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Friday, October 11, 2019 and Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00 pm at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Pinecrest High School's Lee Auditorium in Southern Pines.
The program features Quint in the U.S. premieres of three new arrangements of compositions by Charlie Chaplin, developed over more than three years by Quint and arrangers Charles Coleman and Leon Gurvitch. All three works – "Smile" (Theme from Modern Times), The Kid Fantasy, and "Eternally" ("Terry's Theme" from Limelight) had their world premieres in Mexico City in August 2019.
Quint's recent debut on the Warner Classics label, Chaplin's Smile, featured 13 original arrangements of music by Chaplin received worldwide acclaim. The album inspired the creation of Charlie Chaplin's Smile, a multimedia production that will premiere this season. Watch the Strings Magazine video premiere for Charlie Chaplin's Smile.
Quint also performs Barber's hauntingly exquisite Violin Concerto, a work of lush, lyrical moments and stunning virtuosity. The finale, in particular, puts tremendous demands on the soloist, who performs at a breathless tempo for 110 measures without interruption.
Guest conductor Rune Bergmann, a favorite of both NCS musicians and audiences, leads the program, with the second half featuring Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 – also known as his "Victory" Symphony. Rachmaninoff had fallen into a depression following the failure of his First Symphony and this romantic masterpiece was his redemption.
NCS will host a Young Professionals Night on Saturday, October 12 in Raleigh, connected with this program. The event package for young professionals includes premium seating in a reserved section of Meymandi Concert Hall and a "Black & White" themed after-party with NCS musicians and the guest artists – hosted by the Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown – with food and drinks, games, a photo station, and prizes. Young Professionals Night event packages are sold in advance only, at ncsymphony.org/CHAPLIN.
North Carolina Symphony
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2
Friday & Saturday, October 11-12 at 8:00 pm
Meymandi Concert Hall
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, October 13 at 3:00 pm
Pinecrest High School
Southern Pines, NC
North Carolina Symphony
Rune Bergmann, conductor
Philippe Quint, violin
Barber: Violin Concerto
Chaplin: Theme from Modern Times aka "Smile" (US Premiere)
Chaplin: The Kid Fantasy (US Premiere)
Chaplin: "Terry's Theme" from Limelight aka "Eternally" (US Premiere)
Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PACKAGE $30
About the North Carolina Symphony
Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony (NCS) is a vital and honored component of North Carolina's cultural life. Each year, the North Carolina Symphony's 300 concerts, education programs, and community engagement events are enjoyed by adults and schoolchildren in more than 90 North Carolina counties – in communities large and small, and in concert halls, auditoriums, gymnasiums, restaurants, clubs, and outdoor settings. The Symphony's full-time professional musicians perform under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn.
NCS's state headquarters venue is the spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. The Symphony's service across the state includes series in Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines, and Wilmington, as well as the Summerfest series at its summer home, the outdoor Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. NCS brings some of the world's greatest talents to North Carolina and embraces home-state artists from classical musicians to bluegrass bands, creating live music experiences distinctive to North Carolina.
Committed to engaging students of all ages across North Carolina, NCS leads the most extensive education program of any symphony orchestra – serving nearly 70,000 students each year. In alignment with the curriculum set by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the Symphony provides training and resources for teachers, sends small ensembles into classrooms, and presents full-orchestra Education Concerts that bring the fundamentals of music to life. Music Discovery for preschoolers combines music with storytelling, and at the middle and high school levels, students have opportunities to work directly with NCS artists and perform for NCS audiences.
NCS is dedicated to giving voice to new art, and has presented 49 U.S. or world premieres in its history. In 2017, NCS appeared at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., as one of four orchestras chosen for the inaugural year of SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras – an honor that recognized the Symphony's creative programming and innovative community partnerships.
The first state-supported symphony in the country, NCS performs under the auspices of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. To learn more, visit ncsymphony.org.