The North Carolina Symphony, featuring conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann and violinist Brian Reagin, will perform at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, in Aycock Auditorium.
The performance is part of the University Concert and Lecture Series. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at the door or in advance at the box office, 334-5546, from noon to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.The Greensboro Chapter of the N.C. Symphony Society is seeking sponsors for the event, as well as for Feb. 14 concerts here by the symphony for school children. State funds and other contributions only partially cover cost of the programs, according to Mary Frances and Herb Hazelman who head the local chapter. Those interested in contributing, and being listed in the concert program, should call 855-8719 as soon as possible.
Zimmermann has been music director and conductor of the North Carolina Symphony since 1982. He is also music director of the Canton Symphony Orchestra in Ohio. In the past, Zimmermann was one of Exxon Arts Endowment Conductors and assistant conductor of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
Reagin, the North Carolina Symphony's concertmaster, will be featured along with two other orchestra members: John Pederson, principal bassoonist, and Anne Whaley Laney, principal flutist. The three are principal musicians and soloists on the 1989-90 ``Orchestra Showcase' series.
The concert will include Danzi's ``Concerto in F Major for Bassoon and Orchestra' with Pederson; Nielson's ``Concerto for Flute and Orchestra' with Laney; Sarasate's ``Zigeunerweisen for Violin and Orchestra Opus 20' and Tchaikovsky's ``Serenade Melancolique for Violin and Orchestra' with Reagin. The concert will conclude with Ravel's ``Suite No. 2 from 'Daphnis and Chloe.' '