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The North Carolina Symphony invites families to discover the music of Mozart through the eyes of a young musician on Saturday, January 5, at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh.
At The Mozart Experience, an impetuous street musician is caught playing the orchestra's grand piano. Much to her surprise the conductor offers her the chance to "be Mozart" for this program about the famous composer, throughout which the young musician and her prankster companion confront dilemmas and opportunities similar to those faced by Mozart.
Beginning an hour before show-time, children are invited to take part in pre-concert activities, including face-painting and the Symphony's Instrument Zoo, which gives kids the opportunity to try out instruments of the orchestra for themselves.
The Mozart Experience is the second of the Symphony's three Young People's Concerts this season; at Carnival of the Animals in March, the animal kingdom will come to life onstage with the help of Paperhand Puppet Intervention. A two-concert package is available, with savings up to 35%. For more information, click here.
The North Carolina Symphony expresses its appreciation to Young People's Concert Series Sponsor WakeMed Children's for their generous support.
North Carolina Symphony The Mozart Experience
Saturday, January 5 at 1pm and 4pm Meymandi Concert Hall Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh
Performers North Carolina Symphony Wesley Schulz, conductor Magic Circle Mime Co
Tickets: Raleigh: $27
Purchase: Online: ncsymphony.org (Ticketmaster fees apply) By phone: 919.733.2750 ($8 processing fee applies) In person: 3700 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27608 (no processing fees)
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. Each year, the North Carolina Symphony's 300 concerts, education programs, and community engagement events are enjoyed 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 49 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.