MOORE COUNTY LEE AUDITORIUM, SOUTHERN PINES
GRANT LLEWELLYN, MUSIC DIRECTOR
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“It has been my great joy to form friendships with the musicians of our orchestra, with our guest artists, and with you — our devoted community.” PERFORMING WITH JINJOO CHO IN 2017
PERFORMING WITH AUGUSTIN HADELICH IN 2016
GRANT LLEWELLYN, MUSIC DIRECTOR
PERFORMING AT A CLASSICAL CONCERT IN 2007
Dear friends, For nearly 16 years, I have had the incredible honor of serving as Music Director of the North Carolina Symphony. It has been my great joy to share inspiring music throughout this state, including here in Southern Pines — all the while, forming friendships with the musicians of our orchestra, with our guest artists, and with you, our devoted community. In crafting programs for the 2019/20 season — my final as Music Director — I feel sure that NCS will only continue to soar higher. We'll perform ambitious repertoire, reflecting our musicians' ever-growing artistry; and we'll bring remarkable guest soloists and conductors to our stage, confirming the Symphony's excellence today and going forward. This season at Lee Auditorium, we celebrate the music that moves us, the artists who bring it to life, and the future of this great orchestra — don’t miss a moment. With deep gratitude, GRANT LLEWELLYN, MUSIC DIRECTOR NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY
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NEW! 3PM MATINEES FOR THESE 2 CONCERTS
RACHMANINOFF SYMPHONY NO. 2
SUN, OCT 13, 2019 | 3PM
SUN, SEPT 29, 2019 | 3PM
Rune Bergmann, conductor Philippe Quint, violin
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 “Paris” G. Williams: Sea Sketches Elgar: “Enigma” Variations
Barber: Violin Concerto Chaplin: Suite for Violin and Orchestra Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
Opening Night begins with Mozart's grand Symphony No. 31, which made him the toast of Paris. Elgar's "Enigma" Variations share musical portraits of friends and family with humor, tenderness, and sweeping emotion. The Symphony's ongoing commitment to music by women composers continues with the gorgeous Sea Sketches by Grace Williams, depicting the Welsh coast.
Philippe Quint’s jaw-dropping virtuosity and poetic artistry both shine in the Barber Violin Concerto’s lightning-fast moments and lush, song-like passages. His violin also sings Charlie Chaplin favorites, which Quint had a hand in arranging for his latest album. This program builds to a triumphant conclusion with Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2, known as his “victory symphony.”
7 | 4 CLASSICAL | 2 MATINEE GRANT LLEWELLYN, MUSIC DIRECTOR
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ANNUAL EVENT HOT
MON, DEC 23, 2019 | 7PM
Wesley Schulz, conductor Join the Symphony for a spectacular
A RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN CELEBRATION THUR, MAR 5, 2020 | 8PM
Oscar Hammerstein III, host Starring Oscar Andy Hammerstein III, grandson of the beloved librettist and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, this concert is a favorite for audiences of all ages! You’ll thrill to the legendary team’s brilliant music with songs from their celebrated collaborations such as South Pacific, The Sound of Music, State Fair, The King and I, Carousel, and Oklahoma!
evening featuring treasured holiday music and an audience sing-along in celebration of the season. Concert Sponsor: Penick Village 7 | 3 POPS
GRANT CONDUCTS BRITTEN & ELGAR
Concert Sponsor: Quail Haven Retirement Village
THUR JAN 30, 2020 | 8PM
7 | 3 POPS
Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Purcell: The Fairy Queen Suite No. 1 Sally Beamish: The Day Dawn Elgar: Serenade, Op. 20 Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Britten: Simple Symphony Concert Sponsor: Penick Village 7 | 4 CLASSICAL
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THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS
TUES, MAY 26, 2020 | 8PM
Enjoy some of your favorite John Williams epic movie scores, including Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, and more — plus, a few surprises from the Golden Age of Hollywood and beyond!
7 | 3 POPS
THUR, APR 16, 2020 | 8PM Michał Nesterowicz, conductor Lukáš Vondráček, piano Fanny Mendelssohn: Overture in C Major Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Tales of love and conquest come alive in one of the most colorful, evocative, and descriptive scores, guaranteed to capture the imagination: the spectacular showpiece Scheherazade. The program also includes Fanny Mendelssohn’s scintillating Overture in C Major and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a virtuosic dazzler created in bold strokes and robust colors. 7 | 4 CLASSICAL
GRANT LLEWELLYN, MUSIC DIRECTOR
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FAMILY FUN 4 EVERYONE
SENSORY-FRIENDLY CONCERT SAT, SEP 14, 2019 | 1PM Grant Llewellyn, conductor
This concert experience is designed to be welcoming to all families — including children and adults with autism or other sensory sensitivities. At this one-hour, fun-filled performance, enjoy relaxed classical family favorites with your North Carolina Symphony. SENSORYFRIENDLY CONCERT
This concert is made possible by a grant from The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. Concert Sponsor: BlueCross BlueShield of NC
One Night Only
VIDEO GAMES LIVE
SAT, OCT 5, 2019 | 8PM
Tommy Tallarico, host, creator, and producer
Experience music from the most popular video games of all time with the North Carolina Symphony, featuring MarioTM, ZeldaTM, Halo®, Warcraft®, Final Fantasy®, and more! Gamers and non-gamers alike will be dazzled by synchronized cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting, and special on-stage interactive segments. GRANT LLEWELLYN, MUSIC DIRECTOR
CIRQUE DE NOEL
WED, NOV 27, 2019 | 3PM FRI, NOV 29, 2019 | 3PM & 7:30PM SAT, NOV 30, 2019 | 3PM
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The circus meets the symphony! Stunning aerial feats, mind-boggling contortions, and jawdropping juggling acts will take your breath away — and with these awe-inspiring acrobatics accompanied by musical holiday favorites, this event is sure to fill you and your family with the wonder of the season. Come early to meet Santa in the lobby! Concert Sponsor: BlueCross BlueShield of NC
An unforgettable cinematic concert experience!
FRI/SAT, DEC 6-7, 2019 | 8PM Grant Llewellyn, conductor Ellie Dehn, soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Owens, tenor Federico de Michelis, bass-baritone North Carolina Master Chorale
Handel: Messiah One of the most inspiring works of music ever written, Handel’s masterpiece is full of passion and drama — the perfect way to celebrate this holiday season. Don’t miss Handel’s exultant “Hallelujah Chorus” with the North Carolina Symphony and the North Carolina Master Chorale.
“STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK” IN CONCERT SUN, APR 26, 2020 | 7PM
The saga continues with Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. After the destruction of the Death Star, the Empire has regrouped — with Darth Vader leading the hunt for Luke Skywalker. Don’t miss one of the most popular films of all time shown on the big screen with John Williams’ unforgettable score — from the brassy and foreboding Imperial March to the noble Yoda’s Theme — performed live by the North Carolina Symphony. Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2019 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © DISNEY
New Year’s Eve
VIENNA WITH A TWIST
TUES, DEC 31, 2019 | 8PM
To welcome 2020, we take you back to the Roaring ‘20s with jazzy Big Band classics that will put the swing in your New Year’s Eve! Plus, the time-honored tradition of Viennese waltzes will make this a night you’ll remember well into the New Year.
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GALA EVENING WITH RENÉE FLEMING, BRANFORD MARSALIS, AND FRIENDS
SAT, MAY 9, 2020 | 7PM Grant Llewellyn, conductor Renée Fleming, soprano Branford Marsalis, saxophone
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