Raleigh Civic Symphony & Chamber Orchestra

Based at North Carolina State University (NCSU), and co-sponsored by the Department of Music and the non-profit organization Raleigh Civic Symphony Association (RCSA), the Raleigh Civic Symphony and Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra are amateur orchestras comprised almost equally of volunteer community musicians and college students. The orchestras are unique in their ongoing commitment to perform contemporary and traditional classical music presented in a thematic context, connecting orchestral repertoire to larger ideas in creative ways.

The Raleigh Civic Symphony

The Raleigh Civic Symphony is a 75-member full symphony orchestra performing two concerts yearly. Area professionals serve as principal strings and section coaches, providing high-level instruction and leadership to community and student players.

Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra

Founded in 2000, the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra explores repertoire for a smaller orchestral force. The Chamber has the same high artistic standards as the Symphony, performs two programs yearly, and uses professional leaders as coaches for the ensemble.

Our Conductor

Dr. Peter Askim

Active as a composer, conductor and bassist, Peter Askim is the Artistic Director of the Next Festival of Emerging Artists and the conductor of the Raleigh Civic Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, as well as Director of Orchestral Activities at North Carolina State University. He was previously Music Director and Composer-in-Residence of the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra. He has also been a member of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra and served on the faculty of the University of Hawaii-Manoa, where he directed the Contemporary Music Ensemble and taught theory and composition.

Visit his website www.peteraskim.com

Events

Event Information:

  • Sun
    15
    Nov
    2015

    To Dwell Together In Unity: Raleigh Civic Symphony And The Choirs Of North Carolina State University

    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, NCSU Student Center, 2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607

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    Joining forces with the choirs of NC State, the Raleigh Civic Symphony performs a program of music sure to inspire, excite and overwhelm with its universal themes, musical beauty and sheer sonic power. Prepare to be moved, challenged and uplifted by a program which includes brand new music by composer Phil Kline (Nikolai Tesla: The Opera) and the works of two of music’s most-loved composers: Richard Wagner and Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story).

    Richard Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersingers von Nuremburg
    Phil Kline: New Work (World Premiere - Commissioned by the Raleigh Civic Symphony)
    Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

    Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $5 Students, Children Under 12 Free. Available for purchase at the door or in advance through Ticket Central
    Parking Information: http://www.ncsu.edu/arts/mapsanddirections.html

     

'Bright lights on the music scene in Raleigh.'
- Spectator,
'Askim has a fine podium manner, devoid of histrionics: he clearly knows what he is seeking, musically, and how to obtain it from his players.'
- John W. Lambert,
'... this energetic young conductor and the committed musicians are all set to carry on in the first-rate tradition set by their honored predecessors'
- Paul D. Williams,

Contact





Price Music Center
NC State University
Raleigh, NC