This preview has been provided by the North Carolina Symphony.

Music Director Grant Llewellyn and the North Carolina Symphony will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Ravel, and Johannes Brahms Friday Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh.   The program includes Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048, Maurice Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, and Johannes Brahms Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 77, featuring violinist Augustin Hadelich.

Augustin Hadelich has firmly established himself as one of the finest violinists of his generation and has performed with orchestras around the world.  The 2006 Gold medalist of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Mr. Hadelich is the recipient of Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award (2012), an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009) and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011). Born in Italy in 1984 to German parents, he holds an artist diploma from The Juilliard School, where he was a student of Joel Smirnoff. He plays on the 1723 “Ex- Kiesewetter” Stradivari violin, on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society.

Tickets to the concert range from $18 to $65.  Student tickets are $10.  To purchase tickets, visit the North Carolina Symphony website at or call the Symphony Box Office at 919.733.2750 or toll free 877.627.6724.  Concert tickets at all performances are also available at the door one hour prior to concert start time. Meymandi Concert Hall is located in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., in Raleigh. 

In addition to stellar performances, North Carolina Symphony concertgoers can enjoy pre-concert talks, post-concert discussions, and “Meet the Artists,” which feature interactive conversations with guest artists and select orchestra members, at many Symphony events.  On Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, Dr. Jonathan Kramer, of N.C. State University, will give a talk in Swalin Lobby of Meymandi Concert Hall at 7 p.m.   A Symphony musician will be available to answer questions in the lower lobby at intermission both nights.

Partners for the 2014/15 Raleigh Classical Series are Clancy & Theys Construction, Duke Realty, Smith Anderson, Marriott, and 18 Seaboard.

About the North Carolina Symphony

Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony gives more than 200 performances 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, Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, and Associate Conductor David Glover.

Headquartered 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 individual 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
Brandenburg and Brahms
    Grant Llewellyn, conductor
    Augustin Hadelich, violin

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, 8 p.m.
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

Program Listing
North Carolina Symphony
Brandenburg and Brahms
    Grant Llewellyn, conductor
    Augustin Hadelich, violin

BACH – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
I.    Mvt. I
II.   Allegro

RAVEL – Le Tombeau de Couperin
I.    Prélude
II.   Forlane
III.  Menuet
IV.  Rigaudon

BRAHMS – Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 77
I.    Allegro non troppo
II.   Adagio
III.  Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
           Augustin Hadelich, violin