NC Symphony plays annual free concert in New Bern

NEW BERN, NC (WITN) With compositions by Mozart, Rossini, and more, the North Carolina Symphony was in New Bern Tuesday for their annual "Concert in Your Community."

Across the state, the North Carolina Symphony travels to more small towns than any other symphony, drawing large crowds to their performances.

According to Linda Staunch, the Director of the New Bern North Carolina Symphony Board, those crowds come from far beyond New Bern, adding, "They come from farther away too, and they come and are transported by the beautiful music, the familiar music tonight of the North Carolina Symphony."

Tuesday's concert was originally planned to be held at the Tryon Palace outdoors, but due to the rain, for the third year in a row, the symphony needed to be moved indoors to the New Bern Convention Center.

The rain, however, didn't stop more than a thousand people from coming out to enjoy the symphony, filling the Convention Center with families and people of all ages who came to enjoy a piece of culture that can otherwise be difficult to find.