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North Carolina Symphony Brings Holiday Music to Weldon, Dec. 10

 

Your North Carolina Symphony returns to Weldon to put you in a festive mood, as conductor Jeffrey Pollock leads the orchestra in “Holiday Pops.” The concert takes place at The Centre at Halifax Community College on Friday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

 

The performance opens with the timeless “Adeste Fidelis” before offering a mix of classic melodies and new favorites, from Bach’s “Sheep May Safely Graze” and Strauss’s “Treasure Waltzes” to a composition by North Carolina-native and Symphony bass trombone Terry Mizesko. Audiences will also enjoy treasured holiday carols, including “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “We Three Kings” and an audience sing-along called Christmas Memories.

 

Founded in 1932 and subsequently the first state-supported symphony in the country, the North Carolina Symphony is a vital and honored component of North Carolina's cultural life. Its 175 performances annually are greeted with enthusiasm throughout the state, in communities large and small, in concert halls, auditoriums, gymnasiums and outdoor settings.

 

Under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn, the orchestra has grown in stature and sophistication, now advancing a well-earned reputation for innovative programming and collaborative projects. The Symphony also performs approximately 40 free concerts per year for school children all over North Carolina as the core of an education program unrivaled by any U.S. orchestra.

 

Currently the resident conductor of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Jeffrey Pollock is well-known for his musicality, innovative concert programming and ability to make connections with audiences. In 2001, he was featured in the League of American Orchestras’s prestigious National Conductor Preview and has since worked with orchestras across North America.

 

Tickets to “Holiday Pops” in Weldon range from $10 to $35. For tickets or more information, visit www.ncsymphony.org or call North Carolina Symphony Audience Services toll free at 877.627.6724. The State of North Carolina has issued your Symphony an $8 million challenge; learn more at www.ncsymphony.org/challenge.

 

 

Concert/Event Listing:

North Carolina Symphony

Holiday Pops

Jeffrey Pollock, conductor

December 10, 2010, 7:30pm

The Centre at Halifax Community College, Weldon


Program Listing:

North Carolina Symphony

Holiday Pops

Jeffrey Pollock, conductor

November 23 – December 16, 2010

 

Adeste Fidelis

arr. Arthur Harris

 

Excerpts from It’s a Wonderful Life

Dmitri Tiomkin

 

Dances from Hanukkah Suite

Terry Mizesko

 

Sheep May Safely Graze from The Wise Virgins

Johann Sebastian Bach/orch. Walton

 

Excerpts from Suite No. 1 from Coppelia

Léo Delibes

   IV. Music of the Automatons and Waltz

 

Holiday Overture

James Stephenson      

 

Christmas Fantasy for Orchestra

Dan Goeller

 

Overture to Die Fledermaus

Johann Strauss, Jr.

 

A Christmas Story

Sean O’Boyle

 

Christmas Memories Singalong

arr. Bruce Chase

   “Frosty the Snowman” – “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” – “Here Comes Santa Claus” –
   “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” – “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

 

Winter Wonderland

Felix Bernard