The North Carolina Symphony has announced details of its 2010-11 season, which includes classical and pops performances in the cities of Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, Southern Pines, Fayetteville, New Bern, and Wilmington, as well as eight summer festival dates in Cary. Programming by Music Director Grant Llewellyn will focus on Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, and John Adams; works will include Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 7, compiled by Russian musicologist Semyon Bogatiryov using several sources from Tchaikovsky’s works. Also planned for the season are Adams’s Eros Piano, Short Ride in a Fast Machine, and Harmonium; performances of Mozart’s music during a semistaged version of the Peter Shaffer play Amadeus by PlayMakers Repertory Theatre Company; the first movement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 at the beginning of the season and Mahler’s complete Symphony No. 9 at the end of the season. In May the orchestra will perform Shakespeare-themed works, including Berlioz’s Overture to Beatrice et Benedict; the Intermezzo, Nocturne, and Scherzo from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Dvorák’s Othello Overture; and Nicolai’s Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Photo of Grant Llewellyn by Stu Rosner

Posted March 2, 2010