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Rossen Milanov Conducts Rimsky-Korsakov's Magical Scheherazade, Tchaikovsky's The Tempest, and Haydn's Trumpet Concerto, Featuring Paul Randall

Courtesy of North Carolina Symphony

Event  Information

Raleigh -- ( Fri., Apr. 26, 2013 - Sat., Apr. 27, 2013 )

North Carolina Symphony: Scheherazade
Performed by Rossen Milanov, conductor, with Paul Randall, trumpet
$60-$40; students 26 and under with college ID: $15 -- Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts , 919-733-2750 , http://ncsymphony.org/

Chapel Hill -- ( Sun., Apr. 28, 2013 )

North Carolina Symphony: Scheherazade
Performed by Rossen Milanov, conductor, with Paul Randall, trumpet
$60-$40; students 26 and under with college ID: $15 -- Memorial Hall , 919-733-2750 , http://ncsymphony.org/ -- 8:00 PM

April 26, 2013 - Raleigh & Chapel Hill, NC:


This preview has been provided by the North Carolina Symphony.

Rossen Milanov will lead the North Carolina Symphony in a 2012-2013 classical season orchestra highlight of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, featuring Symphony Concertmaster Brian Reagin, Tchaikovsky’s The Tempest, and Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto, performed by Symphony Principal Trumpet Paul Randall, in concerts in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, April 26-28, 2013.

The performances take place on Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. in Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, and Sunday, April 28 at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  

Scholar Dr. Richard E. Rodda writes “the stories on which Rimsky-Korsakov based Scheherazade were taken from the Thousand and One Nights, a collection of millennium-old fantasy tales from Egypt, Persia and India first introduced to Europe in 1704.”  He goes on to say, “Scheherazade was a success at its premiere in St. Petersburg in December, 1888, and it has remained one of the most popular of all symphonic works.”

Rossen Milanov is Music Director of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.  A committed supporter of youth and music, he serves as Music Director of both the New Symphony Orchestra, a privately-funded youth orchestra in his native city of Sofia, Bulgaria, and Symphony In C, which is one of America’s leading professional training orchestras. He has led tours with the Australian Youth Orchestra, the New Zealand Youth Orchestra, conducted the Aspen Chamber Symphony, and was Music Director of the Chicago Youth Symphony from 1997 to 2001.  Milanov has worked with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of New Jersey, Seattle, San Antonio, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, and Baltimore.

Originally from Michigan, Paul Randall grew up in a very musical family; his father was a professional musician and so is his sister. His professional career began in 1973 at the age of 17 when he auditioned for, and was hired by the New Orleans Symphony as Second Trumpet. In 1977, he became Principal Trumpet, performing with the orchestra in such places as Paris, Vienna, and New York's Carnegie Hall. In 1988, Randall was appointed Principal Trumpet of the North Carolina Symphony.  He has been a soloist many times with both orchestras, as well as at the Eastern Music Festival, where he premiered a concerto written for him by Carl Roskott. In addition to EMF, he has performed with the Grand Teton Festival, the Chautauqua Festival, and the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, among many others.

Tickets to the Raleigh Classical Series performance on April 26-27 range from $18 to $70.  Tickets to the Chapel Hill Classical Series performance on April 28 range from $18 to $60. 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.

In addition to stellar performances, North Carolina Symphony concertgoers can enjoy pre-concert talks and “Ask A Musician,” which feature interactive conversations with guest artists and select orchestra members, at many Symphony events. For the Raleigh performances, Catherine Brand of WUNC will host a “Meet the Artists” session April 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Swalin Lobby of Meymandi Concert Hall.  Dr. Tom Koch of N.C. State University will give a pre-concert talk April 27 at 7 p.m. in Swalin Lobby.  There will be “Ask A Musician” opportunities in the lobby at intermission. For the Chapel Hill performance on April 28, Dr. Letitia Glozer of UNC will host a pre-concert talk in Gerrard Hall at 7 p.m.

Meymandi Concert Hall is located in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., in Raleigh.  Memorial Hall is located at 114 East Cameron Ave., on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Partners for the 2012/13 Raleigh Classical Series include Clancy & Theys Construction; Duke Medicine; Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan, LLP; The Freelon Group; and Piedmont Investment Advisors, LLC.

Partners for the 2012/13 Chapel Hill Series include Carol Woods Retirement Community, Harrington Bank, and The Businesses of Market Street, Southern Village.

Statewide partnership and support is provided by Progress Energy.

About the North Carolina Symphony

Founded in 1932 and subsequently made an entity of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, the North Carolina Symphony employs 65 professional musicians under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Grant Llewellyn and Resident Conductor William Henry Curry. Every year, this orchestra performs over 175 concerts in more than 50 North Carolina counties, with some 60 of those concerts offered in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan area.

The Symphony boasts two spectacular home venues: Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh and Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C. The Symphony also travels 12,000 miles each year to present concert series in Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines and Wilmington; individual concerts in communities across the state; and one of the most extensive education programs of any U.S. orchestra.  For more information, visit the North Carolina Symphony website at www.ncsymphony.org or call toll free 877.627.6724.

Concert/Event Listings:

North Carolina Symphony

Rossen Milanov conductor

Paul Randall, trumpet

April 26-27, 2013 8pm: Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh

April 28, 2013 8pm: Memorial Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Program Listing:

North Carolina Symphony

Rossen Milanov conducting

Paul Randall, trumpet

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): The Tempest, Op. 18

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major
 I.   Allegro
 II.  Andante
 III. Allegro
Paul Randall, trumpet

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908): Scheherazade, Op. 35
 I.   The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship
 II.  The Story of the Kalandar Prince
 III. The Young Prince and the Young Princess
 IV. Festival at Baghdad – The Sea – Shipwreck