The Merry Elf

2 E South St.
Raleigh, NC 27601


  • North Carolina Symphony
  • Wesley Schulz, conductor
  • Jesse R. Gephart, actor
  • David Crabtree, reader

About This Performance

Fun for the entire family! A playful elf, sent by Santa to confirm the naughty and nice list, stumbles upon the best place to find holiday cheer—the North Carolina Symphony, of course! This family fun concert includes music from The Polar Express and Frozen, plus a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Come early to visit with Santa in the lobby, get festive face-painting, and check out the Instrument Zoo.

Hear a sample of the music in our radio ad:


Tchaikovsky: Overture to The Nutcracker
Alan Silvestri: Concert Suite from The Polar Express
Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker
Kristen Anderson-Lopez: Music from Frozen
Tchaikovsky: March from The Nutcracker
Arr. Bob Krogstad: Christmas at the Movies
Marks: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Tchaikovsky: Trepak from The Nutcracker
Randol Alan Bass: The Night Before Christmas
James M. Stephenson: A Holly and Jolly Singalong


Bring “Soup-to-Go” to this performance at Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall to support the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s BackPack Buddies!

To show our thanks for your donation, the Symphony will give you a coupon to save $20 on one of our January concerts.

Concert Sponsor
Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC

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