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North Carolina Symphony Announces 2015 Bryan Youth Concerto Competition Winners

Friday, June 12, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony is pleased to announce that four talented young musicians have won top prizes in the 2015 Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Youth Concerto Competition, the state’s premier competition for young instrumentalists. The finals of this rigorous, two-round audition were held in Raleigh in May. Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn and Symphony Associate Conductor David Glover served as judges.

North Carolina Symphony String Quartet at Kings June 18

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Join the North Carolina Symphony Quartet Thursday, June 18, for an eclectic evening that showcases the artistry of Symphony musicians Jacqueline Saed Wolborsky, Samuel Gold, Nathaniel Yaffe, and Matthew Decker. The program, which begins at 9 p.m., includes string trio music of Dohnanyi and Bach, including a bold arrangement of Bach's keyboard masterpiece, Goldberg Variations, as well as Stop Speaking, a work for snare drum and electronics by modern percussion master Andy Akiho, led by Assistant Principal Percussionist Matthew Decker.  Doors open at 8 p.m.

North Carolina Symphony Performs with Boyz II Men June 24

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fresh off the release of their new album Collide, Boyz II Men return to Raleigh for a one-night only event Wednesday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m., with Resident Conductor William Henry Curry and the North Carolina Symphony.  The concert will take place in Meymandi Concert Hall.

North Carolina Symphony Performs Music from Stage and Screen at Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series June 19 and June 20

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony, led by Associate Conductor David Glover, will perform two great evenings of music from stage and screen at the 2015 Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series on Friday, June 19 and Saturday June 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre. Gates open for the concert series at 5:30 p.m.  Children 12 and under are free on the lawn.

North Carolina Symphony Nationally Recognized; Tapped for Inaugural Kennedy Center Initiative

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington Performing Arts today announced the four North American orchestras selected to participate in the first year of the new weeklong SHIFT Festival, taking place at the Kennedy Center March 27 through April 2, 2017. Chosen from a pool of exceptional submissions from orchestras across North America, the selected orchestras include: Boulder Philharmonic (March 28), North Carolina Symphony (March 29), Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (March 31), and Brooklyn-based ensemble, The Knights (April 1). Collectively, the participating orchestras will offer repertoire by nine living composers, two world premieres, and numerous D.C.-area premieres during the festival, inspired by themes of nature, Americana, creation and creativity, and choral influences.

North Carolina Symphony to Give Free Concert in Tarboro June 4

Friday, May 15, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony will give a free outdoor concert Thursday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. on the Town Common in Tarboro.  Symphony Associate Conductor David Glover will lead the orchestra in “Concerts in Your Community: Your Favorite Light Classics.”  In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in Keihin Auditorium on the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College. 

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