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For New Year’s Eve in 2016, the North Carolina Symphony continues its tradition of presenting an evening of waltzes and swing at Meymandi Concert Hall. This creative program features the North Carolina Symphony with North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra — forming the biggest band in the state!

New Year’s Eve in Vienna will be conducted by Associate Conductor David Glover. “I’m really looking forward to our unique version of the Peer Gynt suite, alternating the orchestral originals with the Duke Ellington band arrangements,” says the conductor, who will lead the orchestra — and concertgoers — in ringing in the New Year in style.

North Carolina Symphony
New Year’s Eve in Vienna

Saturday, December 31 at 8pm
Meymandi Concert Hall
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Johann Strauss, Jr.: Overture to Die Fledermaus
Franz Lehar: Gold and Silver Waltzes
Edvard Grieg: “Morning Mood” from Peer Gynt
Edvard Grieg/arr. Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn: “Ase’s Death” from Peer Gynt
Edvard Grieg/arr. Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn: “Anitra’s Dance” from Peer Gynt
Edvard Grieg: “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt
George Gershwin/arr. Bill Holcombe: Strike Up the Band
Duke Ellington/arr. Bill Holcombe: Duke Ellington Medley
George and Ira Gershwin/arr. George Stone: They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Duke Ellington/arr. Don Sebesky: C-Jam Blues
Johann Strauss, Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Waltzes, Op. 314
Emerich Kalman: “Potpourri” from Countess Maritza
Brian Setzer/arr. Bill Holcombe Rock This Town
Jimmy Dorsey/arr. Bill Holcombe Contrasts
Glenn Miller/arr. Bill Holcombe Pennsylvania 6-5000
Louis Prima/arr. Benny Goodman and Bill Holcombe: Sing, Sing, Sing
Traditional: Auld Lang Syne

North Carolina Symphony
David Glover, conductor
North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra (James Ketch, Music Director)

Tickets start at $26
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About the North Carolina Symphony
Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony is a vital and honored component of North Carolina’s cultural life. Its 175 concerts and 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 66 full-time musicians perform under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn and Associate Conductor David Glover.

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 Summerfest concerts at the outdoor Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary. NCS brings some of the world’s greatest artists to North Carolina, including Lang Lang, Stephen Hough, and Augustin Hadelich in the 2016/17 season.

Committed to engaging students across North Carolina, NCS conducts the most extensive education program of any U.S. orchestra. In alignment with the music 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 experienced by more than 52,000 4th and 5th graders each year. 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, introducing North Carolina audiences to 20 works by living composers — including two co-commissions — in the past year. In its 83-year history, the Symphony has given 46 U.S. or world premieres. NCS will appear at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. in spring 2017, as one of four orchestras chosen for the inaugural year of SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras — an honor that recognizes the Symphony’s innovative community partnerships and creative programming that inspires increased interest in new music. The Symphony will present works by composers with ties to North Carolina, including Sarah Kirkland Snider, Caroline Shaw, Mason Bates, and Robert Ward.

The first state-supported symphony in the country, NCS is an entity of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.