North Carolina Symphony to collaborate with Cherokee students for 2018-19 premiere

Posted on: March 13, 2018

The North Carolina Symphony has announced its 2018-19 season; in addition to classical concerts, guest artists, and works by contemporary composers, the season will include a cultural preservation project with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and a multimedia collaboration with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science. In October, the orchestra’s three-year partnership and residency with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will culminate in touring performances with Cherokee middle and high school choral students. Concerts will feature a commissioned work by North Carolina native William Brittelle, who has worked with Cherokee students and tribal leaders since 2016. The project was undertaken with the support of the Cherokee Preservation Foundation; the orchestra’s residency has included programs for preschoolers through which children’s books about music have been translated into Cherokee. In April, the orchestra will present “Music Inspired by the Sea,” a multimedia concert in partnership with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The program will include Debussy’s La mer and Britten’s Four Sea Interludes with video and imagery of North Carolina seascapes, waterfalls, and more. Living composers represented during the season will include Thomas Adès, Anna Clyne, Rene Orth, Gabriela Ortiz, and Caroline Shaw. Grant Llewellyn is the orchestra’s music director. 

Posted March 13, 2018