Event Calendar

Jan 24 - Jan 26

Leoncavallo Pagliacci - North Carolina Opera

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Pagliacci
Jan 24-26
January 24 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
January 26 - 2:00 PM | Doors 12:30 PM
Pagliacci

Canio and his wife Nedda lead a band of traveling carnival players in late 19th-Century Southern Italy. They are the live, in-person social media of the day, greeted with wild cheers wherever they go. On the stage, Canio plays the clown, but beneath his makeup boils a troubled and jealous soul. When Canio suspects his wife has taken a lover, he explodes during a performance and, in full view of a stunned audience, stops at nothing to learn the truth. The show and reality become one, with tragic, shocking results. 
 
Based on a true story, Pagliacci features one the greatest tenor arias of all time, “Vesti la giubba,” and this production stars NCO returning artists Carl Tanner (Samson and Delilah), Melinda Whittington (Cold Mountain), Takaoki Onishi (Carmen 2019), and the NCO Orchestra and chorus all conducted by Keitaro Harada (Carmen 2019).
 
Pagliacci, an opera in a prologue and two acts, generously sponsored by Ross Lampe, Jr. and is sung in Italian with projected English translations.

Jan 30 - Feb 16

Rhapsody in Blue - Carolina Ballet

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Rhapsody in Blue
Jan 30 - Feb 16
January 30 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:01 PM
January 31 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:01 PM
February 1 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:01 PM
February 1 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:01 PM
February 2 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:01 PM
February 8 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:01 PM
February 8 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:01 PM
February 9 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:01 PM
February 15 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:01 PM
February 15 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:01 PM
February 16 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:01 PM
Rhapsody in Blue

An evening of Gershwin, Bernstein and dance! Our February program is a tribute to American composers featuring a ballet set to one of the most recognizable and iconic pieces of music, Rhapsody in Blue as well as Symposium set to the music o the legendary Leonard Bernstein. This program will be accompanied by a new work choreographed by Zalman Raffael and Robert Weiss.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Feb 7-8
February 7 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 8 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 is a journey of haunting melodies, shocking climaxes, charming elegance, and joyful abandon. Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1—a wild ride with a nearly nonstop solo line—is performed by the impeccable violinist James Ehnes.

Feb 11 - Feb 16

Kinky Boots - North Carolina Theatre

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Kinky Boots
Feb 11-16
February 11 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
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 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 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
Kinky Boots

Winner of 6 Tony Awards, a GRAMMY Award, and featuring 16 original songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, KINKY BOOTS is the huge-hearted, high-heeled hit that took Broadway by storm. Based on true events, KINKY BOOTS tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think! With understanding and compassion, a struggling factory owner and a wildly fabulous entertainer join forces to create a great business and an even stronger friendship. Don’t miss the chance to dance along with us during this fearless, upbeat musical sensation – no matter your footwear!

Meymandi Concert Hall
Swing Is the Thing
Feb 14-15
February 14 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
February 15 - 3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM
February 15 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Swing Is the Thing

Jump, jive, and swing from the 1940s right into the jukebox tunes of the ‘50s and ‘60s with hits like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and “Rock Around the Clock.” Dancers, vocalists, and clarinet sensation Dave Bennett join in the fun.

Fletcher Opera Theater
Lawrence Brownlee
February 18, 2020 | Tuesday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
Lawrence Brownlee

North Carolina Opera is proud to present one of the leading singers of the day, superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee, in a vocal recital accompanied by piano. Mr. Brownlee has conquered opera houses and concert halls worldwide with his dazzling, high-flying performances. Now experience his artistry even more deeply with this intimate recital that includes Schumann’s complete song cycle Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love) along with other songs and opera arias. Experience the tenor who banishes, “the ghosts of Caruso and Pavarotti” (The New Yorker) with his “effortless, ringing high Cs” (The New York Times). The vocal event of this or any season!

Meymandi Concert Hall
Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour
Feb 21-22
February 21 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 22 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour

The legendary Johnny Mathis brings his unmistakable voice back to Raleigh with the North Carolina Symphony for an evening of romantic favorites. Be there as this incomparable artist showcases his brilliant career with all your favorites such as Wonderful! Wonderful!, Chances Are, Gina, Misty, and so much more!

Feb 23

Set It Off Live On Stage

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Set It Off Live!
February 23, 2020 | Sunday
4:00 PM | Doors 3:00 PM
Set It Off Live!

Award winning writer/director/producer Je'Caryous Johnson takes audiences beyond the movie screen and brings to life the bank heist movie that shook the country. Come relive the nostalgia of one of the greatest urban cult classics: Set It Off Live on Stage.

Join Stoney, Cleo, Frankie, and Titi as their strength, loyalty, and ultimately friendships are tested when they fight their way out of poverty by doing the unthinkable: banning together as four black women to rob a bank. Critics and fans continue to rave about the action packed, yet heart felt, theatrical experience featuring an unprecedented, crowd pleasing performance by Hip Hop legend Da Brat as Cleo, along with Keshia Knight Pulliam, Lil Mo, Drew Sidora, and heartthrob LEON.  

**Artists scheduled to appear are subject to change. Age restrictions do apply (Children 5 Years and Younger are not permitted) This show is recommended for ages 10 and Older.**

Meymandi Concert Hall
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
Feb 28-29
February 28 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 29 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3

Soulful, soaring, and electrifying, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 makes a striking dramatic statement. The drama is echoed in Strauss’ Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, which tells the tale of a love triangle with humor and wisdom; and Lera Auerbach’s Icarus, a symphonic poem based on the tragic Greek myth of a winged boy with abundant ambition.

Fletcher Opera Theater
The Hillbenders
Feb 28-29
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
The Hillbenders

Inspired by the outpouring of support by The Who themselves and the thousands of fans around the world who came out to celebrate The HillBenders' 2015 release Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry, The Hillbenders have recently announced a follow up project called "WhoGrass," a chronological journey of The Who’s legendary catalog through the wood and wire of bluegrass instrumentation. Framed as a follow-up to The HillBenders 2015 acoustic interpretation of The Who’s TOMMY, WhoGrass now gives the audience a career spanning twist on one of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest bands. From the early hits all the way through The Who’s discography and even a peek into Pete Townshend’s solo career, the rolling banjo, intense dobro percussion, and thunderous vocals have even the biggest Who fan pumping their fist and singing along! “The HillBenders prove to be the perfect group to execute this WhoGrass concept.” -Rolling Stone

Mar 3

Dvorak's Requiem - NC Master Chorale

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
Dvorak's Requiem
March 3, 2020 | Tuesday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Dvorak's Requiem

Antonín Dvoƙák’s monumental Requiem setting soars in the similar grand Romantic style of the settings of Verdi and Berlioz. Dvoƙák brings to this work a strong sense of dramatic pacing, inventive orchestration, and his own deep religious devotion. From the fire and fury of the “Dies Irae” to the tender pleas of the soloist’s “Pie Jesu”, this performance will captivate, inspire, and engage.

Memorial Auditorium
The Wailin' Jennys
March 5, 2020 | Thursday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
The Wailin' Jennys

By popular demand, PineCone favorites The Wailin’ Jennys return to Raleigh! One of today’s most respected folk groups, The Wailin’ Jennys are steeped in the artistry and elegance that has defined their career for more than 15 years. The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse - three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound.
Starting as a happy accident of solo singer/songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today’s most beloved international folk acts. Founding members Moody and Mehta, along with New York-based Masse, continue to create some of the most exciting music on the folk-roots scene, stepping up their musical game with each critically lauded recording and thrilling audiences with their renowned live performances.
NPR wrote of their most recent Newport Folk Fest appearance, “The Wailin’ Jennys are more than just impeccable bluegrass harmonizers; they’re also terrific bandleaders who give their traditional roots music a sense of real reverence.” It’s this respect for their craft, as well as The Wailin’ Jennys heartfelt, impeccable vocal performances, that has cemented the trio’s reputation in folk and roots music circles.

Fletcher Opera Theater
Celebration of Female Choreographers
Mar 5-22
March 5 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
March 6 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
March 7 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
March 7 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
March 8 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
March 14 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
March 14 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
March 15 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
March 21 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
March 21 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
March 22 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
Celebration of Female Choreographers

Join us as we celebrate the hard work and talent of some amazing female choreographers. For the first time ever, we are pleased to present a full evening of inspiration and imagination featuring Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s Bolero and new work by Marianna Oliveira and Adriana Pierce.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration
Mar 6-7
March 6 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
March 7 - 3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM
March 7 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration

Starring Oscar Andy Hammerstein III, grandson of the beloved librettist and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II, this concert is a favorite for audiences of all ages! You’ll thrill to the legendary team’s brilliant music with songs from their celebrated collaborations such as South Pacific, The Sound of Music, State Fair, The King and I, Carousel, and Oklahoma!

Memorial Auditorium
Celtic Woman: Celebration The Tour
March 12, 2020 | Thursday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Celtic Woman: Celebration The Tour

Feel the embrace of breath-taking music that transports you from your theatre seat straight to Ireland. Celebrating 15 phenomenal years of music-making this year, Celebration brings together our very favourite songs from the journey so far – songs that have created an incredible bond with audiences all over the world. To mark 15 years of harmony, history and hits, and to thank our fantastic fans, we bring you Celebration – The Tour.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Thibaudet
Mar 13-14
March 13 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
March 14 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Thibaudet

Jazz and classical music strike up a lively conversation in the Ravel Piano Concerto, performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet—hailed as “one of the best pianists in the world.” The Symphony reveals Gershwin’s remarkable talent as a song spinner and vivid orchestrator with the “I Got Rhythm” Variations and An American in Paris.