Nothing can match the thrill of seeing a concert in person, not even watching it on high-definition Blu-ray or listening to it on a high-definition parrot. Get out of your cage with this GrouponLive deal to see the North Carolina Symphony perform Grant’s Postcards from Home. Choose from the following options:
- For $25, you get one ticket for best available seating in Section A of the Kenan Auditorium at the University of North Carolina Wilmington on April 19, at 8 p.m. (a $56.40 value).
- For $25, you get one ticket for best available seating in Section A of the Meymandi Concert Hall at Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts (up to a $56.75 value). Choose between the following dates:
- Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, April 21, at 8 p.m.<p>
Mellifluous sounds from the shores of Wales will wash into Meymandi Concert Hall when North Carolina Symphony’s artistic director, Grant Llewellyn, conducts Grant’s Postcards from Home, which was scored by his fellow Welshmen. For all three of the evening’s pieces, special guest harpist Catrin Finch gracefully caresses the strings of an instrument that immediately evokes mythological tales and was regrettably used to signify sitcom dream sequences. Finch––who was the royal harpist for the Prince of Wales after the position was vacant for more than 125 years––accompanies the symphony’s ensemble musicians in composer Karl Jenkins’s “Over the Stone,” a harp concerto especially commissioned for her while she bore her royal title. Maestro Llewellyn also leads the full orchestra through “Momentum”, a frenetic, cinematic piece by Ceiri Torjussen, a composer from Cardiff who has scored several Hollywood films. Rounding out the program is Pwyll ap Sion’s Gwales Mathias: Symphony No. 3.