WRAL’s Pops in the Park:
Live NC Symphony Concert at Booth Amphitheatre on Sunday, September 3 at 7pm
WRAL-TV Broadcast on Monday, September 4 at 7pm
UNC-TV Broadcast on Thursday, September 14 at 8pm
Music lovers are invited to join WRAL-TV and the North Carolina Symphony to celebrate with an evening of live entertainment and fun for the whole family! WRAL’s Pops in the Park will be held at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre. This free concert is set to take place on Sunday, September 3 at 7pm, with gates opening at 4:30pm.
This year’s program celebrates two big anniversaries: WRAL-TV’s 50th anniversary and the NC Symphony’s 75th anniversary. Included will be various music selections from the first Pops in the Park telecast, along with pieces arranged by the Symphony’s founding music director, Lamar Stringfield.
WRAL’s Pops in the Park
Joining the Symphony will be Raleigh soprano Rozlyn Sorrell and Greensboro baritone Leonard Rowe. As always, the concert ends with Tchaikovsky’s stirring 1812 Overture, complete with fireworks launched over Symphony Lake in Regency Park. WRAL News anchor Bill Leslie hosts and narrates the concert.
Patrons who arrive early can pick a prime spot from which to watch the concert, and also enjoy some bonus entertainment and activities. An afternoon performance by the Raleigh Jazz Orchestra begins at 5pm, and in addition to the on-stage performance, United Arts of Wake County and Visual Art Exchange will turn the sidewalks into art! Chalk pastels will be available for people of all ages to create an art display for all to enjoy!
Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic. Food will also be available at the Amphitheatre, as for all events. Pets are not allowed.
WRAL-TV will broadcast Pops in the Park on Monday, September 4 at 7pm. UNC-TV will broadcast the program on Thursday, September 14 at 8pm.
WRAL’s Pops in the Park is sponsored in part by Cadillac, Chick-fil-A, Fred Anderson Toyota, Geico, Leith Imports and your local Toyota dealer. The broadcast is sponsored by Barton College and GlaxoSmithKline.
|United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
WRAL welcomes United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County back for its third year as our Pops in the Park community partner. United Arts is the official arts agency for Wake County, bringing the arts to everyone from Apex to Zebulon. United Arts provides funding in the community for festivals, performances, exhibitions, and of course, the artists in the schools program. United Arts reached over 85,000 students last year alone.
Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Debbie Strange for this capcom story.