This preview has been provided by the North Carolina Symphony.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Resident Conductor William Henry Curry and the North Carolina Symphony will perform an all Tchaikovsky program on Friday, Jan. 30, at noon in Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh.  The concert will feature Tchaikovsky’s Cossack Dance from Mazeppa, his Symphony No. 4, as well as a world premiere orchestration by Curry of Tchaikovsky’s Military March.

William Henry Curry enters his 19th season with the North Carolina Symphony in 2014/15. He serves as the artistic director for the Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series, and has also served as music director of the Durham Symphony Orchestra since 2009. A native of Pittsburgh, Maestro Curry started conducting and composing music at age 14. His first major appointment was at age 21, when he was named assistant conductor of the Richmond Chamber Orchestra. He also served as resident conductor with the Baltimore Symphony and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Maestro Curry was appointed associate conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony in 1983, a post he held until 1988, the same year he was named winner of the Leopold Stokowski Conducting Competition and performed in Carnegie Hall.  He has conducted over forty orchestras, including appearances with the Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, National, Detroit, Denver, American, Atlanta, Shreveport and San Diego Symphonies, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Israel Camerata Jerusalem Orchestra, as well as the orchestras of Indianapolis, New Jersey, Bangkok and Taiwan and with the New York City Ballet in their famed Balanchine production of The Nutcracker.

Tickets to the Friday Favorites performance on Jan. 30 at noon are $28.  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.

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, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m., Symphony Vice President and General Manager Martin Sher will host a Meet The Artists session in the Swalin Lobby of Meymandi Concert Hall with North Carolina Symphony Cellist David Meyer and Assistant Principal Percussionist Matthew Decker.

Partners for the 2014/15 Friday Favorites series include Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, The Cypress of Raleigh, and SearStone.

Meymandi Concert Hall is located in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., in 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
All Tchaikovsky
William Henry Curry, conductor

Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, noon
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

Program Listing
North Carolina Symphony
All Tchaikovsky
William Henry Curry, conductor

TCHAIKOVSKY – Cossack Dance from Mazeppa

TCHAIKOVSKY / ARR. CURRY – Military March (World Premiere Orchestration)

TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 4