This preview has been provided by the North Carolina Symphony.

Acclaimed violinist Hilary Hahn, whose technical brilliance and passionate playing make her one of classical music’s most sought-after artists will perform in concert with the North Carolina Symphony Sunday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m., in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh.  North Carolina native Evan Rogister, whose conducting career has led him around the world, will return to his hometown of Raleigh to lead the orchestra.

Hahn will perform Mozart’s Concerto No. 5 in A Major for Violin and Orchestra.  The concert also feature’s Mozart’s Overture to The Abduction from the Saraglio, Von Weber’s Overture to Oberon, and Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony.

The 2013-14 season marks the 30th anniversary of Hilary Hahn’s first violin lesson.  In the two decades since her professional debut, she has followed her passion for adventurous programming, bringing virtuosity, expansive interpretations and daring repertoire choices to diverse global audiences.  The Grammy Award-winning violinist recently released her long-awaited album, “In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores,” with pianist Cory Smythe.  The recording is the culmination of a multi-year project to renew the encore genre.  Ms. Hahn has appeared on the covers of most major classical music publications and has been featured in mainstream periodicals such as Vogue, Elle, Town & Country and Marie Claire.  In 2001, she was named “America’s Best Young Classical Musician” by Time magazine.

North Carolina native Evan Rogister has become one of the most talked-about, up-and-coming conductors on today’s classical music scene.  Recent appearances include Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the San Antonio Symphony and the Bochum Symphoniker.  He served as Kapellmeister at the Deutsche Oper Berlin from 2009 to 20011.  A dual citizen of the United States and Germany, Mr. Rogister received a Bachelor of Music degree at Indiana University, where he first enrolled as a trombone major, switching to vocal studies.  During graduate studies in voice at The Julliard School, he became interested in conducting, which subsequently led him to Paris for training at the National Conservatory.  He also worked with legendary conducting teacher Gustav Meier at the Peabody Conservatory.

Tickets to Hilary Hahn’s performance with the North Carolina Symphony range from $52 to $82.  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.  Tickets are also available one hour prior to the concert.

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 and Resident Conductor William Henry Curry.

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.

January 19 Concert/Event Listings:

North Carolina Symphony
Evan Rogister, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin

Sunday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh, NC

January 19 Program
North Carolina Symphony
Evan Rogister, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin

Overture to Oberon
Carl Maria Von Weber (1786-1826)

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759, “Unfinished”<
Franz Schubert  (1797-1828)
   I.  Allegro moderato
  II.  Andante con moto

Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio, K. 384
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Concerto No. 5 in A Major for Violin and Orchestra, K.219
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
   I.  Allegro aperto
  II.  Adagio
 III.  Rondo: Tempo di menuetto
          Hilary Hahn, violin