Llewellyn Leads Symphony in 'America's Favorites'
North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn leads the orchestra and featured pianist Clara Yang in "Rhapsody in Blue" in a special Sunday concert during this summer's Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series.
The outdoor concert takes place at Cary's Booth Amphitheatre on Sunday, June 3, at 7 p.m.
Headlining the program is George Gershwin's jazz-infused masterpiece for piano and orchestra, "Rhapsody in Blue," featuring rising star and UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member Clara Yang.
Yang has performed in Carnegie Hall and venues across the United States, Netherlands and Australia. She earned first prizes at the Eastman Rachmaninoff Concerto Competition, American Protege International Competition, San Jose Beethoven Competition, and San Francisco Chopin Competition, among others.
Audience members will also enjoy selections by American composers Leonard Bernstein, Scott Joplin, Percy Grainger and the Symphony's own bass trombone, Morehead City native Terry Mizesko.
These favorites are featured alongside orchestral powerhouses in Johann Strauss' irresistible "Accelerations Waltz" and the enchanting "Largo" from Dvorak's " New World Symphony."
The program will be performed without intermission and conclude before 9 p.m.
For tickets, visit the North Carolina Symphony website at www.nc symphony.org or call the North Carolina Symphony Box Office at (919) 733-2750 or toll free at (877) 627-6724.
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