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2016/17 Raleigh Classical Full Series: Britten's War Requiem
Dates: April 07-08, 2017
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Britten: War Requiem

Grant Llewellyn leads more than 200 musicians in a monumental masterpiece for orchestra and chorus that illustrates the power of the human spirit — the Britten War Requiem.

This year, the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources leads a statewide commemoration, North Carolina in the Great War, presenting special programming and producing educational resources. The North Carolina Symphony is honored to take part in the opening weekend, with a concert program in recognition of the sacrifices made by so many in our state 100 years ago. Together with the North Carolina Master Chorale, Raleigh Boychoir, and vocal soloists Tamara Wilson, Nicholas Phan, and Stephen Powell, NCS will perform Benjamin Britten’s monumental War Requiem on April 7 and 8.
 
Pre-concert activities in the Meymandi Concert Hall lobby will provide historical context for Britten’s music. Living history interpreters from the Great War Tar Heels will be present in uniform, and concertgoers will be among the first to have the opportunity to view a traveling exhibit, which will then make its way to locations all across the state throughout the year. The exhibit traces the history of North Carolina’s involvement in World War I—from the development of military training camps in our state, to the first soldiers who went to fight in Europe, to those who supported the efforts at home. A pre-concert talk connecting the War Requiem with historical events will take place at 7PM on the evening of each performance.
 
NCS’s first performance of Britten’s War Requiem on Friday, April 7 leads off the weekend’s activities. Other events include the opening of the World War I exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History on April 8, a wreath laying ceremony on Capital Square on April 8, and more. For further information, visit NCDCR.gov/worldwarI.     
 
Join the conversation about North Carolina in the Great War on social media: #NCWW1

The Symphony's part in this year-long commemoration is detailed in our program book; you can read the feature here.

 
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2016/17 Raleigh Classical Full Series: Beethoven's Ninth
Dates: April 20-22, 2017
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
 
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2016/17 Raleigh Classical Full Series: Schubert's "The Great" Symphony
Dates: April 28-29, 2017
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Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 “The Great”
 
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2016/17 POPS Series: The Pirates of Penzance
Dates: May 05-06, 2017
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Program: Actors from the UNC School of the Arts join Grant Llewellyn and the NC Symphony for a semi-staged production of this comic masterpiece that features tender-hearted pirates and the brave daughter of a modern Major-General.
 
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2016/17 Friday Favorites Series 6: Brahms Symphony No. 1
Date: May 12, 2017
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Schreker: Intermezzo
Brahms: Symphony No. 1

 
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2016/17 Fayetteville Series: ROAD TRIP to RALEIGH: Brahms
Date: May 12, 2017
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NOTE: To make sure your bus reservation is included with your ticket, please enter the Promo Code: BUS when purchasing

Take a road trip to Raleigh for a lunchtime concert performed by the North Carolina Symphony in our home venue, Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall.

Board our road trip coach, leaving the Fayetteville Technical Community College campus* at 10am and arriving in Downtown Raleigh in time for the performance.

Schreker: Intermezzo
Brahms: Symphony No. 1

After the concert you will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch at the all-new Bare Bones Raleigh with a 15% discount by showing your concert ticket, or sightsee in Raleigh. You’ll be back in Fayetteville by 5pm.

Transportation provided by Master Tours Inc.


This event is one of four musical adventures in the North Carolina Symphony's 2016/17 Fayetteville Series.  The series subscription package is the best deal, but availability is limited!

Please visit the Fayetteville Series page or call the Symphony Box Office at 877.627.6724 for more information and to get your tickets.

*free parking for this event is available at the General Classroom Building of FTCC, 2817 Fort Bragg Road


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2016/17 NCS Kids Series: An Afternoon with Dr. Seuss
Dates: May 13-13, 2017
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Program: Dr. Seuss' classics "The Sneetches" and “Green Eggs & Ham” come alive in this megastoopendous musical production! Youngsters of all ages will enjoy fantastical tales, a full orchestra, vocalists, dancers, and plenty of fantabulous fun for the whole family!
 
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2016/17 Raleigh Classical Full Series: Russian Nights
Dates: May 19-20, 2017
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Rodion Shchedrin: Naughty Limericks
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

2016 Grammy®-winner Augustin Hadelich returns to play Tchaikovsky’s immortal Violin Concerto; the Symphony will also perform the lively and charming concerto “Naughty Limericks,” and the classical season closes with the dramatic and uplifting Symphony No. 5 by Shostakovich.

 
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Special Event Concert: Summer in the City: Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Date: June 02, 2017
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Program: Mendelssohn: Selections from Incidental Music for A Midsummer Night's Dream
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Enjoy one of the most recognizable pieces of music ever written, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Beat the summer heat and join us indoors for this very special Summer in the City concert at Meymandi Concert Hall, for one night only. Reserve your seats today for this very special concert event that will give musical expression to each season of the year.  This Summer in the City concert will also capture the magic of Shakespeare with selections from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

 
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Special Event Concert: The Music of Prince
Date: June 07, 2017
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Program: Celebrate the life and legacy of “the Purple One” on his birthday! Stretching boundaries and seamlessly tying together genres, Prince revolutionized music and culture. The North Carolina Symphony and guest artists--including saxophone master Marcus Anderson, who toured with Prince and the New Power Generation, and singer/guitarist Marshall Charloff—take the stage for a memorable tribute with hits including “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Kiss,” and more!

 
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2017/18 Raleigh Classical Full Series: North Carolina Symphony Opening Weekend: An Evening of Rachmaninoff
Dates: September 22-23, 2017
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Rachmaninoff: The Rock
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

The Season Opener includes Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, with pianist Natasha Paremski, on an all-Rachmaninoff program conducted by Grant Llewellyn which also includes the symphonic poem The Rock and the lush, lively Symphonic Dances—the composer’s final work.

 
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2017/18 Raleigh Classical Full Series: Northern Lights (Friday concert only)
Date: October 06, 2017
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Sibelius: En Saga
Rautavaara: Apotheosis
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

The heart of this evening of Finnish masterpieces is Sibelius’ breathtakingly beautiful Symphony No. 2, which he called “a confession of the soul.” Plus; For the first time in its history, NCS performs Sibelius’ tone poem En Saga—another intensely personal musical statement—of which the composer wrote “in no other work have I revealed myself so completely.”

 
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2017/18 Friday Favorites: Classic Pops
Dates: October 13-14, 2017
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Grant Llewellyn creates an evening that unfolds the timeless appeal of light classical gems and feel-good pops arrangements in the style of the acclaimed Boston Pops.

 
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2017/18 Raleigh Classical Full Series: Beethoven & Mendelssohn
Dates: October 20-21, 2017
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Kilar: Orawa
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”

Join us for violinist Benjamin Beilman’s spellbinding interpretation of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. The serene spirit of Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony evokes everything from a country landscape to birdcalls.

 
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2017/18 Young People's Concert Series: Peter & the Wolf
Dates: October 28-28, 2017
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Program: The North Carolina Symphony and the Triangle Youth Ballet bring Prokofiev's timeless story of bravery to life on stage through playful music, colorful costumes, and beautiful dance. Halloween favorites and pre-concert activities make for a family fun event!
 
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2017/18 Friday Favorites: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1
Dates: November 03-04, 2017
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Kristin Kuster: MOXIE *
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8

Pianist Simon Trpčeski performs Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, one of the best-loved concertos in the repertoire. The program also includes Dvořák’s cheerful Symphony No. 8 and Kristin Kuster’s festive MOXIE.

*Evening performances only

 
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2017/18 Raleigh Classical Full Series: Mozart Requiem
Dates: November 17-18, 2017
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Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 3 “Pastoral”
Mozart: Requiem

Douglas Boyd conducts the North Carolina Symphony, guest soloists, and the North Carolina Master Chorale in Mozart’s storied final work, the deeply affecting Requiem—plus, hear the beautiful and evocative “Pastoral” Symphony of Vaughan Williams.

 
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Special Event Concert: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Date: November 22, 2017
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Your heart will grow three sizes the day before Thanksgiving! Bring every Who in Who-ville, the tall and the small, as actors and singers join the Symphony for the story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas—plus holiday favorites to get your family in the spirit. Be sure to arrive early to visit with Santa! Plus, crafts with Marbles Kids Museum, face painting and of course our popular Instrument Zoo!

 
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Special Event Concert: "Home Alone" in Concert
Dates: November 24-25, 2017
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Catch this comedy classic on the big screen—as the Symphony plays the charming and delightful score by John Williams live! Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for all ages!




 
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2017/18 Friday Favorites: Baroque Masters
Dates: December 01-02, 2017
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2017/18 POPS Series: Christmas with the Callaway Sisters
Dates: December 15-16, 2017
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Program: Tony-nominated Broadway stars and sisters Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway share a joyous holiday celebration, with family favorites including "The Christmas Song," "Joy to the World," "Silent Night," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and many more.
 
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Special Event Concert: A Candlelight Christmas
Date: December 17, 2017
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The Symphony’s tremendously popular Candlelight Christmas returns for a second year. Meymandi Concert Hall will be aglow with luminaries as NCS and the Raleigh Children’s Christmas Chorus perform traditional hymns, carols, and classical selections for a season of sacred celebration.

 
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Special Event Concert: New Year's Eve Celebration Concert
Date: December 31, 2017
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The North Carolina Symphony introduces a brand-new show to welcome 2018. Ring in the new year in style, with the unparalleled sound of a full symphony orchestra.

 
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2017/18 Young People's Concert Series: The Listener
Dates: January 06-06, 2018
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Program: The conductor hasw prepared a program of music from many lands, but then two audience members decide to join the show! Challenges between bugle and trumpet, tap dancing and ballet are just part of the action as these two characters and the whole audience learn about the orchestra, music, and the art of listening.
 
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2017/18 Raleigh Classical Full Series: Pictures at an Exhibition
Dates: January 12-13, 2018
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Few works can match it for orchestral color, sonic impact or sheer excitement. And no work displays the virtuosity of the Symphony like Pictures at an Exhibition, paired with the cheerful spirit of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4.

 
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2017/18 POPS Series: The Music of the Rolling Stones
Dates: January 19-20, 2018
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Program: Join us for an evening celebrating one of the most iconic rock groups in history. A masterful combination of symphonic arrangements with a full rock band delivers the Sones' greatest hits including "Satisfaction," "Paint It, Black," "Ruby Tuesday," and many more
 
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2017/18 Raleigh Classical Full Series: Schubert Unfinished
Dates: January 26-27, 2018
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Bernstein: Fancy Free
Bernstein: Serenade (After Plato’s “Symposium”)
Schubert: Unfinished Symphony

Grammy-nominated violinist Philippe Quint performs Bernstein’s violin concerto, Serenade—one of his most lyrical works. Joining in a worldwide centennial celebration of the iconic conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein, North Carolina Symphony and Grant Llewellyn also perform his jazz-tinged ballet suite Fancy Free. Plus, Schubert’s mysterious and mesmerizing “Unfinished” Symphony completes this exciting program.

 
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2017/18 Friday Favorites: Dvořák Serenade for Strings
Date: February 02, 2018
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Kilar: Orawa
Terry Mizesko: Concerto for Bass and Strings
Jennifer Higdon: To the Point
Dvořák: Serenade for Strings

Explore the beauty and depth of expression in music for string orchestra. The joyful Serenade for Strings echoes the happiness Dvořák was enjoying as a newlywed and new father. Enjoy the high-energy rhythms of Kilar’s nature-inspired Orawa and Jennifer Higdon’s jaunty To the Point, and hear the world premiere of a new work by the North Carolina Symphony’s own Terry Mizesko.

 
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2017/18 Raleigh Classical Full Series: Symphonic Stories
Dates: February 09-10, 2018
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Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé 

Two majestic choral works: Ravel’s famous suite from the ballet Daphnis et Chloé is a passionate mythological love story evoked through luxurious harmonies. Chichester Psalms, a hopeful and life-affirming setting of Biblical Psalms, celebrates the centennial of Leonard Bernstein.

 
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2017/18 POPS Series: "My Fair Lady" in Concert
Dates: February 16-17, 2018
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Program: "Wouldn't it be loverly" for Valentine's Weekend? Join us for a jaunt through one of America's favorite musicals--My Fair Lady--a romantic transformation performed in a concert setting, with Broadway singers in period costume and a lush symphonic score.
 
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2017/18 Raleigh Classical Full Series: Dvořák Cello Concerto
Dates: March 02-03, 2018
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Dvořák: Cello Concerto
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5

Johannes Moser, who recently recorded Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, brings his acclaimed interpretation to the Symphony; conducted by rising star Domingo Hindoyan, the program closes with Prokofiev’s uplifting Symphony No. 5.

 
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Special Event Concert: The Music of Michael Jackson
Date: March 08, 2018
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From his early years with the Jackson 5 to his mega-hit album Thriller and beyond, Michael Jackson stormed the music industry with hit after hit. A full rock band and vocalist join the Symphony to jam on hits like “ABC,” “Rock with You,” “Beat It,” “Thriller,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and many more!

 
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2017/18 Raleigh Classical Full Series: Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony (Saturday concert only)
Date: March 10, 2018
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Missy Mazzoli: River Rouge Transfiguration
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Egyptian”
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”

A world tour in an evening: Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony was inspired by castle ruins in Scotland; Missy Mazzoli transforms the industrial riverfront of Detroit. Alessio Bax returns to the Symphony to perform the exotic “Egyptian” Piano Concerto, which Saint-Saëns wrote among the ancient temples

 
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2017/18 POPS Series: A Celtic Celebration
Dates: March 16-17, 2018
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Program: Take a musical journey through the history and culture of the Emerald Isle. Singers and Irish step dancers traverse a wide range of Irish and Celtic repertoire with elegance and dramatic flair.
 
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2017/18 Friday Favorites: Pines of Rome
Date: March 23, 2018
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Nico Muhly: Mixed Messages
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
Respighi: Selections from Pines of Rome

Ben Gernon conducts selections from Respighi’s masterpiece depicting the Italian city at various times of day. NCS Concertmaster Brian Reagin plays Bruch’s most famous composition, the Violin Concerto No. 1.

 

 
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2017/18 Raleigh Classical Full Series: Fountains & Pines
Dates: March 23-24, 2018
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Nico Muhly: Mixed Messages
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
Respighi: Fountains of Rome
Respighi: Pines of Rome

Ben Gernon conducts Respighi’s masterpieces Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome, depicting fountains and pine trees across the Italian city at various times of day. NCS Concertmaster Brian Reagin plays Bruch’s most famous composition, the Violin Concerto No. 1.