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Special Event Concert: Summer in the City: Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Date: June 02, 2017
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Program: Mendelssohn: Selections from Incidental Music for A Midsummer Night's Dream
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

From the carefree merriment of “Spring” to the sparkling drama of “Winter,” Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is one of the most recognizable pieces of music ever written. Experience the joys of all the seasons—and beat the summer heat!—on a single night out on the town. You’ll hear endless colorful melodies in Vivaldi’s famous set of violin concertos, featuring the vivacious Elena Urioste, along with the magic of Shakespeare in selections from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Explore downtown Raleigh before or after this special one-hour Summer in the City show—we partner with some of the city’s best restaurants to offer great dining deals to ticket-holders!  

 
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2017 UNC REX Healthcare Summerfest: Summerfest: Romantic Broadway
Date: June 03, 2017
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Let us whisk you off to Broadway! Guest singers join the Symphony for timeless love stories told through some of the most romantic music ever written—including songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, and more.

Frank Loesser /                                
Arr. Calvin Custer:
Music from Guys and Dolls                          
    Guys and Dolls
    Luck Be a Lady
    I've Never Been in Love Before
    A Bushel and a Peck
    Follow the Fold
    If I Were a Bell
    Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat
Giacomo Puccini: “O Mio Babbino Caro” from Gianni Schicchi
                Aundi Marie Moore, soprano
Sergei Prokofiev: The Montagues and the Capulets from Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2
Leonard Bernstein /        
lyrics by Stephen Sondheim:
"Maria" from West Side Story                                  
                Austin Colby, tenor
Leonard Bernstein /
lyrics by Stephen Sondheim:
“Tonight” from West Side Story
                Austin Colby, tenor
Richard Rodgers /                                         
Arr.  Robert Russell Bennett:
Selections from Oklahoma!                    
Frederick Loewe /                                            
lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner:
"On the Street Where You Live" from My Fair Lady
                Austin Colby, tenor
Frederick Loewe /                                            
lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner:
"I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady
                Aundi Marie Moore, soprano
Andrew Lloyd Webber /                 
Arr.  Calvin Custer:
Overture to The Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber/                   
lyrics by Charles Hart:
"All I Ask of You" from The Phantom of the Opera              
                Aundi Marie Moore, soprano
                Austin Colby, tenor
Andrew Lloyd Webber/                     
lyrics by Charles Hart:
Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera
                Austin Colby, tenor
Richard Rodgers /                                              
Arr. Calvin Custer:
The Carousel Waltz from Carousel
Jule Styne /                                                          
Arr. Robert Russell Bennett:
Funny Girl: Overture for Orchestra
Stephen Sondheim /                   
Arr. Jonathan Tunick:
"It Takes Two" from Into the Woods
                Aundi Marie Moore, soprano
                Austin Colby, tenor
John Duprez, Eric Idle/                   
lyrics by Neil Innes: 
  “The Song That Goes Like This" from Spamalot
                Aundi Marie Moore, soprano
                Austin Colby, tenor 
 
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Special Event Concert: The Music of Prince
Date: June 07, 2017
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Program: Celebrate the life and legacy of “the Purple One” on his birthday! Stretching boundaries and seamlessly tying together genres, Prince revolutionized music and culture. The North Carolina Symphony and guest artists--including saxophone master Marcus Anderson, who toured with Prince and the New Power Generation, and singer/guitarist Marshall Charloff—take the stage for a memorable tribute with hits including “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Kiss,” and more!

 
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2017 UNC REX Healthcare Summerfest: Summerfest: Classics Under the Stars
Date: June 09, 2017
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This evening is a real crowd-pleaser with some of the most fun and recognizable moments in classical music, including Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Copland’s Hoe-Down from Rodeo.

Verdi: La Forza del Destino Overture 

Tchaikovsky: Introduction to Swan Lake 

Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours

Dvoƙák: Slavonic Dance

Nielsen: Aladdin Suite

Mendelssohn: Wedding March

Smetana: Moldau

Copland: Variations on a Shaker Melody

Copland: Hoe-Down from Rodeo

Gould: Pavane from Symphonette #2

Rodgers/Bennett: Victory at Sea


 
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2017 UNC REX Healthcare Summerfest: Summerfest: A Space Spectacular
Date: June 10, 2017
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Hear how composers across generations and genres have imagined the mysteries of space in their music. From John Williams’ memorable music for Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, to selections from Star Trek and from Holst’s The Planets, this is the perfect family fun program to enjoy under a star-filled sky.

Take pictures with costumed Star Wars characters from the all-volunteer 501st Legion!

Richard Strauss: Fanfare from Also Sprach Zarathustra
Gustav Holst: Mars from The Planets, Op. 32
Josef Strauss: Music of the Spheres, Waltzes, Op. 235
John Williams: Suite from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Gustav Holst: Jupiter from The Planets
John Williams: Imperial March from Star Wars Suite
Gustav Holst: Uranus from The Planets
John Williams: Adventures on Earth from E.T.
Various Composers/
Arr. Calvin  Custer: Star Trek Through the Years
John Williams: March from Superman
John Williams: Rey's Theme from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
John Williams: Star Wars Suite
           I.  Princess Leia’s Theme
           II. Main Title 

 

 
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2017 UNC REX Healthcare Summerfest: Summerfest: An Evening in France
Date: June 17, 2017
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French music and cuisine come together! Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and works by Ravel and Debussy evoke a walk along the Seine. Visit a food truck for French-inspired treats as we celebrate the Triangle’s sister cities in France, Le Touquet and Compiegne.

Massenet: Le Cid Ballet Suite
Fauré: Pavane
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Debussy: Clair de Lune
Saint-Saëns:
Bacchanale

 
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2017 UNC REX Healthcare Summerfest: Summerfest: A Night of Beethoven
Date: June 24, 2017
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Enjoy a preview of Triangle Oktoberfest—with a beer garden, German food, and fun— while you experience the musical craftsmanship of Beethoven’s stormy Egmont Overture, the bubbly Symphony No. 8, and the grand “Emperor” Piano Concerto.

Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”
Beethoven:
Symphony No. 8

 
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2017 UNC REX Healthcare Summerfest: Summerfest: Steep Canyon Rangers
Date: June 30, 2017
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The Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers bring their smart songwriting, ferocious instrumentals, and jaw-dropping harmonies to the Symphony in this not-to-be-missed concert.

The North Carolina Symphony is honored to partner with PineCone to present this special evening of music!

 
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