Amazing Performances

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Broadway Cabaret

Tony-nominated Max von Essen

Tony-nominated Max von Essen

Sat., April 8, 2017, 3pm Matinee and 7:30pm shows

Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College

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"Absolutely delicious," raves The New York Times about Elizabeth Stanley

"Absolutely delicious," raves The New York Times about Elizabeth Stanley

Tony-nominated Max von Essen (An American in Paris, Evita, Les Mis, Jesus Christ Superstar) joins Co-Star Elizabeth Stanley (Company, On the Town, The Bridges of Madison County) for a tour through many of your favorite songs from the Great White Way. David Michael Wolff hosts from the keyboard.

"Absolutely delicious," raves The New York Times about Stanley, and the NY Post exclaims she's "boisterously funny," while Backstage declares, "pretty much perfection."

Max von Essen recently completed his run in An American in Paris at The Palace Theater as Henri Baurel, a performance which earned him a nomination for the 2015 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award. He recently completed a successful run in the revival of Evita, playing the role of Agustin Magaldi and frequently stepping in for Ricky Martin in the role of Che. Other broadway appearances include Enjolras in the first revival of Les Miserable, Alfred in the ill-fated Dance of the Vampires, starring alongside Michael Crawford, Jean Prouvaire in the closing company of the original Les Miserables, and as a disciple in the 2000 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. In that production, Max also understudied the role of Jesus and performed it many times.

Elizabeth Stanley

Elizabeth Stanley

Max has appeared on television in Law & Order: SVU, Elementary, Boardwalk Empire, The Good Wife, Royal Pains, Gossip Girl, The Beautiful Life, Good Morning America, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, The Tony Awards and in the films, The Intern, Sex and the City 2, Seven Lovers, and Blonde. He was also a regular on the hit web series, Submissions Only. His recordings include An American In Paris, earning him a Grammy Nomination, Evita, Death Takes a Holiday, Love Songs of Andrew Lloyd Weber, Broadway by the Year: 1928, and Finian’s Rainbow. 

This knock-out pair, backed up by Maestro Wolff on the piano, will steal your heart. Tickets starting to fly for this extraordinary show, epic yet intimate.

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Max von Essen in Tony-nominated role in "An American in Paris"


2016/17 Season: Three more exceptional concerts

Concerts are at our home venue, Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College

Sat., Mar. 11, 2017, 7:30pm – Opera Extravaganza, featuring four vocal soloists

Sat., April 8, 2017, 3pm matinee and 7:30pm – Broadway Cabaret, featuring two Broadway Stars

Sat., May 13, 2017, 3pm matinee and 7:30pm – Symphonic Salute to America, featuring guest soloist  

For tickets, click here to order online, or call our Box Office at 910-687-0287

Nov. 23, 2016: Holiday Pops at The Carolina {image by John Gessner}

Nov. 23, 2016: Holiday Pops at The Carolina {image by John Gessner}

2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

On March 29, at the Country Club of Whispering Pines,  join our 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament to support Music Education in Moore County.  

Limited to 30 teams of four. Field already nearly half full!

Click here for more info.

Musical Transformations

impacting children's lives, one child at a time

It's not just The amazing concerts - Our mission is to serve children.

To date, with generous support from patrons like you, we have brought the joy of exceptional music to over 10,000 local children.

The Carolina Philharmonic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Junior Orchestra

Our Junior Orchestra programs now serves 100 local children, and we've nearly tripled the amount of instruction, activity and performances this year. Thanks to the support of First Bank, Area Real Estate Partners, Inc., Janie Gould, and dozens of patrons, we we're able to fund this program again this year. Thank you!

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Learn more about our educational outreach programs here.

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Our story. Eight years ago, Maestro Wolff launched The Carolina Philharmonic with a singular goal: to create a Symphony Orchestra that would not simply embrace audiences of all ages, but reach out to our audiences for support to bring music to children.Twenty-five children served in the first year grew to fifty the next, then 100, then 1,100. To date we've served over 10,000 children and continue to bring the joy of exceptional music through interactive musical experiences and curricula to thousands of local children every year.

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