WE PLAY MUSIC FOR ALL SO NO ONE GETS LEFT HOME ALONE!
The holidays are a a great time to gather with your family, your friends, and your Symphony in celebration. In addition to “A Classic Holiday Pops” in various cities and towns, we will present events over the holiday season including a beloved movie, baroque masterpieces with the North Carolina Master Chorale, and Broadway stars—plus an all-new celebration concert on New Year’s Eve!
Great seats are available now for all our holiday concerts—so make your list & check it twice!
A CLASSIC HOLIDAY POPS
Join the North Carolina Symphony for this spectacular holiday celebration filled with joyful symphonic arrangements of Christmas classics and beloved holiday melodies.
- Jacksonville (December 7)
- Louisburg (December 8)
- Chapel Hill (December 12)
- New Bern (December 13)
- Wilmington (December 20)
- Southern Pines (December 21)
THE POLAR EXPRESS
Listen for the sound of silver bells and climb aboard in your jammies for a first-class journey on the Polar Express! You’ll see the paintings from the Caldecott Medal-winning picture book on a giant screen above the stage as a narrator and a chorus of children join the Symphony to bring the words of this magical holiday tale to life. Come early to meet Santa and enjoy kid-friendly activities, and join us for our traditional sing-a-long!
- The Polar Express (Nov. 22)
HOME ALONE in Concert
Catch this comedy classic on the big screen as the Symphony plays the charming and delightful score by John Williams live! Hilarious and heart-warming, Home Alone is holiday fun for all ages—plus, come early to meet Santa!
This all-Baroque program includes selections from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Christmas Cantatas, as well as from his popular Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 and more!
MUSIC FOR A WINTER’S EVE
Gather your family and friends for an evening of music that evokes the season—from Bach to Arvo Pärt—all in Raleigh’s glorious, awe-inspiring new cathedral.
- Music for a Winter’s Eve (December 9)
CHRISTMAS WITH THE CALLAWAY SISTERS
Tony-nominated Broadway stars and sisters Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway share a joyous holiday celebration, with family favorites including “The Christmas Song,” “Joy to the World,” “Silent Night,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and many more.
SWING IN THE NEW YEAR
Guest conductor Thomas Wilkins introduces a new program including Gershwin songs like “Embraceable You,” “Summertime,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” with award-winning soprano Aundi Marie Moore. Ring in the new year with the unparalleled sound of a full symphony orchestra.
- New Year’s Eve (December 31)