N.C. Symphony to return to Town Common


The North Carolina Symphony will perform June 4 on the Tarboro Town Common.


Staff Writer

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Tarboro’s historic, 15-acre Town Common, the second oldest legislated town common in the United States and the only remaining original common on the East Coast outside of Boston, has seen its share of activities.

There have been weddings, festivals, family picnics and more — and at 7:30 p.m. on June 4, the Common will again play host to the 74-member North Carolina Symphony as it embarks on its annual Concerts in Your Community Series.

The concert is free and concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, water, hand fans and mosquito and gnat repellant.

This will be the opening performance for the symphony’s Community Series, with other shows scheduled for Jacksonville on June 11, Chapel Hill on June 14 and New Bern on June 18.

Performing under the baton of Conductor Wesley Schulz, the symphony will share great moments in classical music.

The program includes such popular tunes as Lecouna’s “Malagueña,” selections from Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” Kenneth Alford’s “Colonel Bogey March” and Rossini’s “William Tell Overture.”

The presenting sponsor for the evening is Keihin Carolina Technology Foundation while Tarboro Savings Bank and Vidant Edgecombe Hospital are concert sponsors.