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
    08
    Apr
    2018

    Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra: The Dream Is Alive: Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, NC State University

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    In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's death, the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra of NC State University will perform a program of music by African American composers. The concert will feature the World Premiere of Sinfonietta of Dreams, a newly commissioned composition by composer Jeff Scott. The music will be based on the "Dream" speech MLK gave in Rocky Mount prior to his well-known Washington speech, and will feature gospel choir, orchestra and actual recordings from the speech. NCSU faculty member Dr. Jason Miller will speak about the story behind Dr. King’s NC speech and its legacy. A post-concert discussion will complement the music.

    At 3 p.m., Dr. Jason Miller will give a preconcert talk about Dr. King's Rocky Mount speech in Talley Student Center Room 3222.

    More information:

    https://music.arts.ncsu.edu/raleigh-civic-chamber-orchestra-performs-the-dream-is-alive-celebrating-martin-luther-king-jr-on-april-8th/

    Tickets: $10/$8/$5

    Purchase here.

    The concert will be presented in collaboration with the NC State African American Cultural Center and NC State Live.

    This program is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.

    Program:
    William Grant Still: Mother and Child; Lindi Wang, violin soloist
    Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Symphony Op. 11, #2
    Jeff Scott: Sinfonietta of Dreams (World Premiere)

'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