“Actor Ken Jeong and his hometown are showing each other a lot of love these days,” writes Dawn Kane in Friday’s (8/4) News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.). “Jeong—famous for his comedic roles in ‘The Hangover’ film trilogy and as television’s ‘Dr. Ken’ … grew up in Greensboro and attended Page High School, where he played violin in the orchestra…. He will lend those talents to the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra [in] September [for] the world orchestral premiere of ‘Not So Classical’ … created by Cincinnati-based filmmaker [David Donnelly] to attract broader and younger audiences…. The concerts will intersperse live classical music with filmed interviews that talk about the city and its orchestra, and how music impacts different stages of life…. Interviews feature symphony Music Director Dmitry Sitkovetsky, community leaders, board members, musicians and members of its young professionals’ group, Vivace. And of course, Jeong…. To create the program, the symphony has worked with … Donnelly … best known for his 2015 documentary film, ‘Maestro’ … chronicling the ups and downs of the life of a classical musician…. [For ‘Not So Classical,] the symphony … will perform a classical work, followed by a short film, a classical piece and so forth.”

Posted August 7, 2017