Event Calendar

Event Calendar

Meymandi Concert Hall
Jan 11-12
January 11 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
January 12 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM

North Carolina Symphony

Karina Canellakis, conductor

Mozart: Symphony No. 40

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10

 

From the urgent murmurs of its opening theme to the irrepressible energy of the finale, Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 was unlike any other that came before it. Shostakovich also broke new ground with his Symphony No. 10, finally able to express his unrestrained response to Stalin’s regime with an impassioned outpouring of emotion.

Fletcher Opera Theater
Joe Newberry
January 12, 2019 | Saturday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Joe Newberry

What do you get when you offer an award-winning, North Carolina-based musician and songwriter an opportunity to collaborate with some of his favorite heroes and friends? Find out this January at Joe Newberry’s Music Party! Newberry is a Missouri native and North Carolina transplant who has played music most of his life. His powerful and innovative banjo playing, as well as his songwriting, guitar skills, and singing have delighted audiences around the world and made him a fixture in the North Carolina and national roots music scenes.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Jan 18-19
January 18 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
January 19 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM

North Carolina Symphony

Wesley Schulz, conductor

One of Broadway’s best joins the Symphony for an evening devoted to the legendary Billy Joel. Hand-picked by the “piano man” himself for the starring role in the Broadway musical Movin’ Out, Grammy- and Tony-nominated Michael Cavanaugh performs Billy Joel’s biggest hits—“She’s Got a Way,” “New York State of Mind,” “Uptown Girl,” “Only the Good Die Young,” and more!

Jan 20

Bill Engvall

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Bill Engvall
January 20, 2019 | Sunday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Bill Engvall

Bill Engvall is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Most recently, Bill was a contestant on season 17 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, and as a fan favorite, he made it to the finals.

 Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which sold over nine million units and received a Grammy nomination. He also starred on the WB’s hit sketch comedy show Blue Collar TV and in several solo specials for Comedy Central.

Bill Engvall Live
Meymandi Concert Hall
Postmodern Jukebox
January 24, 2019 | Thursday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Postmodern Jukebox

The only drawback to a Postmodern Jukebox concert is that, like all good things, it must come to an end. Not to worry, though – PMJ has become a traveling band of throwback minstrels, so by the time your high has worn off from one show it’ll be time to start getting excited for our next visit! And as any PMJ fan can tell you, the experience is never the same twice, with new songs, new sounds, and new members added to the ever-growing family each time around.
 
Each VIP 1 package ($170) includes:
- 1 Premium Seat Location in the First 10 Rows
- Post Show Meet & Greet and Photo Opportunity with members of PMJ
- An Exclusive PMJ Limited Edition Tour Poster
- 1 Commemorative VIP Laminate (Your pass to access the Meet & Greet)
 
 
Each VIP 2 package ($120) includes:
- 1 Premium Seat Location in the First 10 Rows
- An Exclusive PMJ Limited Edition Tour Poster 

Meymandi Concert Hall
Jan 25-26
January 25 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
January 26 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM

North Carolina Symphony

Grant Llewellyn,conductor

Augustin Hadelich, violin

 

Sibelius: Valse triste

Sibelius: Violin Concerto

Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite

Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite

 

Stravinsky made his name with the opulent, dazzling score to The Firebird, based on the legend of a prince and a magical creature who break an evil spell. Just a decade later, he ushered in an era of simplicity and elegance with Pulcinella. These colorful ballet suites are paired with the breathtaking Sibelius Violin Concerto, featuring Grammy winner Augustin Hadelich.

Jan 25 - Jan 27

Carmen - North Carolina Opera

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
North Carolina Opera Carmen
Jan 25-27
January 25 - 7:30 PM | Doors 5:30 PM
January 27 - 2:00 PM | Doors 12:00 PM
North Carolina Opera Carmen

The alluring gypsy Carmen can have any man she wants and today she wants the army corporal Don José. But when she leaves him for a dashing bullfighter, the soldier’s obsessive attraction proves fatal. You’ll recognize all the melodies because every song is a hit—from the smoky “Habanera” to the seductive “Seguidilla” to the rousing “Toreador Song.” Bizet’s beguiling score along with the hypnotic dancing and pulsating human drama will make you powerless to resist this Carmen conducted by conducted by Keitaro Harada (NCO’s Turn of the Screw).

Carmen is generously sponsored by Ross Lampe, Jr. - Sitelink Software.

Fletcher Opera Theater
Phil Wiggins Blues House Party
January 26, 2019 | Saturday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Phil Wiggins Blues House Party

The blues of the Piedmont, the hilly region stretching from Georgia to the Chesapeake, is one of the oldest forms of the blues. It draws heavily on earlier fiddle and banjo string band music that served as a staple at country parties, hoedowns, and square dances. While country blues began as dance music, it is today most often heard in concert settings.

Jan 31 - Feb 17

Love in the Times of the Day - Carolina Ballet

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Jan 31 - Feb 17
January 31 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
February 1 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
February 2 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
February 2 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
February 3 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
February 9 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
February 9 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
February 10 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
February 16 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
February 16 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
February 17 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
Memorial Auditorium
Steve Martin & Martin Short
February 1, 2019 | Friday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Steve Martin & Martin Short

In “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t,” comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short present new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations about their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and of course, their legendary lives in show-business.

Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers will join the duo on stage for several tour dates. The tour also features renowned pianist and Jimmy Kimmel Live band member Jeff Babko.

**We regret to inform fans that the Steve Martin & Martin Short show scheduled for Feb 1 has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts. Patrons who purchased directly from our Box Office and Ticketmaster.com will be refunded as quickly as possible**

Meymandi Concert Hall
February 1, 2019 | Friday
12:00 PM | Doors 11:00 AM

North Carolina Symphony

Grant Llewellyn, conductor

 

Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite 3

Grieg: “Holberg” Suite

Jessica Meyer: Through Which We Flow

Tchaikovsky: Selections from Serenade for Strings

 

Soaring melodies stir the soul in Tchaikovsky’s tender Serenade for Strings, written as an homage to Mozart. Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances and Grieg’s “Holberg” Suite also find inspiration from the past, bringing freshness and flair to elegant dance forms.

Meymandi Concert Hall
The Kruger Brothers
February 2, 2019 | Saturday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
The Kruger Brothers

Jens Kruger, Uwe Kruger, and Joel Landsberg have been making music together since 1995, and they always bring something different to the PineCone stage! In their ever-expanding body of work, the Kruger Brothers personify the spirit of exploration and innovation that forms the core of the American musical tradition. Their original music is crafted around their discerning taste, and the result is unpretentious, cultivated, and delightfully fresh.

Feb 2

PBS Kids Live - Bob Nocek Presents

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
PBS Kids Live!
February 2, 2019 | Saturday
February 2 - 2:00 PM
February 2 - 6:00 PM
PBS Kids Live!

PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for children, is proud to present their first ever live theatrical touring stage event. PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG tiny Adventure presented by Zappos adaptive is more then a show. Fun, learning, and exploration begin as soon as you arrive with an in-lobby experience for the whole family. Favorite PBS KIDS characters from Arthur, Nature Cat, Ready Jet Go!, Princess Presto and Super WHY! are available to meet, greet, and pose for photos. Download the free App and kids and parents can explore together an augmented-reality Bug Garden, a virtual AR Playground where the theatre lobby transforms into an immersive PBS KIDS world. All that and more before stepping into the theatre as the stage lights turn bright.

 

The Lobby Experience begins 90 minutes prior to the show!

PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG tiny Adventure is the story of Dot, Dee, and Del, the PBS KIDS brother and sisters seen every day on PBS stations and Apps. It’s a special day and the kids are looking forward to crossing their backyard to attend a friend’s birthday party. Sounds simple, but it becomes an unexpected adventure when the group gets shrunk to the size of grasshoppers. A lot of surprises are in store for the pint-sized kids including meeting and learning about the little creatures that live just under foot; music and interactive audience fun; and the solution to the “mystery of the missing tail.” Will they solve all the really big, tiny challenges and grow full-size in time for the birthday fun? You’ll find out in PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG tiny Adventure, an exciting and educational experience for the whole family. The adventure begins when you arrive!

ALSO AVAILABLE:

PBS KIDS Live! Ultimate VIP Experience

An intimate pre-show VIP opportunity with PBS KIDS Characters Arthur, Nature Cat, Ready Jet Go!, Princess Presto, Super WHY! and the newest star, Luna as well as exclusive access to PBS friends Dot, Dee, & Del.

The Experience includes:

  • One premium reserved seat
  • Meet & Greet with PBS KIDS Live! Characters
  • Photo opportunities with PBS KIDS Live! Characters
  • Exclusive PBS KIDS Live! souvenir
  • Healthy snacks & water will be provided for parents & kids.
  • Early entry to the venue
  • First access merch shopping
Feb 5

Dave Ramsey - Smart Money Tour

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Dave Ramsey Smart Money
February 5, 2019 | Tuesday
6:30 PM | Doors 5:30 PM
Dave Ramsey Smart Money

Are your finances out of control? Is the paycheck-to-paycheck life leaving you feeling panicked and insecure? Is debt keeping you from achieving your financial dreams?

Smart Money will give you the momentum you need to kick-start your financial goals. In one exciting night, best-selling authors and money experts Chris Hogan and Anthony ONeal will teach Dave Ramsey's seven-step plan that has helped nearly 5 million people get out of debt, build wealth, and retire with dignity.

Feb 6

Valerie June

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Valerie June
February 6, 2019 | Wednesday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Valerie June

One of the most admired, genrebending artists to breakthrough in the last decade, Valerie June’s music blends southern sounds, African rhythms and ambient atmospherics into something altogether futuristic and new.

Her 2017 release The Order of Time appeared on numerous ‘best of’ lists and received near universal acclaim from a broad array of international media including: Rolling Stone, New York Times, NPR, The Guardian, Vice Noisey, New Yorker, ELLE, Nylon, Garden & Gun, Okayplayer, MOJO, UNCUT, Entertainment Weekly, GQ, Exclaim!, Newsday, Afropunk, CLASH, Glide, Financial Times, American Songwriter, MTV News and many more.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Feb 8-9
February 8 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 9 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM

North Carolina Symphony

Grant Llewellyn, conductor

Dovid Friedlander, violin

 

On Valentine’s Day weekend, be seduced by the art and passion of the dance. From the grace and charm of Strauss’ famous "Blue Danube" waltz, to selections from Tchaikovsky’s mesmerizing Swan Lake, to the wild and whirling energy of Ravel’s La Valse, the Symphony brings you music guaranteed to set your heart in motion.

Feb 12 - Feb 17

Mamma Mia! - North Carolina Theatre

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Mamma Mia
Feb 12-17
February 12 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 13 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 14 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 15 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 16 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
February 16 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 17 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
February 17 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Mamma Mia

The ultimate feel-good show! A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! The story-telling magic of ABBA;s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make a guaranteed smash. Featuring hits “Dancing Queen,” “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!,” “Take a Chance on Me” and many more!

Meymandi Concert Hall
Feb 15-16
February 15 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
February 16 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM

North Carolina Symphony

Brent Havens, conductor

Rashidra Scott, singer

 

Whitney Houston was a diva of rare talent with a powerhouse voice that touched our hearts and souls. Join the Symphony and vocal sensation Rashidra Scott for a Valentine’s weekend show celebrating the Whitney songs you know and love, including “How Will I Know?,” “Where Do Broken Hearts Go?,” and of course, “I Will Always Love You.”

Memorial Auditorium
Sara Watkins, Aoife O'Donovan, and Sarah Jarosz
February 20, 2019 | Wednesday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Sara Watkins, Aoife O'Donovan, and Sarah Jarosz

I’m With Her is Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan. Four years after their formation at an impromptu show in 2014 at the Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, CO, the band released their debut album, See You Around (Rounder Records), in February 2018.  Co-produced by Ethan Johns and recorded in Bath, England, See You Around has garnered praise from NPR, who instantly hailed the collection as "willfully open-hearted” and The Guardian calling their sound both "ethereal and purposeful.”

From their early contributions in bands such as Nickel Creek and Crooked Still, these three musicians are noteworthy for their recent and extensive solo career successes, including several Grammy awards. I’m With Her have honed a special, family-like chemistry, garnering acclaim for their unique blend of instrumental interplay combined with their indelible harmonies, as the New York Times describes of a live performance, “…when the three women sang together, their voices became one instrument, sharing every breath.” Touring in support of the new album, the band have sold out shows across the US and Europe and have also made appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CBS Saturday Morning and NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts.  The trio was recently nominated for Duo/Group of the year by the Americana Music Association. 

Chapel Hill’s indie Americana quartet Mipso – Jacob Sharp (mandolin, vocals), Wood Robinson (bass, vocals), Joseph Terrell (guitar, vocals), and Libby Rodenbough (fiddle, vocals) – released their fifth album, Edges Run, on April 6, 2018 via a newly inked record deal with AntiFragile Music. Influenced by the contradiction of its progressive home and the surrounding rural southern landscapes, Mipso has been hailed as “hewing surprisingly close to gospel and folk while still sounding modern and secular” (Acoustic Guitar) and was recently recognized by Rolling Stone as an “Artist You Need to Know.” The band brings a distinctly unique sound – full of wistful beauty, hopeful undercurrents, and panoramic soundscapes. Venturing ever-further from its string-band pedigree to discover a broader Americana where classic folk-rock and modern alt-country sounds mingle easily with Appalachian tradition, Mipso’s music is lush and forward moving, with lyrics that sear and salve in turn.

I'm With Her