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North Carolina Symphony

  • 2 E. South St.
    Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Area: Downtown Raleigh
  • Phone: 919.733.2750
  • Toll-Free: 877.627.6724
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Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony performs over 175 concerts annually to adults and school children in more than 50 North Carolina counties. An entity of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, the orchestra employs 65 professional musicians, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Grant Llewellyn and Resident Conductor William Henry Curry.
Based in downtown Raleigh’s spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and an outdoor summer venue at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C., the Symphony performs about 60 concerts annually in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary metropolitan area. It holds regular concert series in Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines and Wilmington—as well as individual concerts in many other North Carolina communities throughout the year—and conducts one of the most extensive education programs of any U.S. orchestra.

String Fling

  • August 25, 2015 - August 30, 2015
  • Location: West Building
  • Address: 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Selections from the North Carolina Symphonys String Fling Painted Violin Collection will be on display in the West Building. String Fling features a n... View Details

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in Concert

  • September 18, 2015 - September 19, 2015
  • Location: Red Hat Amphitheater
  • Address: 500 S. McDowell St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Featuring Howard Shores complete Academy Award- and Grammy-winning score performed live on-stage by more than 250 musicians. Peter Jacksons Award-Winn... View Details

Jean-Yves Thibaudet Plays Gershwin

  • September 25, 2015 - September 26, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Opening weekend concerts feature Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet; the program also includes favorites from Leona... View Details

Beethoven & Mozart

  • October 09, 2015 - October 10, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1; Mozart: Adagio and Fugue; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24; Beethoven: Grosse Fuge. Grant Llewellyn, conductor; Alessi... View Details

A Gala with Renée Fleming

  • October 11, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear celebrated internationally-known soprano Renée Fleming perform beloved songs and arias from opera and the s... View Details

Friday Favorites with N.C. Symphony: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6

  • October 16, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Shostakovich: Festive Overture; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6. David Glover conducts. Pre-concert Talk at 11am with William Robin, North Carolina S... View Details

Music from the Movies

  • October 16, 2015 - October 17, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Revel in an orchestral evening filled with music from films such as Batmans The Dark Knight Rises, Harry Potter, Star Trek into Darkness, Narnia and P... View Details

An Evening with Jeffrey & Gabriel Kahane

  • October 24, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Father and son join forces with the North Carolina Symphony to perform Ravel’s Piano Concerto and musical selections from The Gershwin Songbook,... View Details

Halloween at Hogwarts: The Music of Harry Potter played by the North Carolina Symphony

  • October 31, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Calling all Gryffindors, Ravenclaws and even Slytherins! Grab your brooms and fly away with us as the orchestra performs selections from the Harry Pot... View Details

Beethoven's 8th Symphony

  • November 06, 2015 - November 07, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Beethoven: Overture to King Stephen; Shaw: Lo (co-commission); Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks; Beethoven: Symphony No. 8. Edwin Outwater, conductor; C... View Details

Friday Favorites with N.C. Symphony: Favorite Light Classics

  • November 13, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Thrill to your favorite light classical music, including Rossini’s Overture to William Tell, Humperdinck’s Prelude to Hänsel and Gret... View Details

Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2

  • November 20, 2015 - November 21, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Glazunov: Violin Concerto; Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2. James Feddeck, conductor; Brian Reagin, violin. Pre-concert Talk Friday or Saturday at ... View Details

A Frozen Journey

  • November 25, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Take a break from preparing the feast the day before Thanksgiving and bring the whole family to this one hour performance for the young and young at h... View Details

Holiday Pops

  • November 27, 2015 - November 28, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

All new show, with selections from The Polar Express, Frozen, Its a Wonderful Life plus all your Holiday Favorites. Sing-a-long with the Symphony and ... View Details

A Baroque Christmas

  • December 04, 2015 - December 05, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Your holiday will be uplifted by the beautiful music of Handel and Bach. Enjoy the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah, Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 and much... View Details

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular

  • December 18, 2015 - December 19, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

This new show features your favorite holiday music from the North Carolina Symphony and the spell-binding grace and dare-devil athleticism of today's ... View Details

New Year's Eve in Vienna

  • December 31, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Ring in the New Year with the North Carolina Symphony and beautiful melodies from Vienna. View Details

Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto

  • January 15, 2016 - January 16, 2016
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Brahms: Tragic Overture; Norman: Release; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor. View Details

Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration

  • January 22, 2016 - January 23, 2016
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Starring Oscar 'Andy' Hammerstein III, grandson of the beloved librettist and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, and author of The Hammersteins: A Musical... View Details

Mozart Piano Concerto

  • January 29, 2016 - January 30, 2016
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Tallis: Spem in Alium; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20; Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style; Schubert: Symphony No. 5. View Details

Love Stories

  • February 05, 2016
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337

Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila; Franck: Psych et Eros from Psych; Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice; Bizet: Selection... View Details

The Firebird

  • February 12, 2016 - February 13, 2016
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks; Haydn: Symphony No. 59, "Fire"; Shepherd: Blue Blazes; Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird. View Details

Johnny Mathis

  • February 19, 2016 - February 20, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Legendary singer Johnny Mathis, with his smooth vocals and inimitable style, returns to Raleigh with the North Carolina Symphony for an evening of mus... View Details

Saint-Saens' Thundering "Organ" Symphony

  • February 26, 2016 - February 27, 2016
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Debussy: 6 pigraphes antiques; Debussy: Prlude laprs-midi dun faune; Franck: Les jardins dEros and Psych et Eros from Psych; Saint-Saens: Symphony No.... View Details

Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony

  • March 04, 2016
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337

Weber: Overture to Euryanthe*; William Henry Curry: World Premiere; William Henry Curry: Eulogy for a Dream; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5. *Even... View Details

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

  • March 18, 2016 - March 19, 2016
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Aaron Jay Kernis: "Musica celestis"; Muhly: "Seeing is Believing"; Vivaldi: Spring; Vivaldi: Summer; Vivaldi: Autumn; Vivaldi: Win... View Details

Five for Fighting

  • April 02, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, best known by his stage name Five for Fighting, joins the North Carolina Symphony onstage for the first time ever. Th... View Details

Beethoven Triple & Brahms Double

  • April 15, 2016 - April 16, 2016
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Beethoven: Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano; Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello. View Details

Classical Mystery Tour

  • April 22, 2016 - April 23, 2016
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Guest conductor Martin Herman will lead the North Carolina Symphony and the Classical Mystery Tour band in some of the greatest Beatles tunes ever, su... View Details

Beethoven's Violin Concerto

  • April 29, 2016 - April 30, 2016
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Adams: Absolute Jest; Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major. View Details

Itzhak Perlman

  • May 04, 2016
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337

The violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman will return to Raleigh to perform with the orchestra in this special event. The concert will be Perlmans sixth perf... View Details

Tales of Two Cities

  • May 06, 2016
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337

Copland: Quiet City; Judd Greenstein: My City; Copland: Suite from The Tender Land; Elgar: Cockaigne; Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad; Vaughan Williams:... View Details

Grant Conducts Mahler

  • May 13, 2016 - May 14, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Mahler: Symphony No. 7. Pre-concert talk at 7pm, Swain Lobby. View Details

The Rat Pack, 100 Years of Frank!

  • May 20, 2016 - May 21, 2016
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Celebrate the classic songs of Sinatra, Davis and Martin, like "My Way," "Mr. Bojangles," "That's Amore," "The Lady... View Details

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Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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