North Carolina Symphony

This week on the Down East Journal, more than 300,000 acres of North Carolina waters have closed to shellfishing.  We talk about the budget-tightening decision and how it will affect local fishermen.  And, we preview “Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage” a theatrical symphony performance just for kids.  Those stories and more, on the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturdays at noon on News and Ideas.

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The North Carolina Symphony is presenting a Summer Concert Series of ten free outdoor concerts.  Six of those performances will be here in eastern North Carolina.  PRE's Mac McKee speaks with Senior Director of Statewide Development for the NC Symphony Rob Maddrey about the opening concert in the colonial capital that will include some well-known classical works, and an original composition by an eastern North Carolina musician.

The North Carolina Symphony

The NC Symphony, under the direction of resident conductor William Henry Curry, will perform one of the most power pieces of music ever written, Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.  The performance takes place February 4th from 7:30 to 8:30 at the Riverfront Convention Center.  PRE’s Mac McKee spoke with Maestro Curry this week about what audience members can expect.

This week on the Down East Journal, a workshop on February 20th aims to connect K-12 teachers with local environmental scientists to help students learn coastal biology lessons.  We visit a 3rd grade class at the Tiller School in Beaufort where scientists are teaching students about coastal ecology and food chains.  And, the North Carolina Symphony will make a stop in New Bern next week where they will perform one of the most powerful pieces of music ever written, Beethoven's 5th Symphony.

It’s estimated that there are less than 100 red wolves in existence, and they roam a five county area in northeastern North Carolina.  Now, these small pockets are endangered further.  This week on the Down East Journal, we explore the two most recent red wolf deaths in Washington County and the reward being offered for any information leading to an arrest. The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

The North Carolina Symphony is celebrating their 80th season. We talk to the Senior Director of Statewide Development about their upcoming holiday pops concert in downtown New Bern.