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27 Aug 2012
Inside the Classics
The Inside the Classics section of our website is currently being redesigned. Sam and Sarah’s blog will be temporarily inactive, as we plan the 2012-13 season at the Minneapolis Convention Center, which begins February 8, 2013. We look forward to ...
20 Jul 2012
Inside the Classics
I think I’ve mentioned a few times before that I’m a bit of a baseball nut. I grew up rooting for the Phillies and Twins (yes, I have two teams, and no, I don’t care what your thoughts are on the acceptability of that,) I have strong opinions on t...
16 Jul 2012
Inside the Classics
Um, no. Not that kind of fleece. So, can we talk about this Olympics thing ? I know everyone’s been piling on the organizers of this summer’s London games for everything from crowd control issues to ticket lottery debacles to God only knows wha...
10 Jul 2012
Inside the Classics
The opening weekend of Sommerfest is always a big event for the orchestra, and this Friday and Saturday will be no different, except for the fact that everything will, in fact, be extremely different. click for full size Orchestra Hal...
9 Jul 2012
North Carolina Symphony Blog
Tonight, as every Monday night through August 27, WUNC-FM will broadcast another favorite NCS performance from 10pm to midnight. Legendary broadcaster David Hartman hosts these exhilarating programs of music recorded live in Raleigh's Meymandi Con...
20 Jun 2012
DHFanCorner
Hello my followers! I am here to share with you some pictures taken at reharsal yesterday. The little Jackie Evancho did not reharse… Well … Instead, Dmitri, Sumi Jo and  Sarah Hicks did reharse … Picture are from the russian newspape...
18 Jun 2012
North Carolina Symphony Blog
Make it big, make it fun, make it the 80s this coming Saturday at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary with Totally Awesome 80s with NCS Associate Conductor Sarah Hicks in a fabulously fun concert she originally developed for the Minnesota Orchestra. Be sur...
26 May 2012
Inside the Classics
I’ve written often about the huge amount of preparation that Sarah and I put into every new Inside the Classics program, and even when we put on a repeat performance of an old show (as we do on these Common Chords trips,) we still spend a fair a...
24 May 2012
Inside the Classics
One of the really great things about these Common Chords residencies that the orchestra has begun undertaking is that, rather than just blowing into town for a single night, playing a concert, and leaving again the next morning, we’re able to re...
23 May 2012
Inside the Classics
As I said in my last post, the full orchestra won’t be descending on Willmar until Thursday afternoon, but Sarah and two chamber ensembles have been there since Monday, and from the looks of the photos they’re sending back, they’re keeping well bu...
21 May 2012
Inside the Classics
It’s been a tough few weeks for the orchestra and our extremely hardworking staff, as you might have heard , so if you don’t mind, I’d like to once again steal Bob Collins’ excellent tradition of starting the new work week with an inspirational...
16 May 2012
Inside the Classics
We’re taking questions and ideas from the room this month, and as I mentioned at the end of my last post, commenter Michael presented us with an intriguing marketing idea: Here’s what I want to know: if the audience came a concert knowing that...
14 May 2012
Inside the Classics
My last post on how I had nothing to write about generated a few interesting questions that I responded to in the comments, but it also included a couple of reader ideas that I think are worth getting into more deeply. First up, here’s Simon: ...
7 May 2012
Inside the Classics
Ordinarily, when this blog goes dark for a week or more, it’s because I’m so absurdly overwhelmed with work that I haven’t had time to write. But this time – for the first time ever, I think, it happened because I’ve been unable to think of a sing...
26 Apr 2012
Inside the Classics
We’ll get back to Judd’s post-premiere thoughts soon, I promise – he’s in the one of the busiest stretches of his season at the moment, and I told him there was no hurry. Hopefully we’ll have more from ItC’s favorite composer by early next week. I...
24 Apr 2012
North Carolina Symphony Blog
When former NBC correspondent and anchor John Dancy retired after 27 years of reporting the events of the world from London, Berlin, Moscow and Washington, DC, he and his wife, Ann decided to make their home in Durham. Luckily for the NC Symphony,...
24 Apr 2012
Comments on: News
“His work is fresh and arises from a distinct personality.” – San Francisco Classical Voice The Yale School of Music presents a Doctor of Musical Arts recital featuring the music of Matthew Barnson on Thursday, May 10, 2012. This perfor...
17 Apr 2012
Inside the Classics
As promised, here’s the first installment of my post-premiere conversation with Judd. I knew he’d been thrilled with the performances of Acadia and the audience reaction to it, but I wanted to know more about how his time in Minneapolis had info...
17 Apr 2012
North Carolina Symphony Blog
Music Director Grant Llewellyn and the North Carolina Symphony Youth SInfonietta present theirsecond concert of the season this coming Sunday, April 22 at 2pm in  Kenan Recital Hall on the William Peace University campus. Sinfonietta member Jackso...
16 Apr 2012
Inside the Classics
Two weeks ago, as we wrapped up the MicroCommission Project with two electric performances of Judd Greenstein’s Acadia , I promised that we’d have Judd back on the blog this week to put a bow on the whole affair. Throughout the week, I’ll be back...
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Ludwig: Concerto for Violin and Cello
Martín: Romance for Orchestra
Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384 (The Abduction from the Seraglio)
Delius: Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra
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