The North Carolina Symphony has announced details of its 2014-15 season, which will open in September at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh with Music Director Grant Llewellyn leading a program of Bernstein and Debussy, as well as Glazunov’s Saxophone Concerto and Erwin Schulhoff’s Hot Sonata, with saxophonist Branford Marsalis as soloist. Also planned in 2014-15 is a collaboration with the PlayMakers Repertory Company (based in Chapel Hill, NC) for performances of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring music by Mendelssohn and Korngold, arranged by Llewellyn. The orchestra will also perform “Music Unwound: Copland in Mexico,” a music and spoken-word program created by Joseph Horowitz as part of a national collaboration funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The orchestra will perform symphonies by Beethoven, Berlioz, Dvorák, Mahler, and Tchaikovsky, as well as world premieres of works by Judd Greenstein and Sarah Kirkland Snider. Music critic William Robin will serve as the orchestra’s inaugural scholar in residence, contributing to program notes, website blogs, and hosting preconcert lectures. In addition to performances in Raleigh, the North Carolina Symphony performs regularly throughout the state, including in Chapel Hill, Moore County, Fayetteville, New Bern, and Wilmington.
Posted February 7, 2014