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    Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra Celebrates A Century of Parks: Music of Nature and Myth

    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, 2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607
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    In partnership with the NC State College of Natural Resources and the NC State Sustainability Fund, the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra will present a concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of both National and North Carolina parks. The concert will explore music depicting nature and myth, including Debussy’s Prélude à l’aprés-midi d’un faune, Mendelssohn’s Overture to the Fair Melusine, Virgil Thomson’s music for the film The Plow That Broke The Plains and the World Premiere of two time Grammy-winner Jeff Peterson’s Concerto for Slack Key Guitar, inspired by the natural beauty of Maui and Haleakala National Park.

    Related on-campus events (presented with the College of Natural Resources) will include a seminar by the Director of the National Park Service, a seminar by the Director of the NC State Park System, a sidewalk art festival (in collaboration with the College of Design) and a visit by the nation’s leading John Muir interpreter.

    • Mendelssohn - Overture to The Fair Melusine
    • Debussy - Prelude à l’aprés-midi d’un faune
    • Virgil Thomson - Plow That Broke the Plains
    • Jeff Peterson - Concerto for Slack-Key Guitar (World Premiere)


    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.
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