The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) Symphony will hold a free concert at Dixon Auditorium on Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. Christopher James Lees will conduct the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra in works such as Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major.
Featured soloist for the Ravel concerto is Owen Dodds, winner of the 2016 UNCSA Concerto Competition. He is a junior in the School of Music (piano), from Winston-Salem. He is a student of Dmitri Shteinberg.
The public is invited to arrive at 1 p.m. to meet symphony members before the concert. Students also may visit with symphony members and enjoy pizza after the performance.
Elkin City Schools’ band director, Greg Carpenter, will be there and highly recommends attending the show as he considers orchestral performance one of the “greatest art forms.” He commented, “A good symphony is a joy.”
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) is a public coeducational arts conservatory in Winston-Salem. The school offers high school, undergraduate and graduate degrees, and it is one of the campuses of the University of North Carolina. It was founded in 1963 as the North Carolina School of the Arts by Governor Terry Sanford and was the first public arts conservatory in the United States.
Lauren Bryant is a member of the Elkin High School Journalism Club.