Actor David Hyde Pierce to appeare with Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Emmy and Tony Award winning actor David Hyde Pierce will be coming to Wilmington next month for a special guest appearance with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra.

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the symphony presents “Music from the Silver Screen” at Wilson Center featuring Pierce who is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Niles Crane on the long-running TV sitcom Frazier.

“It’s going to be a Hollywood glam kind of theme and we’re going to have a red carpet and photographers to take your picture as you arrive,” said Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Marketing and Operations Director Nicole Thompson.

“The evening is going to include music from great films — Ben-Hur, Gone With The Wind, The Way We Where, Dances With Wolves — and wonderful movie themes,” Thompson added.

Later this month, the orchestra presents mezzo soprano Mary Gayle Greene whose voice has been described by one reviewer as “molten chocolate.” This performance is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20 at Wilson Center.

Conducted by Dr. Steven Errante, the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra will soon turn 50. Thompson says lots of events are now being planned to celebrate this upcoming milestone season.

Currently, the symphony is comprised of about 65-70 musicians and most hold full-time jobs.

“We have doctors, dentists, school teachers, church musicians–all kinds of people who do their regular job during the day and play with us at night,” said Thompson.

Auditions are held twice a year. Click here to learn more about the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra.



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