North Carolina Symphony’s 2017-18: classics, new scores, and a musical

Posted on: February 8, 2017

“What do the movie ‘Home Alone,’ the Broadway musical ‘My Fair Lady’ and a live CD recording session with a Billboard chart-topping soloist have in common?,” writes Roy C. Dicks in Sunday’s (2/5) News and Observer (Raleigh, NC). “They’re all part of the North Carolina Symphony’s 2017-18 Raleigh season.… The September to May schedule includes over 30 different programs in more than 60 separate performances. Grant Llewellyn, in his 14th season as music director, conducts classical concerts that include favorite symphonies and concertos by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Mendelssohn, but also explores lesser-known works by Rachmaninoff (‘The Rock’) and Sibelius (‘En Saga’). He also helms a concert staging of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ with actors from the UNC School of the Arts and music by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. Cellist Zuill Bailey returns for his third live recording collaboration.… A half dozen guest conductors lead programs that mix established classics with new works by Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli and Sarah Kirkland Snider, among others. The orchestra’s pops series includes an Irish Celtic celebration, The Kruger Brothers and an evening of Rolling Stones music, plus a semi-staged version of ‘My Fair Lady.’ Three young people’s concerts feature dance, puppetry and humor.”

Posted February 8, 2017