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|North Carolina Symphony Partners with Red Cross to Benefit Tornado Victims; Donations Accepted During Statewide Tour, May 31-June 5|
|Posted: May 22, 2011|
The North Carolina Symphony announced today that it will help support victims of the state’s April tornados by partnering with the Triangle Area Chapter of the American Red Cross during its upcoming statewide tour.
Donations to American Red Cross Disaster Relief will be accepted on-site at free outdoor North Carolina Symphony concerts in Tarboro, New Bern, Chapel Hill and Jacksonville. They will also be accepted during a ticketed performance as part of the Symphony’s Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series in Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre.
The performance, titled “Around the World in Eighty Minutes,” features Music Director Grant Llewellyn and guest vocalist Rhiannon Giddens Laffan, lead singer of the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, in a musical tour of the U.K., Austria, Italy, Russia, the Far East and the United States.
The performances take place at:
• Town Common, Tarboro, Tuesday, May 31
• Tryon Palace, New Bern, Thursday, June 2
• Market Square at Southern Village, Chapel Hill, Friday, June 3
• Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Regency Park, Cary, Saturday, June 4
• Riverwalk Crossing Park, Jacksonville, Sunday, June 5
All five concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.
The performances are free except for the Saturday, June 4, concert, part of the Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series in Cary. General admission lawn seating in Cary is $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Covered table seating is also available for $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted free to all Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series concerts.
Donations enable the American Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of disasters. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions will be used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters.
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