2022/23 North Carolina Symphony Statewide Concert Guide

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CARLOS MIGUEL PRIETO, Music Director Designate CIRQUE DANCES
REVOLUTION: THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES
WITH TROUPE VERTIGO CONCERTS START AT JUST $20!* HOLST: THE PLANETS STELLA CHEN STERLING ELLIOTT THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS “STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK” IN CONCERT 1 ncsymphony.org | 919.733.2750 | 877.627.6724 Buy now for the best seats! *Applies to select concerts. Price does not include tax. STATEWIDE CARLOS MIGUEL PRIETO MUSIC DIRECTOR DESIGNATE
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SUBSCRIBE & SAVE BIG Enjoy Classical, Friday Favorites, Pops, and Young People’s concerts all season long! We’ve got packages to suit every taste and budget! Visit ncsymphony.org to learn more or call 919.733.2750 to subscribe. CHOOSE YOUR OWN Save up to 25% off individual ticket prices and receive all the benefits of being a season-ticket subscriber— premium seating, exclusive pre-sales, free exchanges, additional discounted tickets, and more! Customize a ticket package with your favorite concerts: • Buy at least 4 vouchers • Mix & match—use your vouchers in any combination • Pick your concerts at any time 4 vouchers: $200 ($50 per ticket) 6 vouchers: $291 ($48.50 per ticket) 8 vouchers: $356 ($44.50 per ticket) Prices do not include sales tax. Upgrade fees apply to select concerts. DISCOUNTED TICKETS We offer discounts to active and retired veterans, students, young professionals, and groups of 10 or more. Call 919.733.2750 or visit ncsymphony.org for details. SUPPORT YOUR SYMPHONY With creativity and innovation, your North Carolina Symphony serves our state with artistically vibrant performances and incomparable music education programs. Please consider making a gift today. Visit ncsymphony.org/donate or call 919.733.2750 to donate. QUESTIONS? We’re here to help! tickets@ncsymphony.org 919.733.2750 | toll free 877.627.6724
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“STARWARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKESBACK “INCONCERT HANDEL’S MESSIAH 5ncsymphony.org | 919.733.2750 | 877.627.6724 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! NOT-TOBE-MISSED CONCERTS!
6 YOUR STATEWIDE CONCERT GUIDE CIRQUE DANCES with TROUPE 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. The Circus Meets the Symphony!

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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CLAYTON STEPHENSON 8 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 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! Halloween Weekend! Secure your seats today for this sure-to-sell-out event!

Barber Violin Concerto

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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THEPOLAR EXP R ESS NORTHCAROLINA MAST E R CHORALE 10 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.” Holidays WITH THE SYMPHONY Secure your great seats today!
11ncsymphony.org | 919.733.2750 | 877.627.6724 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

Beethoven Lives

Upstairs

SAT, JAN 7, 2023 | 4PM

MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

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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MICHELLECANN CAPATHIA

Rachmaninoff Symphonic

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

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Tchaikovsky

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

FRI, FEB 10, 2023 | 8PM

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

MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH

Michelle Di Russo, conductor Sony Music Photo Library to Schirmer Theatrical, Corps or
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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 Valentine’s Weekend All music and imagery under exclusive license from
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Rachmaninoff:

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ZEEZEE 14 Dvořák Symphony No. 7 FRI/SAT, FEB 17-18, 2023 | 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH Eduardo Strausser, conductor Samuel Almaguer, clarinet Aaron Apaza, bassoon
Overture to Manfred R. Strauss: Duet-Concertino for Clarinet & Bassoon Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 FRI/SAT, FEB 24-25, 2023 | 8PM 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 Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 FRI/SAT, MAR 10-11, 2023 | 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH Rune Bergmann, conductor Zee Zee, piano
Piano Concerto No. 3 Grieg: Incidental Music from Peer Gynt Concert Sponsor: Roux MacNeill Studio MOZART REQUIEM The Immortal

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

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

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS ncsymphony.org | 919.733.2750 | 877.627.6724 15
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Guarantee your seats— buy now! GERALDCLAYTON THOMASWILKINS 16 Experience the Ultimate Trip Through the Galaxy! Holst: The Planets THUR, APR 13, 2023 | 7:30PM MEMORIAL HALL, CHAPEL HILL FRI/SAT, APR 14-15, 2023 | 8PM MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL, RALEIGH Thomas Wilkins, conductor Gerald Clayton, piano James Lee III: Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula Ellington: New World A-Comin’ Holst: The Planets Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 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
ncsymphony.org | 919.733.2750 | 877.627.6724 17 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 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 Celebrate May the Fourth Weekend!

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ncsymphony.org | 919.733.2750 | 877.627.6724 state headquarters 3700 Glenwood Ave, Suite 130, Raleigh, NC 27612 Highlights Include Cirque Dances with Troupe Vertigo The Music of Harry Potter Handel’s Messiah Mozart Requiem Holst: The Planets Revolution: The Music of The Beatles Carnival of the Animals “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” In Concert Tickets start at just $20* * Some exclusions may apply. Price does not include sales tax.
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