This preview has been provided by the North Carolina Symphony.

The North Carolina Symphony, led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, will bring its popular Holiday Pops program to Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh on Friday, Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m., and again on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 3 p.m.  The Holiday Pops program, which is a favorite with audiences of all ages, will also feature the North Carolina Master Chorale, a sing-a-long, plus a visit from St. Nick. 

The Symphony will present treasured celebrations of the season, including Carol of the Bells, Suite of Carols for Brass, the classic Waltz of the Flowers from the beloved Tchaikovsky ballet, The Nutcracker, In the Toymaker’s Workshop from Babes in Toyland, and Oh Tannenbaum. Selections with the Master Chorale include Hark the Herald Angels Sing, The Little Drummer Boy, In Dulce Jubilo, Sussex Carol, and The Many Moods of Christmas: Suite No. 4, by Robert Shaw.  The Symphony will also perform its popular Holiday Pops sing-a-long.  Song sheets will be provided.

Tickets to Holiday Pops in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall range from $45 to $75.  Student tickets are $30. For tickets, visit the North Carolina Symphony website at or call the North Carolina Symphony Box Office at 919.733.2750 or toll free 877.627.6724.  Meymandi Concert Hall is located in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., in Raleigh.

The concert sponsor is Fidelity Investments.  The media partner is Our State magazine

The Symphony asks that patrons bring one or more cans of Soup-to-Go to the concert to support the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s Backpack Buddies program, which provides healthy weekend meals for schoolchildren.  Patrons can also bring Soup-to-Go to the Symphony’s State Headquarters, 3700 Glenwood Ave., Suite 130, in Raleigh.  Go to to learn more. 

About the North Carolina Symphony

Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony gives more than 200 performances annually to adults and school children in more than 50 North Carolina counties. An entity of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, the orchestra employs 66 professional musicians, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Grant Llewellyn, Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, and Associate Conductor David Glover.

Headquartered in downtown Raleigh’s spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and an outdoor summer venue at Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C., the Symphony performs about 60 concerts annually in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary metropolitan area. It holds regular concert series in Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines and Wilmington — as well as individual concerts in many other North Carolina communities throughout the year — and conducts one of the most extensive education programs of any U.S. orchestra.

Program Listing

Holiday Pops
Friday, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 29, 3 p.m.
Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh

North Carolina Symphony
William Henry Curry, conductor
North Carolina Master Chorale

ARR./HARRIS – Hark the Herald Angels Sing
    North Carolina Master Chorale

LEONTOVYCH – Carol of the Bells  

ANDERSON – Suite of Carols For Brass  
     III. Lo How a Rose Ere Blooming
     I.   We Three Kings

DAVIS – The Little Drummer Boy  
   North Carolina Master Chorale

TCHAIKOVSKY – Waltz of the Flowers from Nutcracker  

ANDERSON – Suite of Carols for Brass
     V.    From Heaven on High I Come to You
     VII,  March of the Three Kings

TRADITIONAL – In Dulce Jubilo  
    North Carolina Master Chorale

TRADITIONAL – Sussex Carol
    North Carolina Master Chorale

ANDERSON – A Christmas Festival  

HERBERT – “In the Toymaker’s Workshop” from Babes In Toyland  

SCOTT – The Toy Trumpet  

ARR./DRAGON – Oh Tannenbaum  


SHAW – The Many Moods of Christmas: Suite No. 4  
    North Carolina Master Chorale