WILMINGTON – The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra is pleased to welcome guest host David Hyde Pierce to the Wilmington Symphony Pops! “Music from the Silver Screen” concert on Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 PM at the Wilson Center in downtown Wilmington. This is an Official Cucalorus Stage Event. Dress in your favorite Hollywood glamour style have your photo taken on the red carpet. Join us in the lobby at 6:30 for pre-concert festivities, including ballroom dancing by Babs McDance.
The concert program will include your favorite movie themes such as Gone with the Wind, Ben Hur, The Pink Panther, Batman, Dances with Wolves, Lord of the Rings and more! Showing on the big screen will be Buster Keaton’s One Week with an original orchestral score by acclaimed silent film composer Andrew E. Simpson.
David Hyde Pierce is best known for playing psychiatrist Dr. Niles Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier, and for his leading role as Lieutenant Frank Cioffi in the 2007 Broadway musical Curtains. He also portrayed Frank Prady in eight episodes of the TV series The Good Wife.
As a child, he was very interested in music (particularly piano) and regularly played the organ at his local church (Bethesda Episcopal Church). David discovered a love of drama in high school and, upon his graduation in 1977, he received the Yaddo Medal which is to honor academic achievement and personal character. He went on to study classical piano at Yale University but grew bored with music history lessons and returned to his love of drama and graduated in 1981 with a double major in English and Theatre Arts. He appeared in small roles in films such as Bright Lights, Big City (1988) before his life and career changed forever when he landed the role of Dr. Niles Crane in the television series Frasier (1993). Throughout the show’s eleven year run (1993-2004), David was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series each year (he won four times: 1995, 1998-1999 and 2004). Pierce played Kelsey Grammer’s brother twice: on Frasier and again with Kelsey Grammer on The Simpsons: Brother from Another Series in 1997.
For TICKETS, call 910-362-7999 or visit www.WilmingtonSymphony.org.