Four Horns, Spectacular Music at the North Carolina Symphony | Oct 15-18


The North Carolina Symphony’s French horn section will be featured in concerts at Page Auditorium on Duke’s West Campus in Durham on October 15, Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts on October 16, and Reeves Auditorium at Methodist University in Fayetteville on October 17.  The concerts begin at 8pm in Durham and Fayetteville. The Raleigh concert, part of the Symphony’s lunch hour Friday Favorites Series, begins at 11:30 am.

With the four horns out front, audiences will have an exciting introduction to the orchestra’s new Principal French horn, Brian Blanchard. Blanchard, who studied at Roosevelt University in Chicago and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, held the Associate/Assistant Principal Horn position at the Kansas City Symphony and a year-long appointment with the Saint Louis Symphony. Along with his fellow hornists Kimberly Van Pelt, Christopher Caudill and Rachel Niketopoulous, Blanchard will perform Schumann’s Konzertstück for Four Horns.

Also on the program, conducted by Music Director Grant Llewellyn, are Mozart’s delightful “A Little Night Music” (Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Brahms’s lovely Serenade No. 2 in A Major and Twelve Contradances by Beethoven, which, says Llewellyn, “fly by—each one is a perfect bonbon and we won’t know the flavor until we taste it.”

For tickets and more information, visit the North Carolina Symphony website at, or call Audience Services at 919.733.2750 Monday – Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm.

Calendar/Event Listing:

North Carolina Symphony

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director

Featuring the North Carolina Symphony’s French Horn Section

October 15, 2009, 8pm

Page Auditorium, Duke University, Durham

October 16, 2009, 11:30am

Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

October 17, 2009, 8pm

Reeves Auditorium, Methodist University, Fayetteville

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