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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.

Mozart's Magnificent Voyage

  • March 07, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's young son Karl longs to spend more time with his famous father and receives that opportunity when they attend a performance ... View Details

Grant Conducts Eroica

  • March 13, 2015 - March 14, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Bach: Jesu, meine Freude; Brahms: Shicksalslied; Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”. Grant Llewellyn, Music Director; North Carolina Mast... View Details

Manning Chamber Music Concert

  • April 06, 2015
  • Location: Kenan Recital Hall at William Peace University
  • Address: 15 Peace St., Raleigh, NC 27604

Chamber music masterpieces featuring members of the North Carolina Symphony. View Details

Friday Favorites: Symphonie Fantastique

  • April 10, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337

Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5 Berlioz: selections from Symphonie fantastique Michael Francis, conductor Brian Reagin, violin This specia... View Details

Symphonie Fantastique

  • April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Messiaen: Les offrandes oubliées Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5 Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique Michael Francis, conductor Brian Reagin... View Details

The Best of Broadway

  • April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

A tribute to London's West End, featuring British composers Lionel Bart, Anthony Newly, Gilbert and Sullivan and Andrew Lloyd Webber. You will th... View Details

Appalachian Spring

  • April 24, 2015 - April 25, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Copland: Appalachian Spring Judd Greenstein: Change (World Premiere Orchestration) Sarah Kirkland Snider: Three Songs from Unremembered Barber: Ada... View Details

Soundbites at the Pub - Humble Pie

  • April 27, 2015
  • Location: Humble Pie
  • Address: 317 S. Harrington St., Raleigh, NC 27603

A multi-course meal, followed by an intimate performance by North Carolina Symphony musicians. String Trio to be determined; Francaix: English Horn Q... View Details

Friday Favorites: Appalachian Spring

  • May 01, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337

Copland: Appalachian Spring Judd Greenstein: Change (World Premiere Orchestration) Barber: Adagio for Strings Barber: Essay No. 2 Grant Llewelly... View Details

A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • May 08, 2015 - May 09, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Enjoy a semi-staged production of Shakespeare's beloved play, featuring PlayMakers Repertory Company while the North Carolina Symphony plays Mendels... View Details

Joshua Bell

  • May 12, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337

Enjoy the masterful performance of the North Carolina Symphony and Joshua Bell. Often referred to as the “poet of the violin,” Joshua Bell... View Details

Pops Goes Vegas

  • May 15, 2015 - May 16, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

That's right, 'Vegas Baby!' Guest conductor Jack Everly and the North Carolina Symphony take a spin on the musical roulette wheel with hip classics su... View Details

Opening Night

  • May 23, 2015
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

North Carolina Symphony performs Dvoks New World Symphony, Rhapsody in Blue, performed by pianist Timo Andres, plus selections from Aaron Copland that... View Details

Branford Marsalis & Friends

  • June 02, 2015
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337

Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis joins his friends and collaborators, including the Kruger Brothers and Rhiannon Giddens, onstage wi... View Details

Totally 80's

  • June 06, 2015
  • Location: Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

The orchestra, led by guest conductor Stuart Chafetz, will perform hits from the decade of big hair and even bigger shoulder pads. Audience members wi... View Details

White Nights - Russian Festival

  • June 12, 2015 - June 13, 2015
  • Location: Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

The orchestra, led by Associate Conductor David Glover, will bring Summerfest audiences the two-night White Nights: Russian Festival that features mus... View Details

An Evening of Broadway

  • June 19, 2015
  • Location: Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

Associate Conductor David Glover leads the orchestra in music from Annie, Oliver, Wicked and more. View Details

Symphonic Wizardry, featuring the Music of Harry Potter

  • June 20, 2015
  • Location: Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

Associate Conductor David Glover leads the orchestra in a musical journey inspired by the world of Harry Potter, with selections from How to Train You... View Details

Boyz II Men with the North Carolina Symphony

  • June 24, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Fresh off the release of their new album Collide, Boyz II Men returns to Raleigh following their sold-out performance with the North Carolina Symphony... View Details

The Music of the Eagles

  • June 27, 2015
  • Location: Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

Guest conductor Brent Havens, the North Carolina Symphony, and a rocking tribute band salute the music of the Eagles. One of the most successful group... View Details

Independence Day

  • July 04, 2015
  • Location: Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

The North Carolina Symphony will celebrate at the Town of Cary's free Independence Day concert that is a salute to the Red, White and Blue. A Triangle... View Details

Hot Sardines

  • July 09, 2015
  • Location: Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
  • Address: 8003 Regency Pkwy., Cary, NC 27518

A concert that showcases the talents of the Hot Sardines, a band from Manhattan. Bandleader Evan Bibs Palazzo, lead singer Miz Elizabeth, and the Sard... View Details

Jean-Yves Thibaudet Plays Gershwin

  • September 25, 2015 - September 26, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town Sarah Kirkland Snider: (World Premiere) Barber: Overture toThe School for Scandal Gershwin: Concer... View Details

Beethoven & Mozart

  • October 09, 2015 - October 10, 2015
  • 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: Symphony No. 1; Mozart: Adagio and Fugue; Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24; Beethoven: Grosse Fuge. View Details

Rene Fleming

  • October 11, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337

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

Music from the Movies

  • October 16, 2015 - October 17, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • 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
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major; Gershwin: Selections from The Gershwin Songbook; Gabriel Kahane: Gabriel's Guide to the 48 States. View Details

Beethoven's 8th Symphony

  • November 06, 2015 - November 07, 2015
  • 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: Overture to King Stephen; Shaw: Lo; Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks; Beethoven: Symphony No. 8. View Details

Movie Music

  • November 13, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337

John Williams/Riggio Olympic Fanfare; Rossini: Overture to William Tell; Kodaly: Dances of Galanta; Humperdinck: Overture to Hansel and Gretel; Smetan... View Details

Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2

  • November 20, 2015 - November 21, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Glazunov: Violin Concerto; Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2. View Details

A Frozen Journey

  • November 25, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337

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

A Baroque Christmas

  • December 04, 2015 - December 05, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Bach: Shout, Rejoice!; Bach: Rejoice in Us; Handel: For Unto Us a Child is Born; Bach Violin Concerto in E Major*; Bach: How fitly we greet him; Han... View Details

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular

  • December 18, 2015 - December 19, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

This new show features your favorite holiday music with spell-binding grace and dare-devil athleticism of todays greatest circus performers all on on... View Details

New Year's Eve in Vienna

  • December 31, 2015
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337

Ring in the New Year with 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
  • Location: Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Legendary singer Johnny Mathiswith his smooth vocals and inimitable style returns to Raleigh with the North Carolina Symphony, for an evening of musi... 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

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