North Carolina Symphony 2022/23 Raleigh Series Brochure

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CLASSICAL MEYMANDI CONCERT HALL WOOLNER STAGE DUKE ENERGY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Opening Weekend

Pictures at an Exhibition FRI/SAT, SEPT 23-24, 2022 | 8PM Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Jennifer Higdon: Fanfare Ritmico Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition 14 | 11 | 7A | 5

Beethoven Eroica

FRI/SAT, OCT 14-15, 2022 | 8PM Kerem Hasan, conductor John Ilika, trombone Jonathan Randazzo, trombone Matthew Neff, bass trombone Seth Horner, tuba

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Kodály: Dances of Galánta Jennifer Higdon: Low Brass Concerto Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”

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Katharina Wincor, conductor Clayton Stephenson, piano Weber: Overture to Oberon Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 Farrenc: Symphony No. 2 Concert Sponsor: Roux MacNeill Studio 14 | 7A | 5

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Barber Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

FRI/SAT, NOV 4-5, 2022 | 8PM Grant Llewellyn, conductor Geneva Lewis, violin

FRI/SAT, JAN 27-28, 2023 | 8PM

Copland: Quiet City Barber: Violin Concerto Ives: The Unanswered Question Bernstein: Fancy Free

Lina González-Granados, conductor Coleridge-Taylor: Ballade in A Minor Mozart: Symphony No. 38 “Prague” Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

14 | 11 | 7B

14 | 11 | 7A | 5

Korngold Violin Concerto

Dvořák Symphony No. 7 NN

FRI/SAT, NOV 18-19, 2022 | 8PM Dvořák: Carnival Overture Korngold: Violin Concerto Price: Symphony No. 3

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FRI/SAT, FEB 17-18, 2023 | 8PM Eduardo Strausser, conductor Samuel Almaguer, clarinet Aaron Apaza, bassoon

Schumann: Overture to Manfred R. Strauss: Duet-Concertino for Clarinet & Bassoon Dvořák: Symphony No. 7

14 | 11 | 7A

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Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances

Mozart Requiem

FRI/SAT, JAN 13-14, 2023 | 8PM Stephanie Childress, conductor Michelle Cann, piano Gabriella Smith: Tumblebird Contrails Schumann: Piano Concerto Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances 14 | 11 | 7B

FRI/SAT, FEB 24-25, 2023 | 8PM Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor North Carolina Master Chorale Sibelius: Symphony No. 7 Mozart: Requiem 14 | 11 | 7A

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Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 FRI/SAT, MAR 10-11, 2023 | 8PM Rune Bergmann, conductor Zee Zee, piano Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 Grieg: Incidental Music from Peer Gynt 14 | 11 | 7B

Brahms Symphony No. 3 FRI/SAT, MAR 24-25, 2023 | 8PM Alpesh Chauhan, conductor Francesca Dego, violin Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 Brahms: Symphony No. 3 14 | 11 | 7A | 5

Holst The Planets

FRI/SAT, APR 14-15, 2023 | 8PM Thomas Wilkins, conductor Gerald Clayton, piano James Lee III: Sukkot Through Orion’s Nebula Ellington: New World A-Comin’ Holst: The Planets

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Concert Sponsor: Galloway Ridge at Fearrington 14 | 7A | 5

Mahler Symphony No. 1 FRI/SAT, MAY 12-13, 2023 | 8PM 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”

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14 | 11 | 7B

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CLASSICAL Concerts at a Glance Pictures at an Exhibition FRI/SAT, SEPT 23-24, 2022 | 8PM

Beethoven Eroica

FRI/SAT, OCT 14-15, 2022 | 8PM

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Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2

Barber Violin Concerto

Korngold Violin Concerto

Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Dvořák Symphony No. 7

Mozart Requiem

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3

Brahms Symphony No. 3

Holst: The Planets

Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1

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FRI/SAT, OCT 21-22, 2022 | 8PM FRI/SAT, NOV 4-5, 2022 | 8PM

FRI/SAT, NOV 18-19, 2022 | 8PM FRI/SAT, JAN 13-14, 2023 | 8PM

FRI/SAT, JAN 27-28, 2023 | 8PM FRI/SAT, FEB 17-18, 2023 | 8PM FRI/SAT, FEB 24-25, 2023 | 8PM

FRI/SAT, MARCH 10-11, 2023 | 8PM FRI/SAT, MARCH 24-25, 2023 | 8PM FRI/SAT, APRIL 14-15, 2023 | 8PM FRI/SAT, APRIL 28-29, 2023 | 8PM

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

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FRIDAY FAVORITES Opening Day

Beethoven Eroica

Holiday Pops

Kerem Hasan, conductor

Michelle Di Russo, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”

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

FRI, OCT 14, 2022 | NOON

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Korngold Violin Concerto

FRI, NOV 18, 2022 | NOON Johannes Debus, conductor Blake Pouliot, violin Korngold: Violin Concerto Price: Symphony No. 3

All Strings

FRI, FEB 3, 2023 | NOON Michelle Di Russo, conductor Elgar: Serenade for Strings Clarice Assad: Suite for Lower Strings Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 7

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Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1

FRI, DEC 9, 2022 | NOON

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FRI, APR 28, 2023 | NOON Grant Llewellyn, conductor Sterling Elliott, cello Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 Bizet: Roma

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Selections from Peer Gynt

FRI, MAR 10, 2023 | NOON Rune Bergmann, conductor N

Grieg: Incidental Music from Peer Gynt

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The Circus meets the Symphony!

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FRI/SAT OCT 7-8, 2022 | 8PM Michelle Di Russo, conductor

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. 6-EVENING SERIES | PICK YOUR OWN

Annual Tradition

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 6-EVENING SERIES | 3-MATINEE SERIES | PICK YOUR OWN

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The Queen of Soul!

Aretha: A Tribute

FRI JAN 20, 2023 | 8PM SAT JAN 21, 2023 | 3PM & 8PM Lucas Waldin, conductor Capathia Jenkins, vocals Ryan Shaw, vocals 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 6-EVENING SERIES | 3-MATINEE SERIES | PICK YOUR OWN

Valentines Weekend

Revolution: The Music of the Beatles A Symphonic Experience FRI, FEB 10, 2023 | 8PM SAT, FEB 11, 2023 | 3PM & 8PM Michelle Di Russo, conductor “The best live Beatles experience ever” DetroitTheatre.org 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.

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In the Air Tonight: The Music of Phil Collins & Genesis FRI/SAT MARCH 17-18, 2023 | 8PM Stuart Chafetz, conductor Aaron C. Finley, vocals Brook Wood, vocals 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.” 6-EVENING SERIES | PICK YOUR OWN

Celebrate May the Fourth Weekend!

“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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young people’s concerts

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Thanksgiving Eve

The Polar Express WED NOV 23, 2022 | 4PM Michelle Di Russo, conductor Scott MacLeod, baritone Raleigh Boychoir Mosaic Treble Choir Paintings from the Caldecott Medal-winning book The Polar Express appear on a giant screen above the stage as baritone Scott MacLeod and a chorus of children join the Symphony to bring this magical holiday tale to life at this festive family concert.

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The Anticipated Return of

Beethoven Lives Upstairs SAT, JAN 7, 2023 | 4PM

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.

Back by Popular Demand!

Carnival of the Animals SAT, APRIL 1, 2023 | 4PM

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! Larger-than-life puppets and the Symphony will bring the animal kingdom to life for Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals.

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Halloween Weekend!

Celebrate May the Fourth!

FRI OCT 28, 2022 | 8PM SAT OCT 29, 2022 | 3PM

THUR, MAY 4, 2023 | 7:30PM

The Music of Harry Potter Michelle Di Russo, conductor Calling all Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, and even Slytherins! The North Carolina Symphony takes you back to Hogwarts to relive the magic! Enjoy enchanting music from the movies performed live by the North Carolina Symphony. This concert will feature scores from films throughout the series, bringing the adventures of Harry, Ron, and Hermione to life.

“Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” In Concert 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

The Greatest Story Ever Told

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

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North Carolina Master Chorale The perfect way to celebrate this holiday season. 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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