Beat the summer heat and join the NC Symphony for a good, old-fashioned salute to the red, white and blue. Hear patriotic favorites and high-spirited classics as they honor the USA on its birthday! In addition to the NC Symphony, enjoy guest artist, Scott MacLeod with Wesley Schulz conducting.
- North Carolina Symphony
- Wesley Schulz, conductor
- Scott MacLeod, baritone
Smith/Key: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Arr. Custer: The American Frontier
Jager: Esprit de Corps
Foster: “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair”
Foster: “Oh! Susanah”
Arr. Custer: A Salute to the Big Bands
Fucik: Florentiner March
Arr. Hayman: Servicemen on Parade
John Williams: March from 1941
Daly: Chicken Reel
Willson: 76 Trombones from The Music Man
Arr. Terry Mizesko: “Old Dan Tucker”
Arr. Terry Mizesko: “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”
Sousa: El Capitan March
Sousa: King Cotton March
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op. 49
Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever
Located at 701 N. Third Street this impressive facility was launched to overwhelming community support with a gala celebration starring the incomparable Liza Minelli with North Carolina’s incredible symphony orchestra.
The center was funded by a $41,000,000 bond and the stage technology ran into another million dollars which was raised by the Cape Fear Community College Foundation.
The 60,000 square foot building boasts a beautiful sound stage and a performance hall seating close to 1,600 people.
The North Carolina Symphony:
Founded in 1932 and subsequently the first state-supported symphony in the country, the North Carolina Symphony is a vital and honored component of North Carolina’s cultural life.
Its 175 performances annually are greeted with enthusiasm throughout the state, in communities large and small, in concert halls, auditoriums, gymnasiums and outdoor settings. Under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn, the orchestra has grown in stature and sophistication, now advancing a well-earned reputation for innovative programming and collaborative projects.
Devoted to bringing music to the entire state of North Carolina, the Symphony counts as one of its proudest achievements an extensive education program, unrivaled by any U.S. orchestra. Approximately 45 concerts per year are performed free for school children throughout the state and are part of the schools’ music education curriculum. In addition, among many education initiatives, the North Carolina Symphony stages the annual Youth Concerto Competition, honors an outstanding music educator, sponsors the Triangle Youth Philharmonic and offers master classes for both adults and young people.
The North Carolina Symphony can be heard on WUNC 91.5 FM or through its seven CD releases, including two celebrated titles on the BIS label: American Spectrum with saxophonist Branford Marsalis and a 2010 release of concertos by Rachmaninoff and Medtner with pianist Yevgeny Sudbin.
Top soloists from the classical and pops worlds—including Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Lang Lang, Joshua Bell, Yuja Wang, Lynn Harrell, Pink Martini, Ben Folds, Randy Newman and Idina Menzel—have joined the orchestra and taken advantage of two of the country’s finest performance venues, the spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh and Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. The orchestra has also appeared twice at Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Orchestra Hall in Chicago.
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