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NC Symphony to Perform in Downtown Raleigh’s Moore Square — Sept 12

William Curry conducts the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra

William Henry Curry conducts the North Carolina Symphony

On Saturday, September 12, the musicians of the North Carolina Symphony are donating their services to perform a free outdoor concert in downtown Raleigh’s Moore Square as their gift to the community that supports them.  William Henry Curry will conduct the concert (which begins at 7:30pm) and the Red Clay Ramblers will join the Symphony for some additional fun (the Ramblers are also donating their services that evening).

The City of Raleigh is graciously providing the infrastructure for the concert, and invites the entire community to come downtown, bring a picnic dinner, or eat at any of the local restaurants nearby.  Prior to the Symphony concert, the Triangle Brass Band will perform at 6pm, so come on down early and enjoy the entire evening.

William Henry Curry

William Henry Curry

William Henry Curry Resident Conductor and Summerfest Artistic Director The Governor and Mrs. J. Melville Broughton Chair William Henry Curry begins his fourteenth season with the North Carolina Symphony in the 2009-10 season. He came to the North Carolina Symphony by way of New Orleans where he served as Resident Conductor of the New Orleans Symphony. Maestro Curry serves as the Artistic Director for Summerfest and all North Carolina Symphony summer programs. He conducts classical, educational and pops concerts throughout the state. Curry also begins his first season as Music Director of the Durham Symphony Orchestra this fall.

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  1. Select Downtown Restaurants offer Symphony Dinner Specials
    In Celebration of Pops Concert on Saturday, September 12

    In celebration of the FREE Pops Concert featuring the NC Symphony and the Red Clay Ramblers scheduled for Saturday, September 12 at 7:30 pm in Moore Square, select restaurants will offer a Symphony Dinner Special in their venue during their normal dinner hours on Saturday, September 12.

    Concert attendees can kick-off the evening at one of the participating downtown dining establishments–most of which are located within a short walking distance of Moore Square. Reservations are recommended (when applicable). President and CEO of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, David Diaz, says, “The Symphony Dinner Specials give event goers an added incentive to dine downtown before enjoying a free concert in the charming setting of Moore Square.”

    Participating restaurants and specials include:

    The Oxford: Fall salad with blackened Atlantic salmon and a glass of Vouvray (a great pairing) for $16

    The Big Easy: Choice of one bottle of one, one appetizer, two salads, two entrées, and one dessert off of the “Symphony Dinner Special” menu for $60 per couple (tax and gratuity not included).

    Posta Tuscan Grille: Three-course prix fixe dinner for $35 per person (beverages, tax, and tip not included).

    The Mint: Three-course prix fixe dinner reduced from $30 to $25 with mention of the “Symphony Dinner Special.”

    Second Empire: Three-course prix fixe dinner for $32.95 per person (beverages, tax, and tip not included).

    The Duck and Dumpling: Three-course prix fixe dinner for $28 (beverages, tax, and tip not included).

    Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to enjoy a fantastic dinner and a crowd-pleasing performance in the heart of the capital city. For more information on the Symphony Dinner Specials, visit

    About the Downtown Raleigh Alliance:
    The Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) is the leader and champion for a dynamic and vibrant downtown. We are the guiding force in shaping a healthy center that anchors the city and region. Through our dedicated Board of Directors and staff, we are responsible for providing the following core services: Advocacy and Membership Support; Clean & Safe Ambassador Services; Economic Development; Marketing and Events; and Public Space Management. DRA is a private not for profit corporation. For additional information about DRA, please visit