The North Carolina Symphony, led by David Glover, will enchant young audiences with “Music, Noise & Silence,” with Magic Circle Mime Co., on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 1 p.m., and again at 4 p.m., in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. 

In the program, the concert seems doomed as Silence and Noise attempt to seize control of the orchestra. Only with the help of the audience and Music will the conductor be able to break the fierce grip of Noise and bring harmony back to the orchestra.

The 1 p.m. performance will also offer audio description for patrons who are visually impaired and American Sign Language for those who are hearing impaired, in partnership with Arts Access.

David Glover is currently the Assistant Conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony. He has led numerous orchestras including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, North Czech Philharmonic, Bulgarian Opera, Bourgas, and Hungarian Opera, Cluj. As a participant in numerous competitions, he has placed in the semi-finals of the Bartok Opera Competition and was the youngest person to pass the preliminary round of the Cadeques Competition in 2008. In addition, Mr. Glover has held positions as the Ansbacher Fellow to the Salzburg Festival, and Conductor of the Indiana University All-Campus Orchestra.

Magic Circle Mime Co. has performed with virtually every major orchestra in North America and has a growing reputation around the world. In the Pacific Rim and Far East they have performed at festivals and with major orchestras in Australia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan. They made their European debut with the Palau de la Música de Valencia in April of 2007.  The company is the creative partnership of Maggie Petersen and Douglas MacIntyre. Both artists have backgrounds in theater and instrumental music, and have utilized that training to create their highly regarded programs.

The 2013/14 NCS Kids Young People’s Concerts are perfect for families and children ages 4-12. Each performance also features fun, interactive activities related to the concert’s theme, beginning in Meymandi Concert Hall’s Swalin Lobby one hour before the concert.  Activities include a North Carolina Symphony Instrument Zoo that introduces kids of all ages to Symphony instruments, face-painting, crafts from Marbles Kids Museum, plus a visit from Kidsville News mascot Truman.

Concert tickets are $20, and are available at the door one hour prior to concert start time.  For more information on the NCS Kids program, go to

The Series Partner for NCS Kids is WakeMed.  This concert is made possible in part by the Drs. James and Mary Susan Fulghum Fund.

About the North Carolina Symphony

Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony performs over 175 concerts 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 and Resident Conductor William Henry Curry.

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.