Young Professionals Night at the Symphony on Friday, April 14

Experience the ultimate trip through the galaxy as the North Carolina Symphony and Thomas Wilkins perform The Planets, Gustav Holst’s celestial showpiece. Plus, six-time GRAMMY-nominee and jazz pianist Gerald Clayton performs Ellington’s utopian New World A-Comin’.

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

Join us for a private Young Professionals networking event before the concert in the West Pavilion at 7pm. Plus, come back to mix and mingle with your new friends in the West Pavilion during intermission! (cash bar; 21+ event)



Holst: The Planets

FRI, APR 14, 2023 | 7PM

Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Gerald Clayton, piano

James Lee III: Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula
Ellington: New World A-Comin’
Holst: The Planets

Majestic in its scope, dazzling in its sound: there is nothing to match the experience of hearing The Planets live in concert.

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.

View our Health & Safety protocols here.

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!)