Published: May 28, 2012 01:12 PM
Modified: May 28, 2012 01:13 PM
The North Carolina Symphony was born in Chapel Hill, and although it is now based in Raleigh and has traveled to every nook and cranny in the state, every year the symphony comes back to do a concert in its hometown.
Music Director Grant Llewellyn will lead the symphony in its annual free outdoor concert on the Green at Southern Village at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1.
The concert, marking the symphony’s 80th year of service to the state, is called “An Outdoor Overture” and will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 1.
Chapel Hill concertgoers will enjoy an inspired concert program with works by American composers Leonard Bernstein, Scott Joplin, Percy Grainger and the symphony’s own bass trombone, Morehead City-native Terry Mizesko, along with orchestral powerhouses in Johann Strauss’s irresistible “Accelerations Waltz” and the enchanting Largo from Antonín Dvoøák’s “New World” Symphony.
Llewellyn will close the program with the evening’s featured work, Aaron Copland’s buoyant and lighthearted “An Outdoor Overture.” It features more than a few challenges for musicians of any age, and will be a rousing finale.
The symphony is making its 13th annual appearance as the highlight of the Southern Village Summe Music Series. It’s a free show, but arrive early to stake out your spot.
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