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Meymandi Concert Hall
New Year's Eve Vienna With a Twist
December 31, 2019 | Tuesday
8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
New Year's Eve Vienna With a Twist

To welcome 2020, we take you back to the Roaring ‘20s with jazzy big band classics that will put the swing in your New Year’s Eve! Plus, the time-honored tradition of Viennese waltzes will make this a night you’ll remember well into the new year.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Happy Feet to a Latin Beat
January 4, 2020 | Saturday
January 4 - 1:00 PM | Doors 12:00 PM
January 4 - 4:00 PM | Doors 3:00 PM
Happy Feet to a Latin Beat

This interactive concert will bring audiences to their feet, and dancing in the aisles when Max—an energetic but impulsive young boy—makes his way onto the stage to “help” the orchestra. Soon Max is on a whirlwind adventure that takes him from the concert hall to the vibrant lands of Latin American culture where—with the help of his new friend, Mambo the dog, the orchestra, and the audience—Max learns the magic of Latin rhythms and how to dance with the music. Come early for free, kid-friendly activities in the lobby beginning one hour before each performance.

Fletcher Opera Theater
The Steel Wheels
January 10, 2020 | Friday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
The Steel Wheels

Virginia-based acoustic roots music collective The Steel Wheels have released their seventh full-length album, Over The Trees. Recorded in Maine with producer Sam Kassirer, Over The Trees draws attention to the impeccable harmonies of the four original members: Trent Wagler (guitar/banjo), Eric Brubaker (fiddle), Brian Dickel (bass), and Jay Lapp (guitars/mandolin). Kevin Garcia, who plays multiple percussion instruments, keyboard, and mallet-based instruments, formally joined the band after the 2017 release of Wild as We Came Here, which Kassirer also produced. In addition to familiar-to-fans harmonies, The Steel Wheels ventured a little farther out of their known comfort zone for Over The Trees. “This is a bit of an experimental record at times, with new sounds and influences,” Wagler says. “We know where we come from. We are a string band from Virginia, but we are evolving with this album, and we are embracing the future.”

Meymandi Concert Hall
The Planets
Jan 10-11
January 10 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
January 11 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
The Planets

Majestic in its scope, dazzling in its sound—Holst’s astrological depiction of the planets is magical, awe-inspiring and timeless music. Experience the ultimate trip through the galaxy. Hear The Planets, as the North Carolina Symphony performs Gustav Holst’s sonic celestial showpiece.

Meymandi Concert Hall
The Music of Elton John
Jan 17-18
January 17 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
January 18 - 3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM
January 18 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
The Music of Elton John

Cavanaugh, his energetic band, and the North Carolina Symphony will pay tribute to Sir Elton John’s greatest hits, including “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Bennie and the Jets,” and more!

Jan 18

Jesse Cook

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Jesse Cook
January 18, 2020 | Saturday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Jesse Cook

“I want to take people to places they haven’t been.” Jesse Cook, Juno winning master guitarist, known for his intoxicating fusion of world music, has travelled the globe looking for sounds that resonate with him. “I like finding common ground for different music traditions, a space where music from around the world can come together,” Cook explains. “A place where modern sounds can mix with ancient timbres.”

Fletcher Opera Theater
A Song of Nesting Birds
January 24, 2020 | Friday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
A Song of Nesting Birds

When folklorist Cecil Sharp came to North Carolina to collect ballads, he found a treasure trove in Madison County, which he called "A Nest of Singing Birds." Today, NC's Appalachian Mountains are widely recognized for a long-standing, unbroken tradition of ballad singing. Many traditional ballad singers live in rural counties in western NC, and it is a rare and special occasion for audiences in the Piedmont to hear this art form performed live. North Carolina ballad singers Sheila Kay Adams, Bobby McMillon, Donna Ray Norton, and Joe Penland, along with musician and master of ceremonies Laura Boosinger, will share a night of songs and stories in a ballad circle format - the musicians will all share the stage together.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Hough Performs Brahms
Jan 24-25
January 24 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
January 25 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Hough Performs Brahms

The beauty of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 is brought to life by Stephen Hough, one of the most distinguished pianists of our time. This immense concerto is paired with Schubert’s Symphony No. 4, which seems to suspend time with its long-arching melodies and surprising twists and turns.