,” a lavish tribute to Las Vegas with conductor Jack Everly, and the iconic films West Side Story and Casablanca, shown on a giant screen with live accompaniment by the Symphony.

Young People’s Concerts pair the Symphony with Magic Circle Mime Co. for Phantoms of the Orchestra, Triangle Youth Ballet for Peter and the Wolf, and Classical Kids Live! for Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage. All Young People’s Concerts take place on Saturday at 1 and 4 p.m. at Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh


Ticket Information
For information about subscription options, dates, times and ticket prices, visit the North Carolina Symphony website at www.ncsymphony.org or call North Carolina Symphony Audience Services at 919.733.2750 or toll free 877.627.6724.


2014/15 Raleigh Classical Series
Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts,
2 E. South St., Raleigh
Raleigh Classical Series concerts begin at 8pm

Opening Weekend
Branford Marsalis & Grant Llewellyn
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 19-20, 2014, 8 p.m.

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Branford Marsalis, saxophone
Bernstein: Divertimento
Erwin Schulhoff: Hot Sonata
Glazunov: Saxophone Concerto
Debussy: La Mer

Yevgeny Sudbin Plays Rachmaninoff
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 3-4 8pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3

Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 24-25, 2014, 8pm

Eugene Tzigane, conductor
Di Wu, piano
Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Strauss: Don Juan
Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils

Copland in Mexico
Friday-Saturday, Nov. 7-8, 2014, 8pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Copland: Buckaroo Holiday
Copland: El Salón México

Brandenburg and Brahms
Friday-Saturday, Nov. 21-22, 2014, 8pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
Brahms: Violin Concerto

Handel’s Messiah
Friday-Saturday, Dec. 5-6, 2014, 8pm

Douglas Boyd, conductor
North Carolina Master Chorale
Joélle Harvey, soprano
Tamara Mumford, alto
Robin Tritschler, tenor
Christopheren Nomura, bass
Handel: Messiah

Rhapsody in Blue
Friday-Saturday, Jan. 9-10, 2015, 8pm

Edwin Outwater, conductor
Timo Andres, piano
Andrew Lowy, clarinet
Mason Bates: Rusty Air in Carolina
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Timo Andres: Old Keys
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Derek Bermel: Jamm on Toast from Voice, Mvt. III

New World Symphony
Friday-Saturday, Jan. 23-24, 2015, 8pm

Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9

Beethoven and Mozart
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 6-7, 2015, 8pm

Christoph König, conductor
Alina Ibragimova, violin
Jörg Widmann: Con brio
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Russian Spectacular
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 20-21, 2015, 8pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Zuill Bailey, cello
Judd Greenstein: Change (World Premiere Orchestration/NCS Commission)
Borodin: Overture and Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
Prokofiev: Sinfonia concertante

Grant Conducts Mahler
Friday-Saturday, March 13-14, 2015, 8pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Mahler: Symphony No. 7

Symphonie Fantastique
Friday-Saturday, April 10-11, 2015 8pm

Michael Francis, conductor
Brian Reagin, violin
Messiaen: Les offrandes oubliées
Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Appalachian Spring
Friday-Saturday, April 24-25, 2015, 8pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Sarah Kirkland Snider: (World Premiere of new work/NCS Commission)
Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town”

Season Finale
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Friday-Saturday, May 8-9, 2015, 8pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
PlayMakers Repertory Co.
Christina Pier, soprano
North Carolina Master Chorale Women’s Choir
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream


2014/15 Friday Favorites Series
Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts,
2 E. South St., Raleigh
Raleigh Friday Favorites Series concerts begin at Noon

A Night at the Oscars
Friday, Oct. 17, 2004, Noon

William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor
Strauss: Zarathustra Fanfare (2001, A Space Odyssey)
Prokofiev: Suite from Lt. Kije
Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Fantasia)
Korngold: Overture to Captain Blood
Broughton: Theme from Silverado
Goldsmith: The Enterprise, from Star Trek, the Movie
John Williams: Yoda, from The Empire Strikes Back
John Williams: Adventures on Earth, From E.T.

Brandenburg
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, Noon

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Samuel Gold, viola
David Marschall, viola
Rebekah Daley, horn
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6

All Tchaikovsky
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, Noon

William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Beethoven’s 7th
Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, Noon

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Judd Greenstein: Change (World Premiere Orchestration/NCS Commission)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Selections from Symphonie Fantastique
Friday, April 10, 2015, Noon

Michael Francis, conductor
Brian Reagin, violin
Messiaen: Les offrandes oubliées
Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Appalachian Spring
Friday, May 1, 2015, Noon

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Sarah Kirkland Snider: (World Premiere of new work/NCS Commission)


2014/15 Raleigh Special Concerts
Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts,
2 E. South St., Raleigh
Raleigh Special Concerts start times vary.  See listings

Holiday Pops
Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, 7:30pm

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, 3pm
Sparkling carols, seasonal and classical favorites

Big Band & Vienna
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, 8pm

An evening of Big Band classics and unforgettable melodies from Vienna

Lang Lang
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, 7:30pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Lang Lang, piano
The New York Times raves Lang Lang is the “hottest artist on the classical music planet.”  Don’t miss this one-night engagement!

Joshua Bell
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7:30pm

Often referred to as the “poet of the violin,” Bell is one of the world’s most celebrated violinists.  Enchanting audiences with his breathtaking virtuosity, tone of sheer beauty and charismatic stage presence, this is one event not to be missed.


2014/15 Raleigh Pops Series Concerts
Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts,
2 E. South St., Raleigh
Evening Raleigh Pops Series begin at 8pm.  Matinee performances begin at 3pm

West Side Story (with film)
Friday-Saturday, Sept. 26-27, 2014, 8pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director

A Pink Martini Christmas
Friday-Saturday, Dec. 19-20, 2014, 8pm

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, 3pm

Louis and Ella, All That Jazz
Friday-Saturday, Jan. 16-17, 2015, 8pm

William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor
Byron Stripling, trumpet and vocalist
Marva Hicks, vocalist

Casablanca (with film)
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 13-14, 2015, 8pm

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, 3pm

Best of Broadway
Friday-Saturday, April 17-18, 2015, 8pm

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 3pm

Pops Goes Vegas
Friday-Saturday, May 15-16, 2015, 8pm

Jack Everly, conductor

2014/15 Raleigh Young People’s Concerts Series
Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts,
2 E. South St., Raleigh
Young People’s Concerts take place at 1pm and 4pm

Phantoms of the Orchestra
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, 1pm & 4pm

Magic Circle Mime Co.

Peter and the Wolf
Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, 1pm & 4pm

Triangle Youth Ballet
Heather Patterson King, narrator
Tito Hernandez, director

Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage
Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1pm & 4pm

Classical Kids Live!


2014/15 Chapel Hill Series
Memorial Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
208 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill Series concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

Yevgeny Sudbin Plays Rachmaninoff
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, 7:30pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3

Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto
Thursday, October 23, 7:30pm

Eugene Tzigane, conductor
Di Wu, piano
Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Strauss: Don Juan
Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils

Brandenburg and Brahms
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 7:30pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
Brahms: Violin Concerto

Handel’s Messiah
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, 7:30pm

Douglas Boyd, conductor
North Carolina Master Chorale
Joélle Harvey, soprano
Tamara Mumford, alto
Robin Tritschler, tenor
Christopheren Nomura, bass
Handel: Messiah

Rhapsody in Blue
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, 7:30pm

Edwin Outwater, conductor
Timo Andres, piano
Andrew Lowy, clarinet
Mason Bates: Rusty Air in Carolina
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Timo Andres: Old Keys
Gershwin: An American in Paris
Derek Bermel: Jamm on Toast from Voice, Mvt. III

Grant Conducts Mahler
Sunday, March 15, 2015, 7:30pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Mahler: Symphony No. 7

Appalachian Spring
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:30pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Sarah Kirkland Snider: (World Premiere of new work/NCS Commission)
Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town”

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Thursday, May 7, 7:30pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
PlayMakers Repertory Co.
Christina Pier, soprano
North Carolina Master Chorale Women’s Choir
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream


2014/15 Moore County Series
Lee Auditorium, Pinecrest High School,
100 Pinecrest High School Road, Southern Pines
Sunday Moore County Series concerts begin at 7:30pm, all other concerts at 8pm

A Night at the Oscars
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014, 8 pm

William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor
Strauss: Zarathustra Fanfare (2001, A Space Odyssey)
Prokofiev: Suite from Lt. Kije
Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Fantasia)
Korngold: Overture to Captain Blood
Broughton: Theme from Silverado
Goldsmith: The Enterprise, from Star Trek, the Movie
John Williams: Yoda, from The Empire Strikes Back
John Williams: Adventures on Earth, From E.T.

Brandenburg
Sat, November 15, 2014, 8pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Samuel Gold, viola
David Marschall, viola
Rebekah Daley, horn
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6

Handel’s Messiah
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, 7:30pm

Douglas Boyd, conductor
North Carolina Master Chorale
Joélle Harvey, soprano
Tamara Mumford, alto
Robin Tritschler, tenor
Christopheren Nomura, bass
Handel: Messiah

New World Symphony
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, 8pm

Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9

Grant Conducts Mahler
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 8pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Mahler: Symphony No. 7

Symphonie Fantastique
Thursday, April 9, 2015 8pm

Michael Francis, conductor
Brian Reagin, violin
Messiaen: Les offrandes oubliées
Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Appalachian Spring
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 2015, 8pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Sarah Kirkland Snider: (World Premiere of new work/NCS Commission)
Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town”


2014/15 Wilmington Series
Kenan Auditorium, University of North Carolina at Wilmington,
601 S. College Road, Wilmington
Wilmington Series concerts begin at 7:30pm
A Night at the Oscars
Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 7:30pm

William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor
Strauss: Zarathustra Fanfare (2001, A Space Odyssey)
Prokofiev: Suite from Lt. Kije
Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Fantasia)
Korngold: Overture to Captain Blood
Broughton: Theme from Silverado
Goldsmith: The Enterprise, from Star Trek, the Movie
John Williams: Yoda, from The Empire Strikes Back
John Williams: Adventures on Earth, From E.T.

Brandenburg
Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, 7:30pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Samuel Gold, viola
David Marschall, viola
Rebekah Daley, horn
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6

Holiday Pops
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, 7:30pm

Sparkling carols, seasonal and classical favorites

New World Symphony
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, 7:30pm

Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9

Appalachian Spring
Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:30pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Sarah Kirkland Snider: New Work (World Premiere of new work/NCS Commission)
Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town”


2014/15 New Bern Series
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center,
203 S. Front St., New Bern
New Bern Series concerts begin at 7:30pm, except for Holiday Pops, which begins at 7pm

A Night at the Oscars
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, 7:30pm

William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor
Strauss: Zarathustra Fanfare (2001, A Space Odyssey)
Prokofiev: Suite from Lt. Kije
Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Fantasia)
Korngold: Overture to Captain Blood
Broughton: Theme from Silverado
Goldsmith: The Enterprise, from Star Trek, the Movie
John Williams: Yoda, from The Empire Strikes Back
John Williams: Adventures on Earth, From E.T.

Holiday Pops
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, 7pm

Sparkling carols, seasonal and classical favorites

Beethoven and Mozart
Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, 7:30pm

Christoph König, conductor
Alina Ibragimova, violin
Jörg Widmann: Con brio
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Appalachian Spring
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 7:30pm

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Sarah Kirkland Snider: (World Premiere of new work/NCS Commission)
Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from “On the Town”


About the North Carolina Symphony
Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony performs over 175 concerts annually to adults and school children in more than 50 North Carolina counties. An entity of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, the orchestra employs 66 professional musicians, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Grant Llewellyn and Resident Conductor William Henry Curry.

Headquartered in downtown Raleigh’s spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and an outdoor summer venue at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C., the Symphony performs about 60 concerts annually in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary metropolitan area. It holds regular concerts in Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines and Wilmington—as well as individual concerts in many other North Carolina communities throughout the year—and conducts one of the most extensive education programs of any U.S. orchestra.



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