Sundays are a day for relaxation. No matter how much sleep you got the night before, or how busy you were the entire weekend, Sundays are just lazy days. If you are like me, the day is used to catch up on light household chores like laundry or doing the dishes, followed by curling up on the couch and reading a good book, watching a favorite movie, or just flipping through the channels on the television. It is meant to be a peaceful day where nothing is required. So as a busy weekend comes to a close and you are looking for a way to wind down on Sunday evening, take a moment to imagine the sounds of a symphony filling the air with little dancing music notes while you sit on the beautiful grounds of New Bern’s historical Tryon Palace. What a treat!
To kick off the summer season, the North Carolina Symphony is giving a free outdoor concert on Sunday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. titled “Concert in Your Community: At the Movies.” This concert will feature family-friendly musical numbers from some favorite films. Included in the program is Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Diamonds Are Forever, The Dambusters March from The Dam Busters, and a Suite from Titanic, as well as a few other numbers. Following the concert, the public is also invited to a picnic dinner fundraiser at the NC History Center to support the NC Symphony’s education concerts in Craven County. Dinner and a musical for a perfect Sunday night.
Not only will your ears be graced with the musical talents of 65 professional musicians, but you will be at Tryon Palace, North Carolina’s first capitol. It was built for Governor Tryon between 1767 and 1770. Perhaps a stroll through one of the gorgeous gardens will be a good start to a lovely Sunday afternoon before settling in for the musical finale.
The North Carolina Symphony performs over 175 concerts a year. Check out some of the other performances coming this year: http://www.ncsymphony.org/