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Brilliant Pianist Stephen Hough Joins the N.C. Symphony for Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This review was prepared with assistance from Ian Von Wald.— DRL Grant Llewellyn and the North Carolina Symphony’s latest gift to the classical music lovers of the Triangle is billed as the perennial favorite, Piano Concerto No. 2 by Johannes Brahms (1833-97), but it’s much more than that. It’s an evening with a… Read More ›

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 ›