Young Professionals Program

Our Young Professionals program, led by young professionals on the North Carolina Symphony staff, was created for concert-goers in their 20s and 30s.

We offer several event packages each year, including concert seating in a prime location of the hall and admission to a creatively themed party where you can meet our musicians, guest artists, and other arts-lovers—all at a great price! We also host free concerts featuring smaller ensembles of our musicians, at bars and other downtown locations.

Our Young Professionals Night event packages are planned for the concerts that we think will have wide appeal—so, if you’re new to orchestral music, we’ve taken the guesswork out of which concerts to choose! If you want to try out additional concerts, we also offer our Young Professionals members discounted ticket prices on many other programs throughout the year.


Sign up to be the first to know about our Young Professionals Night event packages, free performances, and ticket discounts! There’s no fee and no commitment required.

Use the link above to create an NCS account, or to log in if you have an existing account. Answer a few questions to join Young Professionals and access special offers for members.

Young Professionals Night at the Symphony!

Totally 80s

FRI, MAR 15, 2024 | 8PM

Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Aaron Finley, vocalist
Nicole Parker, vocalist
Brian Kushmaul, drums

Your North Carolina Symphony and show-stopping vocalists rewind to the ‘80s with tunes like “Wake Me up Before You Go-Go’,” “Addicted to Love,” “The Final Countdown,” and more!

We’ve reserved premium orchestra level seating for young professionals to experience this amazing live concert at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh!

After the Concert

Meet our musicians, win prizes with ‘80s trivia, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and sip specialty cocktails at the Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown!

Event package just $40


*cash bar; 21+ event

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the age range for Young Professionals?

Because alcohol is served at the parties, our event packages are 21+. While those who attend our events are generally in their 20s or 30s, we are an inclusive group!

Define “professional”…

No matter your occupation—whether you’re in the arts, in the nonprofit or corporate world, a stay-at-home-parent, a teacher, a student, or anything else—we know you get the job done! So, we invite you to treat yourself to a Young Professionals Night for a unique evening out, with a beautiful concert and a really fun party.

Am I required to join in order to attend Young Professionals Nights?

No—you can simply buy your Young Professionals Night event package and you’ll be all set. However, joining our email list is the best way to ensure you know about the events first before they’re announced to the general public. (We won’t send you too many emails!)