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The North Carolina Symphony returns to Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre for another summer of great live music. Enjoy all of the family fun these performances offer, including contests, instrument zoos, picnics, games, fireworks and more. Join the state’s premier orchestra for extraordinary concerts and turn your weekends into summer fun.

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Plus, kids 12 & under are always admitted FREE on the lawn!

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Summerfest lawn flex passes and exchanges are not valid for Josh Groban featuring the North Carolina Symphony. Click here for more information.

Tickets will be mailed in April 2014.


SAT, MAY 24 | 7:30PM
Opening Night
Beethoven’s 5th

William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor & Summerfest Artistic Director
Dylan Ward, alto saxophone

Summerfest opens with one of the most powerful pieces of music ever written. Also, enjoy selections with citizen musicians during Play with the Pros.

SAT, MAY 31 | 7:30PM
Carmina Burana

Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
Barry Banks, tenor
Jason S. McKinney, baritone
North Carolina Master Chorale
Capital City Girls Choir

Primitive. Passionate. Powerful. One of the largest groups of musicians to ever perform at Summerfest.

FRI, JUNE 6 | 7:30PM
The Music of John Williams
William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor & Summerfest Artistic Director
Gregg Gelb, alto saxophone
Brian Reagin, violin

Experience John Williams’ mesmerizing musical themes to Harry Potter, Star Wars, Superman and so many more!

SAT, JUNE 7 | 7:30PM
Broadway Romance
William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor & Summerfest Artistic Director

Love is in the air on Broadway and at Summerfest. Hear your favorite Broadway songs from Wicked, Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd, Music Man and much more during this unforgettable evening!

SAT, JUNE 14 | 7:30PM
Cirque de la Symphonie
William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor & Summerfest Artistic Director

An encore performance! Marvel at high-flying aerialists, daredevil cyclists and acrobatic feats of wonder set to classical masterpieces.

FRI/SAT, JUNE 20-21 | 7:30PM

Mozart Festival
Courtney Lewis, conductor
Andrew Tyson, piano*

Enjoy two great evenings of his masterworks during our new Mozart Festival!
*Friday, June 20 concert only

SAT, JUNE 28 | 7:30PM
Jackie Gore with Legends of Beach Music and North Tower Band

Chelsea Tipton, II, conductor

You can dance and sing along to “I Love Beach Music,” “Summertime’s Calling Me,” “Far Away Places,” plus much more.

FRI, JULY 4 | 7:30PM
Independence Day
David Glover, Associate Conductor

Celebrate with patriotic favorites, high-spirited classics and fireworks as we honor the USA on its birthday!

SAT, JULY 12 | 7:30PM
The North Carolina Symphony presents
Around the World with The von Trapps

Captain and Maria von Trapp's great-grandchildren will capture your heart once again with their music from around the world. The North Carolina Symphony will not be performing at this concert.

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
LORD Corporation, Crabtree Valley Mall, CaptiveAire, The Umstead, Enrigo Italian Bistro

Picnic of the Week Partner
Whole Foods Market of Cary

Media Partners
Cary Magazine, FOX 50,, MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM

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