Event Calendar

Sep 12 - Sep 29

Rubies - Carolina Ballet

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Rubies
Sep 12-29
September 12 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
September 13 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
September 14 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
September 14 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
September 15 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
September 21 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
September 21 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
September 22 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
September 28 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
September 28 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
September 29 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
Rubies

George Balanchine’s Rubies returns to the Raleigh stage to pen Carolina Ballet’s 2019-2020 Season. Known as the Father of American ballet, Balachine is one of the most influential choreographers of the 20th Century. We are pleased to once again present his dazzling Rubies, set to the music of Igor Stravinsky. This program will also feature a new Weiss/Raffael collaboration as well s Robert Weiss’ beloved Thais Meditation and his Classical Ballet set to the music of Prokofiev.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Enigma Variations
September 20, 2019 | Friday
12:00 PM
Enigma Variations

Grant Llewellyn, conductor

G. Williams: Sea Sketches

Elgar: “Enigma” Variations

Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations share musical portraits of friends and family with humor, tenderness, and sweeping emotion. The Symphony’s ongoing commitment to music by women composers continues with the gorgeous Sea Sketches by Grace Williams, depicting the Welsh coast.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Concerto for Two Pianos
Sep 20-21
September 20 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
September 21 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Concerto for Two Pianos

Grant Llewellyn, conductor; Alessio Bax, piano; Lucille Chung, piano

Be part of the excitement of opening night as husband-and-wife duo Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung join the North Carolina Symphony for Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos—playful, impassioned, and sounding as if pulled straight from a dream. Plus, the “Enigma” Variations offer one delight after another, as Elgar shares musical portraits of friends and family with humor, tenderness, and sweeping emotion.

Sep 21

Rudolph Auditions

Kennedy Theatre
Kennedy Theatre
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Auditions
September 21, 2019 | Saturday
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Auditions

The upcoming production of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical, will host auditions at Kennedy Theatre on September 21st, from 10:00AM – 5:00PM. Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts will host the show November 29 - December 24, 2019, with 31 performances.

Producers are seeking adults for this musical adaptation based on the classic 1964 Christmas television special.  Stage adaptations by Robert Penola, Music/lyrics by Johnny Marks. The production is under the direction of Alan Coats, with musical direction by Julie Bradley and choreography by Sherry Lee Allen.

Audition details:

Everyone auditioning must be able to sing and execute standard musical theatre style dancing. The Rudolph team will be looking to cast numerous roles.  All auditioning should have a song prepared with printed accompaniment.  Bring sheet music in the correct key; accompanist is provided. All auditioning will be asked to demonstrate dancing skills (tap preferred); be prepared to move as part of your audition. Please bring a recent picture & resume, stapled back-to-back. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email RudolphRaleigh@gmail.com

The following roles are available:

Santa, Mrs. Claus, Sam the Snowman, Boy Elf (1), Girl Elf (1), Dolly

Auditions

  • Saturday, September 21st
  • Singing Auditions (1st Round)
  • 10am – 12:30pm
  • Kennedy Theatre (1 E. South Street Raleigh, NC 27601)

 

Callbacks

Saturday, September 21st

  • Dancing Auditions (2nd Round)
  • 1pm – 5pm
  • Kennedy Theatre (1 E. South Street Raleigh, NC 27601)
Memorial Auditorium
International Bluegrass Music Awards
September 26, 2019 | Thursday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
International Bluegrass Music Awards

The International Bluegrass Music Awards Show is the biggest night on the bluegrass Calendar. The Awards recognize outstanding achievement and pioneering efforts in the genre, and the best in bluegrass perform for an always packed house. Be sure to grab tickets quickly for this one. Celebrate bluegrass music at the IBMA Awards!

Memorial Auditorium
Diablo Dance Theater Ocean Celebration
September 27, 2019 | Friday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Diablo Dance Theater Ocean Celebration

As a World-Wide October Celebration Goodwill Tour from Taiwan, “Ocean Celebration” is a contemporary dance show that embodies diabolo arts, acrobatic, theatrics, multimedia, and lighting variations to celebrate the festivity of Taiwan in October.

Sep 28

Gary Allan

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Gary Allan in Concert
September 28, 2019 | Saturday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Gary Allan in Concert

With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Gary Allan has won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. While becoming a force on the country music scene, Allan has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way.

Sep 29

Marisela Concert

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Marisela
September 29, 2019 | Sunday
7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
Marisela

Marisela "La Dama de Hierro" se dio a conocer en los años 80s y entre algunas de sus mas famosas canciones "Completamente tuya", "Sola con mi soledad", etc. A lo largo de su carrera ha logrado vender 25 millones de discos. Y es la unica cantante en español en colocar todos los temas de un disco en el top 10 de la revista Billboard en este caso fue su primer album "Sin El".

Oct 4

Raleigh China Arts Festival

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Raleigh China Arts Festival
October 4, 2019 | Friday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Raleigh China Arts Festival

The 10th Anniversary edition of the Raleigh China Arts Festival will feature world class musicians from China, Italy and the United States, including the best soprano from China, Madam Wu Bixia, who is known as "The nightingale of the East" because of her beautiful voice. She has won almost every major music awards in China as well as won several important music awards on world stages including the prestigious 12th International Tchaikovsky Competition and the 8th Spanish International Music Competition. The festival will also feature one of the best female opera singers in the world, Madam Chiara Taigi who is crowned the "Italian Opera Queen" because of her dominance in her hometown opera stages in Milan and receiving the Gold Award at the 2019 Italian Opera Competition. Joining on stage with Wu and Chiara are the top rated award-winning Shanghai Chinese Orchestra and Mr. Chailun Yue, Famous Baritone and music chair professor from the Harrt School of Music, Hartford, Connecticut,  and Ms. A'Miao Qianqian, an ethnic Miao Minority star singer from Hunan Province, China China.

Memorial Auditorium
Dream Theater
October 5, 2019 | Saturday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Dream Theater

Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater announce the next leg of the acclaimed The Distance Over Time Tour – Celebrating 20 Years of Scenes From A Memory.

The first leg of tour gathered plenty of critical acclaim and fan praise due in large part to the diverse setlist the band created. Dream Theater featured tracks from their latest release Distance Over Time and selections from their 30-year career along with a nightly celebration of the 20th Anniversary of their seminal concept album Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory that the band performed in its entirety. The band will continue that trend on the Fall tour to create an evening of over 2 hours and 45 minutes of Dream Theater at their masterful best making this a concert event to not be missed.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Video Games Live
October 5, 2019 | Saturday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Video Games Live

Emmanuel Fratianni, conductor; Tommy Tallarico, host, creator, and producer

Experience music from the most popular video games of all time with the North Carolina Symphony, featuring Mario™, Zelda™, Halo®, Warcraft®, Final Fantasy®, and more! Gamers and non-gamers alike will be dazzled by synchronized cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting, and special on-stage interactive segments.

Oct 5 - Oct 6

An Evening with C.S. Lewis

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
An Evening with C.S. Lewis
Oct 5-6
October 5 - 3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM
October 5 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
October 6 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
An Evening with C.S. Lewis

An Evening with C.S. Lewis – starring David Payne – is a captivating evening in 1963 where C.S. Lewis hosts a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. Throughout the evening he recalls the people and events that inspired his thought and shaped his life; of his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien; why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles; how he came to embrace Christianity and of the American woman who turned his life upside down.

Memorial Auditorium
Iyanla Vanzant
October 8, 2019 | Tuesday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Iyanla Vanzant

Fresh off the success of her 2018 Get Over It! Tour, Iyanla returns in 2019 with the Acts of Faith: Remix Tour. This 33-city landmark inspirational and interactive event celebrates the updated 25th-anniversary edition of this internationally acclaimed bestseller. The encouragement, comfort and faith-building wisdom found within “the little purple book” goes from page to stage with Iyanla’s signature straight-talk, love, and humor. The beloved life coach to millions will lead audiences of all hues through the transformative work that unites the humanity in all of us.

Iyanla Vanzant Acts of Faith Remix Tour
Oct 10 - Oct 27

Frankenstein - Carolina Ballet

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Frankenstein
Oct 10-27
October 10 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
October 11 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
October 12 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
October 12 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
October 13 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
October 19 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
October 19 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
October 20 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
October 26 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
October 26 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
October 27 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
Frankenstein

This Halloween, Artistic Director Zalman Raffael debuts his all new Frankenstein! What better way to get in the spirit of the season than an evening of chills and thrills?! Last season, the premiere of Raffael’s Sleep Hollow blew audiences away! You don’t want to miss this creative new work featuring all new sets, costumes and music.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2
Oct 11-12
October 11 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
October 12 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2

Rune Bergman, conductor; Philippe Quint, violin

Philippe Quint’s jaw-dropping virtuosity and poetic artistry both shine in the Barber Violin Concerto’s lightning-fast moments and lush, song-like passages. His violin also sings in three Charlie Chaplin favorites, which Quint had a hand in arranging for his latest album. This program builds to a triumphant conclusion with Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2, known as his “victory symphony.”