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MOVIE MUSIC CLASSICS Saturday, June 5, 2021 | 8pm Koka Booth Amphitheatre Joseph Peters, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

John Williams

Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492 Theme from Schindler’s List

Gioachino Rossini Overture to The Barber of Seville

Howard Shore

Concerning Hobbits from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Adagio for Strings, Op. 11

Samuel Barber

Pietro Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana

Bernard Herrmann / Psycho: A Short Suite for String Orchestra Ed. Christopher Palmer I. Prelude II. The Murder III. Finale Edvard Grieg Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt, Op. 46 I. Morning Mood II. Ase’s Death III. Anitra’s Dance IV. In the Hall of the Mountain King Klaus Badelt / Suite from Pirates of the Caribbean: Arr. Ted Ricketts The Curse of the Black Pearl I. Fog Bound II. The Medallion Calls III. To the Pirate’s Cave IV. The Black Pearl V. One Last Shot VI. He’s a Pirate





MOVIE MUSIC CLASSICS: ABOUT THE CONDUCTOR Joseph Peters, conductor Joseph Peters, Associate Principal Oboe and English horn with the North Carolina Symphony, previously held Principal Oboe chairs with the Minnesota Orchestra and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed as guest principal with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and The Florida Orchestra, and for three years, he was a member of the New World Symphony in Florida. In addition to hosting the North Carolina Symphony streaming concerts for the 2020/21 season, Joseph has conducted the Symphony in a recent program of movie music and Holiday Pops concerts. He conducts the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra in Branson, Missouri, and was Music Director of the SUNY Buffalo State Philharmonia Orchestra and the Saybrook College Orchestra of Yale University. He has also led a variety of programs at the New World Symphony.

Joseph first played with the Minnesota Orchestra at age 18, performing Mozart’s Oboe Concerto. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and New World Symphony, as well as the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, of which he is an alumnus. Long committed to teaching, Joseph was the oboe and conducting instructor at the SoBe Institute of the Arts and conducted side-by-side concerts for New World Symphony’s MusicLab program. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree from Yale University.

MOVIE GUIDE Here’s where to watch all of the movies represented in the music on tonight’s concert! Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro

Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana

• The King’s Speech: Stream on HBO Max or rent on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, or Google Play.

• Raging Bull: Rent on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, iTunes, or Google Play.

• Trading Places: Stream with Starz or rent on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, or Google Play.

• The Godfather Part III: Rent on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, iTunes, or Google Play.

Williams: Theme from Schindler’s List

Herrmann: Psycho Suite

• Schindler’s List: Rent on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, iTunes, or Google Play.

• Psycho: Rent on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, iTunes, or Google Play.

Rossini: Overture to Barber of Seville

Grieg: Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt

• A Clockwork Orange: Stream on Netflix or HBO Max, or rent on iTunes or Google Play.

• Raising Cain: Rent on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, or Google Play.

• Space Jam: Stream on HBO Max or rent on Amazon Prime Video.

• Affliction: Rent on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, YouTube, or Google Play.

Shore: Concerning Hobbits

• Rat Race: Stream on HBO Max or rent on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, YouTube, or Google Play.

• The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Stream on HBO Max or rent on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, iTunes, or Google Play. Barber: Adagio for Strings

• Platoon: Stream on Netflix or rent on Amazon Prime Video.


Badelt: Pirates of the Caribbean

• Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: Stream on Disney+ or rent on Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, iTunes, or Google Play.


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CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE Friday, June 11, 2021 | 8pm Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 8pm

Koka Booth Amphitheatre Wesley Schulz, conductor Cirque de la Symphonie, guest artists

Gioachino Rossini

Zequinha Abreu / Tico-tico no Fubá Arr. Bob Lipton Vladimir & Elena Tsarkov, quick change

Georges Bizet / Prélude: Les Toréadors from Carmen Suite No. 1 Arr. Gábor Kerényi Aleksandr Deev, cube & frame

Claude Debussy / Clair de Lune (“Light of the Moon”) from Suite bergamasque Orch. André Caplet Elena Zhirnova, contortion & dance Camille Saint-Saëns / Danse Macabre, Op. 40 Arr. Hubert Mouton Vitalii Buza, aerial straps Georges Bizet / Danse Bohème from Carmen Suite No. 2 Arr. Gábor Kerényi Vladimir Tsarkov, juggling

Felix Mendelssohn

Overture to Cinderella

Saltarello: Presto from Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90, “Italian”

Johannes Brahms / Hungarian Dance No. 5 Arr. Iain Farrington Aleksandr Deev, Cyr wheel Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Overture to Così fan tutte, K. 588

Johann Strauss, Jr. / Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 Arr. Iain Farrington Vladimir Tsarkov, electric juggling

Antonín Dvořák / Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, No. 1 Arr. Alfred Pfortner Elena Tsarkova, ribbon dance

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Arr. David M. Carp

Waltz from Swan Lake, Op. 20 Vitalii Buza & Elena Zhirnova, aerial silks







CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE: ABOUT THE ARTISTS Wesley Schulz, Associate Conductor The Lucy Moore Ruffin Chair Now in his fourth season as North Carolina Symphony Associate Conductor, Wesley Schulz is also Music Director of the Auburn Symphony Orchestra in Washington. Previously, he was a Conducting Fellow at the Seattle Symphony, Assistant Conductor of the Britt Festival Orchestra, and Education and Family Conductor for the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Wesley has led concerts across North Carolina with the Symphony including programs in the Classical, Pops, and Friday Favorites series, Holiday Pops, family and education concerts, and Summerfest performances at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, where NCS makes its summer home. As Music Director of the Auburn Symphony Orchestra, Wesley’s recent projects include visual art projects with local elementary schools, multiple commissions of new music, and expanding the orchestra’s offerings to include more diverse concert presentations at various local parks, breweries, and community spaces. He is also the former Music Director of Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Festival Orchestra. Wesley graduated magna cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in percussion performance and music education from



Ball State University, and doctoral and master’s degrees in orchestral conducting from the University of Texas at Austin. When not on the podium, he can be seen running outdoors or playing endless fetch with his two dogs, Chewbacca and Han Solo. Cirque de la Symphonie Cirque de la Symphonie is the only cirque company in the world that works exclusively with symphony orchestras. Both veteran concert-goers and new patrons are thrilled and bedazzled as they see aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, and strongmen perform to music selected to be both entertaining for the audience and challenging for the orchestra. Their performances are adapted to a stage shared with the symphony, and each artist’s performance is choreographed to the music. Since the company was founded in 2005, Cirque de la Symphonie programs have included world-record holders, gold-medal winners, and Olympians. Long a favorite of North Carolina Symphony audiences, the troupe has appeared in concerts both at Summerfest and in Meymandi Concert Hall. This performance includes artists who have toured with the renowned Moscow State Circus and appeared in major productions from Las Vegas to South Korea.

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 4 Saturday, June 19, 2021 | 8pm Koka Booth Amphitheatre Joseph Young, conductor Rebekah Daley, horn

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major, K. 447 (1756-1791) I. Allegro II. Romanza: Larghetto III. Allegro Rebekah Daley, horn Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in B-flat Major, Op. 60 (1770-1827) I. Adagio – Allegro vivace II. Adagio III. Allegro vivace IV. Allegro ma non troppo






BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 4: ABOUT THE ARTISTS Joseph Young, conductor Joseph Young is Music Director of the Berkeley Symphony, Artistic Director of Ensembles for the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and Resident Conductor of the National Youth Orchestra–USA at Carnegie Hall. This is his debut with the North Carolina Symphony. In his most recent role, Joseph served as the Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, where he conducted more than 50 concerts per season and served as the Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. Previous appointments have included Resident Conductor of the Phoenix Symphony, and a League of American Orchestras Conducting Fellowship with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He has made appearances in the United States and Europe including the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, and Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música. Joseph is a recipient of the 2015 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, an award he also won in 2008 and 2014. In 2013, he was a semi-finalist in the Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition (Bamberg, Germany). In 2011, he was one of six conductors featured in the League of American Orchestras’ Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview. He completed



graduate studies at the Peabody Conservatory in 2009, earning an artist’s diploma in conducting. Rebekah Daley, horn The Mary T. McCurdy Chair Rebekah Daley won her position as Principal Horn of the North Carolina Symphony while pursuing her graduate work at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, studying with William VerMeulen. She previously earned her bachelor’s degree at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Jerome Ashby and Jennifer Montone, after joining the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra as a highschool sophomore. In 2016 she was featured as a soloist with the North Carolina Symphony performing the Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2. Also an avid chamber musician, Rebekah has spent several summers at the Marlboro Music Festival. Other summer festivals include Twickenhamfest, Music Academy of the West, National Repertory Orchestra, Sarasota Summer Music Festival, and Colorado College Festival. In 2014, she released an album with the Southern Bells, a horn quartet she formed with friends. She has performed with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, New World Symphony, and Symphony in C in Camden, New Jersey.

CLASSICS UNDER THE STARS Saturday, June 26, 2021 | 8pm Koka Booth Amphitheatre David Glover, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 21

Felix Mendelssohn Selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61 Intermezzo Nocturne Dance of the Clowns Claude Debussy / Petite Suite Orch. Henri Büsser I. En bateau (1862-1918) II. Cortège III. Menuet IV. Ballet Florence Price (1887-1953)

Andante moderato from String Quartet in G Major

Ralph Vaughan Williams / English Folk Song Suite Orch. Gordon Jacob 1. March (Seventeen Come Sunday) (1872-1958) 2. Intermezzo (My Bonny Boy) 3. March (Folk Songs from Somerset)






CLASSICS UNDER THE STARS: ABOUT THE CONDUCTOR David Glover, conductor David Glover became the Music Director of the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra in the 2019/20 season. He is also the conductor of the Triangle Youth Philharmonic in Raleigh and Artistic Director of its parent organization, the Philharmonic Association.

David holds degrees from the University of Georgia and Boston University in violin performance, and a master’s degree in instrumental conducting from Indiana University. He lives in Cary with his wife Emily, a violinist with the North Carolina Symphony, and their daughter Maia.

As Associate Conductor of the North Carolina Symphony from 2015 to 2019, David led numerous high profile concerts including Summerfest concerts, education concerts, the opening classical concert of the Symphony’s new venue in Wilmington, and two statewide tours. Prior to his position with the North Carolina Symphony, David served as the Assistant Conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and as the Artistic Director of the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony in West Lafayette, Indiana. David has guest conducted numerous orchestras including the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, South Bend Symphony Orchestra and Muncie Symphony Orchestra in Indiana, and the North Czech Philharmonic Teplice. He was also awarded the Ansbacher Fellowship for Young Conductors by the Salzburg Festival and was an adjunct professor at Indiana University in 2007.

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ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL Grant Llewellyn, Music Director Laureate The Maxine and Benjamin Swalin Chair

Janet Gayer Hall

Wesley Schulz, Associate Conductor The Lucy Moore Ruffin Chair

Anton Shelepov

VIOLIN I Brian Reagin, Concertmaster The Annabelle Lundy Fetterman Chair Dovid Friedlander, Associate Concertmaster** The Assad Meymandi and Family Chair Karen Strittmatter Galvin, Associate Concertmaster* To Be Filled, Assistant Concertmaster The Anne Heartt Gregory Chair

Oskar Ozolinch

Jeanine Wynton VIOLA Samuel Gold, Principal The Florence Spinks and Charles Jacob Cate and Alma Yondorf and Sylvan Hirschberg Chair Kurt Tseng, Associate Principal The Betty Ellen Madry Chair To Be Filled, Assistant Principal Petra Berényi

DOUBLE BASS Leonid Finkelshteyn, Principal The Martha and Peyton Woodson Chair Robert K. Anderson, Associate Principal The Dr. and Mrs. Preston H. Gada Chair Craig Brown The Mark W. McClure Foundation Chair Erik Dyke The Harllee H. and Pauline G. Jobe Chair Bruce Ridge The John C. and Margaret P. Parker Chair FLUTE Anne Whaley Laney, Principal The Mr. and Mrs. George M. Stephens Chair

Robert Anemone**

Paul Malcolm

Emily Rist Glover The Jessie Wyatt Ethridge Chair

Christine Martin

Mary E. Boone, Assistant Principal The Dr. and Mrs. Shaler Stidham, Jr. Chair

Amy Mason The J. Sidney Kirk Chair

Elizabeth Anderton Lunsford The Jack and Sing Boddie Chair

Paul Goldsberry The Richard and Joy Cook Chair So Yun Kim The Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. Chair Marilyn Kouba The Phyllis (“Pat”) Conrad Wells Chair Eric McCracken The James C. Byrd and Family Chair Maria Meyer The Tom and Mary Mac Bradshaw Chair Eileen Wynne The Harvey At-Large Chair Erin Zehngut The J. Felix Arnold Chair VIOLIN II Jacqueline Saed Wolborsky, Principal The Nancy Finch Wallace Chair

Sandra Schwarcz The Samuel H. and Anne Latham Johnson Viola Chair CELLO Bonnie Thron, Principal The June and Tom Roberg Chair Elizabeth Beilman, Associate Principal The Sarah Carlyle Herbert Dorroh Chair Peng Li, Assistant Principal Anonymously Endowed Yewon Ahn Anonymously Endowed Sunrise Kim The William Charles Rankin Chair David Meyer The Nell Hirschberg Chair

PICCOLO Elizabeth Anderton Lunsford The Jean Dunn Williams Chair OBOE Melanie Wilsden, Principal The Hardison and Stoltze Chair Joseph Peters, Associate Principal The Lizette T. Dunham Chair Sandra Posch The Clarence and Alice Aycock Poe Chair ENGLISH HORN Joseph Peters The Bruce and Margaret King Chair

To Be Filled, Associate Principal The Blanche Martin Shaw Chair

Lisa Howard Shaughnessy The Sara Wilson Hodgkins Chair

CLARINET Samuel Almaguer, Principal The Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Walker, II Chair

David Kilbride, Assistant Principal

Nathaniel Yaffe The Secretary of Cultural Resources Betty Ray McCain Chair

To Be Filled, Assistant Principal The Kathryn Powell and Green Flavie Cooper Chair

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ORCHESTRA PERSONNEL BASSOON Aaron Apaza, Principal The Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald S. Hudson Chair Wenmin Zhang, Assistant Principal The Beethoven Chair FRENCH HORN Rebekah Daley, Principal The Mary T. McCurdy Chair Kimberly Van Pelt, Associate Principal The James Marion Poyner Chair Christopher Caudill The Roger Colson and Bobbi Lyon Hackett Chair Rachel Niketopoulos The Paul R. Villard and Gabriel Wolf Chair To Be Filled The Mary Susan Kirk Fulghum Chair TRUMPET Paul Randall, Principal The George Smedes Poyner Chair To Be Filled, Associate Principal The Henry and Martha Zaytoun and Family Chair Don Eagle Anonymously Endowed


TROMBONE John Ilika, Principal The Thomas Warwick Steed, Jr. Family Chair Jonathan Randazzo, Assistant Principal The Frances Armour Bryant Chair BASS TROMBONE Matthew Neff Anonymously Endowed TUBA Seth Horner, Principal The Governor and Mrs. James G. Martin, Jr. Chair HARP Anita Burroughs-Price


LIBRARY Stephanie Wilson, Principal The Mary Colvert and Banks C. Talley Chair *Acting position **Leave of absence Named musician chairs are made possible through very meaningful gifts to the Symphony’s endowment. As such, these donor families are also members of the Lamar Stringfield Society. Learn more. All string players rotate stands on a periodic basis in each section with the exception of titled players: Principals, Associate Principals, and Assistant Principals.

Vonda Darr TIMPANI Colin Hartnett, Principal The Patricia R., Steven T. and George F. Hackney III Chair PERCUSSION Richard Motylinski, Principal The Margery and Earl Johnson, Jr. Chair Rajesh Prasad, Assistant Principal The Abram and Frances Pascher Kanof Chair


ORGAN To Be Filled The Albert and Susan Jenkins and Family Organ Chair

The North Carolina Symphony is a member of the League of American Orchestras and the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians. The North Carolina Master Chorale is the Resident Chorus of the North Carolina Symphony. The North Carolina Symphony Foundation gratefully acknowledges the generous gift of the Lupot violin from Arnold and Zena Lerman.

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Thank you to the North Carolina Symphony Society Board of Trustees, the North Carolina Symphony Foundation Board, the North Carolina Symphony Chapter Boards, and the many individuals, businesses, foundations, and community partners who support the North Carolina Symphony through contributions each season. Our performances this season, along with our extensive music education program and community service across the state, are made possible by your support. View North Carolina Symphony board members here and a list of our supporters here.


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