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North Carolina Symphony

2 East South St, Raleigh, NC 27601
919 733 2750
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Ranked #9 of 67 attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Symphonies
Most recent review
- Apr 15, 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
35 helpful votes 35 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This year we went to the New Years Symphony concert where they played old world dance music along with the big band music of the 1940's . We had an enjoyable evening and saw the early fireworks in downtown Raleigh. Overall I would recommend this experience to everyone.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

If you live in or visit North Carolina, be sure to visit the NC Symphony. This eighty year old orchestra is one of the leading orchestras in the US playing all genres of music. A performance in its home, Meymandi concert hall in Raleigh, or in its summer home, the amphitheater at Regency Park in Cary, are not to be... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We really enjoy the performance. The conductor was great and also entertaining. The view was also very good. We will go the their concerts again. The only thing I did not like is that the venue allows people who are late to enter when the performance has already started. This could be a little annoying...

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USA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We have seen the symphony a few times. Most recently was the Duke Ellington/Symphony performance. We have also seen the symphony at Koka Booth. William Curry was the conductor the past two times. He is wonderful. You can tell how passionate he is and how much he enjoys what he does. The performaces have been wonderful. Don't pass up the... More

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