Event Calendar

Event Calendar

Oct 2 - Feb 2

Silvia Heyden: Tapestries Art Exhibition

Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery
Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery
October 2, 2018 - February 2, 2019
9:00 AM

Silvia Heyden: Tapestries curated by Lee Hansley.

 

Silvia Heyden was born in 1927 in Bosel, Switzerland. She studied at the School of Arts in Zurich under direction of Johannes Itten. She moved to Durham in 1966 when her husband was hired as a faculty member at the Duke University School of Medicine. She exhibited widely in the United States up until 1993 when she moved back to Switzerland and continued her work there. She returned to Durham in 2005. Her work along with that of Edith London was the subject of a major exhibition in 2014 at the Durham Arts Council. Her works are in the collections of the North Carolina Museum of Art, The Met Museum of Art, The Gregg Museum of Art and Design, Wake Forest University, and the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States. She died in 2015.

An opening reception will be held for this exhibition on Tuesday, October 16th from 5:30-7:30pm with a gallery talk at 6:15pm.

Silvia Heyden

Silvia Heyden: From Above

high warp linen tapestry

 

Silvia Heyden 2

Silvia Heyden: Embers

high warp linen tapestry

 

Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery Hours:

Monday- Friday 10am-5pm through the Box Office.

The Gallery can also be accessed during select Performance hours.

 

Meymandi Concert Hall
November 21, 2018 | Wednesday
3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM

North Carolina Symphony

Wesley Schulz, conductor

A playful elf, sent by Santa to confirm the naughty and nice list, stumbles upon the best place to find holiday cheer—the North Carolina Symphony, of course! This family fun concert includes music from The Polar Express and Frozen, plus a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Come early to visit with Santa in the lobby, get festive face-painting, and check out the Instrument Zoo.

Nov 21 - Nov 25

Apollo and The Planets - Carolina Ballet

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Apollo and the Planets
Nov 21-25
November 21 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
November 23 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
November 24 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
November 24 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
November 25 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
Apollo and the Planets

Those who saw the world premiere three years ago couldn’t stop talking about it. With only five performances, you don’t want to miss out this time. Featuring epic mobiles by Durham artist, Guy Solie, and mesmerizing choreography by Co-Artistic Directors, Robert Weiss and Zalman Raffael, The Planets will take you on an exciting out-of-this world journey. Set to Gustav Holst’s monumental orchestral suite, this ballet will leave you breathless! This program will also feature George Balanchine’s Apollo. The perfect way to entertain your family on Thanksgiving weekend.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Nov 23-24
November 23 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 24 - 3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM

North Carolina Symphony

Wesley Schulz, conductor

Holiday Pops returns bigger and better than ever! Gather together for this fun-filled, heartwarming spectacular featuring seasonal favorites plus a sing-a-long, falling snow, and a chorus line of dancing Santas. Visit Santa and enjoy the sounds of strolling carolers in the lobby starting one hour before the concert.

 

Nov 23 - Dec 24

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Nov 23 - Dec 24
November 23 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
November 23 - 5:00 PM | Doors 4:00 PM
November 24 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
November 24 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
November 25 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
November 25 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
November 30 - 6:30 PM | Doors 5:30 PM
December 1 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 1 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 2 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 7 - 6:30 PM | Doors 5:30 PM
December 8 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 8 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 9 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 9 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 14 - 6:30 PM | Doors 5:30 PM
December 15 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 15 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 15 - 5:00 PM | Doors 4:00 PM
December 16 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 16 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 21 - 6:30 PM | Doors 5:30 PM
December 22 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 22 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 22 - 5:00 PM | Doors 4:00 PM
December 23 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 23 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 23 - 5:00 PM | Doors 4:00 PM
December 24 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.  Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius  and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL.  It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.  Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the animated television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage.  Script adaptation by Robert Penola.  Arrangements and orchestrations by Timothy Splain.

 

**Children Twelve Months and Older will Require Their Own Tickets**

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Fletcher Opera Theater
Oxford American's North Carolina Music Issue
November 26, 2018 | Monday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Oxford American's North Carolina Music Issue

Oxford American magazine, Yep Roc Records, and Bob Nocek Presents are proud to present the Oxford American's 2018 North Carolina Music Issue Celebration. Featuring a diverse group of beloved North Carolina musicians co-curated by Raleigh-based songwriter Tift Merritt, this special "Statewide Singing Circle" will showcase intimate collaborations between artists that call NC home coming together for a unique once-in-a-lifetime show.

Featured guests at the Raleigh concert will includeco-curator Tift Merritt, along with ASM (Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man), Shirlette Ammons, Chatham County Line, Phil Cook, Alice Gerrard, Big Ron Hunter, Chris Stamey, Mary Dobbin Williams, Stephen Anderson, Brian Horton and other surprise guests.

The event is made possible with the support of co-presenting sponsors North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and North Carolina Humanities Council. Additional major partners include North Carolina Arts Council, Visit North Carolina, ArtsGreensboro, Bob Nocek Presents, Maxx Music, Isis Music Hall, Pinhook, Letters Bookshop, Free Range Brewing, and Malaprop’s Bookstore & Café.

 

Memorial Auditorium
Aladdin and His Winter Wish
Nov 27 - Dec 2
November 29 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 30 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 1 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 1 - 3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM
December 1 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
December 2 - 12:00 PM | Doors 11:00 AM
December 2 - 4:00 PM | Doors 3:00 PM
Aladdin and His Winter Wish

NC Theatre presents a Lythgoe Family Production of  ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH. Based on the Aladdin fairytale of a street rat with a dream, this special holiday-themed production follows the style of the traditional British Panto with singing, swinging and soaring adventure that features family-friendly magic, comedic twists, contemporary music, and more.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Nov 30 - Dec 1
November 30 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
December 1 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM

North Carolina Symphony

Grant Llewellyn, conductor

Joélle Harvey, soprano

Anya Matanovic, soprano

Nicholas Phan, tenor

Federico De Michelis, bass-baritone

North Carolina Master Chorale

Schubert: Rosamunde Overture

Schubert: “Nacht und Träume” (Night and Dreams)

Schubert: “Die Forelle” (The Trout)

Schubert: “Gretchen am Spinnrade” (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel)

Mozart: Mass in C Minor, “The Great”

Experience the expressive power of the human voice when spectacular vocal soloists and the North Carolina Master Chorale join NCS for the purely magnificent Mozart Mass. Three favorite art songs by Schubert reveal a more intimate side of vocal music, and a warm-hearted symphonic overture starts this program in high spirits.

Dec 5 - Dec 9

A Christmas Carol

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
A Christmas Carol
Dec 5-9
December 5 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 6 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 7 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 8 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 8 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 9 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
A Christmas Carol

A musical comedy adaptation of the Dickens classic. The show has been performed annually since 1974 and has been named one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast." Cited as "one of the most successful shows in North Carolina theatre history," A Christmas Carol has enjoyed critically acclaimed tours to England and France.

With over one million people having experienced the magic of A Christmas Carol throughout the years, the show regularly sells out. A few of its honors include being named one of the Top 20 Events In The Southeast, the Metro Ovation Award, the Triangle Arts & Entertainment Reader's Choice Award, Proclamations from the Mayor of Raleigh and the Governor of North Carolina, Proclamations from Compiegne, France and Kingston-Upon-Hull, England.

 

Scrooge Performance Schedule

Dec. 5, 7:00pm - Ira David Wood III
Dec. 6, 7:00pm - Ira David Wood IV
Dec. 7, 7:00pm - Ira  David Wood IV
Dec. 8,  2:00pm - Ira David Wood IV
Dec. 8,  7:00pm - Ira David Wood III
Dec. 9,  2:00pm - Ira David Wood III

Dec 6

Lisa Loeb - Bob Nocek Presents

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Lisa Loeb
December 6, 2018 | Thursday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Lisa Loeb

Lisa Loeb is a touring artist, author and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling Number 1 hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites. A trailblazing independent artist, Lisa was the first pop musician to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract. She followed that remarkable feat with the hit singles "Do You Sleep," "I Do" and "Let's Forget about It ” and the albums Cake and Pie and No Fairy Tale. Her albums Tails and Firecracker were both certified Gold.

Dec 8

Patton Oswalt - Bob Nocek Presents

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
Patton Oswalt
December 8, 2018 | Saturday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Patton Oswalt

A comedian, actor, and writer, Patton Oswalt continues to find success in all areas of entertainment. From his award-winning comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favorite TV shows (including Parks and Recreation, for which he received a TV Critics Choice Award), Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him and entertains audiences.


This past October, Oswalt released his special Annihilation on Netflix to critical acclaim as he addressed his own devastating loss and dealing with the unexplainable, while making it all painfully funny. Last year, he won the Emmy for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special” for his sixth comedy special Talking for Clapping (Netflix) and Grammy Award for his comedy album of the same name.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Chorale Family Christmas
December 12, 2018 | Wednesday
6:30 PM | Doors 5:30 PM
Chorale Family Christmas

Make memories with your family at the Chorale’s new holiday concert! This one-hour program includes the Chorale, NCMC Chamber Choir, and orchestra, plus a visit from Santa. Enjoy kid-friendly, familiar selections both old and new, as well as a sing-along for all to join in!

Dec 12

Celeste Barber - Bob Nocek Presents

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Celeste Barber
December 12, 2018 | Wednesday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Celeste Barber

Actor, Comedian, and Social Media Super Star Celeste Barber is the self proclaimed queen of everyday sophistication and low budget lifestyle aspirations.

Her meteoric rise on Instagram, parodying celebrity photographs, has resulted in her taking meetings with top moguls of the entertainment industry and awkwardly becoming friends with the very people she is parodying.

In this exciting live show experience Celeste explains the story behind some of her most famous images, her new relationship with famous people, and the stalkers, fans and comments that get under her skin.

Hailed as The Funniest Woman on Instagram, Celeste also hits us with a healthy dose of humour, as she explains some of the pit falls of being married to someone so much hotter than her (shoutout to #hothusband) and what it’s like to be an Anti Influencer.

Dec 12

Celtic Thunder - Bob Nocek Presents

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Celtic Thunder
December 12, 2018 | Wednesday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Celtic Thunder

Backed by the amazing Celtic Thunder Band, the singers of Celtic Thunder - Damian McGinty, Ryan Kelly, Michael O’Dwyer, Emmet Cahill & Neil Byrne will deliver new ensemble numbers including “Sons of Light”, “Toora, Loora, Lay”, “The Wild Rover”, “Right all right”, and “Castle on the Hill” followed in the second act by nostalgic fun songs like “Celebration”, “I’m a Believer”, “Seasons in the Sun” and “Rise Again”.  No Celtic Thunder show would be complete without an encore of their rousing anthem “Ireland’s Call”, the only song in CELTIC THUNDER X that isn’t a new song but which never fails to bring the audience to its feet.