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Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC) hosts a special afternoon of conversation and music at Ruggero Piano Company on June 28 at 3:00 p.m.. John Lambert and others will interview William Henry Curry on his life as a musician, conductor, and composer. Pianist Anatoly Larkin will provide piano interludes. Following the program, the Board of Directors of CVNC will host a reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, where the conversations will continue.

William Henry Curry, Music Director and Conductor of the Durham Symphony since 2009, is also the N.C. Symphony’s Resident Conductor and Summerfest Artistic Director. Prior engagements included his debut with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra at the age of 21 and leadership and guest posts with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony, the New York City Opera, the Houston Grand Opera, the Chicago Opera Theatre, and the New Orleans Symphony.

Curry, a composer whose music has been widely performed, is also noted for his eloquence as an advocate for universal music education. As an instructor at the Peabody Conservatory and the Baltimore School for the Arts and as a frequent conductor  of educational concerts throughout North Carolina, he has been and is a beacon and mentor for promising young musicians.

Following his musical upbringing in Russia and later in Great Britain, Anatoly Larkin settled into a musical life in the US. In Minnesota, he was a member of new music ensemble Zeitgeist, premiering and commissioning works from contemporary American composers. In 2005, he joined the music technology company Zenph, where he created Re-Performances® of great pianists from their historical acoustical recordings.  Gould, Tatum, Rachmaninoff and Peterson albums, released on the Sony Masterworks label, were met with critical acclaim.  After the dissolution of Zenph in 2012, Anatoly re-focused on more performing and music teaching. He currently resides in NC.

Classical Voice of North Carolina (CVNC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, publishes the website, a professionally written and edited arts journal covering individual artists and small to large arts organizations across NC. They exist to serve those who believe that the arts are an integral part of life and cannot thrive unless the community knows what is available (over 3,600 events per year in our calendar) and what effect it has on audiences (at least 500 reviews each year).

Tickets for the event are $65/person or $115/couple. Of this ticket, $40/person and $65/couple are donations. Sponsorships of the event ($150/person or $200/couple) are also available..Show your extra support of this special event, and we’ll add your name to the program.

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