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|Stars, Pine Trees and a Lawn Chair: Summerfest 2004 Opens June 5 in Cary’s Amphitheatre at Regency Park|
|Posted: May 01, 2004|
The North Carolina Symphony’s ever popular concerts under the pines are back as Summerfest 2004 lights up the night at Cary’s Amphitheatre at Regency Park. This season promises to be one of the best yet. Opening on June 5, 2004 with Grammy Award-winning conductor and vocalist Bobby McFerrin, the Triangle’s favorite concerts under the stars also feature the incomparable k.d. lang and Broadway superstar Terrence Mann in “From Hair to Hairspray: A Generation of Rock Musicals.” In addition, the Independence Day concert and fireworks along with evenings of hot-blooded Gypsy music, movie scores and more create pure summer magic.
Located at the edge of Symphony Lake, the Amphitheatre is surrounded by a beautiful, natural wooded setting, perfect for a summer night of musical enchantment. The majority of the seating is on the open lawn, although a covered VIP section at the rear of the site provides tables and chairs for off-the-ground picnicking. The facility accommodates about 7000 people and is a warm-weather favorite of everyone who enjoys superb orchestral music and extraordinary guest artists in a relaxed, yet acoustically ideal atmosphere. All concerts begin at 7:30 pm with Associate Conductor and Summerfest Artistic Director William Henry Curry conducting, unless noted otherwise. Come early, come often, bring your family, your picnic basket and enjoy the beautiful surroundings! See concert listings for more details.
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In February at concerts in Fayetteville and Raleigh, we featured music written during or about the Civil War including When Johnny Comes Marching Home, The Wound-Dresser, Copland’s Lincoln Portrait and ... More »
Resident Conductor William Henry Curry spoke on Sunday, February 10, at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh about the Symphony’s upcoming Explorations : Freedom concerts and programs that take ... More »