Ovations Performances

The North Carolina Symphony is proud to offer Ovations, a pre-concert performance opportunity for student and community groups. On Classical Series concert nights from 7:15pm – 7:45pm we invite small groups of advanced student musicians and community members to perform for North Carolina Symphony audiences. As groups are preparing for concerts and competitions, we would like to give them the opportunity to preview their chosen musical work.

Ovations is sponsored by the WCPE Educational Fund.

A Special thank you to everyone who performed in our 2015-16 Ovations Concert Series! We appreciate all of your efforts in arts education and hope that you will come see us again soon!

Ovations Performances
2016/17 Season


9/23/2016 Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 OPEN
9/24/2016 Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 Musical Empowerment
10/7/2016 Dvorak’s Symphony No. 5 Kidznotes
10/8/2016 Dvorak’s Symphony No. 5 Piano Performance Team
10/14/2016 Blockbuster Film Scores NC Chamber Music Institute
10/21/16 Enigma Variations Duke String School
10/22/16 Enigma Variations Triangle Youth Philharmonic
11/4/2016 Copland Classics Community Music School
11/5/2016 Copland Classics MYCO Youth Chamber Orchestra
11/18/2016 The Planets: Live The Musicians Learning Center
11/19/2016 The Planets: Live Galvin Violin Studio
12/2/2017 Messiah Choruses Kathryn Haile
12/3/2017 Messiah Choruses Cary Youth Voices Concert Choir
1/6/2017 Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 NC Chamber Music Institute
1/7/2017 Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 Millbrook Magnet Middle School
1/27/2017 Mozart’s Birthday Apex High School String Quartet
1/28/2017 Mozart’s Birthday Culbreth Middle School 8th Grade Orchestra
2/10/2017 Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade Community Music School
2/11/2017 Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade Duke Strings School
3/3/2017 Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante Sound Mind Strings
3/4/2017 Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante Musical Empowerment
3/11/2017 SHIFT/Tchaikovsky NC Chamber Music Institute
3/24/2017 SHIFT/Ward, Bates, Shaw & Snider Capital City Girls Choir
4/21/2017 Beethoven’s Ninth Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra
4/22/2017 Beethoven’s Ninth Kidznotes All-Star Ambassadors
4/28/2017 Schubert’s “The Great” Symphony Martin GT Magnet Middle School Orchestra
4/29/2017 Schubert’s “The Great” Symphony MYCO Youth Chamber Orchestra
5/19/2017 Russian Nights Beilman Cello Studio
5/20/2017 Russian Nights MYCO Youth Chamber Orchestra


Interested in performing before a concert? Download the application here!

Ovation reservations for the 2016-17 season are now open! Please download an application and email it to Sarah Baron, Director of Education, at if you are interested in performing.