2018 - 2019 SEASON

 

NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

SUMMERFEST: SUMMER NIGHTS IN SPAIN

Booth Ampitheatre
June 23, 2018
7:30pm

Vinay Parameswaran, conductor; Ana Vidović, guitar; Flamenco Dancer
The delicate warmth of the classical guitar and the passion of flamenco dancing transport you to Spain with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol, three dances from de Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, and more!

NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

SUMMERFEST: JUMP, JIVE, & SWING! FROM GLENN MILLER TO GERSHWIN

Booth Amphitheatre
June 30, 2018
7:30pm

The big band meets the orchestra with hits by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, along with the sparkling An American in Paris by George Gershwin. Dance your way through big band, boogie-woogie, and jump blues with the Symphony and the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra.

NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

STARS AND STRIPES

Wilson Center, Wilmington

July 1, 2018

7:30pm

Lake Benson Park, Garner

July 3, 2018

8:30pm

Celebrate the USA on its birthday with patriotic favorites and high-spirited classics. 

NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

SUMMERFEST: INDEPENDENCE DAY

Booth Amphitheatre
July 4, 2018
7:30pm

A Triangle tradition! Join us for a salute to the red, white and blue as we honor the U.S.A. on its birthday with patriotic favorites, high-spirited classics, and fireworks over Symphony Lake. 

NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

SUMMERFEST: ROMANTIC RUSSIAN NIGHTS

Booth Ampitheatre
July 7, 2018
7:30pm

Twenty-year-old piano virtuoso Daniel Hsu joins the Symphony to perform a fiery showpiece, Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto—plus, tour the landscape of Russian music with rousing dance music by Borodin and selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. 

FLASH CHORUS

MUSIC IN THE GALLERIES: SING THE BEATLES AND ELVIS COSTELLO

Ackland Art Museum
August 19, 2018
2:00pm

This summer, the Ackland welcomes Flash Chorus to Music in the Galleries for a series of three community singing events! All are invited (regardless of singing ability/experience) to join the Flash Chorus at the Ackland, where directors Seamus Kenney and Kerri Lockwood will select two “portraits-in-song” to be rehearsed, practiced, and performed at each afternoon session with a live band. Presented in connection with The Outwin: American Portraiture Today (on view 1 June – 26 August 2018).

DURHAM SYMPHONY

LABOR DAY WITH THE DURHAM BULLS

Durham Bulls Athletic Park
September 3, 2018
1:00pm

The Durham Symphony performs the Star Spangled Banner before the Durham Bulls game against the Norfolk Tides.

NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

JOSHUA BELL SPECIAL

Meymandi Concert Hall
September 20, 2018
7:30pm

A Grammy Award-winning prodigy and virtuoso with television and film credits to his name, violinist Joshua Bell is a cultural icon and household name. One of the most celebrated violinists of all time makes his highly anticipated return appearance with NCS, performing one of the most popular concertos of all time—the Brahms Violin Concerto. More Romantic favorites by Rimsky-Korsakov, Liszt, and Berlioz complete this program conducted by Grant Llewellyn.

RALEIGH SYMPHONY

HEROES AND VILLAINS OF THE STAGE AND SCREEN

Raleigh Little Theatre's Stephenson Ampitheatre
September 23, 2018
3:00pm

The Raleigh Symphony Orchestra performs a casual pops concert in Raleigh Little Theatre’s Stephenson Amphitheatre. It’s Raleigh’s first outdoor classical music series in many years, and this concert is family friendly! Lastly, you won’t want to miss a program featuring music from your favorite movies from the 80’s to today.

FLASH CHORUS

SING THE B-52S AND CAMILA CABELLO!

Durham Motorco
September 24, 2018
6:30pm Doors

Flash Chorus is back and Mondays are fun again! On September 24, join us to sing Camila Cabello's "Havana" and The B-52s' "Roam"! No singing experience necessary! Since 2015, people of all ages from all over the Triangle have gathered at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall to make friends and learn pop songs with a live band. You should try it!

FLASH CHORUS

SING TEARS FOR FEARS AND KISHI BASHI

Durham Motorco
October 8, 2018
6:30pm Doors

Flash Chorus is back and Mondays are fun again! On October 8, join us to sing Tears for Fears' "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" and Kishi Bashi's "m'lover"! No singing experience necessary! Since 2015, people of all ages from all over the Triangle have gathered at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall to make friends and learn pop songs with a live band. You should try it!

NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

RHAPSODY IN BLUE

Meymandi Concert Hall

October 12 and 13, 2018

8:00pm

Wilson Center, Wilmington

October 14

7:30pm

Gershwin captures the soul of the Roaring 20s in his smoky, sultry Rhapsody in Blue for piano and orchestra, while Copland evokes idyllic country life in Appalachian Spring. The Cherokee Chamber Singers join NCS to share traditional and new music reflecting the Cherokee culture, making this program an unforgettable tribute to America’s rich heritage and future. 

Dunn Center, Rocky Mount
October 19, 2018
7:30pm

Join us for our season opener as the orchestra presents “Carnival”. Enjoy classic orchestral music by Johann Strauss and Bizet with a mix of popular tunes such as “Seventy Six Trombones”, “Brazil”, and music from the recent movie musical “The Greatest Showman.” Children and students are free.

RALEIGH SYMPHONY

TRICKS AND TREATS: A CELEBRATION OF HALLOWEEN

Jones Auditorium, Meredith College
October 21, 2018
7:00pm

Trick or Treat! Raleigh Symphony Orchestra is offering a sweet treat to the Raleigh-Triangle community- a fun delicacy for this Halloween season! Come join us for some fun Halloween themed tunes!

FLASH CHORUS

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: TEGAN & SARA AND THE EAGLES

Durham Motorco
October 22, 2018
6:30pm Doors

On October 22, it's the Flash Chorus Hallowe'en special, featuring Tegan & Sara's "Walking With a Ghost" and "Witchy Woman" by The Eagles! No singing experience necessary! Since 2015, people of all ages from all over the Triangle have gathered at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall to make friends and learn pop songs with a live band. Wear your favorite Halloween costumes and cosplay! Let's really do this properly!

NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR: MYSTERY AT THE SYMPHONY

Memorial Auditorium

October 27, 2018

1:00pm and 4:00pm

Riverfront Convention Center, New Bern

October 28, 2018

3:00pm

Join us for our annual sell-out Halloween Spooktacular concert, a “whodunnit.” The cunning and comical sleuth, Inspector Beckensteiner, investigates a concert where major suddenly became minor. The inspector suspects everyone, including the audience. The culprit is revealed in a surprising reenactment of the ill-fated concert.

EARSPACE

RESIDENCY AT UNC CHAPEL HILL

Linda's Downbar

November 1, 2018

8:00pm Pregame

Kenan Music Building

November 3, 2018

7:00pm Pre-concert Talk

8:00pm Concert

Kenan Music Building

November 4, 2018

3:00pm Composition Studio Concert

This fall, earspace returns to UNC for a four-day residency, including three performances. Thursday, join us as we pregame our UNC performances with an informal musical hang at Linda’s Downbar.  Saturday, the ensemble has designed a performance experience featuring an exploration of interactions between live performance, spatialized sound, and light structures. This free performance is presented as part of the Conversations in Modern Music Series and includes a pre-concert talk hosted in Kenan Music Building, room 1206. Sunday, earspace will present works composed for them by composers from the UNC Composition Studio.

FLASH CHORUS

SING BLONDIE AND SAM SMITH

Durham Motorco
November 5, 2018
6:30pm Doors

Flash Chorus makes Mondays fun! On November 5, join us to sing Blondie's "Dreaming" and Sam Smith's "Stay With Me"! No singing experience necessary! Since 2015, people of all ages from all over the Triangle have gathered at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall to make friends and learn pop songs with a live band.

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE TRIANGLE

MUSIC, RELIGION, AND PHILOSOPHY

Carolina Theatre of Durham
November 18, 2018
3:00pm

Joining The COT in a performance of Samuel Barber’s demanding Prayers of Kierkegaard is UNC’s Carolina Choir. The COT’s own Christopher Ulffers performs the Bassoon Concerto by Nino Rota, the Italian giant mostly recognized for his scores to the movies of Fellini and The Godfather Trilogy. And what better way to finish than with Dvorák’s charming Symphonic Variations?!

FLASH CHORUS

SING P!NK AND THE STROKES

Durham Motorco
November 19, 2018
6:30pm Doors

Flash Chorus makes Mondays fun! On November 19, join us to sing P!nk's "Just Give Me A Reason" and The Strokes' "Reptilia"! No singing experience necessary! Since 2015, people of all ages from all over the Triangle have gathered at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall to make friends and learn pop songs with a live band.

DURHAM SYMPHONY

HOLIDAY POPS

Durham Armory
November 29, 2018
7:00pm

The Durham Symphony Orchestra invites you to celebrate the season and its 43 rd year at their Annual Holiday Pops Concert and Silent Auction Fundraiser. This cross-cultural event features Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s music.

FLASH CHORUS

SING GEORGE MICHAEL AND JANELLE MONAE

Durham Motorco
December 3, 2018
6:30pm Doors

Flash Chorus makes Mondays fun! On December 3, join us to sing George Michael's "Faith" and Janelle Monae's "Make Me Feel”! No singing experience necessary! Since 2015, people of all ages from all over the Triangle have gathered at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall to make friends and learn pop songs with a live band.

Keihin Auditorium, Tarboro

December 5, 2018

7:30pm

Wilson Center, Wilmington

December 19, 2018

7:30pm

Join the North Carolina Symphony for this spectacular holiday celebration filled with joyful symphonic arrangements of holiday classics including Christmas at the Movies, White Christmas, and Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer—plus our popular sing-a-long!

VICTORIA NELSON

SOLO POPUP SHOW

North Carolina Museum of Art
February 2, 2019
2:30pm

Discover the rhythms and sounds of music at the Museum. Enjoy hands-on art- and sound-making activities, plus performances that bring works of art to life. Musical selections include percussion compositions by Andy Akiho, John Cage, Jason DeCristofaro, and Tom Reed.

FLASH CHORUS

SING THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS AND COCONUT RECORDS

Durham Motorco
February 11, 2019
6:30pm Doors

Flash Chorus makes Mondays fun! On February 11, join us to sing The Mamas & The Papas' "California Dreamin'" and Coconut Records' "West Coast”! No singing experience necessary! Since 2015, people of all ages from all over the Triangle have gathered at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall to make friends and learn pop songs with a live band.

RALEIGH SYMPHONY

RISING STARS

Jones Auditorium, Meredith College
February 23, 2019
8:00pm

Come join us to hear brilliant performances of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, and their support of this year's winners of our Rising Stars competition. Works include:

Roman Carnival Overture by Hector Berlioz
Elegy for Strings by Sir Edward Elgar
Violin Concerto by Samuel Barber (played by Anna Sykes)
Slavonic Dances by Antonin Dvorak
Cello Concerto by Sir Edward Elgar (played by Alex Lavine)

TAR RIVER ORCHESTRA

PETER AND THE WOLF

Dunn Center, Rocky Mount

March 6, 2019

10:00am and 12:00pm

Dunn Center, Rocky Mount

March 9, 2019

3:00pm

The whole family will be delighted as the orchestra presents the classic story of Peter and the Wolf set to the enchanting music of Sergei Prokofiev in our annual family concert. Come early for pre-concert activities and an instrument petting zoo starting at 1:30 PM!

FLASH CHORUS

SING BOBBY MCFERRIN AND TV ON THE RADIO

Durham Motorco
March 11, 2019
6:30pm Doors

Flash Chorus makes Mondays fun! On March 11, join us to sing Bobby McFerrin's "Don't Worry, Be Happy" and TV On The Radio's "Trouble”! No singing experience necessary! Since 2015, people of all ages from all over the Triangle have gathered at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall to make friends and learn pop songs with a live band.

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE TRIANGLE

A PROGRAM OF PURE DELIGHTS

Carolina Theatre of Durham
March 24, 2019
3:00pm

Returning to the Carolina Theatre for a third time, clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein performs one of the greatest concertos ever written. Paired with a scintillating Rossini overture and Brahms’ emotionally charged 2nd Serenade, this program is The COT’s annual Horst and Ruth Mary Meyer Memorial Concert.

NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

Meymandi Concert Hall
March 30, 2019
1:00pm and 4:00pm

Have you ever seen an elephant ballet? Or encountered giant sea creatures in a submarine? Look no further! Larger-than-life puppets and the Symphony will bring the animal kingdom to life for Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals. 

DURHAM CHORAL SOCIETY

JOHN RUTTER'S MASS OF THE CHILDREN

Hayes Barton United Methodist Church

April 6, 2019

3:00pm

Duke Chapel

April 7, 2019

5:30pm

Choral Society of Durham's Chamber Choir, Rodney Wynkoop, conductor with Raleigh Boychoir, Jeremy Tucker, conductor, presents Mass of the Children by John Rutter.

FLASH CHORUS

SING THE HUMAN LEAGUE AND CULTS

Durham Motorco
April 15, 2019
6:30pm Doors

Flash Chorus makes Mondays - even Tax Days - fun! On April 15, join us to sing The Human League's "Don't You Want Me" and Cults' "Abducted”! No singing experience necessary! Since 2015, people of all ages from all over the Triangle have gathered at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall to make friends and learn pop songs with a live band.

EARSPACE

WHAT IF THE TRUTH IS NOT ENOUGH

Thomas G. Crowder Woodland Center
April 28, 2019
8:00pm

It was Keats 200 years ago who ended “Ode on a Grecian Urn” with the infamous lines: “‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all / Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.'” We move through our life accepting certain truths, while rejecting others. Today, it seems an insurmountable task to work through the noise of information, both true and untrue. Will exposing truth quell the incessant battery of today’s political climate, or will it merely reveal the greater socioeconomic issues that continue to plague our modern society? In our program titled, “What if the truth is not enough?” earspace explores these larger questions using music, poetry, tweets from public officials, and visual projections. earspace has partnered with local projectionist and director Francesca Talenti, spoken word artist William "Endlesswill" Davis, and composer Richard Drehoff Jr. to present an evening performance which ponders concepts of truth and beauty.

RALEIGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU: JOHN WILLIAMS AND HIS INFLUENCES

Jones Auditorium, Meredith College
May 4, 2019
8:00pm

Hear the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra share the familiar works of John Williams, and the composers who inspired him – including familiar names like Stravinsky, Mussorgsky, Holst and Korngold.

DURHAM SYMPHONY

POPS IN THE PARK

Cameron Park, Hillsborough

May 4, 2019

3:00pm

Watts Elementary School, Durham

May 11, 2019

3:00pm

Join the Durham Symphony for an exciting Mother's Day celebration featuring popular classical works by Tchaikovsky, "Ragtime King" Scott Joplin and Florence Price, the African-American composer, whose music was re-discovered 50 years after her death and now played across America.
Don't miss John Williams' musical fireworks finale from the first STAR WARS Film! May the music be with you!
Bring your chairs & picnic to enjoy this free outdoor Spring concert

RALEIGH LITTLE THEATRE

WEST SIDE STORY WITH RALEIGH SYMPHONY

Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre
May 18, 2019
8:00pm
May 19, 2019
3:00pm

Experience forbidden love, fierce family loyalties, and the ruthless feud between the Sharks and the Jets through the iconic music of “West Side Story” Symphony Concert! Featuring the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra in RLT’s Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre.
Based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins.
Book by Arthur Laurents. Music by Leonard Bernstein. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

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