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Spring Symphony Pops Concert

When: Sun., May 23, 7 p.m. 2010

The gap between classical and popular music is a familiar truth for William Henry Curry, conductor of both the N.C. Symphony and the Durham Symphony Orchestra. Luckily, the DSO proposed a concert with rural appeal to grassroots organization ChathamArts right as a new performing arts center at Northwood High School was being finished. Surprisingly, the resulting Spring Symphony Pops Concert will be the first full symphony concert ever performed in Chatham County, an arts-rich community with a history of bluegrass festivals, a cappella acts, Mardi Gras celebrations, film series and abundant grant money donations toward local artists. Curry, known for his commitment to bringing classical music to wider audiences, will conduct a program infusing country roots into the orchestra's current Phantom of the Opera tour in an effort to bridge that classical-popular gap. ChathamArts anticipates this new annual concert as but one facet of a partnership with the DSO that will promote music as a teaching tool. Chatham youngsters can already look into a percussion camp this summer. Classical music in Chatham County is now not only a reality but a charitable cause to boot. —Jessie Ammons

Price: $20–$30

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