North Carolina Symphony to Continue Friday Favorites Series, 11/13

The North Carolina Symphony, led by Associate Conductor David Glover, will continue its 2015/16 FridayFavorites series with "Favorite Light Classics" on Friday, Nov. 13, at noon in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh in the second concert of its popular "Friday Favorites" lunchtime series.

The Friday Favorites program, which includes Rossini's Overture to William Tell, Humperdinck's Prelude to Hänsel and Gretel, and highlights from John Williams' Jurassic Park, is approximately an hour long, and is performed without intermission.

David Glover conducts education and evening concerts throughout the state as well as performances on the Pops Series and Young People's Concerts. He has led numerous orchestras including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, North Czech Philharmonic, Bulgarian Opera in Bourgas, and Hungarian Opera-Cluj. He holds degrees from the University of Georgia and Boston University in violin performance, as well as a master's degree in instrumental conducting from Indiana University, where he was named an Adjunct Lecturer in 2007.

Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony gives more than 200 performances annually to adults and school children in more than 50 North Carolina counties. An entity of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, the orchestra employs 66 professional musicians, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Grant Llewellyn, Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, and Associate Conductor David Glover.

Headquartered in downtown Raleigh's spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and an outdoor summer venue at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C., the Symphony performs about 60 concerts annually in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary metropolitan area. It holds regular concert series in Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines and Wilmington-as well as individual concerts in many other North Carolina communities throughout the year-and conducts one of the most extensive education programs of any U.S. orchestra.

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