Event Calendar

Oct 11 - Apr 13

Requiem by Gerry Lynch Art Exhibition

Other Location
Other Location
Four pieces of art by Gerry Lynch hang on the walls of the Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery
October 11, 2019 - April 13, 2020
Four pieces of art by Gerry Lynch hang on the walls of the Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery

Gerry Lynch was born in Boston in 1937.   She graduated from Boston State Teachers College in 1959 and Montclair State College (now Montclair State University), Montclair, NJ in 1987 with an MA in Painting. 

Gerry started painting in 1967 and exhibited in Santa Fe, New Mexico and New York City (SoHo) in the 1980s.  After coming to Raleigh in the early 90s she maintained a studio at ArtSpace for ten years during which time she  exhibited with galleries in Wilmington, NC, Atlanta GA,  and in Raleigh with the Raleigh Contemporary Gallery, Vignettes,  and The Lee Hansley Gallery.  She was with the Hansley Gallery for 15 years.  

In November 2019 four of her paintings will be projected and featured in the Carolina Ballet’s production of A Tribute to the Masters: Grieg Piano Concerto & Beethoven's 7th Symphony. In 2020 she will be one of 25 North Carolina painters included in the NCMA exhibition, Front Burner.

Gerry Lynch Requiem

Requiem by Gerry Lynch will run from October 11-January 10th, 2020. An opening reception will be hosted on November 21st at 5:30pm, with an artist's talk at 6pm.

The Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery can be accessed during performance hours.

Curated by Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall Arts 

 

If you have any questions about this exhibition, please call Richard Marshall 919-633-7995

richardseymourmarshall.net

Apr 2

Whose Live Anyway? - RESCHEDULED

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray jumping in the air while Ryan Styles remains standing.
April 2, 2020 | Thursday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray jumping in the air while Ryan Styles remains standing.

**This event has been rescheduled to August 22. You can find that information at this link. If you have any questions about this new date, please contact your original point of purchase or contact us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov**

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones, featuring musical direction by Bob Derkach.

 

Fletcher Opera Theater
Diali Cissokho stands in front of a barn at the center as his two bandmates stand on either side
April 3, 2020 | Friday
7:30 PM
Diali Cissokho stands in front of a barn at the center as his two bandmates stand on either side

**This event has been rescheduled to January 29. You can find that information at this link. If you have any questions about this new date, please contact your original point of purchase or contact us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov**

For the past decade, kora player and singer Diali Cissokho (kora and vocals) has called North Carolina home. Hailing from a long line of Senegalese musicians and storytellers known as griots, Cissokho made the transatlantic move to Pittsboro with his wife almost 10 years ago. Shortly afterward, he formed the band Kaira Ba with the aid of native Piedmont musicians John Westmoreland (guitar), Jonathan Henderson (bass), Austin McCall (drums), and Will Ridenour (percussion). Together, they blend the traditions and rhythms of West African music with subtle timbres of the American South. While comparison has been drawn to other notable Senegalese griots, such as Baaba Maal or Youssou N’Dour, the fusion of polyrhythmic percussion, plucky electric guitars, and sprinkles of pedal steel and electric organs makes for a much more individualistic, accessible sound. In essence, Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba makes dance music that bridges the continental divide. ~Sam Haw, IndyWeek
 

Tony Williamson, who received a North Carolina Heritage Award in 2018 in recognition of his contributions to our state’s cultural vitality, is a renowned mandolin player from Chatham County. He’s also a skilled songwriter whose compositions integrate everything from traditional Piedmont string band tunes to classical music and jazz. He writes and plays innovative bluegrass music while maintaining his traditional roots. He was a sought-after session musician and sideman for artists like Sam Bush, David Grisman, Jerry Douglas, and Ricky Skaggs. Not only has he collaborated with other mandolin legends, he has become a mentor to a younger generation of pickers like Sierra Hull, Chris Thile, and Andrew Marlin of Chapel Hill-based Mandolin Orange.

Memorial Auditorium
Blue background with image of a woman with a flower in her hair and text saying "The magic Flute"
Apr 3-5
April 3 - 7:30 PM
April 5 - 2:00 PM
Blue background with image of a woman with a flower in her hair and text saying "The magic Flute"

Mozart’s timeless story comes to life! Prince Tamino, with the help of his endearing sidekick Papageno, is on a mission to rescue the fair Pamina.  You’ll meet the Queen of the Night with her high-flying, show-stopping arias, and the wise Sarastro, leader of a mysterious brotherhood.  Will the young couple be able to find their way through all the adventures?

**These events have been rescheduled to January 15 and 17, 2021 as part of the North Carolina Opera 2020 - 2021 Season.  You can find that information at this link. If you have any questions about this new date, please contact your original point of purchase or contact us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov**

Meymandi Concert Hall
A smiling dragon with open wings hovers over an old open book with the words "once upon a time" and the the text "Fairy Tales and Dragons" at the bottom
April 4, 2020 | Saturday
April 4 - 1:00 PM | Doors 12:00 PM
April 4 - 4:00 PM | Doors 3:00 PM
A smiling dragon with open wings hovers over an old open book with the words "once upon a time" and the the text "Fairy Tales and Dragons" at the bottom

Come dressed as your favorite fairy-tale character or dragon-trainer and enter the magical realm of mystery and imagination with beloved musical tales such as Sleeping Beauty, Frozen, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Shrek, and How to Train your Dragon. Come early for free, kid-friendly activities in the lobby beginning one hour before each performance.

**These events have been cancelled. If you have any questions regarding your tickets to this event, please reach out to your original point of purchase or visit the North Carolina Symphony website. Or, feel free to contact us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov and we'll be happy to assist as quickly as possible.**

Apr 4

Robert Dubac's Book of Moron - CANCELLED

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Robert Dubac stands at the bottom of the image with ductape over his mouth. The title "Robert Duac's Book of Moron" floats above his head
April 4, 2020 | Saturday
April 4 - 4:00 PM | Doors 3:00 PM
April 4 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Robert Dubac stands at the bottom of the image with ductape over his mouth. The title "Robert Duac's Book of Moron" floats above his head

Robert Dubac’s Off-Broadway solo hit, BOOK OF MORON, has been described as one of the most “Hilarious” “Intelligent” and “Scorching” satirical attacks on idiocracy since Mark Twain. (And “idiocracy” isn’t even a word. How dumb is that?)

The New York Times raves, “Riding shotgun with intelligence and absurdity, there’s laughter for all!”

One man’s pain is another man’s comedy.  Especially when he’s in a coma and his five inner voices won’t stop yakking.  How he wakes up from his nightmare is hysterical!

It’s comedy on steroids. Think your funny bone can handle it?

**This event has been cancelled. If you have any questions regarding your tickets to this event, please reach out your original point of purchase.  Or, feel free to contact us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov and we'll be happy to assist as quickly as possible.**

Apr 16 - Apr 19

Macbeth - Carolina Ballet - POSTPONED

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
An actor dressed in old-time clothing is wearing a crown and holds a sword in one hand and the other extended as the title "Macbeth" floats behind him
Apr 16-19
April 16 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
April 17 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
April 18 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
April 18 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
April 19 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
An actor dressed in old-time clothing is wearing a crown and holds a sword in one hand and the other extended as the title "Macbeth" floats behind him

When Macbeth premiered in 2016, it was one of the most anticipated ballets ever created by Robert Weiss. Featuring brilliant choreography, fascinating sets & costumes and an incredibly powerful score by J. Mark Scearce (Dracula, Love in the Times of the Day), Macbeth weaves a tale of love, power, lust and greed.

**These events have been postponed to the Carolina Ballet's 2020-2021 Season. If you have any questions regarding your tickets to this event, please reach out to your original point of purchase or visit the Carolina Ballet website here. Or, feel free to contact us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov and we'll be happy to assist as quickly as possible.**

Meymandi Concert Hall
Pianist Lukáơ Vondráček sits behind a black baby grand piano
April 17, 2020 | Friday
12:00 PM | Doors 10:30 AM
Pianist Lukáơ Vondráček sits behind a black baby grand piano

Tales of the pursuit of love and conquest come alive in one of the most colorful, evocative and descriptive scores, guaranteed to capture the imagination with the spectacular showpiece Scheherazade.  The program opens with Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a virtuosic dazzler created in bold strokes and robust colors.

**This event has been cancelled. If you have any questions regarding your tickets to this event, please reach out to your original point of purchase or visit the North Carolina Symphony website. Or, feel free to contact us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov and we'll be happy to assist as quickly as possible.**

Meymandi Concert Hall
A woman with a scarf partially covering her face sits upon a blue outline of a middleeastern city skyline. The title "Scheherazade" rests at the bottom of the image.
Apr 17-18
April 17 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
April 18 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
A woman with a scarf partially covering her face sits upon a blue outline of a middleeastern city skyline. The title "Scheherazade" rests at the bottom of the image.

Tales of the pursuit of love and conquest come alive in one of the most colorful, evocative and descriptive scores, guaranteed to capture the imagination with the spectacular showpiece Scheherazade.  The program opens with Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a virtuosic dazzler created in bold strokes and robust colors.

**These events have been cancelled. If you have any questions regarding your tickets to this event, please reach out to your original point of purchase or visit the North Carolina Symphony website. Or, feel free to contact us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov and we'll be happy to assist as quickly as possible.**

Meymandi Concert Hall
The title "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back"  sits atop a movie reel with photos of Luke Skywalker, Yoda and Darth Vader
Apr 24-26
April 24 - 8:00 PM
April 25 - 8:00 PM
April 26 - 7:00 PM
The title "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back"  sits atop a movie reel with photos of Luke Skywalker, Yoda and Darth Vader

The saga continues with Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. After the destruction of the Death Star, the Empire has regrouped—with Darth Vader leading the hunt for Luke Skywalker. Don’t miss one of the most popular films of all time shown on the big screen with John Williams’ unforgettable score—from the brassy and foreboding Imperial March to the noble Yoda’s Theme—performed live by the North Carolina Symphony.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2018 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © DISNEY

Fletcher Opera Theater
A ballerina leaps in the air with arms thrusted upwards in front of an image of a moon and the title "Swan Lake" above her
April 25, 2020 | Saturday
April 25 - 12:00 PM
April 25 - 4:00 PM
A ballerina leaps in the air with arms thrusted upwards in front of an image of a moon and the title "Swan Lake" above her

**This event has been rescheduled to May 30. You can find that information at this link. If you have any questions about this new date, please contact your original point of purchase or contact us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov**

"Swan Lake" is a timeless love story that mixes magic tragedy, and romance into four acts. It features Prince Siegfried and a lovely swan princess named Odette. Under the spell of a sorcerer, Odette spends her days as a swan swimming on a lake of tears and her nights in her beautiful human form. This ballet will capture the hearts of all and keep the entire family enthralled!

Memorial Auditorium
David Foster sits while playing the piano and the title "David Foster Hitman Tour" is above him
April 28, 2020 | Tuesday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
David Foster sits while playing the piano and the title "David Foster Hitman Tour" is above him

**This event has been cancelled. If you have any questions regarding your tickets to this event, please reach out your original point of purchase.  Or, feel free to contact us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov and we'll be happy to assist as quickly as possible.**

Presented by Attila Glatz Concert Productions.

Sixteen-time GRAMMYŸ award-winning songwriter and one of the most successful producers in history, musical icon David Foster performs songs from his unparalleled catalog with his four-piece band and stellar guest singers Fernando Varela, Pia Toscano, and Sheléa.

David Foster has written nearly one hundred hit singles and dozens of movie songs and scores, receiving three Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. His iconic power ballads have become timeless classics, made famous by industry titans like Madonna, Whitney Houston, Céline Dion, Barbra Streisand, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, and many more. Few other individuals can claim to have their fingerprints on more major moments in all of popular music than David Foster.

Meymandi Concert Hall
North Carolina Master Chorale member Dashon Burton is dressed in a grey sport coat and white dress shirt
May 1-2
May 1 - 8:00 PM
May 2 - 8:00 PM
North Carolina Master Chorale member Dashon Burton is dressed in a grey sport coat and white dress shirt

Experience the epic power and timeless message of humanity and brotherhood in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9—building to a dramatic conclusion with the inspiring and monumental “Ode to Joy.” Plus, you’ll enjoy an exciting new choral work by North Carolina native and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw.

May 1 - May 10

Edges - North Carolina Theatre

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
An abstract vinvyl record sits in the middle of a blue background with the title "Edges" in the upper left hand corner.
May 1-10
May 1 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
May 2 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
May 2 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
May 3 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
May 3 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
May 5 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
May 6 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
May 7 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
May 8 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
May 9 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
May 9 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
May 10 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
May 10 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
An abstract vinvyl record sits in the middle of a blue background with the title "Edges" in the upper left hand corner.

From Oscar, GRAMMY, Tony, and Golden Globe Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, best known for their work on Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land, and The Greatest Showman, comes EDGES. This charming, witty, and honest musical song-cycle looks at what happens when we teeter at the edge of our lives. Through song, EDGES explores the trials and tribulations of burgeoning into adulthood through universal issues like love, commitment, identity, and meaning – themes all ages are sure to relate to.