N.C. Symphony to Perform All-Tchaikovsky Program for Friday Favorites Series Jan. 30


Resident Conductor William Henry Curry and the North Carolina Symphony will perform an all Tchaikovsky program on Friday, Jan. 30, at noon in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh.  The concert will feature Tchaikovsky’s Cossack Dance from Mazeppa, his Symphony No. 4, as well as a world premiere orchestration by Curry of Tchaikovsky’s Military March.

William Henry Curry enters his 19th season with the North Carolina Symphony in 2014/15. He serves as the artistic director for the Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series, and has also served as music director of the Durham Symphony Orchestra since 2009. A native of Pittsburgh, Maestro Curry started conducting and composing music at age 14. His first major appointment was at age 21, when he was named assistant conductor of the Richmond Chamber Orchestra. He also served as resident conductor with the Baltimore Symphony and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Maestro Curry was appointed associate conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony in 1983, a post he held until 1988, the same year he was named winner of the Leopold Stokowski Conducting Competition and performed in Carnegie Hall.  He has conducted over forty orchestras, including appearances with the Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, National, Detroit, Denver, American, Atlanta, Shreveport and San Diego Symphonies, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Israel Camerata Jerusalem Orchestra, as well as the orchestras of Indianapolis, New Jersey, Bangkok and Taiwan and with the New York City Ballet in their famed Balanchine production of The Nutcracker.

Tickets to the Friday Favorites performance on Jan. 30 at noon are $28.  Student tickets are $10.  To purchase tickets, visit the North Carolina Symphony website at www.ncsymphony.org or call the Symphony Box Office at 919.733.2750 or toll free 877.627.6724.  Concert tickets at all performances are also available at the door one hour prior to concert start time.

In addition to stellar performances, North Carolina Symphony concertgoers can enjoy pre-concert talks, post-concert discussions, and “Meet the Artists,” which feature interactive conversations with guest artists and select orchestra members, at many Symphony events.  On Friday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m., Symphony Vice President and General Manager Martin Sher will host a Meet The Artists session in the Swalin Lobby of Meymandi Concert Hall with North Carolina Symphony Cellist David Meyer and Assistant Principal Percussionist Matthew Decker.

Partners for the 2014/15 Friday Favorites series include Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, The Cypress of Raleigh, and SearStone.

Meymandi Concert Hall is located in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., in Raleigh. 

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