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Handel's Messiah: Music's most powerful message of faith
One of the most inspiring works of music ever conceived, Handel’s masterpiece is full of passion and drama—the perfect way to celebrate this holiday season. Don’t miss Handel’s exultant “Hallelujah Chorus” with the North Carolina Symphony and the North Carolina Master Chorale.
#NCS360 - Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Notice something different as you watch this excerpt from Bartók's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta? Bartók called for the strings to be divided into two equal groups mirroring each other across the stage--so you'll see some of our upper strings switched to stage-left and some of our lower strings switched to stage-right in this rehearsal clip!
Concert Preview with Conductor Andre de Ridder
German conductor André de Ridder gives a preview of the program he considers one of his most exciting this season--featuring Bartók's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta, Julia Wolfe's Big, Beautiful, Dark, and Scary, and Dvořák's "New World" Symphony.
Find tickets for these performance with the North Carolina Symphony:
The circus meets the symphony! Cirque de Noel with the North Carolina Symphony
4 performances only! Wednesday-Saturday, Thanksgiving Weekend in Raleigh!
Stunning aerial feats, mind-boggling contortions, and jaw-dropping juggling acts—all choreographed to your favorite holiday music performed by the North Carolina Symphony. Come early to meet Santa in the lobby!
Enjoy the story of the Delany sisters at the Duke Energy Center, playing Nov. 8-17, 2019! Get your tickets here:
Joseph Peters on Dvořák's "New World" Symphony
Associate Principal Oboe and English Horn Joseph Peters explains the inspiration behind Dvořák's "New World" Symphony and the beauty of the English horn solo in its second movement.
#NCS360 - Mahler's Symphony No. 5 with Conductor Karina Canellakis
Hear the North Carolina Symphony rehearse the achingly beautiful fourth movement from Mahler's Symphony No. 5 with Karina Cannelakis in this 360 video.
North Carolina Symphony Trombonists on Schumann's Symphony No. 3
According to North Carolina Symphony Principal Trombone John Ilika, "There's no more beautiful writing for the trombone than the beginning of the fourth movement of Schumann's Third Symphony--simply gorgeous."
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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:
Leslie Odom, Jr.
Leslie Odom, Jr., star of Broadway mega-hit HAMILTON, invites YOU to his show with the (indomitable, indefatigable) North Carolina Symphony!
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October 15-20, 2019 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Buy tickets:
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!
Looking Forward with Conductor Rune Bergmann
Conductor Rune Bergmann's favorite moment in the Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 will surprise you! Hear what he's most looking forward to about his upcoming concert with the North Carolina Symphony!
Tickets and info:
Young Professionals event package:
Concert Preview with Violinist Philippe Quint
Grammy-nominated violinist Philippe Quint shares a sneak peek of the Barber Violin Concerto and his own violin/orchestra arrangements of music from Charlie Chaplin films!
Hear much more October 11-13 in Raleigh or Southern Pines:
Young Professionals event package:
October 15-20, 2019 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
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NC Theatre's MEMPHIS
March 24-29, 2020 - Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
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