This preview is provided by the North Carolina Symphony.

The North Carolina Symphony, led by Associate Conductor David Glover, will continue its 2015/16 Southern Pines/Moore County season with a Family Youth Concert on Saturday, Nov. 14, titled “Favorite Light Classics,” at 8 p.m. in Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines.  The program, which includes Rossini’s Overture to William Tell, Humperdinck’s Prelude to Hänsel and Gretel, Zimmer’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, and highlights from John Williams’ Jurassic Park, is a perfect way to introduce youngsters and families to the power of live orchestral music.

David Glover conducts education and evening concerts throughout the state as well as performances on the Pops Series and Young People’s Concerts.   He has led numerous orchestras including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, North Czech Philharmonic, Bulgarian Opera in Bourgas, and Hungarian Opera-Cluj.  He holds degrees from the University of Georgia and Boston University in violin performance, as well as a master’s degree in instrumental conducting from Indiana University, where he was named an Adjunct Lecturer in 2007.

Other concerts in the 2015/16 Southern Pines/Moore County Series include:

“A Baroque Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m., with Conductor Paul Agnew. The holiday season will be uplifted by the beautiful music of Handel and Bach. Enjoy the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah, Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 and much more.  This North Carolina Symphony concert features the North Carolina Master Chorale, plus Symphony musicians Elizabeth Phelps, violin, Mary E. Boone, flute, Anne Whaley Laney, flute, and Dovid Friedlander, violin.

Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., with Conductor Marcel Lehninger.  Inon Barnatan performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor.”  The concert also features the orchestra performing Brahms’ Tragic Overture, and “Suspend,” by Andrew Norman.

“Orchestral Love Stories” on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at 8 p.m., with Music Director Grant Llewellyn.  Classic love stories through the ages, with selections from Romeo and Juliet, Carmen, Samson and Delilah and Tristan and Isolde, plus much more.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 8 p.m.  The concert which features the talents of Symphony musicians Karen Strittmatter Galvin, violin, Elizabeth Phelps, violin, Jacqueline Saed Wolborsky, violin, Dovid Friedlander, violin, and Rebekah Binford, violin, will showcase Vivaldi’s masterpiece, plus Musica celestis from Aaron Jay Kernis, and “Seeing is Believing” by Nico Muhly.  Grant Llewellyn conducts.

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 8 p.m., is the Season Finale.  Led by Grant Llewellyn, the violin concerto will be performed by Noah Bendix-Balgley.  The orchestra will also perform “Absolute Jest” by John Adams.

Tickets to the Southern Pines Series performance on Nov. 14 range from $24 to $48.  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.  Tickets are also available at The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad St., in Southern Pines, the Campbell House, 482 East Connecticut Ave. in Southern Pines, and one hour prior to the concert outside Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School, 250 Voit Gilmore Lane, Southern Pines, N.C., 28387.

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 Nov. 14, Timothy Haley of Sandhills Community College will give a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. in the Pinecrest High School Band Room.

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.

Based 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
David Glover, conductor
Nov. 14, 2015 8 p.m.
Lee Auditorium, Pinecrest High School, Southern Pines, NC

Program Listing:

North Carolina Symphony
David Glover, conductor

WILLIAMS:  Olympic Fanfare and Theme

ROSSINI:  Overture to Guillaume Tell [William Tell]  

KODALY:  Dances of Galánta     

HUMPERDINCK:  Prelude to Hansel and Gretel

SMETANA:  “The Moldau”, No. 2 from Má vlast 

SMETANA”  “Sárka”, No. 3 from Má vlast

ZIMMER:  Symphonic Highlights from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
  Hoist the Colors
  Drink Up, Me Hearties
  I See Dead People in Boats
  Up is Down

WILLIAMS:   Jurassic Park Highlights