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2016/17 Friday Favorites Series 6: Ives Symphony No. 2
Date: February 24, 2017
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Program: Ives: Variations on "America"
William Henry Curry:
Autumn (World Premiere)
Ives: The Alcotts
Foster: "Camptown Races"
Ives: Symphony No. 2

Special Event Thursday, February 16th:

Join William Henry Curry, former Resident Conductor of the North Carolina Symphony, for an exploration of the work of America’s first great orchestral composer, Charles Ives, “a Thomas Edison of music," on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7 pm. Curry, an acclaimed composer and conductor with a long history with the North Carolina Symphony, also will introduce his own new work, Autumn, which receives its world premiere on Feb. 24.  Co-sponsored by WCPE.
 
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Special Event Concert: Lang Lang
Date: March 01, 2017
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Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “New World”
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2

The sensational Lang Lang returns to Meymandi Concert Hall for one night only to perform with the North Carolina Symphony.
 
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2016/17 Raleigh Classical Full Series: Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante
Dates: March 03-04, 2017
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Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5
 
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Special Event Concert: Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4
Date: March 11, 2017
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Ward: Jubilation Overture
Caroline Shaw: Lo
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

NC native and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and violinist Caroline Shaw returns: the Symphony plays two works prepared for the upcoming SHIFT Festival in Washington, D.C., plus Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

This concert will feature music which is also scheduled for performance by the North Carolina Symphony during SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras, hosted by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and presented by the Kennedy Center and Washington Performing Arts.  For more information about the Symphony's participation in this event, please visit the information page for our concert at the Kennedy Center.

 
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2016/17 POPS Series: Steppin' Out With Ben Vereen
Dates: March 17-18, 2017
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Ben Vereen's performances with the North Carolina SymphonySteppin' Out With Ben Vereenwill feature a tribute to Broadway including "Corner of the Sky" from Pippin, "Defying Gravity" from Wicked, and much moreplus Frank Sinatra favorites like "My Way."

Watch a compilation of his recent performances here and a feature on him on CBS Sunday Morning
here.

Vereen's Tony-winning career includes star turns in Pippin on Broadway, All That Jazz on the silver screen, and Roots on TV. He is currently starring in the hot new Amazon TV series Sneaky Pete.

 
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Special Event Concert: Kennedy Center Bon Voyage!
Date: March 24, 2017
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Ward: Jubilation Overture
Caroline Shaw: Lo
Mason Bates: Rusty Air in Carolina
Sarah Kirkland Snider: Hiraeth
Ward: City of Oaks

One of four orchestras invited for the inaugural SHIFT Festival in Washington, D.C., celebrating “vitality, identity, and extraordinary artistry” in American orchestras, the North Carolina Symphony presents a preview of our concert program.

Patrons who would like to hear the program in the main Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts can find more information here.

The pieces to be performed include a new work by Sarah Kirkland Snider that had its world premiere with the North Carolina Symphony in September, 2015.  Other composers whose work the Symphony will perform include Mason Bates, Caroline Shaw, and Robert Ward – all composers with strong ties to North Carolina, which is a hallmark of the orchestra since its founding in 1932.

The festival, which is a collaboration between the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington Performing Arts, is designed to bring national attention to the work of each organization chosen, not only for their artistic excellence but for their relationships with their communities.  The residency program will incorporate full orchestral and smaller ensemble performances, and other events at the Kennedy Center and in smaller venues and schools throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, reflecting each orchestra’s unique identity and strengths on a national platform.
 
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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 the North Carolina Symphony in a monumental masterpiece for orchestra and chorus that illustrates the power of the human spirit — the Britten War Requiem.

 
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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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The Cypress of Raleigh
 
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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: 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

 

 
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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

 
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2017/18 Friday Favorites: Classic Pops
Dates: October 13-14, 2017
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Program: Grant Llewellyn creates an evening of classic pops favorites 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”

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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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Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Bach: Selections from the Christmas Oratorio
Bach: Choruses from his Christmas Cantatas
Buxtehude: In dulci jubilo (“In Quiet Joy”)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Horns
Vivaldi: Selections from Gloria

 
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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.

 
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Special Event Concert: New Year's Eve Celebration Concert
Date: December 31, 2017
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Program: 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

 
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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

 
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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

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

 
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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

 
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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”

 
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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

 
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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

 
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2017/18 Young People's Concert Series: The Firebird
Dates: April 07-07, 2018
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Program: Weaving together theater, masks, puppetry, shadow play, and magic with the evocative music of Stravinsky's The Firebird, Enchantment Theatre eloquently tells this captivating tale.
 
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2017/18 Raleigh Classical Full Series: Brahms Symphony No. 4
Dates: April 13-14, 2018
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Sarah Kirkland Snider: Something for the Dark
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2
Brahms: Symphony No. 4

 
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2017/18 Friday Favorites: Schumann Cello Concerto
Date: April 20, 2018
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Schumann: Cello Concerto
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”

 
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2017/18 Raleigh Classical Full Series: A Hero’s Life
Dates: April 27-28, 2018
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Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (“Transfigured Night”)
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (“A Hero’s Life”)

 
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2017/18 POPS Series: The Kruger Brothers
Dates: May 11-12, 2018
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