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The North Carolina Symphony (NCS) brings free music throughout the state this month with its annual Concerts in Your Community series. Performances take place on June 12 at the Town Common in Tarboro, June 15 at Southern Village in Chapel Hill (presented in partnership with Market Street Association), and June 26 at Tryon Palace in New Bern (presented in partnership with Tryon Palace).
In this summer’s free program, NCS Associate Conductor Wesley Schulz will lead the Symphony in some of the most fun, upbeat, and recognizable moments in classical music, from the Overture to The Magic Flute by Mozart to the Roman Carnival Overture by Berlioz.
The opportunity to experience a performance by the state’s premiere arts organization at no cost, in a relaxed atmosphere, makes for a perfect night out for families and friends. Concertgoers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to enjoy as the Symphony performs.
As North Carolina’s state orchestra, NCS is committed to making orchestral music performances of the highest artistic quality accessible to all North Carolinians.
The North Carolina Symphony expresses its appreciation to Tarboro Presenting Sponsor Keihin Carolina System Technology Foundation; Tarboro Concert Sponsors Tarboro Savings Bank and Vidant Edgecombe Hospital; and Chapel Hill Concert Sponsor Southern Village for their generous support.
NCS also expresses its thanks to New Bern Media Partners Public Radio East and New Bern Sun Journal.
North Carolina Symphony
Concerts in Your Community
Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30 pm
Friday, June 15 at 7:30 pm
Village Green, Southern Village
Tuesday, June 26 at 7:30 pm
South Lawn, Tryon Palace
North Carolina Symphony
David Glover, conductor
Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute
Grieg: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville
Smetana: Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride
Von Suppé: Overture to Light Cavalry
This program is FREE and open to the public; tickets are not required.
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 and small-ensemble education 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 48 U.S. or world premieres in its history. In 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.