Event Calendar

Oct 15 - Oct 20

West Side Story - North Carolina Theatre

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
West Side Story
Oct 15-20
October 15 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
October 16 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
October 17 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
October 18 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
October 19 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
October 19 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
October 20 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
October 20 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
West Side Story

The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets of New York in the landmark Tony Award-winning musical, WEST SIDE STORY. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is given a modern twist, as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. From the first note to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY will captivate you with its poignant and powerful story and inspiring musical score including memorable songs, “Maria,” “I Feel Pretty,” “America,” and more.

Oct 18

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque
October 18, 2019 | Friday
9:00 PM | Doors 8:00 PM
Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque is the sexiest, smartest, geekiest, and most fun definitive pop-culture burlesque show! Featuring none other than SuicideGirls themselves, the show has been performed hundreds of times, delighted millions of fans in over six countries, and has been touring since 2003! Don’t miss your chance to see it live during the 2018 US Tour! SuicideGirls has been redefining beauty since 2001 with its network of over 3,000 SuicideGirls and almost 9 million pinup-style photographs on the premier, members-only social network SuicideGirls.com. Check out blackheartburlesque.com for more information about the tour and to see where the girls are headed next!

 

VIP Ticket Options

The special VIP meet-and-greet is one hour prior to general admission doors and includes an exclusive VIP lanyard and an entire hour with the SuicideGirls!  Expect to meet and have your picture taken with the performers and have one item signed.  See you there!

Meymandi Concert Hall
Leslie Odom Jr.
Oct 18-19
October 18 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
October 19 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Leslie Odom Jr.

Wesley Schulz, conductor; Leslie Odom, Jr.

Best known for his Tony and Grammy Award-winning performance as Aaron Burr in the original cast of Broadway’s Hamilton and his part in the musical TV series Smash, Leslie Odom, Jr. joins the Symphony with a specially-curated selection of Broadway and jazz hits.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Halloween Spooktacular
October 26, 2019 | Saturday
October 26 - 1:00 PM | Doors 11:59 AM
October 26 - 4:00 PM | Doors 2:59 PM
Halloween Spooktacular

Wesley Schulz, conductor

This Halloween Weekend help discover who killed the composer, as our detective interrogates each section of the orchestra to determine whodunit. Join us as Lemony Snicket’s popular children’s book, The Composer is Dead, comes to life with music by Nathaniel Stookey, plus all your Halloween favorites. Enter our costume contest and enjoy all the preconcert activities.

Oct 27

Teo Gonzalez

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
Teo Gonzalez
October 27, 2019 | Sunday
7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
Teo Gonzalez

Teo Gonzalez also known as "the pony tail comedian" is an icon from Mexican comedy. His career started while he was a professional goalkeeper for Club Leon in Mexico's first division football league, he often made his teammates laugh which took him to pursue a career in the comedy sector. Teo is recognized for a variety of actions including his great imitations, humorous jokes and the sound imitation of an old Volkswagen horn. **SPANISH SHOW ONLY". 

Teo Gonzalez tambien conocido como "el comediante de la cola de caballo" es un icono de la comedia mexicana. Su carrera comenzo mientras el era portero del Club Leon de la primera division mexicana, el hacia reir mucho a sus compañeros lo que lo llevo a entrar de lleno a la comedia profesional. Teo es reconocido entre muchas cosas por sus espectaculares imitaciones, chistes de gangosos y la imitacion del claxon de un Volkswagen viejo.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Mahler Symphony No. 5
Nov 1-2
November 1 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
November 2 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Mahler Symphony No. 5

Karina Canellakis, conductor

Audience favorite Karina Canellakis returns to conduct Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. From the lone trumpet-call opening, to the irrepressible joy of the finale, Mahler’s Fifth is a transformative experience.

Nov 7

We Will Rock You

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
We Will Rock You
November 7, 2019 | Thursday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
We Will Rock You

While WE WILL ROCK YOU is a quirky, eccentric and heartfelt story of outsiders, it’s also a creative cautionary tale for the cyberage. It reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances and earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history. The audience can expect WE WILL ROCK YOU to rock as fiercely as the best of Queen’s concerts. 

Since 2002, over 16 million theatregoers in 19 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production which is based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton (“The Young Ones,” “Blackadder, “Popcorn”). The original West End production featured music supervision from Brian May and Roger Taylor, and Elton fashioned this futuristic story around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs including: “We Are the Champions,” “Radio Ga Ga,” “I Want To Break Free,” “Somebody To Love,” “Killer Queen,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Under Pressure,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites The Dust” and, of course, “We Will Rock You.”

Nov 8 - Nov 17

Having Our Say - North Carolina Theatre

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Having our Say
Nov 8-17
November 8 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 9 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
November 9 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 10 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
November 10 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 12 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 13 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 14 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 15 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 16 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
November 16 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 17 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
November 17 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Having our Say

Trailblazers, activists, sisters, and best friends Sadie and Bessie Delany – both over 100 years old – take audiences on an inspiring and entertaining journey as they recount the triumphant stories of their lives, from growing up in Raleigh, North Carolina as the daughters of a former slave, to integrating a New York suburb during the Harlem Renaissance. This Tony Award-nominated adaptation of the real-life sisters' memoirs is a funny and heartfelt family drama you won’t want to miss. 

Memorial Auditorium
Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly
November 9, 2019 | Saturday
8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly

BASE Hologram, the leading content developer, producer and distributor of concerts, theatricals and spectacles that combine holographic cinema and mixed reality with live entertainment, announced North American tour dates for Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ’N’ Roll Dream Tour, a groundbreaking tour featuring the award-winning rock and roll legends. Accompanied by a live band and back-up singers, this cutting-edge, multi-media holographic performance and remastered audio will transport audiences back in time for an evening of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly’s greatest hits onstage.

 “When you look at the architects of the Rock and Roll era, the names that come to mind are Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly,” said Brian Becker, Chairman and CEO of BASE Hologram. “Both of these men weren’t just gifted musicians, but skillful innovators who helped influence others in game-changing ways.”

 

 

 

 

Meymandi Concert Hall
Siegfried
November 10, 2019 | Sunday
2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
Siegfried

Our young mortal hero Siegfried passes through a ring of fire and, for the first time, sees a woman, the Valkyrie Brünnhilde, daughter of the god Wotan. She is in a deep, magical sleep, placed on a rock by her father as punishment for defying his will. With one kiss, Siegfried awakens her, breaks the spell, and the pair fall in love. Timothy Myers returns to conduct the NCO Orchestra and a stellar cast featuring Richard Cox (Das Rheingold) in the title role and soprano Alexandra LoBianco (Tosca 2019) as Brünnhilde.
 
Siegfried: Act III in concert is in three scenes and sung in German with projected English translations. 

Siegfried: Act III in concert is generously sponsored by Rosemarie Sweeney.

Meymandi Concert Hall
New World Symphony Friday Favorites
November 15, 2019 | Friday
12:00 PM
New World Symphony Friday Favorites

André de Ridder, conductor

Bartók: Selection from Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta

Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

The universal popularity of Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony lies in the perfection of its expressive melodies, feeling immediately familiar and stirring a sense of nostalgia. Similarly, Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta is so masterfully constructed that every note seems inevitable, start to finish.

Meymandi Concert Hall
New World Symphony
Nov 15-16
November 15 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
November 16 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
New World Symphony

André de Ridder, conductor

The universal popularity of Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony lies in the perfection of its expressive melodies, feeling immediately familiar and stirring a sense of nostalgia. Similarly, Bartók’s Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta is so masterfully constructed that every note seems inevitable, start to finish.

Memorial Auditorium
A Tribute to the Masters
Nov 21-24
November 21 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
November 22 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
November 23 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
November 23 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
November 24 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
A Tribute to the Masters

The sheer elegance of Edgar Grieg’s Piano Concerto is paired with the premier of Robert Weiss’ ballet to Beethoven’s beloved 7th Symphony, which Richard Wagner called “the apotheosis of dance.”

Meymandi Concert Hall
Cirque de Noel
Nov 27-30
November 27 - 3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM
November 29 - 3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM
November 29 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
November 30 - 3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM
Cirque de Noel

The circus meets the symphony! Stunning aerial feats, mind-boggling contortions, and jaw-dropping juggling acts will take your breath away—and with these awe-inspiring acrobatics accompanied by musical holiday favorites, this event is sure to fill you and your family with the wonder of the season. Come early to meet Santa in the lobby!

Nov 29 - Dec 24

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Fletcher Opera Theater
Fletcher Opera Theater
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Nov 29 - Dec 24
November 29 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
November 29 - 5:00 PM | Doors 4:00 PM
November 30 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
November 30 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 1 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 6 - 6:30 PM | Doors 5:30 PM
December 7 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 7 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 8 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 8 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 13 - 6:30 PM | Doors 5:30 PM
December 14 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 14 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 14 - 5:00 PM | Doors 4:00 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 20 - 6:30 PM | Doors 5:30 PM
December 21 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 21 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
December 21 - 5:00 PM | Doors 4:00 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 24 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

The original television classic comes to life!

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.

***If you are a teacher interested in bringing your class to one of our designated school performances listed below, please submit your request here- or contact group sales 919-996-8707 PAC.Group@raleighnc.gov

December 5th 10:30AM

December 11th 10:30AM

December 12th 10:30AM

December 19th 10:30AM

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Nov 30 - Dec 8

A Snow White Christmas

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
A Snow White Christmas
Nov 30 - Dec 8
November 30 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
November 30 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 1 - 11:00 AM | Doors 10:00 AM
December 3 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 4 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 5 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 6 - 7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
December 7 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 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
A Snow White Christmas

Fun for the entire family, enjoy this wonderful, witty retelling of a classic fairy-tale. With a score consisting of well-known pop songs, follow Snow White and her Seven Dwarves as they try to save Christmas from her Wicked Aunt. This British Panto style performance will have you laughing in the aisles and singing from your seats.

A Snow White Christmas
Dec 1

David Sedaris

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
David Sedaris
December 1, 2019 | Sunday
7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
David Sedaris

An Evening with David Sedaris will feature all new stories and observations, along with an audience Q & A and book signing.  With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Mr. Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

David Sedaris returns to the road following the release of his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious collection, Calypso. Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny-it’s a book that can make you laugh ’til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris’s powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.

If you love David Sedaris’s cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you’re getting into at his live readingsYou’d be wrong. To see him read his own work on stage allows his autobiographical narrative to reveal a uniquely personal narrative that will keep you laughing throughout the evening. Don’t miss this event!

David Sedaris