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“Great way to spend a summer evening” 5 of 5 stars
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North Carolina Symphony
2 East South St, Raleigh, NC 27601
919 733 2750
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Ranked #7 of 51 Activities in Raleigh
Type: Symphonies, Performances
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Momalita
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great way to spend a summer evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

We attended the Summerfest series at Koka Booth and enjoyed listening to the music under the stars.
Looking forward to next year's series

Visited July 2011
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A-MAZING Night!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

I was able to attend the Pink Martini show with some friends and had perhaps the most fantastic musical experience I've had in years. (Even better than Pearl Jam in 2004. :) ) We were in box seats, which put us right over the action and I was enthralled the entire show, from beginning to end. Afterward, we caught a ride with a bike-rickshaw and scooted through downtown traffic to our car, making for a picturesque finish to a fantastic evening.

Visited March 2011
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Cary, NC
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93 reviews 93 reviews
57 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
“Fantastic Family Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

We love the Family Young People's Symphony Series. Tickets are about $13 per concert. If you buy the whole series (usually November, January, March), all three cost about the same as two concerts. It is aimed at kids ages 5 to 12. Each concert is educational and relatable for kids and adults alike. They last about an hour and often have an element of humor or entertainment, such as actors or dancers that bring part of the music to life.

Visited November 2011
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Sanford, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“The NC Symphony's "Schubert's 'Great' Symphony" in Southern Pines was Incredible!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

My wife and I went to the North Carolina Symphony's presentation of "Schubert's 'Great' Symphony" for our 4th wedding anniversary on the 15th at the Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School, in Southern Pines, NC. We had pre-ordered "Orchestra Seating" so that we could enjoy the music "up-close."

The ticket prices were very acceptable for this event. We had pre-ordered them through Ticketmaster. The Symphony was amazing and the Conductor, William Henry Curry was fantastic. I had seen Mr. Curry conduct the NC Symphony at a Christmas concert several years ago and was just as impressed now as I was then. You can tell that he is a very passionate and talented Conductor.

We also were treated to a pre-concert lecture presented by a retired music instructor from Sandhills Community College. He did a fantastic job preparing us with a little history and background on the music and composers we were about to enjoy. I am not sure how we managed that "treat" other than we were an hour early for the concert. Maybe it had to do with our seating or maybe we were just lucky.

We enjoyed the music of Mussorgsky, Grieg, and Schubert. One of our favorites was Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" which is more commonly recognized as music from Disney's Fantasia. The highlight of course was the work by Schubert. If you have the opportunity to go to the NC Symphony for this presentation, I would highly recommend it. They are doing additional performances of "Shuberts 'Great' Symphony" at Reeves Auditorium in Fayetteville, on Sept 16, Kenan Auditorium at UNC in Wilmington on Sep 17, The New Bern Riverfront Convention Center in New Bern on Sep 18 and at the Walker Center at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro on Oct 6. If you cannot make any of these, I recommend attending any of their future presentations. You will not be disappointed!

Visited September 2011
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