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North Carolina Symphony

2 East South St, Raleigh, NC 27601
919 733 2750
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Ranked #12 of 78 Attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies
Most recent review
- Sep 29, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very relaxing and yet exciting too. We have enjoyed every concert and show we have attended. Seating very comfortable.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The orchestra played the music of West Side Story while the remastered movie was screened behind them. We loved it. Also wonderful if you can catch them performing outdoors at the Koka Booth Amphitheater.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We are members and have a full season of performances ahead of us. The orchestra delivers fine performances every time and the venue is easy to find, parking no problem, and attendants most courteous. For a great night out, check their program calendar. Highly recommended.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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