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
    02
    Apr
    2017

    Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra: Music of Soviet Russia

    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, 2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607
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    Revolution 1917: Music of Soviet Russia

     

    To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra performs works composed in the post-Revolution Soviet Union. NC State faculty pianist Dr. Olga Kleiankina joins the orchestra as guest soloist in Dimtri Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The orchestra will also present the World Premiere of a newly commissioned work by Liliya Ugay, an rising-star composer from Uzbekistan.

     

    Dr. Daniel Bolger (NC State History Department) will provide historical and cultural context for the music.

     

    Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $5 Students, Children Under 12 Free. Available for purchase at the door or in advance through Ticket Central 919-515-1100.

    Map to Talley Student Union: http://maps.ncsu.edu/#/buildings/tsu

'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