PICK YOUR OWN POPS

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You can view the Pops seating map at this link, learn about the concerts below, then use the buttons to choose 3, 4 or 5 Pops concerts and save up to 15% off the regular ticket prices.

Cirque Dances
with Troupe Vertigo

FRI/SAT OCT 7-8, 2022 | 8PM

Michelle Di Russo, conductor
Troupe Vertigo

Troupe Vertigo’s spellbinding performance will ignite the imagination with stunning aerial acts, astonishing acrobatic feats, and mind-boggling contortions—all perfectly choreographed to beloved works including Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, Stravinsky’s Firebird, and more.

Holiday Pops

FRI, DEC 9, 2022 | 8PM
SAT, DEC 10, 2022 | 3PM & 8PM

Michelle Di Russo, conductor

There’s no place like Meymandi Concert Hall for the holidays! Join your North Carolina Symphony and a special guest star vocalist at this festive concert full of holiday favorites and traditional carols you know and love.

Weekend Sponsor: CEI: The Digital Office

Aretha: A Tribute

FRI JAN 20, 2023 | 8PM
SAT JAN 21, 2023 | 3PM & 8PM

Lucas Waldin, conductor
Capathia Jenkins, vocalist
Ryan Shaw, vocalist

Join us for a tribute to Aretha Franklin featuring Broadway powerhouse Capathia Jenkins and Grammy-nominated R&B singer Ryan Shaw in a performance of Aretha’s one-of-a-kind hits including “Chain of Fools,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Respect.”

Concert Sponsor: The Forest at Duke

Revolution: The Music of the Beatles
A Symphonic Experience

FRI, FEB 10, 2023 | 8PM
SAT, FEB 11, 2023 | 3PM & 8PM

Michelle Di Russo, conductor

A unique symphonic experience featuring guest vocalists and the Symphony performing restored orchestrations from the original sessions at Abbey Road—accompanied by rare and unseen photos of the band projected on the big screen. Hear all your favorite hits, including “Ticket to Ride,” “Penny Lane,” “Get Back,” “Here Comes the Sun,” and “Hey Jude.”

All music under license from Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC and Harrisongs LTD. All photos under license from The Beatles Book Photo Library. The show is not endorsed by or connected to Apple Corps or The Beatles.
Concert Sponsor: WakeMed MyCare 365 Primary & Urgent Care

In the Air Tonight:
The Music of Phil Collins & Genesis

FRI/SAT MARCH 17-18, 2023 | 8PM

Stuart Chafetz, conductor
Aaron C. Finley, vocalist
Brook Wood, vocalist

Guest conductor Stuart Chafetz and the Symphony pay tribute to pop icon Phil Collins. His sensational drum crescendos with the megaband Genesis made an indelible mark on the ‘70s, while his solo work defined the ‘80s. Relive hits including “Follow You Follow Me,” “Abacab,” “I Missed Again,” “Turn It On Again,” “Sussudio,” “One More Night,” “Take Me Home,” and the iconic “In the Air Tonight.”

“Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back”
In Concert

FRI/SAT, MAY 5-6, 2023 | 8PM

Conner Gray Covington, conductor

The trilogy continues! Don’t miss one of the most popular films of all time, shown on the big screen as your North Carolina Symphony performs John Williams’ legendary score live—secure your seats early for this unforgettable cinematic concert event!

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2021 & TM Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved
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