Guest Artists Join Symphony
The North Carolina Symphony brings a musical tour-de-force to Southern Pines when two internationally renowned guest artists, conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya and violin Augustin Hadelich, join forces with the orchestra for a pair of powerhouse masterworks: Sibelius' "Violin Concerto" and Tchaikovsky's "Fifth Symphony."
The concert will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines.
Described by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as "one of the most exciting young conductors on the international scene," Harth-Bedoya has been the music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra since 2000. The artistic growth of that up-and-coming organization has turned its young maestro into one of the most sought-after conductors in the world. Harth-Bedoya has appeared with orchestras and operas from New York, Chicago and Boston to London, Berlin, Paris and Sydney.
He is joined on stage by Augustin Hadelich, a soloist who has "easily confirmed his place on the short list of today's top violin virtuosos," according to the Denver Post, and himself has earned unstinted praise for appearances with many of the world's most celebrated orchestras.
Harth-Bedoya and Hadelich made their Carnegie Hall debuts together in 2008 in a performance of the Brahms "Double Concerto" with cellist Alban Gerhardt and the Fort Worth Symphony.
Pre-concert talks and "Meet the Artist" events are held before Symphony concerts across the state. These engaging conversations offer a unique perspective on the evening's featured composers, the chance to ask questions and hear the inside story on what to listen for.
For "Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony," Josiah Stevenson will host "Meet the Artists" in the Pinecrest High School band room on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 6:45 p.m.
Regular tickets to the Southern Pines Series performance on Thursday, Oct. 13, range from $27 to $42. Student tickets are $10.
Lee Auditorium is located at Pinecrest High School, 100 Pinecrest School Road, in Southern Pines.
For tickets, program notes, podcasts, musician profiles, the Symphony blog and more, visit the North Carolina Symphony website at www.ncsymphony.org. Call North Carolina Symphony Audience Services at (919) 733-2750 or toll free (877) 627-6724.
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