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More shows and more stars with Grammy® nominee Joey Alexander, Festival tributes to John Williams and Beethoven, Broadway stars, the music of David Bowie and more!

 

SUMMERFEST WEEKENDS MAY 28 - JULY 9

 
Enjoy all of the family fun these performances have to offer, including great music, contests, Instrument
Zoos, picnics and more! Join the state’s premier orchestra for extraordinary
concerts and turn your weekends into summer fun.

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

Purchase your Flex 10 pack now for Lawn seating.

Seats at tables in the covered Crescent Deck are available for subscription.
Buy now
these seats always sell out!
 
Click here for some helpful tips to commonly asked questions about Summerfest.



SUMMERFEST 2016 LINEUP:

Opening Night
TCHAIKOVSKY’S 5TH SYMPHONY
SAT, MAY 28 | 7:30PM
David Glover, conductor
Concert Sponsor: Raleigh Windows & Siding

Celebrate Memorial Weekend with the monumental Tchaikovsky
5th Symphony. Also, enjoy selections by Wagner and Smetana as “citizen musicians” perform with the North Carolina Symphony during Play with the Pros.


GERSHWIN & JAZZ WITH JOEY ALEXANDER
FRI, JUNE 3 | 7:30PM
David Glover, conductor
Joey Alexander, piano

The youngest 2016 Grammy® nominee brings his jazz trio to play classics with the North Carolina Symphony; plus, the orchestra’s Gershwin favorites.


CLASSICS UNDER THE STARS
SAT, JUNE 4 | 7:30PM
David Glover, conductor

Enjoy your picnic under the stars with your favorite light classical music, including Vivaldi’s “Spring,” selections from Carmen, and more of your most beloved pieces.


JOHN WILLIAMS FESTIVAL
FRI/SAT, JUNE 10-11 | 7:30PM
Friday Concert Sponsor: Crabtree Valley Mall

HARRY POTTER & MORE
Grant Llewellyn, conductor (Friday)


STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS & MORE

Alastair Willis, conductor (Saturday)

From a galaxy far, far away to the edge of Neverland, John Williams’ iconic scores have accompanied you on epic adventures; journey now with the North Carolina Symphony as we perform entrancing and exhilarating music by the most Oscar®-nominated man in history. Friday night highlights include music from Harry Potter and Schindler's List, while Saturday night features music from Star Wars—including The Force Awakens—and Indiana Jones. Two unique summer nights perfect for music and film lovers of all ages.

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BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL

THURS/FRI, JUNE 16-17 | 7:30PM

BEETHOVEN THURSDAY

William Henry Curry, conductor

Natasha Paremski, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

BEETHOVEN FRIDAY
David Glover, conductor

Navah Perlman, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5


NC Symphony & DPAC Present
BROADWAY AT THE BOOTH
FRI, JUNE 24 | 7:30PM
Concert Sponsor: Baird Private Wealth Management

Orchestral hits and Broadway showstoppers, with songs from Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award winner Finding Neverland and the Tony®-winning revival of The King & I—DPAC brings stars direct from the New York stage to Summerfest.


THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE
SAT, JUNE 25 | 7:30PM
Brent Havens, conductor
Randy Jackson, vocals

Experience the orchestra with a full rock band on a symphonic musical odyssey that explores the incredible range of David Bowie’s iconic music—including the hits “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Under Pressure,” “China Girl” and more.


INDEPENDENCE DAY
MON, JULY 4 | 7:30PM
David Glover, conductor
Scott MacLeod, baritone

Bring the kids, curl up on a blanket and relax under the pines as we honor the birthday of the USA with patriotic favorites, high-spirited classics and fireworks.


North Carolina Symphony Presents

BEACH MUSIC
with JACKIE GORE and NORTH TOWER BAND
SAT, JULY 9 | 7:30PM

Come out and shag! Beach music legend Jackie Gore is joined by a veteran touring band with sizzling brass and a wide-ranging repertoire to get the whole family dancing. The Symphony will not be performing at this concert.



 
Summerfest Series presented by UNC REX Healthcare

UNC REX Healthcare Summerfest Co-Sponsor
First Citizens Bank

Hosted by
Town of Cary

Instrument Zoos
MetLife

Picnic of the Week Partner
Whole Foods Market of Cary

Media Partners
Cary Magazine, FOX 50, WRAL.com/TV5, MIX 101.5 WRAL-FM

Promotional Partner
VisitRaleigh.com/Artify


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