Event Calendar

Streaming
a female ballerina stands on point shoes
Apr 21-22
April 21 - 7:30 PM
April 22 - 7:30 PM
a female ballerina stands on point shoes

This program will be live-streamed for two evenings: Wednesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 pm. Each performance will remain accessible until midnight on Sunday, April 25.

This additional offering will include a re-envisioned Mozart: Symphony No. 40, choreographed by Carolina Ballet Artistic Director Zalman Raffael, alongside Robert Weiss’ Les Saltimbanques and the pas de deux from August Bournonville’s Flower Festival in Genzano.

 

Streaming
A cartoon image with a wolf on the left and a young boy on the right
May 1, 2021 | Saturday
3:00 PM
A cartoon image with a wolf on the left and a young boy on the right

North Carolina Symphony

Michelle Di Russo, conductor

You’ll love Prokofiev’s delightful musical adventure, helping children identify the instruments of the orchestra while the story of Peter and his animal friends attempting to outsmart the big bad wolf captures the imagination.

This performance will be streaming from our Meymandi Concert Hall stage.

Memorial Auditorium
an image of two older men one with a hat and one with grey hair holding guitars in their right hands facing right side of the camera
May 7, 2021 | Friday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
an image of two older men one with a hat and one with grey hair holding guitars in their right hands facing right side of the camera

The Gibson Brothers—siblings Eric and Leigh Gibson—have already made over a dozen albums, but none quite like the new Dan Auerbach–produced Mockingbird. Their newest venture is an effortless blend of classic '70s-infused rock and timeless country, a modern twist on their traditional sound, and harmonies that will keep you wishing for more. Tray Wellington Band opens.

May 14

Balsam Range

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
five men standing together holding bluegrass instruments in field with trees behind them
May 14, 2021 | Friday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
five men standing together holding bluegrass instruments in field with trees behind them

North Carolina’s own Balsam Range has become one of the most award-winning acts in bluegrass, with 13 IBMA awards and 8 critically-acclaimed albums to their credit. Balsam Range has left audiences spellbound while headlining major festivals and selling out venues from coast-to-coast. 

Memorial Auditorium
Blue background with image of a woman with a flower in her hair and text saying "The magic Flute"
May 14-16
2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
Blue background with image of a woman with a flower in her hair and text saying "The magic Flute"

**These events which were rescheduled from their original dates of April 3-5, 2020 have now been POSTPONED. If you have any questions about this new performance date, please contact your original point of purchase, or email us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov**

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?

 

Streaming
An image of a female conductor with her hands raised
May 15, 2021 | Saturday
8:00 PM
An image of a female conductor with her hands raised

North Carolina Symphony

Sarah Hicks, conductor

Take a musical journey around the world with guest pops conductor Sarah Hicks and the Symphony—from close-to-home gems like Georgia on My Mind, to music from faraway lands including the Argentinian tangos of Piazzolla, and much more.

This performance will be streaming from our Meymandi Concert Hall stage.

Streaming
an image of a girl wearing torn clothes sweeping the floor
May 19-20
May 19 - 7:30 PM
May 20 - 7:30 PM
an image of a girl wearing torn clothes sweeping the floor

This program will be live-streamed for two evenings: Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20 at 7:30 pm. Each performance will remain accessible until midnight on Sunday, May 23.

For our last program of the 2021 Spring Season, we will present Robert Weiss’ production of the family favorite, Cinderella — featuring an original piano score by its composer, Triangle-based musician Karl Moraski. 

Memorial Auditorium
five men standing together holding bluegrass instruments looking directly at the camera
May 20, 2021 | Thursday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
five men standing together holding bluegrass instruments looking directly at the camera

Tommy Edwards is an icon of bluegrass music in North Carolina, though he would never say so himself. This year marks a special milestone for Tommy and his longtime band, The Bluegrass Experience - it is their 50th anniversary year. Edwards formed The Bluegrass Experience in 1971 with Tom & Jerry Beane and friends Snuffy Smith, Charles Lee Conard, and “Fiddlin’ Al” McCanless. The band joined fellow Chapel Hill musicians like Mike Cross and the Red Clay Ramblers to carve their own place in the local traditional music scene as accomplished players and singers, anchored by Edwards’ original songs.

Streaming
A cartoon image of a lion jumping through a flame hoop
June 5, 2021 | Saturday
3:00 PM
A cartoon image of a lion jumping through a flame hoop

North Carolina Symphony

Michelle Di Russo, conductor

This performance introduces little ones to the joys of the orchestra with The Carnival of the Animals, one of the best-known pieces by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, with each movement depicting a different animal—from the royal lion to the graceful swan. Truly a fantastic family experience for all ages!

This performance will be streaming from our Meymandi Concert Hall stage.

Jun 11

An R-Rated Magic Show

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
A white rabbit sits atop a magician's hat holding a martini glass. To the right of him the title reads "An R-Rated Magic Show" in purple
June 11, 2021 | Friday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
A white rabbit sits atop a magician's hat holding a martini glass. To the right of him the title reads "An R-Rated Magic Show" in purple

This is NOT your grandfather's magic show… This is the show that will have you asking, "How the ****?" and "What the ****?"

Tricks, antics, pranks, stunts, wisecracks, buffoonery - all brought to you by one of the most compelling entertainers of his generation! Side-splitting comedy and mind-blowing magic are brought into the spotlight as comedy magician Grant Freeman brings his unique, raunchy show full of surprises to Raleigh!

**This event was previously scheduled for March 12, 2021. If you have any questions about this new performance date, please contact your original point of purchase, or email us directly at PAC.Info@RaleighNC.gov**

Streaming
Two acrobats, dressed in all white, are close to each other and hang from red silk ribbons
June 12, 2021 | Saturday
8:00 PM
Two acrobats, dressed in all white, are close to each other and hang from red silk ribbons

Cirque de la Symphonie returns for an all-new program with dazzling feats of strength and grace. Acrobats, aerial flyers, contortionists, and strongmen perform awe-inspiring choreography to orchestral favorites that will thrill audiences of all ages.

This performance will be streaming from our Meymandi Concert Hall stage.