NC Symphony Summerfest

SF2016_eblastheaderEnjoy all of the family fun of North Carolina Symphony performances have to offer, including great music, contests, instrument zoos, picnics and more! Join the state’s premier orchestra for extraordinary concerts and turn your weekends into summer fun.picnic-iconzoo

SUMMERFEST WEEKENDS MAY 28 – JULY 9
PLUS, kids 12 & under are always admitted
FREE on the lawn!

Get Tickets for Summerfest!

 

2016 SUMMERFEST LINEUP


OPENING NIGHT
TCHAIKOVSKY’S 5TH SYMPHONY
SAT, MAY 28 | 7:30PM

Celebrate Memorial Weekend with the monumental Tchaikovsky 5th Symphony.  Also, enjoy selections by Wagner and Smetana as “citizen musicians” perform with the North Carolina Symphony during Play with the Pros.


GERSHWIN & JAZZ WITH JOEY ALEXANDER

FRI, JUNE 3 | 7:30PM

David Glover, conductor
Joey Alexander, piano

The youngest 2016 Grammy® nominee brings his jazz trio to play classics with the North Carolina Symphony; plus, the orchestra’s Gershwin favorites.


CLASSICS UNDER THE STARS

SAT, JUNE 4 | 7:30PM

David Glover, conductor

Enjoy your picnic under the stars with your favorite light classical music, including Vivaldi’s “Spring,” selections from Carmen, and more of your most beloved pieces.


JOHN WILLIAMS FESTIVAL

FRIDAY JUNE 10 | 7:30PM
SAT, JUNE 11 | 7:30PM


PURCHASE TICKETS FOR BOTH NIGHTS TOGETHER

Friday Concert Sponsor: Crabtree Valley Mall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor (Friday)
Alastair Willis, conductor (Saturday)

From a galaxy far, far away to the edge of Neverland, John Williams’ iconic scores have accompanied you on epic adventures; journey now with the North Carolina Symphony as we perform entrancing and exhilarating music by the most Oscar®-nominated man in history. Friday night highlights include music from Harry Potter while Saturday night features music from Star Wars—including The Force Awakens. Two unique summer nights perfect for music and film lovers of all ages.


BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL

THURSDAY JUNE 16 | 7:30PM
FRIDAY JUNE 17 | 7:30PM

PURCHASE TICKETS FOR BOTH NIGHTS TOGETHER

THURSDAY                                                                         FRIDAY

William Henry Curry, conductor                              David Glover, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano                                         Navah Perlman, piano

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3                          Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7                                  Beethoven: Symphony No. 5


NC SYMPHONY & DPAC PRESENT
BROADWAY AT THE BOOTH

FRI, JUNE 24 | 7:30PM

Orchestral hits and Broadway showstoppers, with songs from Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award winner Finding Neverland and the Tony®-winning revival The King & I—DPAC brings stars direct from the New York stage to Summerfest.


THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE

SAT, JUNE 25 | 7:30PM

Randy Jackson, vocals

Experience the orchestra with a full rock band on a symphonic musical odyssey that explores the incredible range of David Bowie’s iconic music—including the hits “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Under Pressure,” “China Girl” and more.


INDEPENDENCE DAY

MON, JULY 4 | 7:30PM

David Glover, conductor
Scott MacLeod, baritone

Bring the kids, curl up on a blanket and relax under the pines as we honor the birthday of the USA with patriotic favorites, high-spirited classics and fireworks.


NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY PRESENTS
BEACH MUSIC with JACKIE GORE and NORTH TOWER BAND

SAT, JULY 9 | 7:30PM

Come out and shag! Beach music legend Jackie Gore is joined by a veteran touring band with sizzling brass and a wide-ranging repertoire to get the whole family dancing. The Symphony will not be performing at this concert.

 

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“There is a wonderful dynamic at Booth which outclasses most other outdoor venues in the US. People feel engaged and involved in this outdoor informal setting and they can hear and appreciate great music in the great outdoors.”
      – Grant Llewellyn, Music Director, North Carolina Symphony

 

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