The NC Symphony on record
When star cellist Zuill Bailey takes the stage in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall Friday and Saturday night, along with pianist Awadagin Pratt and violinist Philippe Quint, he won’t be playing just for those in the seats for this latest N.C. Symphony program. The performances of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto and Brahms’ Double Concerto, conducted by Grant Llewellyn, will be recorded live for release on CD sometime next year.
This is the third such collaboration for Bailey and the orchestra. Their first live CD, “Britten’s Cello Symphony,” was recorded in 2013 and released on the Telarc label in January 2014. It reached No. 1 on Billboard’s classical chart and received rave reviews in The New York Times and Huffington Post. The second collaboration, “Prokofiev’s Sinfonia Concertante,” was recorded in 2015 and is scheduled for release on the Steinway & Sons label on May 13. Pre-release copies will be available at this weekend’s concerts, including Thursday’s performance in Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall.
For concert details, call 919-733-2750 or go to ncsymphony.org.
Cary photographer J.J. Raia is one of three finalists in photography contest being held at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem.
“The Modern Landscape: Black and White Photography Contest” is to celebrate the American landscape as exemplified by the work of artist-photographer, Ansel Adams, whose work is on view at Reynolda House through July 17.
More than 300 people submitted photographs to the competition. The other two finalists are Glenn Thompson from Butler, Pa., and Sharon Canter from High Point.
Reproductions of the finalists’ photographs will be on display at locations around Winston-Salem through May 13, and the public is asked to vote for their favorite. The winner will be announced on May 18. For the list of locales go to http://nando.com/3p7.
By correspondent Roy Dicks and staff writer Mary Cornatzer