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CONCERTS PART ONE REGISTER ONLINE: 13 A Space Spectacular Saturday, June 10 | 7:30 p.m. David Glover, conductor Hear how composers across generations and genres have imagined the mysteries of space in their music. From John Williams' memorable music for Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, to selections from Holst's powerful suite depicting the planets, this is the perfect family fun program to enjoy under a star-filled sky. An Evening in France Saturday, June 17 | 7:30 p.m. Brent Havens, conductor Randy Jackson, vocals French music and cuisine come together as we celebrate the Triangle's sister cities, Le Touquet and Compiegne. Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto No. 2 and the Bacchanale from Sampson and Delilah will dazzle you, and works by Impressionist composers Ravel and Debussy— including the ravishing Claire de Lune — create an evocative, magical atmosphere. Visit the food trucks for French-inspired treats. 2017 Events Paul Simon Wednesday, June 7 | 8 p.m. | Tickets: $49.50-$149.50 Gates open at 6:30 p.m. | No picnics allowed John Mellencamp Sad Clowns and Hillbillies Tour with Emmylou Harris & Carlene Carter Wednesday, June 28 | 7 p.m. | Tickets: $45.50–$119.50 Gates open at 5:30 p.m. | No picnics allowed Sturgill Simpson Saturday, July 8 | 8 p.m | Tickets: $39.75–$49.75 Gates open at 6:30 p.m. | No picnics or blankets allowed North Carolina Symphony Summerfest Series Play with the Pros Saturday, May 27 | 7:30 p.m. Memorial Day weekend, hear Dvorák's take on American music in his ever-popular New World Symphony and Sibelius' pride in his own native Finland. Experience a rousing overture by Verdi and witness the exceptional talent of our 2016 Youth Concerto Competition winner in Dvorák's Cello Concerto. Citizen musicians are welcome to perform with us! Romantic Broadway Saturday, June 3 | 7:30 p.m. David Glover, Conductor Let us whisk you off to Broadway! Guest singers join the Symphony for timeless love stories told through some of the most romantic music ever written—including songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, and more! Classics Under the Stars Friday, June 9 | 7:30 p.m. David Glover, conductor Hum along to familiar tunes from operas like Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and Ponchielli's Dance of the Hours. Tap your toes with the racing rhythms of Copland's Hoe-Down from Rodeo, a Dvorák Slavonic dance, and Leroy Anderson's extravaganza for strings, Fiddle Faddle. This evening is a real crowd-pleaser. LIVE OUTDOOR CONCERTS

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