This preview has been provided by the North Carolina Symphony.

The North Carolina Symphony, led by Associate Conductor David Glover will perform an evening filled with some of the greatest music from the movies on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16-17, at 8 p.m., in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh.  The concerts, the first in the 2015/16 Pops Series, will feature a number of iconic movie themes from composer John Williams, as well as music from from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws, Batman’s The Dark Knight Rises, Harry Potter, Star Trek Into Darkness, Titanic and Pirates of the Caribbean, plus much more!

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.

Tickets to the Pops Series performances on Oct. 16-17 range from $30 to $75. Student tickets are $10.  Concert tickets at all performances are also available at the door one hour prior to concert start time.

Other 2015-16 Pops Series highlights include Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular Dec. 18-19, A Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration™ on January 22-23, 2016, Pop icon Johnny Mathis on Feb. 19-20, 2016, Classical Mystery Tour on April 22-23, 2016, and The Rat Pack, 100 Years of Frank! ™ on May 20-21, 2016.

Subscriptions to all of the Symphony’s concert series are available online at or by calling the North Carolina Symphony Box Office at 919.733.2750 or toll free 877.627.6724.

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.

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

Oct. 16-17, 2015 8 p.m.
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

Program Listing:
North Carolina Symphony
Music from the Movies
David Glover, conductor

WILLIAMS:  Raider’s March from Raiders of the Lost Ark

WILLIAMS:  Suite from Jaws
  The Shark Theme
  Out to Sea
  Shark Cage Fugue

GIACCHINO:  Star Trek: Into Darkness  

WILLIAMS:  Princess Leia’s Theme from Star Wars Suite  

KORNGOLD:  Suite from The Adventures of Robin Hood
  II.     Robin Hood and His Merry Men
  III.    Love Scene
  V.     Fight, Victory and Epilogue

HORNER:   Titanic
  Take Her to Sea, Mr. Murdoch
  Never An Absolution
  Hard to Starboard
  My Heart Will Go On

WILLIAMS:  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Suite for Orchestra
  Hedwig’s Theme
  The Sorcerer’s Stone
  Nimbus 2000
  Harry’s Wondrous World

ZIMMER:  Batman: The Dark Knight Rises  

ROTA:  Theme from The Godfather  

BADELT:  Pirates of the Caribbean
  I.    Fog Bound
  II.   The Medallion Calls
  III.  To the Pirate’s Cave
  IV.  The Black Pearl
  V.   One Last Shot
  VI.  He’s a Pirate