North Carolina Symphony opens new symphony season

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society invites you to save the date of Saturday, Oct. 11, to experience the glorious sounds of our state symphony, the North Carolina Symphony.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Keppel Auditorium on the Catawba College campus.
In keeping with the fiery colors of autumn, the first piece on the program is “Ritual Fire Dance” by Manuel de Falla. Following that “warm” introduction, the solo guitarist, Scott Tennant, will “turn up the heat” with a classical Spanish piece, “Concierto de Aranjuez” by Joaquin Rodrigo. Audience members may not recognize the title, but they will recognize this very familiar piece.
Tchaikovsky’s Music from Suites Nos. 1 and 3 promises to end the evening with a flourish.
Scott Tennant is a founding member of the Grammy-winning ensemble L.A. Guitar Quartet and is himself considered to be one of the world’s top classical guitarists. Tennant is a favorite guest artist on music series and major guitar festivals around the world. He has authored several books and articles on guitar technique, including his best-seller “Pumping Nylon,” which has attained a “cult” classic status. He lives in the Los Angeles area and is on the faculty at the USC Thornton School of Music.
The North Carolina Symphony, now celebrating 75 years, is a full-time professional orchestra with 65 members under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn. William Henry Curry, resident conductor ó and popular with Rowan County audiences ó will lead the performance in Salisbury as he has done often in the past.
Wallace & Graham is the concert sponsor for this first concert of the Salisbury Symphony’s 2008-2009 season.
Tickets may be purchased at any of the ticket outlets: Belk, Rowan County Convention & Visitors Bureau, A Step In Time, Sidewalk Deli, Escape the Daily Grind in Spencer, or Crescent Pharmacy in Rockwell. Season tickets may be purchased up until the night of this concert.
For ticket information, call 704-637-4314, or visit