2022/23 North Carolina Symphony Statewide Concert Guide

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CARLOS MIGUEL PRIETO MUSIC DIRECTOR DESIGNATE

STATEWIDE CONCERTS START AT JUST *

HOLST: THE PLANETS

CARLOS MIGUEL PRIETO, Music Director Designate

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CIRQUE DANCES WITH TROUPE VERTIGO

THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER

STELLA CHEN

STERLING ELLIOTT

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

“STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK” IN CONCERT

REVOLUTION: THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES

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Take the ultimate trip through the galaxy, marvel at gravity-defying circus acts, visit Abbey Road, relive the magic of Hogwarts, enjoy adventures through the animal kingdom with larger-than-life puppets, experience an unforgettable cinematic concert event, and celebrate one of the most inspiring works of music ever conceived—plus much more!

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YOUR STATEWIDE CONCERT GUIDE

The Circus Meets the Symphony!

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VERTIGO

FRI/SAT, OCT 7-8, 2022 | 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Michelle Di Russo, conductor Stunning aerial acts, astonishing acrobatic feats, and mind-boggling contortions—all perfectly choreographed to beloved music. 6


Beethoven Eroica FRI, OCT 14, 2022 | NOON MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Kerem Hasan, conductor Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”

Beethoven Eroica FRI/SAT, OCT 14-15, 2022 | 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Kerem Hasan, conductor John Ilika, trombone Jonathan Randazzo, trombone Matthew Neff, bass trombone Seth Horner, tuba Kodály: Dances of Galánta Jennifer Higdon: Low Brass Concerto Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”

SUN, OCT 16, 2022 | 7:30PM WILSON CENTER, WILMINGTON

TUES, OCT 18, 2022 | 7:30PM MEMORIAL HALL, CHAPEL HILL

Michelle Di Russo, conductor Beethoven: Egmont Overture Kodály: Dances of Galánta Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”

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One of Most Cherished Piano Concertos Ever Written

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 FRI/SAT, OCT 21-22, 2022 | 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Katharina Wincor, conductor Clayton Stephenson, piano Weber: Overture to Oberon Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 Farrenc: Symphony No. 2

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Halloween Weekend!

FRI, OCT 28, 2022 | 8PM SAT, OCT 29, 2022 | 3PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Michelle Di Russo, conductor Calling all Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, and even Slytherins! The Symphony takes you back to Hogwarts to relive the magic! Enjoy enchanting music from the movies performed live!

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FRI/SAT, NOV 4-5, 2022 | 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Grant Llewellyn, conductor Geneva Lewis, violin Copland: Quiet City Barber: Violin Concerto Ives: The Unanswered Question Bernstein: Fancy Free Concert Sponsor: Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown

Korngold Violin Concerto FRI, NOV 18, 2022 | NOON MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Johannes Debus, conductor Blake Pouliot, violin Korngold: Violin Concerto Price: Symphony No. 3

Korngold Violin Concerto FRI/SAT, NOV 18-19, 2022 | 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Johannes Debus, conductor Blake Pouliot, violin Dvořák: Carnival Overture Korngold: Violin Concerto Price: Symphony No. 3

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Holidays WITH THE SYMPHONY Thanksgiving Week

The Polar Express WED, NOV 23, 2022 | 4PM FRI, NOV 25, 2022 | 3PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Michelle Di Russo, conductor Scott MacLeod, baritone Raleigh Boychoir Mosaic Treble Choir Paintings from The Polar Express book appear on a giant screen as guest vocalists join the Symphony to bring this magical holiday tale to life. Young People’s Concert Series Sponsor: WakeMed Children’s Concert Sponsor: Publix Super Markets Charities

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Handel’s Messiah FRI/SAT, DEC 2-3, 2022 | 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Jeri Lynne Johnson, conductor North Carolina Master Chorale The North Carolina Symphony and the North Carolina Master Chorale perform one of the most inspiring works of music ever conceived. Handel’s masterpiece is full of passion and drama and features the resounding “Hallelujah Chorus.”

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Holiday Pops FRI, DEC 9, 2022 | NOON MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Michelle Di Russo, conductor Join your North Carolina Symphony for this festive concert full of orchestral holiday favorites you know and love.

Holiday Pops FRI, DEC 9, 2022 | 8PM SAT, DEC 10, 2022 | 3PM & 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Michelle Di Russo, conductor Scarlett Strallen, vocals 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 Concert Sponsor: Wells Fargo

Statewide Holiday Pops SUN, DEC 11, 2022 | 3PM & 7:30PM WILSON CENTER, WILMINGTON

WED, DEC 21, 2022 | 7:30 PM LEE AUDITORIUM, PINECREST HIGH SCHOOL, SOUTHERN PINES

THUR, DEC 22, 2022 | 7:30PM RIVERFRONT CONVENTION CENTER, NEW BERN

Michelle Di Russo, conductor Join your North Carolina Symphony for this festive concert full of orchestral holiday favorites you know and love. New Bern Concert Sponsor: CarolinaEast Health System Wilmington Concert Sponsor: Wells Fargo

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Beethoven Lives Upstairs TICKE T JUST S

SAT, JAN 7, 2023 | 4PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

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Michelle Di Russo, conductor Classical Kids Live!

A madman has moved in upstairs, and young Christoph and his uncle are on the hunt to find out just what’s going on up there. Explore the world of Ludwig van Beethoven with music from his greatest works—“Moonlight” Sonata, Für Elise, the Ninth Symphony, and more. Young People’s Concert Series Sponsor: WakeMed Children’s

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Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances THUR, JAN 12, 2023 | 7:30PM WILSON CENTER, WILMINGTON

FRI/SAT, JAN 13-14, 2023 | 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Stephanie Childress, conductor Michelle Cann, piano Gabriella Smith: Tumblebird Contrails Schumann: Piano Concerto Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances The Queen of Soul!

Aretha: A Tribute FRI, JAN 20, 2023 | 8PM SAT, JAN 21, 2023 | 3PM & 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Lucas Waldin, conductor Capathia Jenkins, vocals Ryan Shaw, vocals Broadway powerhouse Capathia Jenkins and Grammy-nominated R&B singer Ryan Shaw join the Symphony for Aretha’s one-of-a-kind hits including “Chain of Fools,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Respect.” Concert Sponsor: The Forest at Duke * Price does not include sales tax.

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Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 FRI/SAT, JAN 27-28, 2023 | 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Lina González-Granados, conductor

SUN, JAN 29, 2023 | 7:30PM MEMORIAL HALL, CHAPEL HILL

Michelle Di Russo, conductor Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade in A Minor Mozart: Symphony No. 38 “Prague” Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

All Strings THUR, FEB 2, 2023 | 7:30PM LEE AUDITORIUM, PINECREST HIGH SCHOOL, SOUTHERN PINES

FRI, FEB 3, 2023 | NOON MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Michelle Di Russo, conductor Elgar: Serenade for Strings Clarice Assad: Suite for Lower Strings Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 7

Valentine’s Weekend

FRI, FEB 10, 2023 | 8PM SAT, FEB 11, 2023 | 3PM & 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Michelle Di Russo, conductor Guest vocalists and the Symphony perform 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.” Weekend Sponsor: celito.net Concert Sponsor: WakeMed MyCare 365 Primary & Urgent Care

All music and imagery under exclusive license from Sony Music Publishing, Harrisongs Ltd, & The Beatles Book Photo Library to Schirmer Theatrical, LLC. This show is not endorsed by or connected to Apple Corps or The Beatles.

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Dvořák Symphony No. 7 FRI/SAT, FEB 17-18, 2023 | 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Eduardo Strausser, conductor Samuel Almaguer, clarinet Aaron Apaza, bassoon Schumann: Overture to Manfred R. Strauss: Duet-Concertino for Clarinet & Bassoon Dvořák: Symphony No. 7

FRI/SAT, FEB 24-25, 2023 | 8PM

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MOZART REQUIEM

Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor North Carolina Master Chorale Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 Mozart: Requiem Music Director Designate Carlos Miguel Prieto conducts the Symphony and the North Carolina Master Chorale for this sure-to-sell-out concert event— Mozart’s immortal requiem.

Selections from Peer Gynt FRI, MAR 10, 2023 | NOON MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Rune Bergmann, conductor Grieg: Incidental Music from Peer Gynt

FRI/SAT, MAR 10-11, 2023 | 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Rune Bergmann, conductor Zee Zee, piano Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 Grieg: Incidental Music from Peer Gynt Concert Sponsor: Roux MacNeill Studio

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In the Air Tonight:

The Music of Phil Collins & Genesis FRI/SAT, MAR 17-18, 2023 | 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Stuart Chafetz, conductor Aaron C. Finley, vocals Brook Wood, vocals The Symphony pays tribute to pop icon Phil Collins. 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.”

Brahms Symphony No. 3 FRI/SAT, MAR 24-25, 2023 | 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Alpesh Chauhan, conductor Francesca Dego, violin Special Matinee Performance

SUN, MAR 26, 2023 | 3PM WILSON CENTER, WILMINGTON

Michelle Di Russo, conductor Francesca Dego, violin Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 Brahms: Symphony No. 3 Back by Popular Demand!

Carnival of the Animals SAT, APR 1, 2023 | 4PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Michelle Di Russo, conductor Paperhand Puppet Intervention

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Have you ever seen an elephant dance ballet? Or encountered giant sea creatures in a submarine? Look no further! Largerthan-life puppets and the Symphony will bring the animal kingdom to life for Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals. Young People’s Concert Series Sponsor: WakeMed Children’s

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Experience the Ultimate Trip Through the Galaxy!

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Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1

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FRI, APR 28, 2023 | NOON MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Grant Llewellyn, conductor Sterling Elliott, cello Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 Bizet: Roma A Romantic Evening in France

Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 FRI/SAT, APR 28-29, 2023 | 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Grant Llewellyn, conductor Sterling Elliott, cello Debussy/Pépin: “Hommage à Rameau” from Images Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 Bizet: Roma Concert Sponsor: Galloway Ridge at Fearrington

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Celebrate May the Fourth Weekend!

THUR, MAY 4, 2023 | 7:30PM FRI/SAT, MAY 5-6, 2023 | 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Conner Gray Covington, conductor 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! Concert Sponsor: Residence Inn Raleigh Downtown Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2022 & TM Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved

Epic, Heroic, and Monumental

Mahler Symphony No. 1 FRI/SAT, MAY 12-13, 2023 | 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Stella Chen, violin Joan Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1 Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 Mahler: Symphony No. 1 “Titan” Under the baton of Music Director Designate Carlos Miguel Prieto, the North Carolina Symphony performs Mahler’s thunderous and theatrical “Titan” Symphony.

Romeo & Juliet THUR, MAY 18, 2023 | 7:30PM RIVERFRONT CONVENTION CENTER, NEW BERN

SAT, MAY 20, 2023 | 7:30PM WILSON CENTER, WILMINGTON

Michelle Di Russo, conductor Enjoy Tchaikovsky’s romantic Romeo & Juliet—plus other classical favorites! New Bern Concert Sponsor: Penick Village

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“Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” In Concert

Carnival of the Animals

Revolution: The Music of The Beatles

Holst: The Planets

Mozart Requiem

Handel’s Messiah

The Music of Harry Potter

Cirque Dances with Troupe Vertigo

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