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North Carolina Symphony Continues 80th Anniversary Season Feb. 21-23 With “Freedom” Concerts in Fayetteville and Raleigh

William Henry Curry conducts Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait,”
Charles Ives’ “Symphony No. 2,” John Adams’ “The Wound Dresser,”
and Roy Harris’ “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”
 
Program features Multi-Image Photochoreography by James Westwater,
Narrator David Hartman, Baritone Scott MacLeod

william curryResident Conductor William Henry Curry will lead the North Carolina Symphony in a 2012-2013 classical season orchestra highlight of “Freedom,” in concerts Feb. 21 in Fayetteville and Feb. 22-23 in Raleigh.The concerts, which feature narration by David Hartman, and artist James Westwater’s photochoreography on a giant screen, commemorate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.  With music from Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, Roy Harris, and John Adams, the concert will also showcase baritone Scott MacLeod.

The performances take place on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. in J.W. Seabrook Auditorium, on the campus of Fayetteville State University, and Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m. in downtown Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

Noted photochoreographer James Westwater’s evocative, multi-image photo essay, “The Eternal Struggle,” is set to Aaron Copland’s moving “Lincoln Portrait,” and will be narrated by North Carolina Symphony radio broadcast voice and former Good Morning America host David Hartman.  Bartione Scott MacLeod will perform John Adams’ “The Wound-Dresser.”

A series of multi-disciplinary presentations that allow the North Carolina Symphony to examine the Civil War, the Lincoln Presidency, and the Civil Rights Movement will lead up to the performances. All activities are part of Explorations: Freedom. Through concerts, discussions, and images the North Carolina Symphony commemorates the 150 anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Other activities that week include:
Pre-concert talks in Fayetteville and Raleigh
Demonstration, performance excerpts and Q&A at Shaw University in Raleigh with baritone Scott MacLeod, from 1-2:30 p.m.
Post-concert Q&A Panels in Fayetteville and Raleigh.
A Soundbites concert and meal at Parizade Restaurant in Durham that features Civil War-era brass band music and delicious food and drink.  Hosted by David Hartman, the concert features the North Carolina Symphony Brass Quintet -  Paul Randall, trumpet; Timothy Stewart, trumpet; Rebekah Daley, horn;  John Ilika, trombone; and David Lewis, tuba.  Click here for the dinner menu.  Tickets, which include the concert and the meal, are $65.

An education concert for middle and high-school students will take place in Raleigh on February 21, 2013 at 10 a.m. This concert is supported in part by Symphony partners The Freelon Group and Piedmont Investment Advisors.Tickets to the Fayetteville performance of “Freedom” are $30.  Tickets to the Raleigh performances of “Freedom” range from $18 to $64. Student tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, visit the North Carolina Symphony website at www.ncsymphony.org or call the Symphony Box Office at 919.733.2750 or toll free 877.627.6724.J.W. Seabrook Auditorium is located on the campus of Fayetteville State University, in Fayetteville. Meymandi Concert Hall is located in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., in Raleigh.

Freedom concerts are supported in part by Symphony Partners The Freelon Group and Piedmont Investment Advisors.

Series Partner for the 2012/13 Fayetteville Classical Series is Reed Lallier Chevrolet. Partners for the 2012/13 Raleigh Classical Series include Clancy & Theys Construction; Duke Medicine: Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP; The Freelon Group; and Piedmont Investment Advisors, LLC.

The Series presenter for Soundbites is Duke Realty.  Generous support for Soundbites has also been provided by the Hulka Ensemble and Chamber Music Programs Fund of the North Carolina Symphony.

Statewide partnership and support provided by Progress Energy.

About the North Carolina Symphony
 
Founded in 1932 and subsequently made an entity of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, the North Carolina Symphony employs 65 professional musicians under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Grant Llewellyn and Resident Conductor William Henry Curry. Every year, this orchestra performs over 175 concerts in more than 50 North Carolina counties, with some 60 of those concerts offered in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan area.
 
The Symphony boasts two spectacular home venues: Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh and Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C. The Symphony also travels 12,000 miles each year to present concert series in Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines and Wilmington; individual concerts in communities across the state; and one of the most extensive education programs of any U.S. orchestra.
 

Concert/Event Listings:
North Carolina Symphony

Feb. 21, 8pm
Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville

Feb. 22-23
Meymandi Concert Hall, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh

Program Listing:
North Carolina Symphony
William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor

“When Johnny Comes Marching Home”
Roy Harris (1898-1979)

“The Wound-Dresser”
John Adams (b. 1947)
Scott MacLeod, baritone

The Eternal Struggle
James Westwater,
Photochoreography, set to:
“Lincoln Portrait”
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
David Hartman, narrator

Symphony No. 2
Charles Ives (1874-1954)
I.                   Andante moderato –
II.                Allegro
III.             Adagio cantabile
IV.             Lento maestoso –
V.                Allegro molto vivace

Free Events for Explorations: Freedom – Fayetteville

Wednesday, Feb. 20 | Noon  – 1PM
“Freshman Focus” Seminar by Dr. Earnest Lamb
Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville

Thursday, Feb. 21      
Pre-Concert Talk | 7 – 7:30pm
Dr. Earnest Lamb
Auditorium lobby
Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville

Thursday, Feb. 21      
Post-concert Q&A Panel
Auditorium lobby
Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville

Free Events for Explorations: Freedom – Raleigh

Sunday, Feb. 10 | 3 – 4PM
Concert Preview Talk by William Henry Curry
Quail Ridge Books & Music, Raleigh

Friday, Feb. 22 | 1PM
Seminar by Dr. Earnest Lamb with Scott MacLeod
Shaw University, Raleigh

Friday, Feb. 22 | 7– 7:30PM
Pre-concert lecture by Dr. Earnest Lamb
West Pavilion, Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

Friday, Feb. 22
Post-concert Q&A Panel
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

Saturday, Feb. 23 | 7 – 7:30PM
Pre-concert lecture by Dr. Earnest Lamb
West Pavilion, Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

Saturday, Feb. 23
Post-concert Q&A Panel
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

Podcast Debuts Monday, Feb. 21
Podcast featuring interviews with narrator David Hartman and Resident Conductor William Henry Curry and baritone Scott MacLeod.  Listen at www.ncsymphony.org


Start:
February 21, 2013
End:
February 23, 2013
Cost:
$18.00-$64.00
Category:
Organizer:
North Carolina Museum of Art
Phone:
(919) 839-6262
Email:
membership@ncmamail.dcr.state.nc.us
Venue:
Various Venues
Address:
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