Under the beautiful backdrop of a warn summer Cary evening, the world renowned, North Carolina Symphony is once again taking the stage just a short trip down the road from your new house at South Lakes at Koka Booth Amphitheatre for its annual Summerfest Series.

The NC Symphony and its various performers will kick off this year’s Summerfest in grand fashion, taking the Koka Booth stage on May 24 for their performance of Beethoven’s Fifth. The following Saturday (May 31) the “primitive, passionate, and powerful” sounds of Carmina Burana will fill the Cary sky with its beautiful music. On June 6, “The Music of John Williams” will be featured, as many familiar compositions from the Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Superman films will be visited by the Symphony. The following night, June 7, “Broadway Romance” is the theme, with all of your favorites from such classic shows as Wicked, Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, and more will be played. A little theatrics will come into play in the way of high flying aerialists, cyclists, and acrobats, when on June 14, “Cirque de la Symphonie” takes the stage, and on June 20-21, the all new “Mozart Festival” will pay tribute to the legendary musician. On June 28, it will be time to break out your flip flops and surfboard, as Jackie Gore and the Legends of Beach Music and North Tower Band take center stage as part of the NC Symphony Summerfest. The final two Summerfest performances will take place in July, as on Friday, July 4, you can head to Koka Booth and celebrate America’s birthday with the “Independence Day” show, before the Symphony steps aside and offers up the stage to “Around the World with The von Trapps” to close out the season on July 12.

Great weather, great music, and a great atmosphere are all things that you and your family can be sure you will enjoy at the NC Symphony’s Summerfest Concerts. Further information on the artists, as well as tickets and directions to Koka booth Amphitheatre can be found either at ncsymphony.org or Koka Booth’s own site, boothamphitheatre.com.