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  • Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019
    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, Talley Student Union


    Featuring the World Premiere of Lavinia in Lavinia by Georgia Shreve (Part of our 20 for ’20 season of World Premieres)

    LaviniaPeter Askim, conductor
    Andrea Edith Moore, soprano
    Jennifer Beattie, mezzo-soprano
    Michael Boley, tenor

    Joined by some of the most exciting singers of our time, the Raleigh Civic Symphony journeys through an ancient world of passion, suffering and heroism. Through portraits of women who shaped their time and still move us today, the concert explores a dramatic, operatic view of human nature and the universality of love and tragedy. The concert culminates in the Respighi’s glorious music from The Pines of Rome, one of the most triumphant conclusions to a piece of music ever composed.

    Program:
    Hector Berlioz: Selections and arias from Les Troyens
    Lisa Bielawa: The Trojan Women
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: "Padre, germani, addio!” from Idomeneo
    Purcell: Dido’s Lament from Dido and Aeneas
    Georgia Shreve: Lavinia in Lavinia (World Premiere)
    Ottorino Respighi: Selections from The Pines of Rome

    Georgia Shreve is a noted composer, fiction writer, playwright and poet. Her poetry and fiction have been published in magazines such as The New Yorker, New Republic, and New Criterion, and her short story, The Countess of M-, won the Stanford Magazine Fiction award. She is in the process of putting the final touches on her novel, Spirit Lake. Her plays and musicals have received numerous readings and workshops across New York.

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  • Sun
    05
    Apr
    2020
    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

    The Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra performs a program including the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Allison Loggins-Hull, part of the NC State/Raleigh Civic Orchestras' "20 for '20" season of world premieres. The season culminates with the 20th world premiere the orchestras have presented in the last five years, one on each concert. She writes, “I am focused on creating work that is responsive to the times and particularly drawn to highlighting the experiences of minorities, women, and exploring how American politics affect future generations…I am often consumed with these issues and histories, and as an artist I strongly believe it is my responsibility, especially in consideration of the times we are living in, to create work in this vein.

    The new commission by Allison Loggins-Hull to be performed by Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project as it unfolds, visit the project page.

  • Sun
    19
    Apr
    2020
    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

    The Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra performs a program including the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Tift Merritt, part of the NC State/Raleigh Civic Orchestras' "20 for '20" season of world premieres. The season culminates with the 20th world premiere the orchestras have presented in the last five years, one on each concert. The final new work of the season will be from Grammy-nominated songwriter Tift Merritt, a Raleigh native. The Other Side of Hungry River is a site-specific song cycle exploring the emotional history of the Raleigh property destined to become an iconic public park. Dorothea Dix Hospital was built on a former slave plantation, operated for over 150 years as a mental institution, and closed controversially. Merritt notes that “layers of archived materials, oral histories, medical records, empty buildings and collective memory remain. This work aims to metabolize this complicated past and demonstrate how storytelling is a healing tool for both individual and community.” Tift Merritt will perform with the orchestra as part of the work’s premiere.

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