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Bluegrass and Barbecue - Temple and Carolyn Sloan hosted a special fundraiser event at their home in late May that featured delicious barbecue and fixings, along with music courtesy of the North Carolina Symphony Bluegrass Band.
Friends of Note - North Carolina business and community leaders attended the North Carolina Symphony's "Friends of Note: Celebrate Learning Through Music" fundraising luncheon May 8 at the Pavillons at the Angus Barn. Music Director Grant Llewellyn led the sold-out crowd in a music ...
Mallets - Symphony Principal Timpanist John Feddersen crafts mallets of all sorts for himself and others.
Mission Possible II - The North Carolina Symphony’s “Mission Possible II” gala Friday, February 7, at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary was a wonderful evening of culinary and musical duets featuring imaginative performances by Music Director Grant Llewellyn and Grammy Award-winner Branford ...
Prelude to the Opens - A successful pre-concert dinner was held at Pinehurst Country Club on Saturday, March 22. Held in the club’s recently-renovated dining room and veranda, more than 220 people enjoyed food, fellowship, and remarks from Music Director Grant Llewellyn. Composer Terry Mizesko ...
Tryon Palace 2014 Outdoor Concert - More than 100 friends of the Symphony in New Bern gathered for a pre-concert benefit dinner on June 1 to support the North Carolina Symphony’s education concerts in Craven County. Attendees gathered at the North Carolina History Center at Tryon ...
Independence Day Concert in Fayetteville - The North Carolina Symphony's July 1, 2012 concert in Fayetteville was a big hit, especially when the temperature cooled down to the high 70s after a rainstorm!
Maxine Swalin Awards Reception and Ceremony 2012 - The North Carolina Symphony honored outstanding music educators from across the state at the final Summerfest Concert of 2012 with a reception. The winners of the 2012 Maxine Swalin and Jackson Parkhurst Awards were presented with their awards from the ...
Mission Possible Gala - The North Carolina Symphony celebrated the start of its 80th Anniversary Season with a gala soiree at The Pavilions at the Angus Barn in Raleigh, June 7, 2012.
Pink Martini Cast Party - To extend the fun and holiday festivities of A Pink Martini Christmas, patrons joined the guest artists for a Cast Party following the final performance on Saturday, December 22, 2012.
Musical Salon - The evening of March 13, 2013 was a spectacular one as Symphony patrons Julia and Frank Daniels, Jr., hosted the Musical Salon fundraising event. The beautiful, private home setting was matched only by the engaging and very entertaining performances of ...
Women of Note - May's inaugural Women of Note: Supporting Future Leaders of North Carolina through Music Education luncheon event celebrated this 70-year tradition while raising funds to support its ongoing education programs. The event underwriter was Suntrust. Committee members were Anne Packer, Lee ...
Thank-A-Thon 2013 - A number of North Carolina Symphony musicians came to the Symphony offices over a three-night period in May for a phone “Thank-A-Thon.” They spent those evenings calling donors to thank them for their support. Our phone heroes report that the ...
Yo-Yo Ma - Few artists are as synonymous with their instruments as cellist Yo-Yo Ma. In a sold-out special concert on Sunday, December 8, the famed musician demonstrated artistry at the highest level. At a special post-concert event sponsored by SunTrust, and held ...
Concerts in Your Community 2012 - The orchestra performed a series of outdoor concerts between May 31-June 4 in Tarboro, New Bern and Jacksonville.
Past Leadership Council - On March 12, 2013, members of the Past Leadership Council attended a music education concert conducted by Music Director Grant Llewellyn followed by a luncheon where David Hartman, voice of the Symphony’s radio broadcast, celebrated the 70th anniversary of the ...
Conductor's Circle - NCS Music Director Grant Llewellyn, along with harpist Ann Hobson Pilot, spoke at the home of Doug and Betsy Hornberger for a Conductor’s Circle donor recognition event. Grant and Ann Hobson Pilot shared personal stories about John Williams, including the ...
Caffé Luna Event - a Special Pops Fundraising evening at Caffé Luna, which was made possible through the generosity and support of Parker Kennedy and his restaurant. The intimate evening allowed Grant to explore the mesmerizing musical themes created by John Williams with wonderful ...
2012/13 Patron Appreciation Concert - The North Carolina Symphony performed its annual Patron Appreciation Concert Wednesday, May 8, at Meymandi Concert Hall. The evening was a chance for members of the orchestra, as well as trustees and staff of the Symphony, to honor the thousands ...
Annual Meeting 2013 - The North Carolina Symphony boards met for their annual meeting on September 16, 2013.
December 2013 Photos from the Road - Our mission of statewide service was in evidence recently with orchestra performances and presentations of our string ensembles on the road.
Southern Pines Education Concert - Catch a glimpse into one of our magical education concerts. The orchestra performs about 45 education concerts a year all across the state to about 60,000+ fourth and fifth graders. This one took place in Southern Pines and was led ...
Music Man Rehearsal - The fun is just getting started as we rehearse for our April 13-15 performances of The Music Man. Join us Friday and Saturday at 8pm or Sunday at 3pm for an unforgettable trip to River City!
North Carolina Remembers 9/11 - As the whole world reflected upon the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 the North Carolina Symphony along with the NC Master Chorale, WRAL-TV, WUNC-TV and the Triangle Interfaith Alliance came together to present "North Carolina Remembers 9/11," a concert ...
2011 Teacher Workshop - On August 16, over 120 educators gathered at Raleigh's Meymandi Concert Hall for a full-day workshop on teaching our 2011/12 Education Concert Program. It was a highly successful and energizing day with many interesting demonstrations and speakers.
2010/11 Season Highlights - Images from our 2010/11 Season. Highlights include guest artists Lang Lang, Idina Menzel, Amadeus, Noriko Ogawa, Valentina Lisitsa, Mary Wilson and more!
Young People's Concerts and Instrument Zoos - Photos of the North Carolina Symphony's Young People's Concert Series along with the pre-concert Instrument Zoos and activities. Visit to learn more about our Young People's Series. Photos by Michael Zirkle.
Amadeus - Performance and Rehearsal photos - Images from our production of Amadeus in collaboration with PlayMakers Repertory Company with shots from the actual production as well as a look at an early acting rehearsal.
Branford Marsalis & Friends - Images from our June 8 Branford Marsalis & Friends benefit night. This sold out special event helped raise over $145,000 for the Symphony. Performers included: Branford Marsalis, saxophones; Grant Llewellyn, host and piano; Joey Calderazzo, piano; a North Carolina Symphony ...
2009-10 Season Concert Highlights - Images from our 2009-10 Classical and Pops Series. Highlights include guest artists Joshua Bell, Ben Folds, Yuja Wang, Lynn Harrell and more!
A Day With Yo-Yo Ma - Join us as we spend a day with world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the North Carolina Symphony. Starting the day off with rehearsal and then on to a special small group class/discussion between Mr. Ma and some local cello ...
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Father and Son

The North Carolina Symphony will feature father and son - Jeffrey and Gabriel Kahane - in exciting concerts in Raleigh and Chapel Hill on Saturday and Monday.  The program includes ... More »

Chamber Music by Immersion

Ten days and over 50 hours… That was the time spent earlier in July with seven incredibly focused and talented young people and some esteemed colleagues on music by Mozart, ... More »

NCS at Yale Symposium on Music in Schools

Earlier this month, I had the honor and pleasure of participating in the Yale School of Music Symposium on Music in Schools on the beautiful New Haven campus. The fifth ... More »

N.C. Symphony Chosen for Prestigious SHIFT Festival

The North Carolina Symphony has been chosen as one of four American orchestras that will participate in the inaugural year of SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras, a three-year festival ... More »

What I Listen to When I'm Not at Work (Hint: Gabriel Kahane)

I'm frequently asked what kinds of music I enjoy when not at work. I always find this a hard question to answer, not because I don't like to listen to ... More »

Wilson County Students "All About that Bass" Before N.C. Symphony Visit

Fifth-grade music students from Rock Ridge Elementary, and band students from Hunt High School in Wilson, N.C., sang and choreographed an "All About That Bass" video to celebrate the upcoming ... More »

Bailey/North Carolina Symphony CD Debuts on Billboard Chart at No. 1

The Britten: Cello Symphony and Sonata CD, recorded by soloist Zuill Bailey and the North Carolina Symphony under the baton of Music Director Grant Llewellyn, debuted this week on the ... More »

Llewellyn's Contract Extended Through 2018 Season

“The North Carolina Symphony has been making a positive difference in the lives of the citizens of North Carolina for more than 80 years, and this extension of Grant Llewellyn’s ... More »

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