Grant Llewellyn on Gershwin’s An American in Paris (feat. Joe A. Mobley)
North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn will discuss Gershwin’s An American in Paris, featured on the Symphony’s March 13 and 14 concerts! Grant will discuss Gershwin’s inspirations for this jazz-infused work, its most unique aspects, and his own approach to conducting it.
Joe A. Mobley taught history at North Carolina State University after retiring from the North Carolina Office of Archives and History. He has authored a number of articles and twelve books, received a North Caroliniana Book Award for best book on the state's history, and served as president of both the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association and the Historical Society of North Carolina. Mobley will speak briefly prior to the event with Grant Llewellyn.
Co-sponsored by WCPE - FM The Classical Station.
From its beginnings during the Great Depression, the North Carolina Symphony has touched the lives of countless Tar Heels. One of the state's premier cultural organizations and the oldest continuously state-supported orchestra in the nation, the "Suitcase Symphony" grew from a small group of volunteer players to the world-class orchestra it is today.