This preview has been provided by the North Carolina Symphony.
Ever since heroes and villains have been depicted in movies, there has been theme music to represent them — and that music is now nearly synonymous with the characters themselves. At Meymandi Concert Hall this January, the North Carolina Symphony will perform music representing "the best and the baddest" at the family-friendly program Heroes & Villains!.
This Young People's Concert is a perfect way to introduce young children to the symphony with music that will be immediately recognizable and exciting—including selections from Harry Potter, The Incredibles, Batman, Superman, Pirates of the Caribbean, and much more. The concert, led by newly named NCS Associate Conductor Wesley Schulz, will be performed twice on the afternoon of Saturday, January 6, at 1pm and 4pm.
Beginning an hour before show-time, children will meet favorite characters from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Batman, Superman and Supergirl, and Pirates of the Caribbean in the Meymandi Concert Hall lobby. Children are also invited to take part in hands-on pre-concert activities, including face-painting with Paint Savvy as well as the Symphony's Instrument Zoo, which gives kids the opportunity to try out instruments of the orchestra for themselves.
A discounted two-concert subscription package is available, including tickets for both remaining Young People's Concerts this season. The final Young People's Concert of the 2017/18 season, The Firebird in April, presents a mystical tale told through puppetry, shadow play, and magic.
The North Carolina Symphony expresses our appreciation to the Raleigh Young People's Concert Series Sponsor WakeMed Children's for their generous support.
North Carolina Symphony
Young People's Concert: Heroes & Villains
Saturday, January 6 at 1pm & 4pm
Meymandi Concert Hall
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh
North Carolina Symphony
Wesley Schulz, conductor
Tickets start at $26; two-concert subscription starts at $35
Online: ncsymphony.org (Ticketmaster fees apply)
By phone: 919.733.2750 ($8 processing fee applies)
In person: NCS State Headquarters, 3700 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC
About the North Carolina Symphony
Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony (NCS) is a vital and honored component of North Carolina's cultural life. Its 180+ concerts and 120+ community engagement events annually are greeted with enthusiasm by adults and schoolchildren in more than 90 North Carolina counties — in communities large and small, and in concert halls, auditoriums, gymnasiums, restaurants, clubs, and outdoor settings. The Symphony's full-time professional musicians perform under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn.
NCS's state headquarters venue is the spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. The Symphony's service across the state includes series in Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines, and Wilmington, as well as the Summerfest series at its summer home, the outdoor Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. NCS brings some of the world's greatest talents to North Carolina and embraces home-state artists from classical musicians to bluegrass bands, creating live music experiences distinctive to North Carolina.
Committed to engaging students of all ages across North Carolina, NCS leads the most extensive education program of any symphony orchestra — serving nearly 70,000 students each year. In alignment with the curriculum set by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the Symphony provides training and resources for teachers, sends small ensembles into classrooms, and presents full-orchestra Education Concerts that bring the fundamentals of music to life. Music Discovery for preschoolers combines music with storytelling, and at the middle and high school levels, students have opportunities to work directly with NCS artists and perform for NCS audiences.
NCS is dedicated to giving voice to new art, and has presented 47 U.S. or world premieres in its history. In March 2017, NCS appeared at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., as one of four orchestras chosen for the inaugural year of SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras, an honor that recognized the Symphony's creative programming and innovative community partnerships.
The first state-supported symphony in the country, NCS performs under the auspices of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. To learn more, visit ncsymphony.org.