Symphony season begins with free concert

Posted September 1, 2011
Updated September 9, 2011

— The North Carolina Symphony kicked off the 2011-2012 performance season Sunday, Sept. 3, with a free concert at the Raleigh Amphitheatre.

Maestro William Henry Curry conducted works by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky (Swan Lake), contemporary selections by John Williams (Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom of the Opera) as well as all-American marches by W.C. Handy and John Philip Sousa.


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  • tubarick Sep 6, 2011

    This year, come hear the other Symphony in town- The Raleigh Symphony!

  • tierneemalinadeveaux Sep 2, 2011

    I think that the symphony should be free all the time.

  • CestLaVie Sep 2, 2011

    Whoopee!! While this is a nice effort, I asked 30 yrs ago why this wasn't done more. Is someone finally getting this?

  • OpenM1nd Sep 1, 2011

    Pops Concerts are awesome! Thanks, NC Symphony!

  • TwoWheels Sep 1, 2011

    solarflare40 - lol :-)

  • scesparent Sep 1, 2011

    Sample your Symphony this Labor Day weekend as we kick off our 2011/12 concert season with a free concert for every taste. Hear Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, John Williams and Andrew Lloyd Webber--plus a few memorable marches for good measure. Join your state's premier orchestra outdoors, in the heart of downtown Raleigh.

    William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor

    This is a FREE concert! Raleigh Amphitheater
    Sun, Sep 4: 7:30pm

  • Cahulawassee Sep 1, 2011

    The article says the concert is at the Raleigh Amphitheater, but it could be anywhere, really. My best guess is that it will start at 7:30pm.

  • solarflare40 Sep 1, 2011

    Does anyone have any idea where the concert is going to be?

  • redapace Sep 1, 2011

    How much are tickets?

  • solarflare40 Sep 1, 2011

    I wonder what time the concert begins, and who will be playing...