Calendar

Feb 6 - Mar 31

Joe Winters Display

Main Auditorium Lobby
Main Auditorium Lobby
Joe Winters Display
Feb 6 - Mar 31
10:00 AM
Joe Winters Display

Starting in the 1940s, Joseph Winters Sr., one of Raleigh’s first African American police officers, transcended the color line by bringing white and black audiences in the capital city together to take in the country’s greatest black musical acts -- from Sarah Vaughan to Chuck Berry to Motown to Parliament/Funkadelic and hundreds more. Joe’s remarkable run as a cop, music impresario and community leader stretched from segregation and Jim Crow in the ‘40s and ‘50s to civil rights and Black Power in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Working with Joe’s surviving children and a volunteer team headed up by marketing exec/musician Billy Warden, the City of Raleigh Museum (COR) is curating a display on Joe’s career which is currently housed in the lobby of Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, home to so many of his memorable shows.

A free reception in the lobby of Raleigh Memorial Auditorium will feature music, guest speakers, Joe’s children Chacona and Joseph Jr. and more on Sunday, February 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m. The exhibit and reception are sponsored by Womble Bond Dickinson and Greg Paul Builders.

Fletcher Opera Theater
Berstein & Robbins
Mar 7-24
March 7 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
March 8 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
March 9 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
March 9 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
March 10 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
March 16 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
March 16 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
March 17 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
March 23 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
March 23 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
March 24 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
Berstein & Robbins

To celebrate the 100th birthdays of Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins, icons of classical music and ballet, as well as Broadway, we will be reviving their Fancy Free – the ballet that changed American dance forever. This work was also the genesis of the Broadway show and Hollywood movie, On the Town.

For the first time ever, we will present Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun set to the music of Claude Debussy.

Mar 19 - Mar 24

Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
The King and I
Mar 19-24
March 19 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
March 20 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
March 21 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
March 22 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
March 23 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
March 23 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
March 24 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
March 24 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
The King and I

Two worlds collide in this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award®-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”

Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. THE KING AND I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine).

 

Presented by Duke Energy Center & North Carolina Theatre

The King and I Banner
Mar 22 - Mar 23

Music of Queen - NC Symphony Special

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
The Music of Queen
Mar 22-23
March 22 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
March 23 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
The Music of Queen

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind tribute to one of the most iconic bands in history! We will rock you with killer Queen hits including "Somebody to Love," "Under Pressure," "We Are the Champions," "Bohemian Rhapsody," and many more. Experience the unforgettable magic of Queen, with a full rock band and the North Carolina Symphony, in this electric concert.
 

Due to Hurricane Florence, this concert was re-scheduled from Saturday, September 15th, 2018. If you have tickets for the original date, your tickets will be valid for the Friday, March 22nd, 2019 date. If you will be unable to attend on the rescheduled date, please contact the box office at 919.733.2750 or via email at tickets@ncsymphony.org.
Mar 22 - Apr 7

Where Words Once Were - Theatre Raleigh

Kennedy Theatre
Kennedy Theatre
Where Words Once Were
Mar 22 - Apr 7
March 22 - 7:00 PM
March 23 - 2:00 PM
March 24 - 2:00 PM
March 29 - 10:00 AM
March 29 - 7:00 PM
March 30 - 11:00 AM
March 30 - 2:00 PM
March 31 - 2:00 PM
April 5 - 7:00 PM
April 6 - 11:00 AM
April 6 - 2:00 PM
April 7 - 2:00 PM
Where Words Once Were

Set in a dystopian time where language is rationed, a sentence can get you sentenced and the silent are rising, our young hero Orhan discovers that a word can change the world. 

Mar 26 - Mar 27

Choral Celebration - Raleigh Fine Arts

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
Raleigh Fine Arts Choral Celebration
Mar 26-27
March 26 - 7:00 PM
March 27 - 7:00 PM
Raleigh Fine Arts Choral Celebration

This is a free event that is open to the families of student performers.

In 1999 The Raleigh Fine Arts Society began a new tradition: an annual Choral Celebration, a project offering choral groups in grades 4 and 5 in Wake County Schools a chance to share their music as well as enjoy the successes of other elementary school choruses.

The first performances were held at Martin Middle School and moved in 2001 to Meymandi Concert Hall. Since then the Choral Celebration has received much greater visibility within the Raleigh community and achieved record attendance of over 3,000 people. There are 16 elementary choral groups performing, with each performing two songs. This opportunity for some students is a once in a life time experience: singing in the state-of the-art concert hall, home of the NC Symphony.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Carnival of the Animals
March 30, 2019 | Saturday
March 30 - 1:00 PM | Doors 11:30 AM
March 30 - 4:00 PM | Doors 2:30 PM
Carnival of the Animals

North Carolina Symphony

Wesley Schulz, conductor

Paperhand Puppet Intervention

 

Have you ever seen an elephant 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’ favorite of young audiences (and the young at heart) The Carnival of the Animals.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Haydn's The Creation
March 31, 2019 | Sunday
3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM
Haydn's The Creation

Inspired after hearing Handel’s Messiah, Joseph Haydn wrote his greatest oratorio, The Creation, one of the most beloved works in the choral literature. Haydn’s depiction of the Biblical creation of the world is jubilant and uplifting. The 170-voices of the Chorale, orchestra, and soloists perform The Creation.