Friday evening marked the beginning of "A New Era" for the North Carolina Symphony as newly appointed Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto led the ensemble in an engaging and contrasting concert. Appointed in July, Prieto's enthusiasm for art and life was apparent from the podium, and the orchestra matched his energy throughout the performance. The program included Franz Joseph Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in E-flat, Paquito D'Rivera's Concerto Venezolano, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36. Soloists Pacho Flores and Héctor Molina demonstrated technical and musical prowess, and the audience was on their feet by the end of the first piece.
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