North Carolina Symphony New Year’s Eve Extravaganza | Dec 31

"Nobody does New Year's Eve like we do"
"Nobody does New Year's Eve like we do"

Nobody does New Year’s Eve like the North Carolina Symphony. Count down to midnight with our sure-to-be sold-out evening of fabulous music and great company! The concert begins at 7:30pm in Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts on December 31.

Join Music Director Grant Llewellyn and his special guests, three prodigiously talented young musicians who will blow you away with their outrageous artistry. Still in school, soprano Jodi Burns, cellist Alan Toda-Ambaras and tenor saxophonist Corey Dundee have already made their mark by winning prestigious competitions, giving recitals here and abroad and generally wowing audiences and critics wherever they go.

Always an entertaining evening, this year’s concert features music by Strauss, Mozart, Gershwin, Porter, Lerner and Lowe and more. Llewellyn, the orchestra and guest artists will thrill you with everything from Mozart’s Exsultate jubilate to “I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady. Says General Manager and Vice President for Artistic Operations Scott Freck, “It’s exactly the kind of memorable and thrilling evening that Grant likes to concoct. This one has it all—moments of celebration and of poignancy, flights of virtuosity and jaw-dropping musical feats, and pure fun.”

And if want more more more for your New Year’s Eve, we can provide that too. Our New Year’s Eve Extravaganza starts at the amazing Marriott Raleigh City Center at 6 pm for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. It’s fabulously close to Meymandi Concert Hall, and offers amenities that are not to be missed!


The concert is next, followed by a return to the Marriott for an exquisite dinner with Grant Llewellyn and guests. Transportation is provided to and from Meymandi Concert Hall so you don’t have to navigate city streets in your party clothes.

After dinner, you can dance the old year away to the Big Band Swing, Jazz, Latin, Blues, Pop and Beach Band music from the 1940s to the 1990s with the fabulous Casablanca Orchestra and their great vocalists. We’ll see the New Year in with a champagne toast at midnight, and if you think you’ll be too tired to drive home after all this fun, the Marriott is offering double occupancy rooms at a special North Carolina Symphony rate. Call the Marriott at 888.236.2427.

For details and prices for the concert alone or for the entire Extravaganza package of events, please check our website at or contact Audience Services, 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday at 919.733.2750.

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Bob has over thirty years experience as Creative Director at notable advertising and marketing agencies in Manhattan and Raleigh. Bob's creative has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Packaging Design Council, Magazine Design, NY Art Directors Club. In addition, Bob has been published in Graphic Design USA, American Design, and the Creativity Annual. In 2008, Bob was honored to Judge the International Association of Visual Artists "Davey Awards" for interactive and web design. Bob's passion for the arts has led him to utilize his talent and experience in support of the arts here in the Triangle by creating Triangle Arts and Entertainment.