This preview has been provided by the North Carolina Symphony.

The North Carolina Symphony, led by conductor Albert-George Schram will perform an evening filled with some of the greatest music from the legendary team of Rodgers and Hammerstein on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 23, at 3 p.m. and again at 8 p.m., in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh.  The concerts, which are part of the Symphony’s 2015/16 Pops Series, will feature Oscar Andy Hammerstein III, grandson of the famous librettist as host, plus vocalists Teri Hansen and Sean MacLaughlin performing songs from South Pacific, The Sound of Music, State Fair, The King and I, and more.

Equally adept at conducting classical and pops programs, Albert-George Schram has led a wide variety of repertoire for many orchestras in the U.S. and abroad. He is currently Resident Staff Conductor of the Columbus (OH) and Charlotte Symphony Orchestras. Mr. Schram has worked with many distinguished artists, including pianists Lang Lang and Olga Kern and violinist Elmar Oliveira, James Taylor, Art Garfunkel, Smokey Robinson, and Aretha Franklin, among many others.

A painter, writer, lecturer and family historian, Oscar Andy Hammerstein III has devoted much of his life to studying and preserving his family’s heritage and contribution to American culture. He lectures frequently at universities, institutes and theatrical and civic organizations on his family’s pivotal role in shaping the development of musical theater and popular entertainment in this country from the 1860s to the present. In 1997, he co-wrote/curated the exhibit, “Direct from Broadway, a 200-Year History of New York City Theatre,” for the Paine-Weber Gallery space in New York City.

Teri Hansen has received interna­tional recognition for her crossover abilities as a sing­ing actress from opera to Broadway and concert stages around the world. Ms. Hansen made her Broadway debut in The Boys from Syracuse and starred in London’s West End as Magnolia in Hal Prince’s Tony Award-winning production of Show Boat. She has starred in the Broadway na­tional tours of The Music Man as Marian Paroo, Camelot as Guenevere and Show Boat as Magnolia. Ms. Hansen played the role of the “Baroness, Elsa von Schraeder” in the 50th Anniversary Celebration Tour of The Sound of Music. Ms. Hansen is a Kennedy Center Irene Ryan Award nominee. Her solo CD is ti­tled Into Your Arms…Love Songs of Rich­ard Rodgers.

Sean MacLaughlin recently garnered much praise across the U.S. perform­ing the role of Juan Perón in the successful revival of Evita. His Broadway credits include Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera, Elton John’s Lestat and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White and Bombay Dreams.  Other select New York and regional credits include The Audience and Requi­em for William at the Transport Group in New York City; Baby: In Concert and South Pacific: In Concert at Carnegie Hall; Grand Hotel and Follies at Signature The­atre in D.C.; The Sondheim Celebration: Merrily We Roll Along at the Kennedy Center; and the New York readings of Frank Wildhorn’s Excalibur and Webber’s Sunset Boulevard.

Tickets to the Pops Series performances on Jan. 22-23, 2016, 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 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 Natural and 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
Albert-George Schramm, conductor
Oscar Andy Hammerstein III, host
Sean MacLaughlin, vocals
Teri Hansen, vocals

Jan. 25, 2016, 8 p.m.
Jan. 26, 2016, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Raleigh, N.C.