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North Carolina Symphony

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Address: 2 East South St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number: 919 733 2750
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Enjoyable Evening

Overall, Enjoyed the symphony - A diverse group of people attended, most people dressed business casual, but was not required. I liked the fact that you could choose your price... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
Martinsville, Virginia
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Martinsville, Virginia
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Overall, Enjoyed the symphony - A diverse group of people attended, most people dressed business casual, but was not required. I liked the fact that you could choose your price range - I think it make an experience like this available and affordable to people from all walks of life. Venue was not completely full, but our area, seating was... More 

Thank luvkdz2
Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The Lord of the Rings movies and their music composed by Howard Shore are regarded by many as modern classics, justifiably so. The NC Symphony presented an evening of the musical score of The Fellowship of the Ring with the NC Master Chorale and The Raleigh Boys Choir. The film was shown on a HUGE digital screen behind and above... More 

Thank NCredleg
Highlands, North Carolina
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135 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

From a music standpoint, what a great experience for all ages. From an acting perspective, it would have been easier to follow if the characters had either (1) been in costume or (2) A Midsummer Nights Dream had been required reading prior to the performance. Don't get me wrong, the actors and actresses were FABULOUS, it was the presentation that... More 

Thank BuzDots
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

I visited the NC symphony for Raphsody in Blue and I loved it! Such expert musicians and great acoustics made it really enjoyable. If only they would limit the serving of alcoholic beverages though. I've been to concerts here before, were patrons have had way too much to drink and they start to get rowdy and beligerent. I felt as... More 

Thank Matt W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

You just don't need to go to New York or London for world-class classical music. The music, musicians, and conductor of the NC Symphony are terrific. The programs offered are equally terrific. The venue is very comfortable with wonderful acoustics. There is plenty of parking just across the street in a parking deck. I've been to a number of performances... More 

Thank Ray M
Raleigh, NC
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

On Friday evening, 1/09/15, we attended the NC Symphony's concert in Meymandi Hall featuring 2 of Gershwin's most well known works, Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris. The orchestra is world class and the presentation of these two pieces was outstanding. I will admit the "Rusty Air in NC" was well performed but that and the dissonant piece... More 

Thank LuckyguyRaleigh
Raleigh, North Carolina
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241 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Took my 13-yr old grandson for the Peter & The Wolf performance. Prior to symphony, there are several instruments the youth (and adults) are permitted to try. There was also face painting for younger youth; corn hole, etc. Lots of younger children there, was concerned that they'd be bored, could be disruptive, etc., but none of this occured. All seemed... More 

Thank Bess A
Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wow. This was so much fun and what an incredible talent the NC Symphony and Tony Delara. Would definitely recommend this for the future!

Thank Welltraveled86
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Attended the Pink Martini holiday concert with the North Carolina Symphony. Neither disappointed, Pink Martini always delivers a super entertaining show. The North Carolina Symphony is well known for their solid performances in the region. Event was almost sold out

Thank Gables333
Seattle, Washington
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282 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I have attended the symphony on and off over the years. In the past, they had well known and well respected musicians in their regular season, now they only have "special guest" on "special concerts" with high ticket prices. I am not sure if they have a dress code as some of the members dress poorly to perform on stage.... More 

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