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WRAL's Elizabeth Gardner, N.C. Symphony team up for children's show

Posted November 2, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014

WRAL's Elizabeth Gardner serves as a meteorologist for WRAL-TV's morning and noon newscasts.

WRAL-TV's Elizabeth Gardner and the N.C. Symphony have teamed up for a special Thanksgiving week performance of The Snowman

This sounds like a perfect pre-Thanksgiving activity, especially for those of us hosting out-of-town family and friends.

The Snowman is scheduled for 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Meymandi Concert Hall inside downtown Raleigh's Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts.

Elizabeth will be narrating the performance that's based on the classic story of a snowman who comes to life and shares his frozen secrets with one little boy, taking him along the ride of his life, according to the description. Starting one hour before show time, the symphony will set up its popular Instrument Zoo where kids can check out and play a variety of instruments.

The concert also features boy soprano Benjamin Farlow. William Henry Curry will be the conductor.

At the concert and at the symphony's Holiday Pops performances that weekend, the symphony will be collecting individual containers of soup-to-go to be donated to Inter-Faith Food Shuttles BackPack Buddies program, which serves kids who might otherwise go hungry on the weekends when they don't get free meals at school. Check the symphony's website for more information about that program.

Tickets are $23 (plus fees). They can be purchased online now or at the door one hour before the concert start time. 

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  • Progressiveredneck Nov 3, 2014

    I remember at a church auction Elizabeth Gardner included a tour of the WRAL Weathercenter and valued it at some ridiculous amount - every prize had a bidder except for the weathercenter tour - nobody bid on it.