IF CVNC.org CALENDAR and REVIEWS are important to you:

If you use the CVNC Calendar to find a performance to attend
If you read a review of your favorite artist
If you quote from a CVNC review in a program or grant application or press release

Now is the time to SUPPORT CVNC.org

Orchestral Music Preview Print



North Carolina Symphony Summerfest June 6 and June 7

William Henry Curry Conducts “Music of John Williams” on Friday, June 6, and “Best of Broadway” on Saturday June 7 at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre

Courtesy of NC Symphony

William Henry Curry


Event  Information

Cary -- ( Fri., Jun. 6, 2014 )

Koka Booth Amphitheatre, North Carolina Symphony: The Music of John Williams
Performed by NC Symphony (William Henry Curry, conductor)
$. -- Koka Booth Amphitheatre , (919) 733-2750 , http://www.ncsymphony.org/events/index.cfm?view=details&detailid=1125&eid=1998 -- 7:30 PM

Cary -- ( Sat., Jun. 7, 2014 )

Koka Booth Amphitheatre, North Carolina Symphony: Broadway Romance
Performed by NC Symphony (William Henry Curry, conductor)
$. -- Koka Booth Amphitheatre , (919) 733-2750 , http://www.ncsymphony.org/events/index.cfm?view=details&detailid=1126&eid=1999 -- 7:30 PM

June 6, 2014 - Cary, NC:


This preview has been provided by the North Carolina Symphony.

The North Carolina Symphony, led by Resident Conductor and Summerfest Artistic Director William Henry Curry, will perform some of the greatest music from stage and screen at the 2014 Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series on Friday, June 6 and Saturday June 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre.  Gates open for the concert series at 5:30 p.m.  Children 12 and under are free on the lawn.

Curry will conduct “The Music of John Williams,” on Friday, June 6, featuring saxophonist Gregg Gelb and Symphony Concertmaster Brian Reagin, and “Best of Broadway” on Saturday, June 7, featuring sopranos Kaswanna Kanyinda and Elizabeth Grayson, and baritone Scott MacLeod singing songs from “Wicked,” “Les Misérables,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Music Man,” “Porgy and Bess,” and more.

This year’s series lineup also includes:

       Cirque de la Symphonie, featuring high flying acrobatics and classical masterpieces, Saturday, June 14;

       A two-night Mozart Festival that features two different programs of the master composer’s greatest works. Friday, June 20 features the Overture to Don Giovanni, the Concerto No. 25 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, the beloved "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" and Symphony No. 29 in A Major.  Saturday, June 21 features the Overture to The Magic Flute, the Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, and Symphony No. 41 in C Major, “Jupiter.”

       Beach Music with Jackie Gore and Legends of Beach and members of the North Tower Band, Saturday, June 28;

       The Symphony’s free “Independence Day” concert on Friday, July 4, with fireworks (gates open at 3 p.m. for this event);

       And the North Carolina Symphony presents “Around the World with the Von Trapps,” featuring the great-grandchildren of Captain and Maria Von Trapp in a solo performance, Saturday, July 12. (The North Carolina Symphony will not be performing at this concert.)

This summer marks the 29th anniversary of performances in Cary and the orchestra’s fourteenth season in the stunning lakeside pavilion built by the Town of Cary. While performances begin at 7:30 p.m., concertgoers may bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs as early as 5:30 p.m. to enjoy the striking natural surroundings before the music begins. Thanks to Golden Corral, children ages 12 and under are free on the lawn, so attending a North Carolina Symphony concert at Booth Amphitheatre is a wonderful summer bargain for families.

The 10-concert Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series offers music lovers a perfect family outing, and once again, concertgoers who display the biggest and boldest culinary skills can win prizes. The Whole Foods Market of Cary Picnic of the Week contest continues for the fifth year. Throughout the summer, groups of concertgoers selected as the best picnickers of that weekend’s concert will receive a $100 gift basket from Whole Foods Market of Cary. Two honorable mentions in the form of $25 gift cards will also be awarded. Select Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series concerts also feature other pre-concert activities, including MetLife Instrument Zoos for kids of all ages.  

 Tickets and Subscriptions

General admission lawn seating for “The Music of John Williams” is $33 in advance, $35 at the door. Covered table seating is also available for $35 in advance, $37 at the door.   General admission lawn seating for “Best of Broadway” is $28 in advance, $30 at the door. Covered table seating is also available for $30 in advance, $32 at the door. 

Children 12 and under are admitted free for lawn seating at all Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series concerts.

Flex tickets on the lawn and covered tables are also available for the entire series, on sale through June 6. Beginning at $108, flex tickets allow music lovers the easiest access to the Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series, for savings of up to 40% when compared to single-concert ticket prices. For more on becoming a series subscriber, visit the Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series page at www.ncsymphony.org/subscriptions.

Summerfest 2014 is presented by Rex Healthcare and co-sponsored by Town of Cary’ First Citizens Bank, Golden Corral (free admission for children 12 and under), MetLife (Instrument Zoo Sponsor), Lord Corporation, Crabtree Valley Mall, and CaptiveAire.

Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series partners are Enrigo Italian Bistro and The Umstead Hotel & Spa. Picnic of the Week partner is Whole Foods Market of Cary. Media partners are Fox 50, Cary Magazine, Mix 105/WRAL FM and WRAL.com/TV 5.

Booth Amphitheatre is located at 8003 Regency Parkway, just past the intersection of US-1 and US-64/Tryon Road, in Cary. Food and beverages, including wine and beer, are allowed on the grounds.  For tickets, visit the North Carolina Symphony website at www.ncsymphony.org or call North Carolina Symphony Audience Services at 919.733.2750 or toll free 877.627.6724.

About the North Carolina Symphony

Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony performs over 175 concerts annually to adults and school children in more than 50 North Carolina counties. An entity of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, the orchestra employs 66 professional musicians, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Grant Llewellyn and Resident Conductor William Henry Curry.

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 concerts in many other North Carolina communities throughout the year — and conducts one of the most extensive education programs of any U.S. orchestra.

Concert/Event Listings:

North Carolina Symphony
The Music of John Williams
Friday, June 6, 2014, 7:30 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
Booth Amphitheatre, Cary

Best of Broadway
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m. (Gates open at 5:30 p.m.)
Booth Amphitheatre, Cary

Program Listing:
North Carolina Symphony
The Music of John Williams
Friday, June 6, 2014
William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor and Summerfest Artistic Director
Brian Reagin, violin
Gregg Gelb, alto saxophone

JOHN WILLIAMS
Star Wars Suite
1. Main Title

JOHN WILLIAMS
Suite from Close Encounters of the Third Kind

JOHN WILLIAMS 
Superman March

JOHN WILLIAMS
Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, from the film Catch Me If You Can
1. Closing In
2. Reflections
3. Joy Ride

JOHN WILLIAMS
Olympic Fanfare 

JOHN WILLIAMS
Theme from Schindler's List

JOHN WILLIAMS
"Hedwig's Theme" from Harry Potter Suite for Orchestra

JOHN WILLIAMS
Star Wars Suite
2. Princess Leia's Theme
3. The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) 4. Throne Room and End Title 

 

North Carolina Symphony
Best of Broadway
Saturday, June 7, 2014
William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor and Summerfest Artistic Director
Elizabeth Grayson, soprano
Kaswanna Kanyinda, soprano
Scott MacLeod, baritone

GEORGE GERSHWIN /ARR. ROSE
Overture to Of Thee I Sing

JEROME KERN / ARR. WILLIAM HENRY CURRY
"All the Things You Are" from Very Warm for May

JEROME KERN / ARR. ROBERT RUSSELL BENNETT
LYRICS BY OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN
"Ol' Man River" from Showboat

RICHARD RODGERS / ARR. ROBERT RUSSELL BENNETT
LYRICS BY OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
"A Wonderful Guy" from South Pacific
"Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific

GEORGE GERSHWIN
"Summertime" from Porgy and Bess

RICHARD RODGERS/ARR. OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
"An Ordinary Couple" from The Sound of Music

COLE PORTER / ARR. ROBERT RUSSELL BENNETT
Selections from Can-Can

FREDERICK LOEWE / ARR.ROBERT RUSSELL BENNETT
Selections from My Fair Lady

WORDS AND MUSIC BY STEPHEN SONDHEIM
"Green Finch and Linnet Bird" from Sweeney Todd
"Being Alive" from Company

GEORGE GERSHWIN
"My Man's Gone Now" from Porgy and Bess

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ /ARR.  RICKETTS
Suite from Wicked

CLAUDE-MICHEL SCHONBERG
LYRICS BY ALAN BOUBIL
"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from Les Miserables

FREDERICK LOEWE/LYRICS BY ALAN JAY LERNER
“I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady

MEREDITH WILLSON / ARR. HAYMAN, RICHARD
The Music Man, Symphonic Impressions For Orchestra