North Carolina Symphony Offers Free Concert at Tryon Palace

tryon_palace_lawnGrant Llewellyn Conducts “Concerts in Your Community: At the Movies” June 2

The North Carolina Symphony will give a free outdoor concert, Sunday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m., on the South Lawn at New Bern’s historic Tryon Palace. Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn will lead the orchestra in “Concerts in Your Community: At the Movies.” In the event of inclement weather, the performance will take place at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.

Concert-goers can sit back and enjoy the early summer evening, accompanied by fantastic movie music including “Raiders March” from Indiana Jones and the swashbuckling excitement of “Pirates of the Caribbean,” along with “Diamonds Are Forever” from the James Bond film of the same name, the stirring theme from “Out of Africa,” and “Music from Titanic,” among many others.

The concert is presented by PotashCorp – Aurora, as well as the New Bern Chapter Board of the North Carolina Symphony as part of the Tryon Palace Performing Arts Series. The statewide partner of the North Carolina Symphony is Progress Energy.

The public is also invited to purchase tickets to a picnic dinner preceding the concert to support the North Carolina Symphony’s education concerts in Craven County. The picnic will be held at the North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace beginning at 5 p.m. Picnic attendees receive dinner, reserved parking at the History Center and reserved seats at the Tryon Palace performance. Picnic tickets are $60 per person and only available by contacting the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. For information on this opportunity to support the Symphony’s education concerts in Craven County, call 877-624-6724.

Tryon Palace is located at located at 529 S. Front St. in New Bern. Entrances to the concert will be through the main gate, located on the corner of Pollock and George Street, and the Eden Street gate.

Complete details on the Symphony’s outstanding 2013/24 season can be found online

The 2013/14 New Bern Series includes three classical concerts: During the 2013/14 season, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Ravel’s Rhapsodie espagnole, and a special program of Strauss & Mozart. Concerts include guest pianist Joyce Yang, and conductors Grant Llewellyn and William Henry Curry. New Bern audiences will also delight in the Symphony’s annual “Holiday Pops,” including the orchestra’s popular Christmas carol sing-along.

Subscriptions to the Symphony’s 2013/14 New Bern Series, as well as concert series in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, Southern Pines and Wilmington, are currently available online at or by calling the Symphony Box Office at 919-733-2750 or toll free 877-627-6724.


Submitted by: Craig Ramey, Marketing and Communications, Manager, Tryon Palace