North Carolina Symphony’s ‘Friends of Note’ Luncheon Raises $93,000 for Music Education

Program supports nearly 70,000 students
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North Carolina Chamber Music Institute students perform.

The North Carolina Symphony’s 2019 Friends of Note luncheon raised $93,000 in support of its music education program. More than 350 guests gathered April 24 at the Angus Barn Pavilion in Raleigh to celebrate the importance of learning through music.

North Carolina Symphony’s extensive music education program serves nearly 70,000 students of all ages across the entire state annually. In alignment with the curriculum set by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the symphony provides training and resources for teachers, sends small ensembles into classrooms, and presents full-orchestra education concerts for fourth and fifth graders. Music Discovery for preschoolers combines music with storytelling. At the middle and high school levels, students have opportunities to work directly with North Carolina Symphony artists, perform for symphony audiences, and take master classes with symphony musicians and guest artists.

The Friends of Note luncheon — together with ongoing support from individuals, foundations, corporations and the State of North Carolina — allows the North Carolina Symphony to fulfill its music education mission and work to inspire the next generation. Learn more at


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