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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.

Tales of Two Cities

  • May 06, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Suppé: "Overture to Light Cavalry"; Saint-Saëns: "Violin Concerto No. 3"; Bizet: "Symphony No. 1".  Gra... 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 in Swalin Lobby, Fri. and Sat. at 7pm. View Details

Itzhak Perlman

  • May 18, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

The violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman will return to Raleigh to perform Bruch's "Violin Concerto No. 1" with the orchestra in this special even... View Details

The Rat Pack, 100 Years of Frank!

  • May 20, 2016 - May 21, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

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

Summerfest Opening Night: Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony

  • May 28, 2016
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

Celebrate Memorial Weekend with the monumental Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony. Also, enjoy selections by Wagner and Smetana as “citizen musicians&rd... View Details

Rhapsody in Red, White and Blue: An American Celebration

  • May 29, 2016
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

Enjoy music by George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, John Williams, John Philip Sousa and and other American music icons, along with a patriotic salute to V... View Details

Summerfest: Rhapsody in Blue with Joey Alexander

  • June 03, 2016
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

Pianist Joey Alexander, the youngest ever Grammy® nominee, will be accompanied by his trio and the North Carolina Symphony; this soulful artist pe... View Details

Summerfest: Classics Under the Stars

  • June 04, 2016
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

Enjoy your picnic under the stars with favorite light classical music, including Vivaldi’s Spring, selections from Carmen, and more of your most... View Details

Summerfest: John Williams Festival

  • June 10, 2016
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

From a galaxy far, far away to the edge of Neverland, John Williams’ iconic scores have accompanied you on epic adventures—journey now wit... View Details

Summerfest: John Williams Festival

  • June 11, 2016
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

From a galaxy far, far away to the edge of Neverland, John Williams’ iconic scores have accompanied you on epic adventures—journey now wit... View Details

Summerfest: Beethoven Festival - Symphony #7

  • June 16, 2016
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

William Henry Curry, conductor; Natasha Paremski, piano. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3; Beethoven: Symphony No. 7. View Details

Summerfest: Beethoven Festival - Symphony #5

  • June 17, 2016
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

David Glover, conductor; Navah Perlman, piano. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1; Beethoven: Symphony No. 5. View Details

Summerfest: Broadway at the Booth

  • June 24, 2016
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

Join stars from the stage of DPAC for an evening of orchestral hits and Broadway showstoppers in the park. View Details

Summerfest: The Music of David Bowie: A Musical Odyssey

  • June 25, 2016
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

Join conductor Brent Havens and a full rock band on a symphonic musical odyssey that explores the incredible range of David Bowie’s music includ... View Details

Summerfest: Independence Day

  • July 04, 2016
  • Location: Koka Booth Amphitheatre
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

Bring the kids, curl up on a blanket and relax under the pines as we honor the birthday of the USA with patriotic favorites, high-spirited classics an... View Details

Summerfest Presents: Beach Music with North Tower Band

  • July 09, 2016
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

Come out and shag! A veteran touring band with sizzling brass and a wide-ranging repertoire will have the whole family dancing. The Symphony will not ... View Details

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #1

  • September 23, 2016 - September 24, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila, Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1, Stravinsky: Petrouchka. View Details

Dvorak Symphony No. 5

  • October 07, 2016 - October 08, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Dvorak: Serenade for Winds, Dvorak: Symphony No. 5. View Details

Blockbuster Film Scores

  • October 14, 2016 - October 15, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Hooray for Hollywood! Join the Symphony on an epic journey with the great film composers. Track the Pink Panther with Henry Mancini, experience vertig... View Details

Enigma Variations

  • October 21, 2016 - October 22, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Julia Adolphe: Dark Sand, Sifting Light.  Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 2. Pteris Vasks: Epifania Elgar: Enigma Variations. View Details

The Music of Star Wars

  • October 29, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Calling all dark and light sides, join the NC Symphony for a family fun concert featuring the music of Star Wars and more. Be sure to dress as your fa... View Details

Copland Classics

  • November 04, 2016 - November 05, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man. Copland: Our Town. Barber: Symphony No. 1. Missy Mazzoli: Sinfonia . John Williams: Overture from The Cowboys. Co... View Details

Bach Double Violin Concerto

  • November 11, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Handel: Selections from Water Music,  Bach: Double Violin Concerto, Vivaldi: La Folia Madness and Mozart: Ballet Music from Idomeneo. View Details

The Planets: An HD Odyssey

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

Avner Dorman: Astrolatry. Jennifer Higdon: Blue Cathedral. Holst: The Planets. View Details

The Day Before Thanksgiving: A Frozen Journey

  • November 23, 2016
  • 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 that features music from Bab... View Details

Holiday Pops

  • November 25, 2016 - November 26, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The North Carolina Symphonys Holiday Pops is a musical tradition that hopes to fill your heart with cheer. Enjoy all your holiday favorites and asing-... View Details

Messiah Choruses

  • December 02, 2016 - December 03, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Bach: Selected choruses from the Mass in B minor. Michael Torke: December.  Eric Whitacre: Lux Aurumque.  Vaughan Williams: Fantasia On A Th... View Details

A Pink Martini Christmas

  • December 09, 2016 - December 10, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

China Forbes returns! One of the world's favorite Cocktail, Jazz, and World Pop ensembles returns to Meymandi Concert Hall. Pink Martini delivers a fe... View Details

A Classical Christmas

  • December 23, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Young singers and the North Carolina Symphony join forces for this special performance of sacred celebration. View Details

New Year's Eve in Vienna

  • December 31, 2016
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Ring in the New Year with beautiful melodies from Vienna and Big Band sounds. View Details

Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto

  • January 06, 2017 - January 07, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Schreker: Intermezzo. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4. Brahms: Symphony No. 1. View Details

A Star Trek Spectacular

  • January 20, 2017 - January 21, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, experience an out-of-this-world concert conducted by the world-renowned Jack Everly. Hosted by ... View Details

Celebrate Mozart's Birthday

  • January 27, 2017 - January 28, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio. Mozart: "Basta, vincesti Ah, non lasciarmi". Mozart: Rondo in A Major for Piano and Orc... View Details

All Mozart

  • February 03, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio. Mozart: Violin Concerto #4. Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik. Mozart: Symphony No. 39. View Details

Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade

  • February 10, 2017 - February 11, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture. Timo Andres: New Work. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade. View Details

Romantic Nights with Music from Phantom of the Opera

  • February 17, 2017 - February 18, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Romantic orchestral favorites and timeless love songs from your favorite Broadway musicals and films. Stuart Chafetz leads the Symphony and guest si... View Details

Ives Symphony #2

  • February 24, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Ives: Unanswered Question, William Henry Curry: World Premiere, Foster: Camptown Races and Ives: Symphony No. 2. View Details

Lang Lang

  • March 01, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The sensational Lang Lang returns to Meymandi Concert Hall for one night only to perform with the North Carolina Symphony. View Details

Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante

  • March 03, 2017 - March 04, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Jennifer Higdon: Three Selections from Dance Card. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante. Sibelius: Symphony No. 5. View Details

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

  • March 11, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Ward: Jubilation Overture, Caroline Shaw: Lo and Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4. View Details

Jason Alexander

  • March 17, 2017 - March 18, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Tony Award-winning actor, Jason Alexander, best known for his role as George Costanza on Seinfeld, is coming to N.C. for an evening of laughs and en... View Details

Kennedy Center Bon Voyage!

  • March 24, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Ward: Jubilation Overture, Caroline Shaw: Lo, Mason Bates: Rusty Air in Carolina, Sarah Kirkland, Snider: Hiraeth and Ward: City of Oaks. View Details

Britten War Requiem

  • April 07, 2017 - April 08, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Britten: War Requiem. View Details

Beethoven's Ninth

  • April 21, 2017 - April 22, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Grant Llewellyn, the North Carolina Symphony, the North Carolina Master Chorale, and guest vocalists join forces on one stage to perform the glorious ... View Details

An Afternoon of Dr. Seuss

  • April 22, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Dr. Seuss' classics The Sneetches and Green Eggs Ham come alive in this megastoopendous musical production.Youngsters of all ages will enjoy fantasti... View Details

Schubert 9th Symphony: "The Great" Symphony

  • April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21. Schubert: Symphony No. 9 "The Great Symphony". View Details

The Pirates of Penzance

  • May 05, 2017 - May 06, 2017
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Actors from the UNC School of the Arts join Grant Llewellyn and the North Carolina Symphony for a semi-staged production of this comic masterpiece tha... View Details

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