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2023 - 2024 SEASON

KINDA NICE

AT THE CAVE WITH BURNS

The Cave
June 2, 2023
9:00pm

Kinda Nice and Burns join forces for an epic show at The Cave in Chapel Hill! Friday June 2, 9pm-midnight.

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KINDA NICE

QUEER COMMUNITY PICNIC

Pluck Farms
June 3, 2023
3:00 PM

Get your lawn chairs and picnic blanket ready for a fun-filled, relaxing day at the farm celebrating the start of Pride Month with our LGBTQ+ community and allies. It’s a family-friendly event with live music, a pop-up market with LGBTQ+ vendors, food trucks, face painting, a bouncy castle, and more!


The event is a fundraiser for our Pride Month 2023 charity partner Girls Rock NC.

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ESSERE PERCUSSION

TO BE GRATEFUL

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church
June 6, 2023
7:00pm

Essere Percussion, in partnership with Kidznotes, presents an evening of percussion chamber music.

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NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

CONCERTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Southern Village Green, Chapel Hill

June 13, 2023

8:00pm

Tarboro Town Common

June 15, 2023

7:30pm

South Lawn at Tryon Palace, New Bern

June 20, 2023

7:30pm

Hear your favorite light classics—with music by Mozart, Copland, Richard Rodgers, and more!

Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade in A Minor
Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville
Rodgers: Selections from Oklahoma
Copland: Hoe-Down from Rodeo
Bizet: Les toréadors from Suite No. 1 from Carmen
Bizet: Danse bohème from Carmen
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Rodgers: The Carousel Waltz from Carousel
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5

This concert is FREE and open to the public.

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NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

SUMMERFEST: HARRY POTTER VS. STAR WARS

Koka Booth Ampitheatre
June 24, 2023
8:00pm

Two of the biggest film franchises battle it out at Summerfest! It’s wands vs. lightsabers as your North Carolina Symphony performs music from both epic worlds.

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NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

SUMMERFEST: CIRQUE CINEMA

Koka Booth Ampitheatre
July 1, 2023
8:00pm

Troupe Vertigo returns for an all-new program with dazzling feats of strength and grace. Acrobats, contortionists, and aerialists perform awe-inspiring choreography to orchestral favorites that will thrill audiences of all ages.

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NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

STARS AND STRIPES

Wilson Center, Wilmington

July 2, 2023

7:30pm

Lake Benson Park, Garner

July 3, 2023

8:30pm

Beat the summer heat and join us for a good old-fashioned salute to the red, white, and blue. We honor the birthday of the U.S.A. with high-spirited classics and patriotic favorites!

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NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

SUMMERFEST: INDEPENDENCE DAY

Koka Booth Ampitheatre
July 4, 2023
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.

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ZOLTAR'S FORTUNE

LIVE AT NASH STREET TAVERN

Nash Street Tavern, Hillsborough
July 14, 2023
8:00pm

We'll be playing all your favorite Romani hits tomorrow at Hillsborough's finest establishment for drinks and Live Music!

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PAPERHAND PUPPET INTERVENTION

WHERE OUR SPIRITS RESIDE

Forest Theatre

August 4 - September 17, 2023

7:00pm Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Labor Day

3:00pm September 10, 17

North Carolina Museum of Art

September 22- 24, 2023

7:00pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

3:00pm Sunday

Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s mission is to use diverse styles of puppetry and artistic expression to create works that inspire, promote social change and are deeply rewarding for all involved. These styles include: giant puppets, rod puppets, shadow puppetry, masks, stilt dancing and anything under the sky that strikes our fancy.

We will use this puppetry, performance and creativity to undermine and eradicate greed, hate and fear and promote justice, equality and peace. We will work uncompromisingly to these ends.

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FLASH CHORUS

SING JONATHAN RICHMAN AND THE ZOMBIES

Durham Hotel Rooftop
August 5, 2023
11:30am Doors

Join Conductor Seamus and the Flash Chorus Band, on the roof of The Durham Hotel, Saturday, August 5 @11:30am, and we'll teach you how to sing, “Time of the Season" by The Zombies and "That Summer Feeling" by Jonathan Richman.

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CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF THE TRIANGLE

THERE'S A COW ON THE ROOF!

Carolina Theatre
October 7, 2023
7:30pm

Dress up to the nines and have a good giggle at the start to the COT’s 2023-24 season with “There’s a Cow on the Roof!” Dedicated to humor in music, this concert takes its name from Darius Milhaud’s Le Boeuf sur le toit (A cow on the roof) and features Young Concert Artist winner, Chaeyoung Park, performing Shostakovich’s sprightly 2nd Piano Concerto. The evening will also feature a silent auction prior to the concert and during intermission, featuring jewelry, antiques, gift cards to local restaurants, and more!

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CAROLINA BALLET

FRANKENSTEIN

Fletcher Opera Theater
October 12, 13, 14, 21, 28
7:30pm
October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
2:00pm

This hauntingly theatrical and seductively beautiful interpretation of Mary Shelley’s story is true to the original novel in that the Creature longs to be loved by his creator, Victor Frankenstein. Instead, he is found repulsive by those who see his shocking appearance. What unfolds next is for the audience to find out!

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FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SPOOKTACULAR

Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville
October 28, 2023
7:30pm

Featuring spooky selections from well-known composers such as John Williams, Michael Jackson, and Hector Berlioz, Spooktacular is the perfect addition to your Halloween agenda. Join us in your costume for extra fun! You’re in for a treat.

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TAR RIVER CHORUS

MEETS THE MOUSE

First Baptist Church, Rocky Mount

November 4, 2023

7:30pm

Lakeland Cultural Arts Center

November 5, 2023

4:00pm

Celebrate 100 years of Disney magic with the Tar River Chorus! This thrilling show is literally one for all ages: it showcases many evergreen Disney favorites, as well as some newer and lesser-known gems, packing in selections from Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Newsies, High School Musical, The Jungle Book, and lots more. Accompanied by a kickin' rhythm section, you'll smile, you'll reminisce...and you might even dance!

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LONNIE ROTT

LET'S NOT TALK ABOUT IT ALBUM RELEASE

Jubilee Music Hall
November 11, 2023
7:00pm

Come join us for Lonnie Rott's album release show, celebrating his debut album, "Let's Not Talk About It." Lonnie's bringing an all star band with him. The night will be opened up by the enchanting Jesse Wooten.
The show is all ages and it is BYOB. Jubilee Music Hall tickets are general admission and standing room only.

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NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Meymandi Concert Hall
November 17, 8:00pm
November 18, 8:00pm

Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto takes us on a journey from the streets of New York City (West Side Story) to the Wild West (Billy the Kid Suite) to Paris in the Roaring '20s (An American in Paris). Carlos also dives into the intricacies of Reena Esmail's The Blue Room Violin Concerto. It's a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of works that resonate with our new Music Director. Kick off your evening with this unique pre-concert event that will set the stage for a night of unforgettable music!

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KINDA NICE

AT RUBIES ON FIVE POINTS WITH AZUL

Rubies on Five Points, Durham
November 30, 2023
8:00pm

KINDA NICE opens at 8pm, AZUL plays 9:15pm. All women/femme artists with original songs! Kinda Nice brings indie rock, lots of great energy and messages on justice and empowerment. Azul brings her fabulous voice, with multiple languages and cultural influences, to create a genre all her own.

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EARSPACE

RESIDENCY AT DUKE

Baldwin Auditorium 
December 8, 2023
8:00pm

Join us in Durham, NC as earspace presents a program with the inimitable soprano Ah Young Hong and Duke graduate student composers in our first ever residency at Duke University!

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TOGETHER WE SING

NIGHT OF THE FATHER'S LOVE

Meymandi Auditorium
December 10, 2023
7:00pm

Experience this powerful event as we present the bestselling cantata, Night of the Father’s Love, conducted by composer, Pepper Choplin. Choirs are from ten churches: Grey Stone Baptist (Durham), Greystone Baptist (Raleigh), New Hope Baptist, Saint Andrews Presbyterian, Wake Forest UMC, Westwood Baptist, White Plains UMC, First UMC of Wilson, and others. Repeat special guests, Degrees of Brass is a remarkable quintet from last year who delighted our Christmas audience! We’ll end with a triumphant singing of “Hallelujah Chorus”.

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NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

HOLIDAY POPS

Clinton High School, Clinton

December 14, 7:30pm

Lee Auditorium, Southern Pines

December 19, 7:30pm

Northside High School, Jacksonville

December 20, 7:30pm

Keihin Audiorium, Tarboro

December 21, 7:30pm

Join your North Carolina Symphony for this festive concert full of orchestral favorites you know and love, including selections from The Nutcracker, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” and much more!

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DISTANT WORLDS

MUSIC FROM FINAL FANTASY

Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte
February 3, 2024
8:00pm

Grammy Award-winner Arnie Roth leads a full orchestra and chorus – over 100 musicians on stage performing the beloved music of Nobuo Uematsu, Masayoshi Soken, and many more. With HD video from game developers Square Enix projected onto giant screens throughout the concerts, Distant Worlds performs a diverse and constantly expanding repertoire of classic FINAL FANTASY music from throughout the 35+ years of the game series. This unique and sensational multimedia concert experience delights audiences all around the globe!

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PAPERHAND PUPPET INTERVENTION

LOVERAISER

DPAC
February 14, 2024
7:30PM

Come celebrate with art and music that inspires and touches the soul. Paperhand Puppets with Nnenna and Pierce Freelon present Where Our Spirits Reside — an enchanted evening of giant puppets, masks, stilts, dance, poetry, shadows and illumination all set to live music from the Grammy nominated album AnceStars.
Proceeds from Durham LoveRaiser benefit the non-profits Northstar Church of the Arts and Paperhand Puppet Intervention. Join us to raise the vibration of LOVE: of family, ancestors, community and the arts.

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NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY

SAINT-SAËNS PIANO CONCERTO NO. 5

Meymandi Concert Hall
February 23, 8:00pm
February 24, 8:00pm

Program:

Errollyn Wallen: Mighty River
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Egyptian”
Respighi: Roman Festivals
Respighi: Pines of Rome

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CAROLINA BALLET

THE LITTLE MERMAID

Fletcher Opera Theater
March 7, 8, 16, 23
7:30pm
March 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24
2:00pm

Carolina Ballet is very excited to embark upon a new world-premiere ballet set to the story of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid featuring live music with a new score from composer Aaron Severini. Different from our previously presented Mermaid program, this version will feature brand-new sets and costumes. The production will surely dazzle audiences, and it will appeal to both the first-time attendee and the sophisticated ballet-goer as well.

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RALEIGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

Jones Auditorium, Meredith College
March 9, 2024
7:00pm

David Heid & Dan Seyfried join the full orchestra as guest pianists in Saint-Saëns’ classic Carnival of the Animals, along with animal-inspired works by Haydn, Griffes, and Hovhannes.

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FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

MUSIC OF APPALACHIA WITH THE KRUGER BROTHERS

Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville
April 20, 2024
7:30pm

We are thrilled to welcome the Kruger Brothers to Fayetteville to perform alongside the FSO for this special program! You can expect to hear bluegrass music alongside classical masterpieces such as Copland’s Appalachian Spring on this exciting and collaborative program. 

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RALEIGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

RISING STARS

Jones Auditorium, Meredith College
April 27, 2024
7:00pm

Winners of our annual Rising Stars concerto competition will perform as featured soloists with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, flanked by premieres of three works: Elyse Kahler’s Lullaby for Orchestra (NC premiere); Steve Landis’ Until Then Skal (world premiere); and Emily Cooley’s Argo (NC Premiere)!

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FAYETTEVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

BAD TO THE BONES WITH JOSEPH ALESSI

Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville
May 11, 2024
7:30pm

You won’t want to miss our season closer with special guest Joseph Alessi, the principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic. Alessi is a Grammy Award-winning musician who has performed with orchestras all over the world, and we are honored that he’s chosen to share his talents with our Fayetteville community.

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