North Carolina-Symphony-August 4


North Carolina People, Places, and Things-August 4

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.

In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special. Everyday this year I am doing a post on what I have learned new.

In 1932 North Carolina created the first state-supported symphony in the country.

NC-Symphony-logo-300x174

The North Carolina Symphony is an orchestra based in Raleigh, North Carolina, with sixty-five full-time musicians.

In 1932, Lamar Stringfield united a group of volunteers to form the North Carolina Symphony. They first performed in Hill Hall at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in North Carolina on May 14, 1932.

UNC fall 08 campus scenes buildings catalog hill hall

Hill Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The original musicians of the symphony were unpaid local musicians. By 1935, the North Carolina Symphony had performed in more than fifty cities and towns in North Carolina, in over 140 concerts. Dr. Benjamin Swalin, Music Director from 1939 to 1972, continued the orchestra’s mission to reach as many North Carolina natives as possible.

In the 1940’s, the NCSO became the first orchestra to receive continuous state funding.

Devoted to bringing music to the entire state of North Carolina, the NCSO counts as one of its proudest achievements an extensive education program, unrivaled by any USA orchestra. Approximately 45 concerts per year are performed free for school children throughout the state and are part of the schools’ music education curriculum.

Photo below picture of NC Symphony doing free concert in New Bern at Tryon Palace on South Lawn.

nc_symphony_south_lawn.jpg

The Symphony schedule can be found at the link below:

http://www.ncsymphony.org/events/

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Jesse Kerema

Motivation, goals and a journey to success

simplisticInsights

Simple made easy! psychology love feeling emotion thought behaviour success strategy

roads bel travelled

Exploring open roads without breaking the bank

MC2Charlotte

Motivating Children To Change

Order My Steps

Musings and reflections along the path

This Day in North Carolina History

The people and places of the Tar Heel state day by day.

The Omnivoyeur

Eating, Drinking, and Taking In All Of Life's Pleasures

BitesnBuzz

People, Places, Bites & Buzz from the South and Beyond

John Tanner's Barbecue Blog

One man's search for a rich, full life -- mainly barbecue.

AdventureDawgs

Seeing the world one road at a time

JoHanna Massey

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” ― Carl Sagan

FOOD, FASHION AND DESIGN

AMY TURNER SMITH

Leadership Freak

Empowering Leaders 300 Words at a Time

SpanishMossSeries

Faces, places, food, football and other southern goodness that strikes me.

Sunnyhuckle

Positive stories, insights, ideas, inspirations, thoughts, & perspectives

Storyshucker

A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

Art's Arts

I Like Art.

%d bloggers like this: