The 72 musicians of the North Carolina Symphony under the direction of Grant Llewellyn serve their home state with over 175 performances each year, including 40 in schools.
We’ll hear a piece from their American Spectrum project on Deep Threes Radio #8. John Dancy of UNC-TV provides a glimpse of the orchestra behind the scenes in this first video.
Americana siren Tift Merritt came back home to perform with the Symphony in 2007. Here’s their rendition of her signature song “Tambourine”.
James Taylor appeared with the North Carolina Symphony and offered up his homage to the Tarheel State (and their neighbor to the south), “Carolina In My Mind”.
The orchestra reaches beyond the traditionalal boundaries of classical music to perform pieces with merit, regardless of their original purpose. Here is an outdoor performance of the “Chrono Trigger / Chrono Cross Medley” from Play! A Video Game Symphony, complete with rainfall and a rowdy gamer in the crowd.
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