Event Calendar

May 16 - May 19

Swan Lake - Carolina Ballet

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Swan Lake
May 16-19
May 16 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
May 17 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
May 18 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
May 18 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
May 19 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
Swan Lake

The Carolina Ballet will close out their 21st Season with one of the most popular story ballets of all time. Swan Lake is an enchanting fairy tale that tells the story of a beautiful swan princess cursed to live as a swan until she can find true love. Set to one of Tchaikovsky’s greatest scores, Robert Weiss’ version is truly spectacular! Music for this performance will be played live by The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Friday Favorites: Biss Play Beethoven
May 17, 2019 | Friday
12:00 PM | Doors 11:00 AM
Friday Favorites: Biss Play Beethoven

North Carolina Symphony

Grant Llewellyn, conductor

Jonathan Biss, piano

 

Prokofiev: Selections from Classical Symphony

Caroline Shaw: Piano Concerto

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3

 

Jonathan Biss brings his masterful artistry to one of Beethoven’s most touching works, the Piano Concerto No. 3, along with North Carolina native and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw’s new piano concerto, co-commissioned by the Symphony, and selections from Prokofiev’s tribute to Haydn and Mozart, the Classical Symphony.

Fletcher Opera Theater
Michael Beschloss Museum Lecture Series
May 21, 2019 | Tuesday
7:00 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
Michael Beschloss Museum Lecture Series

Michael Beschloss, Presidential Historian, NBC News and PBS NewsHour Commentator and #1 Best-Selling Author

Drawing upon his latest work, Presidents of War, Beschloss uses gripping tales and brilliant analysis to reveal the leadership secrets of presidents at war. From James Madison and the War of 1812 to recent times, we see presidents struggling with Congress, courts, the press, and their own advisors, as well as antiwar protesters; we see them seeking comfort from their spouses, families, and friends; we see them dropping to their knees in prayer. Ultimately, we come to understand how these presidents were able to withstand the physical and emotional pressures of war—or how they were broken.


Presented by the North Carolina Museum of History Foundation and the News and & Observer with additional support from the Sloan Family Foundation; the Goodnight Educational Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Everette C. Sherrill, Highwoods Properties; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Howard; and Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Hoch Jr.

Meymandi Concert Hall
The Music of Pink Floyd
May 30, 2019 | Thursday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
The Music of Pink Floyd

Brent Havens, conductor

Randy Jackson, vocals

The North Carolina Symphony, along with singer Randy Jackson (Zebra) and a full rock band, get in touch with its dark side. Laser lights are perfectly choreographed to Pink Floyd’s timeless classics, such as “Another Brick in the Wall,” “Comfortably Numb,” “Wish You Were Here,” and “Money,” plus many other popular hits from Floyd’s discography. This is one awe-inspiring music and light experience you won’t want to miss!

Jun 1

Enparejados el Show

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
June 1, 2019 | Saturday
9:00 PM | Doors 8:00 PM

Sinopsis.   EnParejaDoS
EnParejaDos es un espectáculo en el que Consuelo Duval y Adrián Uribe vuelven a unir sus talentos para explorar todos los problemas, conflictos y malentendidos que surgen en las relaciones de pareja; encontrando el humor en los clichés y absurdos que surgen entre hombres y mujeres. EnParejaDos es un recorrido en el tiempo por las distintas etapas  de la relación y por diferentes épocas, desde Adán y Eva hasta el Vítor y la Nacaranda, los personajes más entrañables de estos grandes comediantes. EnParejaDos es un gran show en donde la gente no parará de reir
Synopsis   EnParejaDos
 
EnParejaDos is a show in which Consuelo Duval and Adrián Uribe return to unite their talents to explore all the problems, conflicts and misunderstandings that arise in a couple’s relationships; finding humor in the clichés and absurdities that arise between men and women. EnParejaDos is a journey through time through the different stages of the relationship and through different eras, from Adam and Eve to El Vítor and La Nacaranda, the most endearing characters of these great comedians. EnParejaDos is a great show where people will not stop laughing.

 

Jun 2

Raleigh Ringers Spring Concert

Meymandi Concert Hall
Meymandi Concert Hall
Raleigh Ringers Spring Concert
June 2, 2019 | Sunday
3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM
Raleigh Ringers Spring Concert

Come experience The Raleigh Ringers live in concert as they continue to dazzle concert audiences with unique interpretations of sacred, secular, and popular music, including famous rock ‘n’ roll tunes arranged just for handbells.

This spring's concert also represents the culmination of Virtuoso, a three-day performance event for advanced handbell ringers sponsored biennially by The Raleigh Ringers. Thirty participants, chosen through an audition process, work with and perform under the direction of Dr. William Payn. On Sunday, Virtuoso participants will share the stage with The Raleigh Ringers for a portion of the concert.

Don’t miss this extraordinary event!

Jun 5 - Jun 16

Junk - Theatre Raleigh

Kennedy Theatre
Kennedy Theatre
Junk
Jun 5-16
June 5 - 8:00 PM
June 6 - 8:00 PM
June 7 - 8:00 PM
June 8 - 2:00 PM
June 8 - 8:00 PM
June 9 - 3:00 PM
June 12 - 8:00 PM
June 13 - 8:00 PM
June 14 - 8:00 PM
June 15 - 2:00 PM
June 15 - 8:00 PM
June 16 - 3:00 PM
Junk

Inspired by the real junk bond kings of the 1980’s, this riveting show offers an inside look at how money became the only thing that mattered.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Vivaldi's Four Seasons
June 6, 2019 | Thursday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Vivaldi's Four Seasons

Back by popular demand for one night only! The North Carolina Symphony and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will present a multimedia experience that combines Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with breathtaking imagery of nature across our state.

Meymandi Concert Hall
Light Classics
June 7, 2019 | Friday
12:00 PM | Doors 11:00 AM
Light Classics

Copland: An Outdoor Overture
Lyadov: The Enchanted Lake
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides
Beethoven: Selection from Symphony No. 6
Wagner: Forest Murmurs from Siegfried
Terry Mizesko: Selections from Sketches from Pinehurst

The warmth and rejuvenation of spring come alive in music ranging from Beethoven’s expression of the bucolic countryside in his “Pastoral” Symphony, to Wagner’s vision of enchanted woods in Forest Murmurs. These works and more will leave you with a renewed sense of gratitude for the beauty of nature.