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North Carolina Symphony

2 East South St, Raleigh, NC 27601
919 733 2750
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Ranked #12 of 75 Attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies
Most recent review
- Jul 13, 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I've been following the NC Symphony for more than 30 years and the ensemble has matured into a very competent regional orchestra. Repertoire is varied and some of the programmed works are very ambitious for an orchestra of this size and caliber. Some large scale orchestral and choral works are beyond the capabilities of this ensemble and conductor. The orchestra... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
41 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I enjoyed it. We went to see a screening of selected scenes from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000. A live symphony played in sync with the movie on the screen. It was pretty impressive. The building could use more restrooms, but I am grading the symphony, not the building.

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Durham, NC
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The NC Symphony gives excellent performances, led by a first rate conductor (Grant Llewellyn), in an acoustically wonderful hall. We're lucky - the quality is in the upper ranges of regional orchestras - higher than you'd expect. Some concerts, particularly those involving choral components, are consistently outstanding.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Liked the music, just have seen better. Don't know if it's the conductor or players. It's local so I will continue to support them.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you have never been to hear the NC Symphony you are missing out on a first class orchestra. We go to a number of performances every year, mostly classical. Grant Llewellyn is a first class musical director and conductor.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

The NC Symphony never fails to please. Their programming has something for everyone from standard classic fare to Rihannon Giddons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. This weekend was outstanding with a terrific guest conductor and pieces by Peruvian born composer Lopez, Strauss and Mussorgsky 's Pictures from an Exhibition. Splendid way to spend a Saturday night.

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Smith Mountain Lake, VA
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11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We were in Raleigh for an open house at a plant nursery, and I am so glad we planned to stay two nights to get a better feeling for Raleigh. After an afternoon at the Museum of History (see my review) and a wonderful lunch at Sitti's (see my review) we had one adventure left, and it was the best... More

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Ottawa, ON
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I was impressed by the quality of the orchestra and that they played for me a work of quality I was previously unfamiliar with. And the acoustics of Meymandi Hall were oustanding.

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Westchester, NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The Symphony offers eclectic programming in a lovely hall with superb musicians. It is located right in the downtown area within walking distance of several excellent restaurants, so you can easily arrange a memorable night out.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The program was aimed to please children & hit the bullseye! A light, well explained varied musical slanted to Animal themes to introduce the main item: Carnival of the Animals. The youthful Dance troup did a great job to enhance the musicaltheme.

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