Salisbury Symphony concert features Jesse Davis

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 1, 2012

On Saturday, Feb. 11, the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra will seem a little more playful than usual — because the program that Music Director David Hagy has created contains music that has been described as “bouncy, eerie, energetic…light and lyrical…playful and dramatic.”
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Keppel Auditorium on the Catawba College campus.
Jesse Davis, North Carolina native and renowned pianist, will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Also on the concert are Bartok’s Divertimento for Strings and Schubert’s Symphony No. 5.
Davis has performed all over the world; he is the winner of the 2001 Vienna International Pianists Academy, third prize winner at the First International Piano Competition Sant’Agata Li Battiati, Italy, and won the Semifinalist Prize at the 2004 New Orleans International Piano Competition.
He married Salisbury native Leslie (also a pianist and who has also performed with the Salisbury Symphony) and spent some time as a family in Salisbury. He credits Russ Robbins, Rob Derocher, and the faculty of Catawba College for encouraging his musical development.
Tickets at the door are $20 for ages 19 and older; $6 for ages 9-18 and $4 for ages 8 and younger. “Balcony For A Buck” is offered for this concert: anyone appearing at the box office (box office opens at 6:30 p.m.) the evening of the concert may choose to sit in the balcony for only one dollar. Visit for more