Good company and great music are on tap this Sunday, May 2, when the North Carolina Symphony hosts a free pub concert at Humble Pie in downtown Raleigh. Diners can enjoy an intimate and lively concert event as five talented Symphony musicians perform select works by Mozart and Brett William Dietz.
Dinner service for the concert begins at 6:00 p.m., with the music starting at 7:30 p.m. The prix fixe menu includes salads, appetizers, entrees and dessert for $20 per person. Reservations are recommended via the restaurant’s Web site, humblepierestaurant.com, or by calling 919.829.9222. The concert is free, with a suggested $10 donation to the Symphony at the door.
The concert will open with Mozart’s String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, “Spring,” the first of six Mozart quartets honoring his Viennese forebear and the founder of the string quartet form, Joseph Haydn. Violins Karen Strittmatter Galvin and David Kilbride, viola David Marschall and cello Lisa Howard Shaughnessy are featured in the performance.
Then the evening takes a marked turn toward the contemporary, as Galvin joins Jeremy Preston for an encore of Brett William Dietz’s violin duo “Lick.” A percussion professor at Louisiana State University, Dietz is a prolific ensemble composer whose works have been performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, National Wind Ensemble, Northwestern University Wind Symphony and Louisiana State University Wind Ensemble, among others. Written in 2007, “Lick” premieres as part of the New Music Raleigh series on Tuesday, April 27.
Humble Pie is located at 317 S. Harrington St., Raleigh, NC 27603. For more information, visit the small ensembles page at the North Carolina Symphony Web site, ncsymphony.org, or call 919.733.2750.