Catawba Artist-in-Residence to Be Featured in North Carolina Symphony Concert
November 10, 2011
Heavenly melodies are at the heart of a romantic musical showcase when the North Carolina Symphony, led by Music Director Grant Llewellyn and featuring concertmaster Brian Reagin and soprano Christina Pier, presents "Mahler's Fourth Symphony."
The concert, which also includes the stirring Violin Concerto by Mahler protégé Alban Berg and a contemporary masterpiece by composer Magnus Lindberg, takes place at Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh's Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3 at 8:00 p.m.
"This is a wonderful program artistically," says Llewellyn. "Both the Lindberg piece and Berg's Violin Concerto have as their central pillars of reference and inspiration an extraordinary Bach chorale. As the Mahler symphony uses soprano, we tie it all together, Bach to Berg to Mahler, through the idea of the chorale."
FULL STORY: North Carolina Symphony Offers Mahler's Fourth Symphony (raleigh.broadwayworld.com)