( Sat., Sep. 28, 2019 )
Performed by North Carolina Symphony; Wesley Schulz, conductor
Wilson Center, Cape Fear Community College, 701 N. Third St., Wilmington, NC 28401
Opening Night begins with the grand Mozart Symphony No. 31, which made him the toast of Paris. Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations share musical portraits of friends and family with humor, tenderness, and sweeping emotion. The Symphony’s ongoing commitment to music by women composers continues with the gorgeous Sea Sketches by Grace Williams, depicting the Welsh coast.