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The North Carolina Symphony, led by Symphony Associate Conductor David Glover, will perform Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities and Fine Arts Center on the campus of Cape Fear Community College in downtown Wilmington. In addition to the "Emperor" concerto, which features pianist Inon Barnatan, the program will include Brahms "Tragic Overture" and "Suspend," by Andrew Norman.
Celebrated for the unique approach, probing intellect, and consummate artistry that he brings to a broad range of repertoire, Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan currently serves as the first Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic. This unprecedented three-season appointment sees him appear as soloist in subscription concerts, take part in regular chamber performances, and act as ambassador for the orchestra. Awarded the Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2009, Mr. Barnatan has performed extensively with many of the world's foremost orchestras, including those of Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.
Other dates on the Wilmington Series:
On Feb. 14, 2016, the orchestra will perform Stravinsky's The Firebird. On March 17, 2016, Symphony musicians Rebekah Binford, Dovid Friedlander, Jacqueline Saed Wolborsky, Elizabeth Phelps, Karen Strittmatter Galvin, and the orchestra will perform Vivaldi's Four Seasons. The Wilmington Series finale on May 1, 2016 will feature Beethoven's Violin Concerto, with violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley. Subscriptions to the North Carolina Symphony's 2015-16 Wilmington series are available at www.ncsymphony.org/subscriptions.
Tickets to the Wilmington Series performance on Jan. 19, 2016 range from $24 to $67. Student tickets are $10. Concert tickets at all performances are also available at the door one hour prior to concert start time. 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, visit the Humanities and Fine Arts Center Box Office 2-6 p.m. Monday to Friday, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or on the night of the show, or call the Humanities and Fine Arts Center Box Office at 910-362-7999.
The Humanities and Fine Arts Center is located on the campus of Cape Fear Community College, 701 North Third St., in downtown Wilmington.
In addition to stellar performances, North Carolina Symphony concertgoers can enjoy pre-concert talks, post-concert discussions, and "Meet the Artists," which feature interactive conversations with guest artists and select orchestra members, at many Symphony events. Before the Jan. 19, 2016 performance, Dr. Barry Salwen of UNC-Wilmington will give a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. in the Humanities and Fine Arts Center on the campus of Cape Fear Community College.
About the North Carolina Symphony
Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony gives more than 200 performances annually to adults and school children in more than 50 North Carolina counties. An entity of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the orchestra employs 66 professional musicians, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Grant Llewellyn, Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, and Associate Conductor David Glover.
Based in downtown Raleigh's spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and an outdoor summer venue at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C., the Symphony performs about 60 concerts annually in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary metropolitan area. It holds regular concert series in Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines and Wilmington — as well as individual concerts in many other North Carolina communities throughout the year — and conducts one of the most extensive education programs of any U.S. orchestra.
Jan. 19, 2016 Concert/Event Listings:
North Carolina Symphony
Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto
David Glover, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano
Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 7:30pm<
Humanities and Fine Arts Center
Cape Fear Community College
BRAHMS: Tragic Overture in D minor, Op. 81
NORMAN: Suspend, a fantasy for piano and orchestra
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor"
Inon Barnatan, piano