HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 12, 2010 ? More than 450 guests had the opportunity to enjoy the musical talent of the North Carolina Symphony, which performed at High Point University on Feb. 11 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.
This is the second time the group has performed on campus. The HPU-sponsored event serves as a gift to the community, and allows the general public to experience music at its finest ? providing not only a pleasant experience, but an educational one as well.
The North Carolina Symphony was organized in 1932 under the direction of Pulitzer traveling fellowship recipient and composer Lamar Stringfield. Under the 34-year leadership of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Swalin, the group developed its grassroots emphasis on taking the orchestra to the people of North Carolina ? including places such as HPU. That tradition has continued every year since the 1943 “Horn Tootin’ Bill” was passed by the State Legislature.
Now in its 77th year, the North Carolina Symphony is a full-time, professional orchestra with 68 members under the leadership of Grant Llewellyn.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at @HighPointU.
Vice President for Administration