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Nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis earned an Oscar® nomination for playing Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild

Lost Bayou Ramblers and N.C. Symphony Spiced Up Beasts of the Southern Wild at Duke

A conductor stands at attention. Before him are 25 of the North Carolina Symphony’s finest. To his right sits a row of six musicians that look more like Mumford & Sons than Stravinsky. Silence. On the film screen behind the orchestra bursts a cityscape, with a golden beam of light streaking across it. Duke Performances… 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 ›

On Sept. 18th and 19th, the North Carolina Symphony, the North Carolina Master Chorale, the Raleigh Boychoir, and the North Carolina Boys Choir performed all of Howard Shore's Oscar®-winning score for "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" live at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh

Local Talent Performs the “Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring” Soundtrack Live

A few seasons ago, I mentioned to a local artistic director that a concert production of Sweeney Todd by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler, performed in Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater and backed by the North Carolina Symphony, would be a sure-fire hit. While that production never came to fruition (and now can’t happen for some… Read More ›

North Carolina Symphony 2015-16 Season

Great Music Awaits You! Buy Your Tickets Now for the Concerts You Want to Hear This Season Highlights of the season on sale now include Sept 24-26 – Opening Weekend: Jean-Yves Thibaudet Plays Gershwin Oct 1 – Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 Oct 2 – Russian Spectacular Oct 24 – An Evening with Jeffrey &… Read More ›

The North Carolina Opera presented "Opera in the Pines" on May 9th in Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheatre

North Carolina Opera’s May 9th “Opera in the Pines” Concert at Koka Booth Amphitheatre Was Stellar

Okay, we’ll admit that we come to this review with a certain level of bias. We love Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park in Cary, NC. It is simply one of the best venues in the Triangle to hear live music. It’s the perfect balance of space, ambiance, and acoustics. You are outside under a… 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 ›

Conservative Precision at the North Carolina Symphony

The North Carolina Symphony played for an appreciative nearly full house Saturday night at Meymandi Music Hall in Raleigh. The program featuring Ludwig Van Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 opened with a zippy allegro by Edward Elgar, followed by Concerto No.25 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, K.503 by Wolfgang Amadeus… Read More ›

Classcal Mystery Tour

NC Symphony Beatles Anniversary Summerfest

“Classical Mystery Tour” With North Carolina Symphony Comes to 2013 Rex Healthcare Summerfest June 8 The North Carolina Symphony and the “Fab Four” will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Beatles’ White Album with some of the band’s best-loved songs in “Classical Mystery Tour,” Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 2013 Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series.  Gates open at 5 p.m. Children… Read More ›

SECU Members Bring North Carolina Symphony to Students and Communities Across the State

Supporting the arts as part of its education-focused initiatives, State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) members via the SECU Foundation, have provided the North Carolina Symphony with $140,000 in funding for a new 28-foot insulated vehicle, the organizations announced today.

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Singers invited to audition

The North Carolina Master Chorale, Raleigh’s premier nonprofit choral music organization, invites singers from throughout the Triangle area to audition August 21, 26 and 27.

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North Carolina House and Senate Names 2012 North Carolina Symphony Year

The N.C. House of Representatives and the Senate officially honored the North Carolina Symphony on its 80th Anniversary season this past Tuesday, July 26.

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Bryan Youth Concerto Competition Winners

The North Carolina Symphony today announced the four remarkable young musicians who have won the 2012 Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Youth Concerto Competition, the state’s premier competition for young instrumentalists.

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North Carolina Symphony Announces Three-Concert Pops Matinee Series

The North Carolina Symphony announced today an all-new series of matinee Pops performances. Now all the excitement and entertainment of the Symphony’s beloved Pops concerts can be enjoyed in the daytime for less.

Sympson Takes Flight as NCS Kids Mascot

The North Carolina Symphony today introduced the newest member of its musical family, Sympson, the orchestra’s new NCS Kids mascot.

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National Endowment for the Humanities Awards $300,000 to Four Orchestras for “Music Unwound,” Humanities-Infused Thematic Concert Programs

North Carolina Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic and Louisville Orchestra become the first orchestra recipients of NEH public programs funding in more than a decade.

Prize-winning pianist Noriko Ogawa joins the North Carolina Symphony next month to help Music Director Grant Llewellyn realize a professional dream in “Musical Destinations.”

North Carolina Symphony Soloist Noriko Ogawa Holds Master Class Alongside This Week’s Concerts

A few local piano students will receive a rare opportunity to take to the piano bench beside one of the world’s most celebrated performers this week. North Carolina Symphony guest artist Noriko Ogawa will hold a master class session with several local high school students at Ruggero Piano’s recital hall in Raleigh on Saturday, April 9, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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BAISAKHI MELA Saturday, April 2 Noon Tickets On Sale Now! Event Free before 5pm, $3 after 5pm. Kids 2 and under are free.
$10 VIP seating, $5 per car to park GREEN HOPE POPS CONCERT Tuesday, April 5 7 p.m. Tickets On Sale Now! $6/Adults, $4/Kids, Students, Seniors Kids 2 & Under FREE, Wake County Public… Read More ›

AUDITION NOTICE: North Carolina Symphony’s 2011 Youth Concerto Competition Begins April 16

The North Carolina Symphony will hold the preliminary round of its annual Kathleen Price and Joseph M. Bryan Youth Concerto Competition at the Wainwright Music Building at Meredith College in Raleigh on Saturday, April 16. Applications to reserve an audition time are now being accepted. Visit the Competitions & Awards listing below the Education tab… Read More ›

A Supreme Evening with Mary Wilson and the NC Symphony

Before a near-capacity crowd, sprinkled with youngsters, former “ooh and aahh” Supreme Mary Wilson appeared with the North Carolina Symphony as part of the Fidelity Investments Pops Series.

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North Carolina Symphony Launches Design Contest to find New Mascot for NCS Kids Events

The North Carolina Symphony is looking for a new face for its NCS Kids concerts and events—and it could come from you. In collaboration with Jerry’s Artarama and Artsee Magazine, the Symphony is launching an illustration contest to offer artists and designers a unique opportunity to display their work for a good cause. Got a… Read More ›

"Amadeus" stars Michael Urie and Ray Dooley

“Amadeus” Stars Michael Urie and Ray Dooley

The PlayMakers Repertory Company of Chapel Hill and the North Carolina Symphony of Raleigh will present a joint production of English playwright Peter Shaffer’s heavily fictionalized 1979 stage play, “Amadeus,” starring “Ugly Betty” actor Michael Urie as Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and PlayMakers mainstay and arguably the Triangle’s finest actor Ray Dooley as Mozart’s “friend” and rival, Italian composer Antonio Salieri, on Dec. 3-5.

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 ›

Don K. Davis Named North Carolina Symphony Interim President and CEO

Don K. Davis, a member of the Board of Trustees for seven years, is the retired former Executive Vice President of Progress Energy. While on the Board, Davis has served on the nominating, audit, and finance committees and for the past two years, the executive committee. Symphony Board of Trustees Chairman William Cavanaugh III announced… Read More ›

Pops in the City | Sept 12

North Carolina Symphony Launches New Season with Free Concert in Raleigh Amphitheater “Pops in the City,” Sept. 12 Raleigh has a new outdoor amphitheater, and the North Carolina Symphony will be there this September to help break it in. The orchestra, led by Maestro William Henry Curry, will wave goodbye to summer and kick off… Read More ›

How Does a Symphony Work? Answers at Last

It’s 7:55 p.m. and you are settling into your seat at the concert hall. You are about to be transported into a world of pure, powerful orchestral sound. But an orchestra is a complex engine, with many hands working behind the scenes to help create the magic. How does it all come together? You are… Read More ›

North Carolina Symphony CFO Honored By Triangle Business Journal

“I’m one of the most fortunate CFOs in the Triangle. I get to combine my passion for classical music with my acumen in financial management. This prior experience affords me the unique perspective to better understand these roles at the North Carolina Symphony.”

North Carolina Symphony Meets Challenge, Raises $8 Million in Community Support

“We are delighted to celebrate this milestone with all of our supporters,” says North Carolina Symphony President and CEO David Chambless Worters.

Ahn Trio Lights Up Summerfest | June 26

The award-winning Ahn Trio takes the stage at Summerfest, June 26, with an exciting showcase of groundbreaking American composers.

Koka booth 4th of july


This fabulous celebration is FREE and open to the public. Gates open at 3 p.m.