Photo: Nicolas Joubard

Over the next couple of weeks Music Director Grant Llewellyn opens the 2017/18 season with the North Carolina Symphony and the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne.

In North Carolina, the season starts with a celebration of Rachmaninov combining The Rock Fantasy, his Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and the Symphonic Dances, whilst upcoming concerts see Grant conduct Sibelius’ En Saga, Concerto for Double Bass and String Orchestra by native North Carolinian Terry Mizesko and Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben.

Hear Grant introducing the programmes he’s most looking forward to this season here:

Grant’s season in Rennes starts with a European-American programme including Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Barber’s Violin Concerto with Tai Murray, and William Grant Still’s Mother and Child. In December, Grant invites American singer, banjo and fiddle player Rhiannon Giddens to the orchestra to explore songs inspired by gospel blues, country and the rocky mountains, whilst Noah Bendix-Balgley joins the orchestra for Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.

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