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The North Carolina Symphony brings free music throughout the state this month with its annual Concerts in Your Community series. Performances take place on June 4 at the Town Common in Tarboro, June 11 at White Oak High School in Jacksonville, June 13 at Southern Village in Chapel Hill (presented in partnership with Market Street Association), and June 18 at Tryon Palace in New Bern (presented in partnership with Tryon Palace).
At 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 Rossini's William Tell Overture, to Offenbach's "Can-Can," to selections from Bernstein's West Side Story.
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 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. At the outdoor performances, concertgoers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to enjoy as the Symphony performs.
In New Bern, the Symphony will host a fundraising supper in support of music education programming in Craven County. For details, visit ncsymphony.org.
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, Chapel Hill Concert Partner Market Street Association, and New Bern Concert Partner Tryon Palace for their generous support.
NCS also expresses its thanks to Media Partners Public Radio East, The Daily News, and New Bern Sun Journal.
North Carolina Symphony Concerts in Your Community
Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30 pm
Tuesday, June 11 at 7pm
White Oak High School
Friday, June 13 at 7:30 pm
Village Green, Southern Village
Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30 pm
South Lawn, Tryon Palace
North Carolina Symphony
Wesley Schulz, conductor
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Holst: Suite No. 1 In E-Flat Major
Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
Offenbach: "Can-Can" from Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
Bernstein: Selections from West Side Story
Lecuona: Malagueña Grainger: Molly on the Shore
Alford: Colonel Bogey March
Rossini: William Tell Overture
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. Each year, the North Carolina Symphony travels more than 18,500 miles throughout the state, presenting 300 concerts, education programs, and community engagement events that are enjoyed by 250,0000 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.