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WILMINGTON WILSON CENTER, CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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 LIZA MINNELLI 2015

PERFORMING THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE IN 2017

PERFORMING AT A CLASSICAL CONCERT IN 2007

GRANT LLEWELLYN, MUSIC DIRECTOR


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 Wilmington — 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. PERFORMING BEETHOVEN'S 9TH

This season at the Wilson Center, 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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STARS & STRIPES

TUES JULY 2, 2019 | 7:30PM

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Wesley Schulz, conductor

Beat the summer heat and join us for a good, old-fashioned salute to the red, white, and blue. Honor the birthday of the U.S.A. with high-spirited classics and patriotic favorites from John Philip Sousa to John Williams, plus "The Star-Spangled Banner" with soprano Lindsay Kesselman-and much more!

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ENIGMA VARIATIONS

SAT, SEPT 28, 2019 | 7:30PM Mozart: Symphony No. 31 "Paris" G. Williams: Sea Sketches Elgar: “Enigma” Variations

Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations offer one delight after another, as the composer shares musical portraits of friends and family with humor, tenderness, and emotion. The Symphony’s ongoing commitment to music by women composers continues with the gorgeous and poetic Sea Sketches by Grace Williams, depicting the Welsh coast.


BERNSTEIN & COPLAND

THUR, NOV 21, 2019 | 7:30PM Christian Reif, conductor Brian Reagin, violin

Barber: Overture to The School for Scandal McKay: Violin Concerto Copland: Symphony No. 2 “Short Symphony” Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story Concert Sponsor: Brightmore of Wilmington

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HOLIDAY POPS

TUES, DEC 17, 2019 | 7:30PM Wesley Schulz, conductor

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THE PLANETS

THUR, JAN 9, 2020 | 7:30PM

Gemma New, conductor Women of the North Carolina Master Chorale Salina Fisher: Rainphase Debussy: Nocturnes Holst: The Planets

Join the Symphony for a spectacular evening featuring beloved holiday music and an audience sing-along in celebration of the season.

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TCHAIKOVSKY SYMPHONY NO. 5

SUN, FEB 9, 2020 | 7:30PM

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Grant Llewellyn, conductor

Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 is a journey of haunting melodies, shocking climaxes, charming elegance, and joyful abandon.

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BEETHOVEN’S 9TH

THUR, APR 30, 2020 | 7:30PM

Grant Llewellyn, conductor Elizabeth Llewellyn, soprano Paula Murrihy, mezzo-soprano Nicholas Phan, tenor Dashon Burton, baritone North Carolina Master Chorale

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Caroline Shaw: The Listeners Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Experience the epic power and timeless message of humanity and brotherhood in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 — building to a dramatic conclusion with the inspiring and monumental “Ode to Joy.” Plus, you’ll hear how North Carolina native and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw combines unique Dates, programs, artists, prices, & venues are subject to change vocal textures in her exciting new choral work. 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 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

Thanksgiving Week

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!

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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

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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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North Carolina Symphony 2019/20 Season of Celebration in Wilmington  

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