Symphony, Opera and Dance
3/2 // RALEIGH
Fresh off of the release of his 13th studio album, ‚ÄúHeart and Soul,‚ÄĚ Grammy Award-winner Kenny G joins the North Carolina Symphony to perform the music that has made him one of the premier artists in contemporary jazz. Treat yourself to a concert to remember. Meymandi Concert Hall. ncsymphony.org.
3/7-17 // CHARLOTTE
The North Carolina Dance Theatre presents Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux‚Äôs ‚ÄúPeter Pan.‚ÄĚ Knight Theatre. ncdance.org.
3/7-24 // RALEIGH
‚ÄėRite of Spring‚Äô
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky‚Äôs ‚ÄúThe Right of Spring.‚ÄĚ Also featuring Zalman Raffael‚Äôs new hip hop ballet, ‚ÄúA Street Symphony.‚ÄĚ Fletcher Opera Theater. carolinaballet.com.
3/23 // CHARLOTTE
Over the past 30 years, Natalie Merchant‚Äôs distinctive voice, gift for storytelling through music and unique stage presence have earned her a place among America‚Äôs most respected artists. She joins the Symphony for selections from her latest album, ‚ÄúLeave Your Sleep,‚ÄĚ plus favorites from her solo career and days with 10,000 Maniacs. Belk Theater. charlottesymphony.org.
4/18-26 // RALEIGH
‚ÄėFancy Free‚Äô/‚ÄôCarolina Jamboree‚Äô
‚ÄúFancy Free,‚ÄĚ the first ballet choreographed by Jerome Robbins, took New York by storm and propelled Robbins into a household name and led to a life of work on Broadway, in the movies, and in ballet. Lynne Taylor-Corbett‚Äôs ‚ÄúCarolina Jamboree‚ÄĚ with the The Red Clay Ramblers is one of the programs that makes Carolina Ballet unique; the combination of ballet and bluegrass will have you dancing in the aisles. Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. carolinaballet.com.
4/25-27 // CHARLOTTE
An eclectic evening of dance brings together the works of three choreographers including the return of Jiri Bubenicek. The talented young choreographer who last worked with Dance Theatre in March 2011 returns to create a work for the company. Knight Theater. ncdance.org.
4/26-27 // CHARLOTTE
Youthful pianists, brothers Arthur and Lucas Jussen, join the Charlotte Symphony, Christopher Warren-Green conducting, for Strauss‚Äô Till Eulenspiegal‚Äôs Merry Pranks, Mozart‚Äôs Concert No. 10 for Two Pianos and Mendelssohn‚Äôs ‚ÄúItalian‚ÄĚ Symphony No. 4. Belk Theater. charlottesymphony.org.
5/3-4 // CHARLOTTE
Music Director Christopher Warren-Green takes over the Pops podium to lead the Orchestra through an evening of film favorites that will span the decades. The program includes selections from The Godfather, Batman, Pirates of the Caribbean, iconic scores from the pen of John Williams, and more. Belk Theater. charlottesymphony.org.
5/4 // CHARLOTTE
‚ÄėOnce Upon a Time‚Äô
The Charlotte Symphony joins students from the North Carolina Dance Theatre for a morning performance presenting beloved fairytales, including Hans Christian Anderson‚Äôs ‚ÄúThe Ugly Duckling,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Frog Prince‚ÄĚ by the Brothers Grimm, the Russian folktale ‚ÄúThe Firebird‚ÄĚ and others. Knight Theater. charlottesymphony.org.
5/10-12 // CHARLOTTE
The Oratorio Singers of Charlotte join the Charlotte Symphony for their season finale and performance of Beethoven‚Äôs Symphony No. 9. Belk Theater. charlottesymphony.org.
‚ÄĒ Show and performance descriptions and synopses courtesy various marketing materials.