Julia Walker Jewell, piano
Jewell | Dance of the Coin
Borodin | Polovtsian Dances
Student Concerto Competition Winners
Wilmington composer Julia Walker Jewell’s intensely personal musical response to the Holocaust has its WSO premiere. We also introduce the winners of the Richard R. Deas Student Concerto Competition and feature Borodin’s beloved Polovtsian Dances.
Composer and keyboardist, Julia Walker Jewell is a native of Wilmington, NC. She is currently the full time Director of Music at Wrightsville United Methodist Church, where she serves as organist and directs the adult, handbell and children’s choirs. She is also the leader of the Port City Trio, a long time Wilmington band featuring pieces from The Great American Songbook. Along with her husband, Kelly, she owns and operates Ted’s Fun on the River, a popular music venue in downtown Wilmington.
As a composer, she writes in both the classical and jazz idioms. In addition to writing for her Jazz Quintet, her classical works have been featured by the Tallis Chamber Orchestra of Wilmington, the “ComposerWorks Series” on the local and state level for many years and the “Very Special Arts Festival” (Brussels, Belgium).
She received her B.A. from UNC-W where she studied piano with Dr. Richard Deas and did her graduate work at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, studying commercial music and jazz.
Dinner Discount Program
Several area restaurants are partnering with the Wilmington Symphony to provide ticket holders with a 10% discount on the night of the performance. The discount applies to food only purchased before or after the concert upon presentation of a valid ticket or ticket stub. Some partners require advance reservations. We are grateful for the support of these restaurants with this season's "WSO Dinner Discount Program":
Blackfinn Ameripub, Brent's Bistro, Cape Fear Seafood Company, Elijah's Restaurant, Fat Tony's Italian Pub, Grand Cru Lumina Station, and manna avenue.