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Meymandi Concert Hall
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5
Feb 7-8
February 7 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 8 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 is a journey of haunting melodies, shocking climaxes, charming elegance, and joyful abandon. Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1—a wild ride with a nearly nonstop solo line—is performed by the impeccable violinist James Ehnes.

Grant Llewellyn, conductor

James Ehnes, violin.

Feb 11 - Feb 16

Kinky Boots - North Carolina Theatre

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Kinky Boots
Feb 11-16
February 11 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 12 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 13 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 14 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 15 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
February 15 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 16 - 2:00 PM | Doors 1:00 PM
February 16 - 7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Kinky Boots

Winner of 6 Tony Awards, a GRAMMY Award, and featuring 16 original songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, KINKY BOOTS is the huge-hearted, high-heeled hit that took Broadway by storm. Based on true events, KINKY BOOTS tells the story of two people with nothing in common – or so they think! With understanding and compassion, a struggling factory owner and a wildly fabulous entertainer join forces to create a great business and an even stronger friendship. Don’t miss the chance to dance along with us during this fearless, upbeat musical sensation – no matter your footwear!

Feb 13 - Feb 16

YMCA NC Youth Leadership Conference

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh Convention Center
Feb 13-16

Youth Legislature is a national YMCA program for high school students that prepares them for moral and political leadership through training in the theory and practice of developing public policy. The Youth Legislature Conference is where students' hard work will pay off. During the four-day, three-night conference (Thursday-Sunday), the bills developed by delegations are debated in committees, then on the floor of the House and/or Senate and, if passed, sent on to the Youth Governor.

-YMCA 

Meymandi Concert Hall
Swing Is the Thing
Feb 14-15
February 14 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
February 15 - 3:00 PM | Doors 2:00 PM
February 15 - 8:00 PM | Doors 7:00 PM
Swing Is the Thing

Jump, jive, and swing from the 1940s right into the jukebox tunes of the ‘50s and ‘60s with hits like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Great Balls of Fire,” and “Rock Around the Clock.” Dancers, vocalists, and clarinet sensation Dave Bennett join in the fun.

William Waldrop, conductor; Dave Bennett, clarinet and vocals; Julie Jo Hughes, vocals; Stephen Sayer, Sarah Rosky, Krine Hemes, & Hunter Krikac, dancers

Feb 17 - Feb 22

NATE 2020 UNITE Conference & Expo

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh Convention Center
Feb 17-22

NATE UNITE is recognized as the premier event of the year for the tower erection, service and maintenance industry, providing education, marketing, networking, and the development of cohesion among NATE members. Held in February each year, NATE UNITE includes educational sessions where attendees acquire crucial knowledge and information about current and relevant topics from industry experts. The exposition provides attendees with the opportunity to view and discuss the latest innovations in products and services from recognized and respected industry leaders. Opportunities also exist for participating in recognized safety training provided by companies who train to or beyond the NATE Tower Climber Fall Protection Standard.

-NATE UNITE 

Fletcher Opera Theater
Lawrence Brownlee
February 18, 2020 | Tuesday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:00 PM
Lawrence Brownlee

North Carolina Opera is proud to present one of the leading singers of the day, superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee, in a vocal recital accompanied by piano. Mr. Brownlee has conquered opera houses and concert halls worldwide with his dazzling, high-flying performances. Now experience his artistry even more deeply with this intimate recital that includes Schumann’s complete song cycle Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love) along with other songs and opera arias. Experience the tenor who banishes, “the ghosts of Caruso and Pavarotti” (The New Yorker) with his “effortless, ringing high Cs” (The New York Times). The vocal event of this or any season!

Meymandi Concert Hall
Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour
Feb 21-22
February 21 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 22 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour

The legendary Johnny Mathis brings his unmistakable voice back to Raleigh with the North Carolina Symphony for an evening of romantic favorites. Be there as this incomparable artist showcases his brilliant career with all your favorites such as Wonderful! Wonderful!, Chances Are, Gina, Misty, and so much more!

Scott Lavender, conductor

Johnny Mathis, vocals

Feb 22

Scentsy World Tour 2020- Raleigh

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh Convention Center
Scentsy world tour logo
February 22, 2020 | Saturday
Scentsy world tour logo

The Scentsy home office team is circling the globe to provide training and showcase the latest Spring/Summer 2020 products to set your business on a course for success.

Between Jan. 26 and Feb. 29, we’ll be stopping in 52 cities to see our favorite people (that includes YOU!) to reveal new products, share company updates and provide training to help you grow your Scentsy business. You’ll also get to mingle with top Consultants in your area, to see — and sniff — all the new products and even learn how to use the latest tools to reach your goals.

-Scentsy 

 

Feb 23

Set It Off Live On Stage

Memorial Auditorium
Memorial Auditorium
Set It Off Live!
February 23, 2020 | Sunday
4:00 PM | Doors 3:00 PM
Set It Off Live!

Award winning writer/director/producer Je'Caryous Johnson takes audiences beyond the movie screen and brings to life the bank heist movie that shook the country. Come relive the nostalgia of one of the greatest urban cult classics: Set It Off Live on Stage.

Join Stoney, Cleo, Frankie, and Titi as their strength, loyalty, and ultimately friendships are tested when they fight their way out of poverty by doing the unthinkable: banning together as four black women to rob a bank. Critics and fans continue to rave about the action packed, yet heart felt, theatrical experience featuring an unprecedented, crowd pleasing performance by Hip Hop legend Da Brat as Cleo, along with Keshia Knight Pulliam, Lil Mo, Drew Sidora, and heartthrob LEON.  

**Artists scheduled to appear are subject to change. Age restrictions do apply (Children 5 Years and Younger are not permitted) This show is recommended for ages 10 and Older.**

Feb 23 - Feb 26

IECA Annual Conference and Expo

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh Convention Center
IECA logo
Feb 23-26
IECA logo

The IECA Annual Conference and Expo brings together the industry’s most innovative minds in the erosion and sediment control and storm water industry. Attend this one-of-a-kind conference to connect with thousands of colleagues from over 25 countries, engage in cutting-edge educational sessions while earning professional development hours and access one of the largest expo halls in the industry. 

-IECA

Feb 26

Wake Tech Ignite Luncheon

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh Convention Center
February 26, 2020 | Wednesday

The Wake Tech Foundation cultivates and manages a variety of resources critical to Wake Tech’s success: corporate investments, private grants, alumni and employee contributions, and financial and in-kind support from many other friends of the college. These resources fund diverse projects, from student scholarships to broader instructional and institutional needs.

-Wake Tech 

Feb 28

35th Annual American Heart Ball

Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh Convention Center
February 28, 2020 | Friday

Heart Ball supporters will help us to connect, innovate, influence and invest in advancing our efforts to change health outcomes as they relate to heart disease and stroke. Heart Ball celebrates these efforts to build a foundation of health in our community and ensure everyone lives a longer healthier life. The evening festivities will include dinner, an opportunity to Open Your Heart and further support the mission and an exciting live auction.

-American Heart Association 

Fletcher Opera Theater
The Hillbenders
February 28, 2020 | Friday
7:30 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
The Hillbenders

Inspired by the outpouring of support by The Who themselves and the thousands of fans around the world who came out to celebrate The HillBenders' 2015 release Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry, The Hillbenders have recently announced a follow up project called "WhoGrass," a chronological journey of The Who’s legendary catalog through the wood and wire of bluegrass instrumentation. Framed as a follow-up to The HillBenders 2015 acoustic interpretation of The Who’s TOMMY, WhoGrass now gives the audience a career spanning twist on one of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest bands. From the early hits all the way through The Who’s discography and even a peek into Pete Townshend’s solo career, the rolling banjo, intense dobro percussion, and thunderous vocals have even the biggest Who fan pumping their fist and singing along! “The HillBenders prove to be the perfect group to execute this WhoGrass concept.” -Rolling Stone

Meymandi Concert Hall
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
Feb 28-29
February 28 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
February 29 - 8:00 PM | Doors 6:30 PM
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3

Soulful, soaring, and electrifying, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 makes a striking dramatic statement. The drama is echoed in Strauss’ Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, which tells the tale of a love triangle with humor and wisdom; and Lera Auerbach’s Icarus, a symphonic poem based on the tragic Greek myth of a winged boy with abundant ambition.

David Danzmayr, conductor

Natasha Paremski, piano