Business Office
3700 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 130 • Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 733-2750
Performance Hall
Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts
2 East South Street • Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 719-0900

Based in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, the North Carolina Symphony holds 175 performances annually throughout the state. The Symphony counts as one of its proudest achievements an extensive education program, unrivaled by any U.S. orchestra. About 40 concerts per year are performed free for school children throughout the state and are part of the schools’ music education curriculum. The Symphony also stages the annual Youth Concerto Competition, honors an outstanding music educator, sponsors the Triangle Youth Philharmonic, and offers master classes for both adults and young people.

The North Carolina Symphony can be heard on WUNC 91.5 FM on the last Monday of each month.

View concerts by series.


Passport to Hungary
Dovid Friedlander, violin
Petra Berényi, cimbalom
January 13-14, 2012

Passport to Argentina
Coco Trivisonno, bandoneón
January 27-28, 2012

Joana Carneiro, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
February 10-11, 2012

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2
Stephen Hough, piano
February 24-25, 2012

Beethoven & Strauss
Barbara Shirvis, soprano
March 16-17, 2012

Mozart’s Two Pianos
Christina and Michelle Naughton, duo pianos
March 30-31, 2012

Passport to Wales
Catrin Finch, harp
April 20-21, 2012

Carmina Burana
Jason McKinney, baritone
Heather Buck, soprano
Barry Banks, tenor
May 11-12, 2012


The Music of Billy Joel
Michael Cavanaugh, piano and vocals
January 20-21, 2012

Art Garfunkel
Art Garfunkel
March 2-3, 2012

The Music Man
William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor
April 13-14, 2012

Simply Sinatra
Steve Lippia, vocalist
May 18-19, 2012

Friday Favorites

New World Symphony
Grant Llewellyn, Music Director
February 17, 2012

Viva Italia
William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor
May 04, 2012


Green Eggs and Ham
Saturday, January 7, 2012 | 11am and 4pm
Rob Kapilow, conductor, composer and host
“Kapilow is a kind of Bill Nye the Science Guy for classical music.” -Time Out New York
Would you like them in a house? Would you like them with a mouse? Would you like them on a ball? How ‘bout Meymandi Concert Hall? Join Rob Kapilow, composer of The Polar Express, as he puts his unique spin on Dr. Seuss’s beloved story about Sam-I-Am and his green eggs and ham.

Bug Songs
Saturday, March 10, 2012 | 11am and 4pm
Sarah Hicks, Associate Conductor
The bugs are swarming your concert hall! But don’t fret, they’re here for the music. Come and listen to the orchestra imitate the sounds of the greatest musicians in the bug world: bees, beetles, crickets, katydids and more. You’ll also hear great music inspired by your smallest friends, including everyone’s favorite, Flight of the Bumblebee. Dress like your favorite insect and win prizes!

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