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2014/15 Friday Favorites Series: Appalachian Spring
Dates: May 01-03, 2015
Featuring:
Program:
Copland: Appalachian Spring
Judd Greenstein:
Change (World Premiere Orchestration)
Sarah Kirkland Snider:
Three Songs from Unremembered*
     Shara Worden, soprano*
Bernstein: Overture to West Side Story**
Barber:
Adagio for Strings
Barber:
Essay No. 2

*April 23-25 performances only
**April 30 and May 2-3 performances only


 
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2014/15 Chapel Hill Series: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Dates: May 07-09, 2015
Featuring:
Program: Music Director Grant Llewellyn and University of North Carolina School of the Arts Dean of Drama Carl Forsman lead this theatrical symphonic presentation of Shakespeare’s beloved play, interwoven with Mendelssohn’s passionate music. This event will sell out. Don’t miss it!

After four centuries, see and hear it for the first time.


Purchase tickets for Midsummer Night’s Dream, and you’re entered for a chance to win an awesome prize package valued at $550 which includes:
  • Custom designed 10.57 carat emerald-cut purple amethyst pendant from Ora Designers/Fine Jewelers
  • Gift card for dinner at Cameron Bar & Grill, courtesy of Eschelon Experiences
  • Four pack of Flex tickets for Summerfest 2015
  • Three pack of North Carolina Symphony CDs – recordings with Branford Marsalis, Yevgeny Sudbin and Zuill Bailey
No purchase necessary to enter. Enter in person at North Carolina Symphony Headquarters, 3700 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 130, Raleigh, NC 27612, during regular business hours. Winner will be chosen Thursday, April 30 at 5pm.


Join us for this special event!

Tuesday, May 5, 7pm | Quail Ridge Books & Music, Raleigh

MUCH ADO ABOUT SHAKESPEARE!
The Theater - The Music - The Plays
Why Shakespeare matters and what his plays mean to modern audiences.

Join us for a lively discussion moderated by: WCPE Announcer and Community & Arts Liaison, Tara Lynn and Raleigh Little Theatre's Executive Director, Charles Phaneuf. With panelists: Martin Sher, VP and General Manager of the North Carolina Symphony; David Henderson, Director of "Equivocation" at Theatre in the Park; Sue Scarborough, one of the Directors of Seed Art Share's A Midsummer Night's Dream; and Rebecca Blum, Director of Bare Theatre's Macbeth. Part of Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh, a convergence of arts organizations presenting work written or inspired by Shakespeare, January-June 2015. http://www.visitraleigh.com/wherefore/

 
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Special Event Concert: Joshua Bell
Date: May 12, 2015
Featuring:
Program: Enjoy the masterful performance of the North Carolina Symphony and Joshua Bell. Often referred to as the “poet of the violin,” Joshua Bell is one of the world’s most celebrated violinists. Enchanting audiences with his breathtaking virtuosity, tone of sheer beauty and charismatic stage presence, Bell's performance of Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D minor is an event not to be missed!

Sibelius: Finlandia
Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela
Sibelius: Suite from Karelia
Sibelius: Violin Concerto


Sponsored by Paragon Bank

 
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2014/15 Pops Series: Pops Goes Vegas
Dates: May 15-16, 2015
Featuring:
Program: That's right, "Vegas Baby!" Guest conductor Jack Everly and the North Carolina Symphony take a spin on the musical roulette wheel with hip classics such as Luck Be A Lady, Hey Big Spender, Viva Las Vegas, My Way and Fly Me To The Moon, just to name a few. The music, the city, the showgirls and the celebrities will all be musically honored in this jackpot evening of musical hit after hit.

Various/Everly: High Rollers Overture
Herman/Barton: Las Vegas
Various/Everly/Stephenson: Mr. Showmanship I 
Various/Barton: Songs from the Strip Medley 
Coleman/Barton: Big Spender
Loesser/Barton: Luck Be a Lady
Allen/Gibson: I Go to Rio 
Bizet/Lecuona/Everly/Stephenson: Mr. Showmanship II
Various/Barker: Joe and Ally: It’s Us Again! 
Kander/Holcombe: New York, New York 
Herman/Barker: If He Walked Into My Life 
Various/Stephenson: Mr. Showmanship III 
Marks/Anka/Barton: I Gotta Be Me/My Way 
Manilow/Barker: Here’s to Las Vegas


Series Partners: CEI: The Digital Office, Synergy Spa, Fifth Third Bank, Summit Hospitality Group

 
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2015 Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series: Opening Night: Rhapsody in Blue & Dvořák's New World Symphony
Date: May 23, 2015
Concert Sponsor:
Featuring:
Program: William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor & Summerfest Artistic Director

Celebrate Memorial Weekend with an all-American program featuring an encore performance of Gershwin’s incomparable Rhapsody in Blue and Dvořák’s ever-popular New World Symphony.  Also, enjoy selections by Copland and Sousa with “citizen musicians” performing with the North Carolina Symphony during Play with the Pros.

Sousa: The Liberty Bell March
Copland: Outdoor Overture
Copland: Hoedown from Rodeo
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Dvořák: New World Symphony

Kids 12 & under are always admitted FREE on the lawn!

Find answers to your FAQs about Summerfest like what to wear, when to arrive, what to bring and more.

Concert Offerings:
  • PICNIC OF THE WEEK - Put your summer food skills to the test! Our roving judge selects the best picnic spread before each concert. The winner earns a $100 gift card from Whole Foods Market of Cary, and two honorable mention $25 Whole Foods Market gift cards are awarded as well. Beer and wine are permitted at Booth Amphitheatre.
  • INSTRUMENT ZOO - The North Carolina Symphony’s popular Instrument Zoo lets kids of all ages try out orchestra instruments.

Summerfest Series presented by Rex Healthcare

Rex Healthcare Summerfest Co-Sponsors
Town of Cary, First Citizens Bank

Free Admission Children 12 & Under sponsored by Golden Corral

Instrument Zoos sponsored by MetLife

Rex Healthcare Summerfest Partners
CaptiveAire, LORD Corporation, Raleigh Windows & Siding, Crabtree Valley Mall, North State Bank, Deloitte, Synergy Spa / Collins & Franklin Plastic Surgery
 
Picnic of the Week Partner
Whole Foods Market of Cary

Media Partners
Cary Magazine, FOX 50, WRAL.com/TV5, MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM
 
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Special Event Concert: Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions
Date: May 29, 2015
Concert Sponsor:
Featuring:
Program: The North Carolina Symphony joins forces with Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, performing all new arrangements and carefully timed visuals from recent and classic Pokémon video games! Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions has become the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages a chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before.

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to meet-up with friends to catch, battle and trade Pokémon from your favorite games including:
  • Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue
  • Pokémon Yellow
  • Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver
  • Pokémon Crystal
  • Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire
  • Pokémon Emerald
  • Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl
  • Pokémon Platinum
  • Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
  • Pokémon X and Pokémon Y

Produced by Princeton Entertainment
 
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2015 Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series: Your Favorite Light Classics
Date: May 30, 2015
Concert Sponsor:
Featuring:
Program: Enjoy your picnic under the stars with your favorite light classical music, including Grieg’s Peer Gynt, Overture to The Barber of Seville and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody, plus many more of your most beloved pieces.

Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville
Grieg: Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt
Sibelius: Valse Triste
Chabrier: España
Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody
Delius: La Calinda from Koanga
Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave


Kids 12 & under are always admitted FREE on the lawn!

Find answers to your FAQs about Summerfest like what to wear, when to arrive, what to bring and more.

Concert Offerings:
  • PICNIC OF THE WEEK - Put your summer food skills to the test! Our roving judge selects the best picnic spread before each concert. The winner earns a $100 gift card from Whole Foods Market of Cary, and two honorable mention $25 Whole Foods Market gift cards are awarded as well. Beer and wine are permitted at Booth Amphitheatre.
  • INSTRUMENT ZOO - The North Carolina Symphony’s popular Instrument Zoo lets kids of all ages try out orchestra instruments.

Summerfest Series presented by Rex Healthcare

Rex Healthcare Summerfest Co-Sponsors
Town of Cary, First Citizens Bank

Free Admission Children 12 & Under sponsored by Golden Corral

Instrument Zoos sponsored by MetLife

Rex Healthcare Summerfest Partners
CaptiveAire, LORD Corporation, Raleigh Windows & Siding, Crabtree Valley Mall, North State Bank, Deloitte, Synergy Spa / Collins & Franklin Plastic Surgery
 
Picnic of the Week Partner
Whole Foods Market of Cary

Media Partners
Cary Magazine, FOX 50, WRAL.com/TV5, MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM
 
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Statewide Classical: Concerts in Your Community: Your Favorite Light Classics
Date: May 31, 2015
Concert Sponsor:
Featuring:
Program: Bring your chairs and blankets, and enjoy your favorite light classical music under the stars, including Grieg’s Peer Gynt, Overture to The Barber of Seville and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody, plus many more of your most beloved pieces.

This concert is free and open to the public. No ticket is required.

 
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