What could be more sublime that a visual tour of the state parks set to beautiful music by the North Carolina Symphony? It’s happening in Raleigh next week.
The symphony and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will celebrate the centennial of North Carolina’s state parks with a multimedia experience that combines the music of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with breathtaking imagery of nature across our state on the big screen.
Led by Music Director Grant Llewellyn, three multi-media performances will take place on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Raleigh’s Meymandi Concert Hall. The Friday and Saturday performances will also include “Musica celestis” by Aaron Jay Kernis and “Seeing is Believing” by Nico Muhly. The Wednesday performance will include “Seeing is Believing” by Nico Muhly. Featured NCS soloists will be Karen Strittmatter Galvin, electric violin; Elizabeth Phelps, violin; Jacqueline Saed Wolborsky, violin; Dovid Friedlander, violin; and Rebekah Binford, violin.
“The 2016 centennial of our state parks system is being celebrated in parks throughout the state and throughout the year, but his commemoration combining beautiful music and North Carolina’s beautiful landscape should be unique and memorable,” said Mike Murphy, state parks director. “It’s sure to inspire the audience to personally reconnect with that landscape in our state parks.”
Tickets to the Raleigh performances on Friday and Saturday range from $18 to $66. Student tickets are $10. Concert tickets at all performances are also available at the door one hour prior to concert start time. Meymandi Concert Hall is located in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., in Raleigh.