This preview has been provided by the North Carolina Symphony.

The North Carolina Symphony, led by Associate Conductor David Glover, will continue its 2015/16 Friday Favorites series with “Favorite Light Classics” on Friday, Nov. 13, at noon in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh in the second concert of its popular “Friday Favorites” lunchtime series.

The Friday Favorites program, which includes Rossini’s Overture to William Tell, Humperdinck’s Prelude to Hänsel and Gretel, and highlights from John Williams’ Jurassic Park, is approximately an hour long, and is performed without intermission.

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 dates on the Friday Favorites Series:

On Dec. 4, “A Baroque Christmas,” will showcase music from Bach and Handel including the Brandenburg Concert No. 4 and the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah.  On Feb. 5, 2016, audiences will enjoy classic love stories through the ages with selections from Romeo and Juliet, Carmen, Samson and Delilah and Tristan and Isolde, plus much more.  On March 4, 2016, the orchestra will perform Resident Conductor William Henry Curry’s composition “Eulogy for a Dream,” plus movements from Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. The Friday Favorites Series finale on May 6, 2016 will feature violinist Angelo Xiang Yu performing Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3 as part of a program titled “A Day in Paris.”

Tickets to the Friday Favorites performance on Nov. 13 are $28.  Student tickets are $10.  Concert tickets at all performances are also available at the door one hour prior to concert start time. 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.

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. Before the Nov. 13 performance, Dr. Jonathan Kramer of North Carolina State University will give a talk in Meymandi Concert Hall at 11 a.m.

The Concert Sponsor is The Cypress of Raleigh.

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
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 

WILLIAMS Highlights from Jurassic Park