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Preserve the Heritage...Embrace the Experience!
Preserve the Heritage...
Embrace the Experience!

Durham Symphony Orchestra – Tribute to Nina Simone

Durham Symphony Orchestra present a tribute to Nina Simone | May 21st, 2017 at 4pm.


The Durham Symphony Orchestra presents a glowing tribute to North Carolina’s own legendary singer, songwriter and activist Nina Simone. This event is sure to spark emotion and conversation. The program will also include music by some of her favorite classical composers.
“Nina Simone, a native of Tryon, North Carolina was one of the African-American pop music icons of the 20th century. In addition, she was a civil rights activist, a virtuoso classical pianist and….a divided soul. This concert will celebrate her artistry and life with the help of her greatest hits, excerpts from the Emmy award-winning film, ” What Happened, Miss Simone?” and the jazz stylings of the incomparable Yolanda Rabun.”
Maestro – William Henry Curry
Guest vocalist – Yolanda Rabun
Tickets – Available online and at the door
$35 (VIP Post-reception, limit 80)
$25 General admission
$10 Student ticket with ID
Free for Children 12 and under

Durham Symphony Orchestra – Our Story

The Durham Symphony Orchestra is a semi-professional orchestra that was established in 1976. Throughout the DSO history, our mission has been to enhance Durham’s rich cultural heritage by fostering the appreciation of music through the production and accessibility of high-quality performances.


Our orchestra consists of professional and highly skilled amateur musicians who are all classically trained. While the majority of our orchestra members and audience are from the Durham and Chapel Hill area, many musicians travel from Cary, Raleigh, Morrisville and Hillsborough because of the rich experience we offer to musician and audience alike.


The Durham Symphony Orchestra is a strong supporter of the development of music appreciation in the youth community. Every season, the DSO hosts the Annual Young Artists’ Concerto Competition in which the winner has the opportunity to perform a featured solo during a DSO Concert.


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