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Address: 2 E South St, Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
Phone Number: 919 733 2750
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The NC Symphony is based in Raleigh and has an aggressive schedule of classical, pops and educational concerts. Their home venue, Meymandi Hall, is about 15 years old and very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The NC Symphony is based in Raleigh and has an aggressive schedule of classical, pops and educational concerts. Their home venue, Meymandi Hall, is about 15 years old and very good acoustically if you sit up front or out from under the boxes or the balconies. The professional musicians and staff are excellent and each year seem to get better.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

we went to rogers and hammerstein celebration concert. it was a lot of fun. they had a they had a hammerstein tell us story's about his grandfather. the music was good and not a bad seat in the house. we parked at the ncae building fr $5.00 which is across the street.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

We generally attend over the holiday seasons, but love the Broadway themed events. The time goes quickly. Although there is not supposed to be a bad seat in the house, I still enjoy sitting in the lower level center - maybe 10+ rows back. Although people will be dressed up, most will be dressed business casual. It is fun to... More 

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Martinsville, Virginia
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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 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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 

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Highlands, North Carolina
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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 

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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 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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 

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Raleigh, NC
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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 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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 

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