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Natalie Merchant Performs with North Carolina Symphony in Raleigh, May 29

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RALEIGH, N.C.—Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant will join the North Carolina Symphony for a single performance on Tuesday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m., the orchestra announced today. The concert takes place at Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh's Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets for this one-night-only performance will go on sale on Monday, Jan. 23 at 10:00 a.m.

Tickets will be available for purchase online at www.ncsymphony.org or by calling North Carolina Symphony Audience Services at 919.733.2750 or toll free 877.627.6724. Tickets will also be available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or 800.745.3000.

Over the past 30 years, Merchant's distinctive voice, gift for storytelling through music and unique stage presence have earned her a place among America's most respected artists. She joins the orchestra, led by conductor James Bagwell, for selections from her latest album, Leave Your Sleep, alongside new and previously recorded songs.

“Merchant has found her medium," says The Boston Globe of this exhilarating symphonic program. “[She] has never sounded quite so right."

About the North Carolina Symphony

Founded in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony performs over 175 concerts annually to adults and school children in more than 50 North Carolina counties. An entity of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, the orchestra employs 67 professional musicians, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Grant Llewellyn, Resident Conductor William Henry Curry and Associate Conductor Sarah Hicks.

Based in downtown Raleigh's spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts and an outdoor summer venue at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C., the Symphony performs about 60 concerts annually in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary metropolitan area. It holds regular concert series in Fayetteville, New Bern, Southern Pines and Wilmington—as well as individual concerts in many other North Carolina communities throughout the year—and conducts one of the most extensive education programs of any U.S. orchestra.

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