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Sinbad Brought Down the House on March 19th with Contagious Nonstop Laughter

Comic legend Sinbad certainly has not lost his touch, as he proved Sunday, March 19th, when he performed in a one-night special engagement in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall, presented by Bob Nocek Presents LLC and Broadway Series South. Sinbad (born David Atkins) has been charming audiences for over three decades and has been ranked by… Read More ›

Bob Nocek Presents LLC brought comedian Patton Oswalt to Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall on Saturday, Dec. 3rd

Patton Oswalt Was Really Real and Really Funny on Dec. 3rd in Raleigh

There is a proverb that says grief shared is diminished by half, while joy shared is doubled. Comedian Patton Oswalt performed this existential algebra in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall last Saturday night, Dec. 3rd, during a live show produced by Bob Nocek Presents LLC. He left his large audience of fans and social-media followers laughing… Read More ›

Bob Nocek Presents LLC brought comedian Paula Poundstone to Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall on Thursday, Dec. 1st

Paula Poundstone Continued Her Conversation with Her Devoted Fans on Dec. 1st in Raleigh

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a big fan of Paula Poundstone, the offbeat and outspoken comedian, whom Bob Nocek Presents LLC brought to the Meymandi Concert Hall on Dec. 1st. Poundstone took the stage in her signature style (here, a bright red suit with black stripes and her black-and-white shiny shoes) and… Read More ›

Bob Nocek Presents LLC brought comedian Paula Poundstone to Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall on Thursday, Dec. 1st

On Dec. 1st, Paula Poundstone Will Tickle Triangle Funny-Bones with Her Offbeat Humor

EDITOR’S NOTE: This week, Bob Nocek Presents LLC is bringing whimsical comedian, actress, and author Paula Poundstone back to the Triangle for another highly anticipated one-night stand — at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1st — this time in Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, NC…. Read More ›

North Carolina Opera’s Hercules vs. Vampires Combines B-Movies and Baritones

The Rocky Horror Picture Show introduced moviegoers to audience participation in the late 1970s and Mystery Science Theater 3000 brought the snark to television in the late 1980s, morphing into RiffTrax in 2006. Essentially, mocking B-movies is not entirely new. The “No talking during the feature” rule has been broken before. But Patrick Morganelli and… Read More ›

Middle Earth Met the Marvel Universe on Sept. 16th and 18th in the N.C. Opera’s Das Rheingold

Over the span of nearly 26 years, German composer Richard Wagner constructed a cycle of four operas, based loosely on characters from Norse mythology and the German epic poem Nibelungenlied (The Song of the Nibelungs). This quartet, officially titled Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) is more commonly known as The Ring… Read More ›

Todrick Hall Has a Beautiful Voice and Really Can Sing, But Straight Outta Oz Is a Misfire

American Idol Season 9 singer and cultural phenomenon Todrick Hall brought his Straight Outta Oz International Tour to Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Performing Arts Center this past Saturday night to tell his personal story through song, dance, and video. Lots of video. Although the tickets said that the show started at 7:30… Read More ›

The North Carolina Symphony presented the Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular on Dec. 18th and 19th in Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh

The N.C. Symphony’s Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular Was a Feast for the Eyes, Ears, and Soul!

The North Carolina Symphony’s presentation of the Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular, conducted by David Glover and performed on Dec. 18th and 19th in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts’ Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh, played to a nearly full house. The short version of this review: the music was spectacular, the acrobatic feats… Read More ›

Patti LuPone Will Perform “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda” April 11th and 12th with the N.C. Symphony

The penultimate presentation of the North Carolina Symphony’s 2013-14 Pops Series will be the two-time Tony Award®-winning actress and singer Patti LuPone’s 8 p.m. Friday, April 11th, and Saturday, April 12th, performances of her critically acclaimed one-woman show Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda … Played That Role, conceived and directed by Scott Wittman, with musical arrangements by… Read More ›

Triangle Brass Bands celebrate 25 years in “Going For Gold”

Three bands combined on Sunday, March 18th at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh to mark 25 years of brass playing.  Several musicians present were among the founding members of the Triangle Brass Band (TBB) back in 1986. The Triangle Youth Brass Band (TYBB) and the Triangle Youth Brass Ensemble(TYBE) combined with the adult band to… Read More ›

NC Opera Season Announced

We’re thrilled to announce our exciting 2011-2012 season!
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North Carolina Symphony Holds Auditions for Second Young All-Stars Orchestra | Oct 9

Two High School Chamber Orchestras to be Formed in Partnership with Triangle Philharmonic Association The North Carolina Symphony is now taking applications to audition for the 2010/11 Young All-Stars Orchestras. The exclusive chamber orchestras for advanced high school musicians are led by Music Director Grant Llewellyn in partnership with the Triangle’s Philharmonic Association. Accepted students… Read More ›

American Classics with the North Carolina Symphony | May 13-18

The homegrown concert features works by three masters—Bernstein, Copland and John Williams

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All-Time Favorites On The Song List for “Hope, Harmony & Healing” Concert | Apr 24

Proceeds to benefit underinsured and uninsured North Carolinians with breast cancer General Assembly Chorus, the Southeast’s premier men’s chorus, has announced the song list for “Hope, Harmony & Healing,” the April 24th Spring Concert in Raleigh to benefit Pretty In Pink Foundation. The list will serve up a slew of popular standards and favorites. Emceed… Read More ›

North Carolina Symphony Concludes its Pops Season with a few of “Our Favorite Things” | May 7-8

Music Director Grant Llewellyn leads the North Carolina Symphony in a hand-picked program of “Our Favorite Things,” May 7-8. Works by Bizet, Delius, Gershwin, Cole Porter and Steven Sondheim, among others, offer a fun and engaging evening to close out the Symphony’s 2009-2010 Pops season.

North Carolina Symphony Hosts “A Night at the Opera” | Apr 30 – May 1

Two celebrated vocalist talents join Music Director Grant Llewellyn and the North Carolina Symphony for a powerful finale to the 2009-2010 Raleigh Classical season, “A Night at the Opera.” Phyllis Pancella and Stephen Powell headline a program that offers a select entry into twelve of the finest operas and musicals ever written.

TAO The Martial Art of Drumming

TAO – The Martial Art of Drumming | Apr 1

Athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in this show that has critics waxing lyrical about TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina. With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than a million spectators, TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the traditional art of Japanese drumming, has massive international… Read More ›

Ben Folds NC Symhony Tickets

Ben Folds on Stage with the North Carolina Symphony | Mar 25

Having earned a massive cult following for his peerless stage presence, acerbic wit, and versatile musicianship on multiple instruments, Folds is no stranger to a musical challenge.

Antonio Pompa-Baldi

North Carolina Symphony Performs “Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto” | April 8-10

Pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi takes the stage with Music Director Grant Llewellyn and the North Carolina Symphony to perform Beethoven’s powerful “Emperor” Concerto, April 8-10.

Claire Lynch Band PineCone Winter Music Fesitval

PineCone Celebrates its 25th Anniversary with Winter Music Festival | Mar 21

PineCone has confirmed that The Claire Lynch Band will open the Bluegrass Music Festival coming up on Sunday, March 21. With a new guitar player joining their ranks and her latest album earning more acclaim for the two-time Grammy nominated group

Heather Patterson-King

North Carolina Symphony Goes Hollywood for “Silver Screen and Red Carpet” | Mar 26-27

Lending her vocal talents to this challenging concert slate is Heather Patterson-King, a 20-year veteran of musical theater who has performed such contrasting roles as Eliza in My Fair Lady and Lady Macbeth.

WRAL’s Debra Morgan To Emcee Harmony, Hope & Healing Concert To Benefit Pretty In Pink Foundation | Apr 24

“Harmony, Hope & Healing” is the theme for The General Assembly Chorus’ spring benefit concert to be held on Saturday, April 24, to support the Pretty In Pink Foundation.

“Let’s Dance” at the North Carolina Symphony’s Final 2009-2010 Young People’s Concert | Mar 13

The North Carolina Symphony and Music Director Grant Llewellyn invite the whole family to an engaging look at dance forms from around the globe. “Let’s Dance,” the final installment of the Symphony’s 2009-2010 Young People’s Concert Series, explores the unique artistry and movements behind tango, tarantella, can can, classical ballet, and American and African folk… Read More ›

North Carolina Symphony Takes “A Journey Down the Rhine” | Mar 18-20

North Carolina Symphony Takes “A Journey Down the Rhine” with guests Timothy Myers and Kurt Nikkanen, March 18-20 Timothy Myers, principal conductor and artistic advisor of the Opera Company of North Carolina, leads the North Carolina Symphony on “A Journey Down the Rhine,” March 18-20. Virtuoso violinist Kurt Nikkanen also headlines a program highlighting three… Read More ›

Johnny Mathis with the North Carolina Symphony | Feb 26-27

With over 350 million record sales to his name, Johnny Mathis has been lighting up the world of popular music for half a century. See him this month, when the Grammy Hall of Famer lends his incomparable vocal talents to the North Carolina Symphony in a showcase of poignant classics. The concerts take place at… Read More ›

Lynn Harrell Brings His Strength and Energy to the North Carolina Symphony | Feb. 18-20

World-renowned cellist Lynn Harrell joins Music Director Grant Llewellyn and the North Carolina Symphony for a breathtaking classical showcase, “Bach and Brahms.” The concerts begin at Pinecrest High School’s Lee Auditorium in Southern Pines, Thursday, Feb. 18. They continue at Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Friday and… Read More ›

PineCone presents An Evening with Allen Toussaint | Feb 18

Allen Toussaint is one of America’s greatest musical treasures. His latest album, The Bright Mississippi, is nominated this year for a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. Last year, Toussaint received a Grammys Trustees Award, which is given to “individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording.”

Andrew Litton and the North Carolina Symphony Explore “The Planets” | Mar 4-6

Majesty is the order of the evening when acclaimed guest conductor Andrew Litton leads the North Carolina Symphony in Gustav Holst’s masterwork, The Planets, March 4-6. Soloist  also commands the stage with a virtuoso rendering of Grieg’s Piano Concerto, while Vaughan Williams’s Overture to The Wasps rounds out a powerhouse symphonic lineup. The concert takes… Read More ›

THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE | Mar 1

Pink Floyd Experience website Without question, Pink Floyd remains one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Their record-breaking status is legendary. Now, get ready for THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE! Complete with 200,000 watts of light, full quadraphonic sound and six brilliant musicians singing all of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits including “Wish You… Read More ›

Yuja Wang Joins the North Carolina Symphony for an Explosive Night of “Fire and Ice” | Feb 4-6

Pianist Yuja Wang joins the North Carolina Symphony and Resident Conductor William Henry Curry for “Fire and Ice,” at Memorial Hall on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus on Thursday, Feb. 4, and at Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6. All three… Read More ›