Grit Award

Jan. 24, 2014 @ 01:24 PM

Durham is a place with gems we love to discover and rediscover. One of those gems is the Durham Symphony Orchestra and its conductor and music director, William Henry Curry.
Reporter Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan shared the details of the dedication and labor of love this group brings to their craft from her observations at a practice session she wrote about in Friday’s Herald-Sun. “It’s a jewel in the community,” Curry said of the symphony. We couldn’t agree more.
We appreciate the hours that its members spend (many with other full-time jobs) to ensure a greater wealth of culture in Durham.
If you are in the business of finding things to love about Durham, you should check out the performance Sunday at the Durham Armory that this group of volunteers and paid professionals will put on, titled “A Musical Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.” The performance will include Curry’s own composition, “Eulogy for a Dream.”
In recognition of their dedication and the gift of music they give this community, the Durham Symphony Orchestra and Curry are the recipients of this week’s Grit Award.