Kickoff your Holiday Season with Downtown Goldsboro’s Lights Up event featuring snow, Santa, free trolley rides, treats and more followed by an evening of holiday favorites performed by the North Carolina Symphony at the Paramount Theatre.
The annual Holiday Pops Concert is featured in the Paramount Performing Arts Series which presents a great selection of professional entertainment in Historic Downtown Goldsboro. Package discounts are available when purchasing three or more events featured in the series.
Founded in 1932 and subsequently the first state-supported symphony in the country, the North Carolina Symphony is a vital and honored component of North Carolina’s cultural life. Its 175 performances annually are greeted with enthusiasm throughout the state, in communities large and small, in concert halls, auditoriums, gymnasiums and outdoor settings. Under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn, the orchestra has grown in stature and sophistication, now advancing a well-earned reputation for innovative programming and collaborative projects.
Devoted to bringing music to the entire state of North Carolina, the Symphony counts as one of its proudest achievements an extensive education program, unrivaled by any U.S. orchestra. Approximately 45 concerts per year are performed free for school children throughout the state and are part of the schools’ music education curriculum. In addition, among many education initiatives, the North Carolina Symphony stages the annual Youth Concerto Competition, honors an outstanding music educator, sponsors the Triangle Youth Philharmonic and offers master classes for both adults and young people.