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Dancing in the Street: The Music of Motown with the North Carolina Symphony
The North Carolina Symphony and guest-star singers relive the magic of Motown! This program features smash hits made famous by artists like Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, The Temptations, and the one and only Stevie Wonder. Get ready to dance to hits including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “My Girl,” “Superstition,” and many more!
Concert Preview with Natasha Paremski
Find out why Natasha Paremski gets to pretend that she's a jazz pianist when playing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3!
Tickets and info for performances Feb 27-29 in Chapel Hill or Raleigh: http://bit.ly/Rach3NCS
Grant Llewellyn on Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 5
North Carolina Symphony Music Director shares the story of a performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 that carried on through a World War II bombing.
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Starring Oscar Andy Hammerstein III, grandson of the beloved librettist and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, with guest singers from the Broadway stage! You’ll thrill to the legendary team’s brilliant music with songs from their celebrated collaborations such as South Pacific, The Sound of Music, State Fair, The King and I, Carousel, and Oklahoma!
#NCS360 - Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5
Take a spin as the North Carolina Symphony rehearses the finale of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in this 360 video!
Grant Llewellyn on Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Shostakovish
Grant Llewellyn tells us about three Russian works he is excited to conduct -- including the fateful Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5, Prokofiev's playful Overture on Hebrew Themes, and Shostakovich's thrilling Violin Concerto No. 1. (Plus, the reason you can't miss the chance to hear violinist James Ehnes!)
Valentine's Weekend: Swing Is the Thing
Dancers, vocalists, and clarinet sensation Dave Bennett jump, jive, and swing with hits like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and “Rock Around the Clock.”
Stephen Hough: Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2
Pianist Stephen Hough invites you to hear him play Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 with the North Carolina Symphony, led by his friend from childhood--NCS Music Director Grant Llewellyn.
Tickets & info: bit.ly/NCSBrahmsPC2
Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance with the North Carolina Symphony
The legendary Johnny Mathis brings his unmistakable voice back to Raleigh with the North Carolina Symphony for an evening of romantic favorites such as “Wonderful! Wonderful!,” “Chances Are,” “Gina,” “Misty,” and so much more!
NC Theatre's HAVING OUR SAY
Enjoy the story of the Delany sisters at the Duke Energy Center, playing Nov. 8-17, 2019! Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/2BwHj04
NC Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, October 15-20
Don't miss NC Theatre's 2019-20 season opening production of WEST SIDE STORY, playing at Duke Energy Center in downtown Raleigh October 15-20, 2019. Buy tickets: http://bit.ly/2P40vM7
NC Theatre's KINKY BOOTS
October 15-20, 2019 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Buy tickets: https://bit.ly/2VzEK6B
Winner of 6 Tony Awards, a GRAMMY Award, and featuring 16 original songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, KINKY BOOTS is the huge-hearted, high-heeled hit that took Broadway by storm. Based on true events, KINKY BOOTS tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think! With understanding and compassion, a struggling factory owner and a wildly fabulous entertainer join forces to create a great business and an even stronger friendship. Don’t miss the chance to dance along with us during this fearless, upbeat musical sensation – no matter your footwear!
NC Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
October 15-20, 2019 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Get your tickets today! https://bit.ly/2OGnP2p
NC Theatre's MEMPHIS
March 24-29, 2020 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Get tickets today! https://bit.ly/2TcwmsC

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