Press Releases

North Carolina Symphony Performs with Boyz II Men June 24

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fresh off the release of their new album Collide, Boyz II Men return to Raleigh for a one-night only event Wednesday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m., with Resident Conductor William Henry Curry and the North Carolina Symphony.  The concert will take place in Meymandi Concert Hall.

North Carolina Symphony Performs Music from Stage and Screen at Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series June 19 and June 20

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony, led by Associate Conductor David Glover, will perform two great evenings of music from stage and screen at the 2015 Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series on Friday, June 19 and Saturday June 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre. Gates open for the concert series at 5:30 p.m.  Children 12 and under are free on the lawn.

North Carolina Symphony Nationally Recognized; Tapped for Inaugural Kennedy Center Initiative

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington Performing Arts today announced the four North American orchestras selected to participate in the first year of the new weeklong SHIFT Festival, taking place at the Kennedy Center March 27 through April 2, 2017. Chosen from a pool of exceptional submissions from orchestras across North America, the selected orchestras include: Boulder Philharmonic (March 28), North Carolina Symphony (March 29), Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (March 31), and Brooklyn-based ensemble, The Knights (April 1). Collectively, the participating orchestras will offer repertoire by nine living composers, two world premieres, and numerous D.C.-area premieres during the festival, inspired by themes of nature, Americana, creation and creativity, and choral influences.

North Carolina Symphony to Give Free Concert in Tarboro June 4

Friday, May 15, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony will give a free outdoor concert Thursday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. on the Town Common in Tarboro.  Symphony Associate Conductor David Glover will lead the orchestra in “Concerts in Your Community: Your Favorite Light Classics.”  In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in Keihin Auditorium on the Tarboro campus of Edgecombe Community College. 

Branford Marsalis & Friends Perform Benefit For North Carolina Symphony June 2

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Branford Marsalis and some talented friends will present an evening of unforgettable performances from across the musical spectrum on Tuesday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Meymandi Concert Hall. The Grammy Award-winning saxophonist joins forces with Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and the bluegrass supergroup the Kruger Brothers, as they join North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn and the orchestra for a one-of-a-kind concert to benefit the North Carolina Symphony’s statewide service and education programs.  Mr. Marsalis, Ms. Giddens, and the Kruger Brothers are all donating their performances for the benefit.

North Carolina Symphony Launches 2015 Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series May 23

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony launches its 2015 Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m., with a concert program that features pianist Timo Andres performing Gershwin’s incomparable Rhapsody in Blue, the orchestra’s performance of Dvořák’s New World Symphony, and other works by Copland and Sousa that feature “citizen musicians” as they join the orchestra. 

North Carolina Symphony to Perform Midsummer Night’s Dream

Thursday, April 30, 2015

North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn will lead the orchestra, members of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Carolina Choir, and an outstanding cast of actors, directed by University of North Carolina School of the Arts Dean of Drama Carl Forsman, in a theatrical / symphonic presentation of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  The performances will take place Thursday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m., in Memorial Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and again on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, at 8 p.m., in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh.

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