CORPORATE GIVING

Thank you to the generous businesses and organizations that show their commitment to the arts and to our community as North Carolina Symphony Corporate Supporters.

By partnering with the North Carolina Symphony, your business will reach our audience members, engage clients and employees, and build business through exceptional concert experiences. We offer multiple benefits at various levels of sponsorship at locations around the state.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss the business benefits that sponsorship can provide your organization. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Courtney Hamm, Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving, at chamm@ncsymphony.org or 919.789.5483.

Opportunities

Each year, more than 300 concerts, education programs, and community engagement offerings reach adults and schoolchildren in all 100 North Carolina counties—in communities large and small, and in concert halls, auditoriums, gymnasiums, restaurants, clubs, and outdoor settings. NCS is proud to expand access to audiences around the globe through concerts and educational offerings available through the digital space.

Music Director designate Carlos Miguel Prieto leads the North Carolina Symphony on Opening Night, September 23, 2022.

The Classical Series consists of fourteen weekends (28 evening concerts) each season. The North Carolina Symphony shares the stage with renowned guest artists and conductors, performing both beloved works that have stood the test of time and music that reflects the diverse voices of our world.

Meymandi Concert Hall
The North Carolina Symphony’s state headquarters venue in downtown Raleigh, with a capacity of 1,750, is located in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts (DECPA). Now complete with an acoustical canopy over the Woolner Stage, the hall’s 65-ft ceiling, unique shoebox shape, narrow sides, shallow balconies, and lack of proscenium all work together to deliver the warmest, clearest, and most immersive sound experience possible.

Our Audience

The North Carolina Symphony’s Classical Series in Raleigh is attended by audiences mainly living in Wake, Durham, Orange, Chatham, Cumberland, Moore, Alamance, New Hanover, Craven, Pitt, and Nash Counties. Over 35,500 households receive email marketing for the classical series, and approximately 6,000 households receive direct mail advertising these concerts.

The Raleigh Classical Series has been advertised digitally through social media, WRAL.com, Indy Week, and CVNC.com. Television advertisements for the series have appeared on WRAZ Fox 50, WRAL TV5, and Spectrum Reach. Finally, the Classical Series has been advertised in print ads in Our State Magazine, WALTER Magazine, Cary Magazine, Chapel Hill Magazine, and Durham Magazine.

Leslie Odom, Jr. onstage with the North Carolina Symphony.

The North Carolina Symphony’s six-concert Pops Series features the best of jazz, Broadway, blues, popular music, and holiday favorites.

Meymandi Concert Hall
The North Carolina Symphony’s state headquarters venue in downtown Raleigh, with a capacity of 1,750, is located in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts (DECPA). Now complete with an acoustical canopy over the Woolner Stage, the hall’s 65-ft ceiling, unique shoebox shape, narrow sides, shallow balconies, and lack of proscenium all work together to deliver the warmest, clearest, and most immersive sound experience possible.

Our Audience

The North Carolina Symphony’s Pops Series in Raleigh is attended by audiences mainly living in Wake, Durham, Orange, Cumberland, Pitt, Wayne, Moore, Nash, Franklin, Chatham, and Wilson Counties. Over 30,000 households receive email marketing for the classical series, and nearly 8,000 households receive direct mail advertising these concerts.

The Raleigh Pops Series has been advertised digitally through social media, WRAL.com, Indy Week, and CVNC.com. Television advertisements for the series have appeared on WRAZ Fox 50, WRAL TV5, and Spectrum Reach. Finally, the Pops Series has been advertised in print ads in Our State Magazine, WALTER Magazine, Cary Magazine, Chapel Hill Magazine, and Durham Magazine.

Friday Favorites offers audiences the best of classical music during mid-day performances. The series attracts downtown Raleigh business staff, retirees, Symphony donors, and first-time concert-goers.

Meymandi Concert Hall
The North Carolina Symphony’s state headquarters venue in downtown Raleigh, with a capacity of 1,750, is located in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts (DECPA). Now complete with an acoustical canopy over the Woolner Stage, the hall’s 65-ft ceiling, unique shoebox shape, narrow sides, shallow balconies, and lack of proscenium all work together to deliver the warmest, clearest, and most immersive sound experience possible.

Our Audience

The North Carolina Symphony’s Friday Favorites Series in Raleigh is attended by audiences mainly living in Wake, Durham, Orange, Moore, Chatham, and Granville Counties. Over 20,400 households receive email marketing for the Friday Favorites series, and over 400 households receive direct mail advertising these concerts.

The Friday Favorites Series has been advertised digitally through social media, WRAL.com, Indy Week, and CVNC.com. Television advertisements for the series have appeared on WRAZ Fox 50, WRAL TV5, and Spectrum Reach. Finally, the Friday Favorites Series has been advertised in print ads in Our State Magazine, WALTER Magazine, Cary Magazine, Chapel Hill Magazine, Durham Magazine, and Chatham Magazine.

The North Carolina Symphony’s Young People’s Concert Series consists of one-hour concerts that are fun for the whole family! These programs introduce children to the magic of classical music—in a setting designed just for them.

Series Sponsor

Meymandi Concert Hall
The North Carolina Symphony’s state headquarters venue in downtown Raleigh, with a capacity of 1,750, is located in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts (DECPA). Now complete with an acoustical canopy over the Woolner Stage, the hall’s 65-ft ceiling, unique shoebox shape, narrow sides, shallow balconies, and lack of proscenium all work together to deliver the warmest, clearest, and most immersive sound experience possible.

Our Audience

The North Carolina Symphony’s Young People’s Concert Series in Raleigh is attended by audiences mainly living in Wake, Durham, Orange, Cumberland, Franklin, and Moore Counties. Over 20,000 households receive email marketing for the classical series, and nearly 2,000 households receive direct mail advertising these concerts.

The Young People’s Concert Series has been advertised digitally through social media, WRAL.com/Go Ask Mom, MacaroniKID.com, and CVNC.com. The Young Peoples’ Concert Series has been advertised in print ads in Our State Magazine, WALTER Magazine, and Cary Magazine.

The UNC Health Summerfest series offers audiences the best in music and entertainment—from pops to classical—in a relaxed and fun setting.

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Series Sponsor

Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Booth Amphitheatre, located in the midst of pine trees by Cary’s Symphony Lake, is the Triangle region’s premier outdoor performing arts venue. Featuring the North Carolina Symphony’s UNC Health Summerfest series, it is a picturesque summer home.

Our Audience

The North Carolina Symphony’s UNC Health Summerfest Series in Cary is attended by audiences mainly living in Wake, Durham, Chatham, Orange, Moore, Harnett, Lee, Johnston, Cumberland, Alamance, Craven, and New Hanover Counties. Over 18,500 households receive email marketing for the UNC Health Summerfest series, and 25,000 receive direct mail advertising these concerts.

The UNC Health Summerfest Series has been advertised digitally through social media, WRAL.com, Indy Week, and CVNC.com. Television advertisements for the series have appeared on WRAZ Fox 50, WRAL TV5, and Spectrum Reach. Finally, the UNC Health Summerfest Series has been advertised in print ads in Our State Magazine, WALTER Magazine, Cary MagazineChapel Hill Magazine, and Durham Magazine.

Memorial Hall
Built in the 1930s, the 1400-seat Memorial Hall is located at the heart of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The North Carolina Symphony’s Chapel Hill series takes place in this beautiful proscenium theatre.

Our Audience

The North Carolina Symphony’s Chapel Hill Series is attended by audiences mainly living in Orange, Chatham, Durham, Wake, and Alamance Counties. Over 35,000 households receive email marketing for the Chapel Hill series, and 6,000 receive direct mail advertising these concerts.

The Chapel Hill Series has been advertised digitally through social media, WRAL.com, Indy Week, and CVNC.com. Television advertisements for the series have appeared on WRAZ Fox 50, WRAL TV5, and Spectrum Reach. Finally, the Chapel Hill Series has been advertised in print ads in Our State Magazine, WALTER Magazine, Chapel Hill Magazine, Durham Magazine, and Chatham Magazine.

Riverfront Convention Center
A state-of-the-art facility, the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center is beautifully situated at the confluence of the Trent and Neuse Rivers in historic downtown New Bern. The North Carolina Symphony’s New Bern series concerts take place in the venue’s ballroom.

Our Audience

The North Carolina Symphony’s New Bern Series is attended by audiences mainly living in Craven, Carteret, Pitt, Onslow, and Beaufort Counties. Over 1,200 households receive email marketing for the New Bern series, and 2,200 households receive direct mail advertising these concerts.

The New Bern Series has been advertised digitally through social media and CVNC.com and in print ads in Our State Magazine and the New Bern Sun Journal.

Pinecrest High School
Pinecrest High School’s 1300-seat concert hall offers excellent acoustics for the North Carolina Symphony’s Southern Pines series.

Our Audience

The North Carolina Symphony’s Southern Pines Series is attended by audiences mainly living in Moore, Wake, Cumberland, Hoke, Lee, and Scotland Counties. Nearly 1,000 households receive email marketing for the Southern Pines series, and nearly 3,000 households receive direct mail advertising these concerts.

The Southern Pines Series has been advertised digitally through social media, WRAL.com, and CVNC.com. Television advertisements for the series have appeared on WRAZ Fox 50, WRAL TV5, and Spectrum Reach. Finally, the Southern Pines Series has been advertised in print ads in Our State Magazine, The Fayetteville Observer, The Pilot Newspaper, and PineStraw Magazine.

The Wilson Center
Located on the campus of Cape Fear Community College in downtown Wilmington, the Wilson Center changed the arts scene in Wilmington when it opened in 2015. The state-of-the-art, 1,500-seat venue, with outstanding acoustics and spectacular sight lines, is home to the North Carolina Symphony’s Wilmington series.

Our Audience

The North Carolina Symphony’s Wilmington Series is attended by audiences mainly living in New Hanover, Pender, Wake, Onslow, Columbus, and Duplin Counties. Over 2,200 households receive email marketing for the Wilmington series, and 10,600 receive direct mail advertising these concerts.

The Wilmington Series has been advertised digitally through social media and CVNC.com. Television advertisements for the series have appeared on WILM TV 10 and ME TV. Finally, the Wilmington Series has been advertised in print ads in Our State Magazine and the Wilmington Star-News.

Jacqueline Saed Wolborsky, Principal Violin II for the North Carolina Symphony, featured as soloist for a streaming concert of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

The North Carolina Symphony offers select high-quality virtual concerts, recorded live at Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and streamed to homes.

Our Audience

The North Carolina Symphony’s Streaming Series is viewed by audiences from across the state—and beyond. Nearly 3,500 households have access to each of the Symphony’s on-demand streaming performances each year.

For more information about Corporate Giving, please contact Courtney Hamm, Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving, at chamm@ncsymphony.org or 919.789.5483.

Benefits

Specific benefits will depend on level of sponsorship

May include:

  • Category Exclusivity (per concert, with some exceptions)
  • Logo recognition in the concert hall
  • Ads in our Statewide program book
  • Logo or name recognition in marketing collateral
  • Opportunity to promote a product or service at sponsored events
  • Inclusion in NCS “Salute to Sponsors” materials
  • Program or Series naming opportunity
Specific benefits will depend on level of sponsorship

May include:

  • Complimentary tickets to sponsored concert(s)
  • Ticket vouchers to concerts throughout the season
  • VIP Donor Suite Access
  • Complimentary drink vouchers
  • Complimentary VIP Parking
  • Opportunity to host a pre- or post-concert reception
  • Ticket concierge service including corporate discount for employees or clients
  • Custom ticket discount page hosted on NCS website
Specific benefits will depend on level of sponsorship

May include:

  • Chamber music performances at your location
  • Children’s performances at your location
Specific benefits will depend on level of sponsorship

2022/23 Season

For more information about Corporate Giving, please contact Courtney Hamm, Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving, at chamm@ncsymphony.org or 919.789.5483.

Banners on display at Summerfest to recognize our sponsors.

The North Carolina Symphony’s Presenting and Series sponsorship opportunities offer unique, high-level branding opportunities to partners across the state. Many options are available—to learn more, please contact Courtney Hamm, Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving, at chamm@ncsymphony.org or 919.789.5483.

Concerts in Your Community

As North Carolina’s state orchestra, NCS is committed to making orchestral music performances of the highest artistic quality accessible to all North Carolinians. The opportunity to experience a performance by the state’s premier arts organization at no cost, in a laid-back atmosphere, makes for a perfect evening out for families and friends. At the outdoor performances, concertgoers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to enjoy as the Symphony performs. Concerts in Your Community are performed in Chapel Hill, Jacksonville, New Bern, and Tarboro each summer.

Students from across the state come to Meymandi Concert Hall for our Education Concerts.
North Carolina Symphony education event at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh, NC on Jan. 25, 2022.
Students performing with NCS musicians at a Side-by-Side rehearsal in Meymandi Concert Hall.

Music Education

We are grateful to our music education supporters for their dedication to the importance of the arts in the lives of young people.

Committed to engaging students of all ages across North Carolina, NCS leads one of the most extensive education programs of any symphony orchestra in the country—serving over 100,000 students each year. In alignment with the curriculum set by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the Symphony provides training and resources for teachers, sends small ensembles into classrooms, and presents full-orchestra in-person and online Education Concerts that bring the fundamentals of music to life. Music Discovery for preschoolers combines music with storytelling, and at the middle and high school levels, students have opportunities to work directly with NCS artists and perform for NCS audiences. Music education has been a pillar of our mission for more than seven decades, and we are proud to build the next generation of musicians and music lovers. Sponsorships are available to support statewide music education or to support specific programs or locations.

Learn more about our music education programs.

Friends of Note Luncheon

Join fellow corporate and community leaders in sponsoring the Symphony’s efforts to bring music education to students across North Carolina. Sponsoring the Symphony’s annual signature fundraising event, the Friends of Note Luncheon, helps your business build brand loyalty and goodwill in the community, stretch your ad dollars, increase visibility to an affluent and well-educated audience, and network with other like-minded business owners.

Please contact us to learn more about how you can take part in this annual spring event in the Pavilion at the Angus Barn.

The North Carolina Symphony is happy to work with your company to design a custom partnership that meets your unique goals. Please contact our team to discuss specific options.

If you’re interested in purchasing tickets for a group of employees to attend a specific concert or setting up an employee discount for all North Carolina Symphony concerts, please visit our Group Sales page.

For more information about Corporate Giving, please contact Courtney Hamm, Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving, at chamm@ncsymphony.org or 919.789.5483.