North Carolina Symphony announces 2015-16 season

Posted on: February 3, 2015

An unsigned article in Sunday’s (1/25) News and Observer (Charlotte, N.C.) reports, “Soprano Renee Fleming, violinist Itzhak Perlman and pop legend Johnny Mathis headline the N.C. Symphony’s 2015-16 season.… Grant Llewellyn, now in his 12th season as music director, anchors the 15 two-night classical series concerts [in Raleigh], running from Sept. 25, 2015, to May 14, 2016. He helms music ranging from Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F (with soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet) and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto (with cellist Zuill Bailey) to Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 and Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons.’ ” Guest conductors Jeffrey Kahane, Edwin Outwater, James Feddeck, Paul Agnew, Marcelo Lehninger, and Andrew Grams “add to the mix, along with resident conductor William Henry Curry…. The orchestra’s popular Friday Favorites series has six noontime concerts, including a Baroque Christmas program and an afternoon of classical music love stories. Four special off-series concerts bring Fleming for the first time and Perlman for the sixth, along with the annual Holiday Pops and New Year’s Eve programs. In addition to Johnny Mathis, the pops series offers evenings of movie music, Beatles hits, a Rodgers and Hammerstein celebration, and songs from Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. The young people’s series includes a Halloween night with Harry Potter and a Lemony Snicket mystery.”

Posted January 30, 2015