Events

  • Mon
    07
    Jan
    2019
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pmDr. Askim’s office, Room 207 Price Music Center

    Expectations:

    – Prepare a solo or orchestral excerpts of your choice – generally about 5 minutes or less of music. Solos could be pieces studied in private lessons, an all-state solo, or standard repertoire for your instrument. The piece or excerpt should show your playing at its best. No accompaniment is needed.

    – Scales – Two scales of your choice, three octaves if possible. String players should play one scale with spiccato bowing.

    Auditions for string players are primarily to determine if players are capable of handling orchestra repertoire and as a factor in seating. Wind and brass positions are competitive.

    If you would like more information, please contact Dr. Peter Askim at paaskim@ncsu.edu

    When signing up for an audition please include in the description what instrument you will be auditioning on.

    If there are no available audition spots or you are a community player that does not have a google calendar please email paaskim@ncsu.edu with the audition time you would like to sign up for.

    Click here to sign up for an audition appointment!

     

  • Tue
    08
    Jan
    2019
    4:30-7:30 p.m.Dr. Askim’s office, Room 207 Price Music Center

    Expectations:

    – Prepare a solo or orchestral excerpts of your choice – generally about 5 minutes or less of music. Solos could be pieces studied in private lessons, an all-state solo, or standard repertoire for your instrument. The piece or excerpt should show your playing at its best. No accompaniment is needed.

    – Scales – Two scales of your choice, three octaves if possible. String players should play one scale with spiccato bowing.

    Auditions for string players are primarily to determine if players are capable of handling orchestra repertoire and as a factor in seating. Wind and brass positions are competitive.

    If you would like more information, please contact Dr. Peter Askim at paaskim@ncsu.edu

    When signing up for an audition please include in the description what instrument you will be auditioning on.

    If there are no available audition spots or you are a community player that does not have a google calendar please email paaskim@ncsu.edu with the audition time you would like to sign up for.

    Click here to sign up for an audition appointment!

    For more information on the Orchestra and Symphony, please visit: http://www.raleighcivicsymphony.org/

  • Sun
    31
    Mar
    2019
    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

    Songs of Love and Loss celebrates music’s power to express the inexpressible, including humanity’s deepest, most complex emotions – those of love and death. The Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Peter Askim, will perform music by Wagner, Elgar and Ravel, along with the world premiere of songs by Askim set to texts of 18th century Vietnamese poet Ho Xuan Huong, translated by NC State professor emeritus John Balaban. The orchestra will be joined by guest artist and Department of Music faculty member Jennifer Beattie, mezzo-soprano.

    Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/y2gg5ucx

    More info: https://music.arts.ncsu.edu/event/raleigh-civic-chamber-orchestra/

  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019
    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, Talley Student Union

    With an eye to the upcoming anniversaries of the 19th Amendment and the Voting Rights Act, the Raleigh Civic Symphony performs a concert of music by female and African-American composers. The concert features Ethyl Smyth’s popular suffragette anthem March of the Women and the American premiere of Ethiopia’s Shadow in America, a newly discovered work by Florence Price, the first African-American woman to have her music performed by a professional orchestra. The concert’s centerpiece is the world premiere of a new work combining a virtual reality experience with live orchestra. The piece combines visuals by NC State College of Design students and faculty member Derek Ham and music by Aleksandra Verbalov, a Serbian-American composer known for her multimedia collaborations with Kronos Quartet. The musicians of the orchestra will be placed throughout the concert hall, mirroring the 360-degree visual experience. It will be the first-ever combination of live orchestral music with VR technology.

    Prior to the concert there will be two free events in Talley Student Union exploring the intersections of gender, race, music and technology: a panel discussion and a showcase.

    Panel Discussion

    Talley Student Union, room 3222
    2:00 p.m.
    Moderator: Dr. Deb Royals-Mizerk
    Panelists: Dr. Blair Kelley, Dr. Joyce Russell, Dr. Kristen Turner, Rebecca Boggs Roberts, Alekandra Vrebalov (composer)

    Panelists and the audience will engage in discussions about issues concerning gender, race and justice as well as technology.

    Dr. Deb Royals Mizerk
    Performance and cultural studies scholar; Ph.D. in Performance/Cultural Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2016; M.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies, Northwestern University, 1996; B.A. in Acting and Directing, UNC-Greensboro, 1987.
    Dr. Mizerk is Artistic Director and co-founder of the Justice Theater Project, an “advocacy activist” theater company in central North Carolina that engages the community in important conversations concerning life, dignity, choice, solidarity, care and justice for all people.

    Dr. Blair L. M. Kelley
    Ph.D. History, Duke University; M.A. History, Duke University; Graduate Certificates in Women’s Studies and African American Studies, Duke University; B.A. History and African American Studies, University of Virginia.
    Dr. Kelley is the Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Studies and International Programs for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State.

    Dr. Joyce Russell
    Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies (merging English, African American Literature and Philosophy) from Emory University.
    Dr. Russell currently teaches at St. Augustine’s University.

    Dr. Kristen Turner
    Ph.D. in Musicology, UNC-Chapel Hill; M.A. in Musicology, Eastman School of Music; M.A. in Musicology, UNC-Chapel Hill; B.M. in Performance, UNC-Greensboro.
    Dr. Turner is a lecturer in music history with the NC State Department of Music.

     

    Showcase Event

    Talley Student Union, Stewart Theatre Lobby
    3:00 p.m.

    Browse the exhibits, information tables and interactive offerings from a variety of on- and off-campus groups involved in the areas of civic engagement, voting, gender, racial equality, social justice and innovative technology.

     

    Concert: Our Voices Will Be Heard

    Talley Student Union, Stewart Theatre
    4:00 p.m.

    PLEASE NOTE: The supplementary virtual reality experience will require you to bring your smart phone and connect to our wifi network in order to participate. Due to signal limitations, the Google Cardboard headsets and access to the wifi will be limited to the first 300 audience members. The visual component of the program will also be projected for those who are not experiencing the virtual reality aspect of the event. Arrive early for the full experience.

    For a list of compatible smart phones, click here.

    Tickets for the concert can be purchased at the door or in advance through Ticket Central at 919-515-1100 (1:00-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday) or online. $5 for NC State students; $10 for seniors, NC State faculty/staff, or non-NCSU students; $12 general admission. Children under 12 free.

    Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/y2yoeb2r

    More info: https://music.arts.ncsu.edu/event/raleigh-civic-symphony/

  • Sun
    10
    Nov
    2019
    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, Talley Student Union


    Featuring the World Premiere of Tiled Fields by James Budinich
     (Part of our 20 for ’20 season of World Premieres)
    Peter Askim, conductor

    Lunar PhaseThe Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra plays French and American music inspired by the poetry of moonlight. The concert also explores music that unfolds in layers, cycles and phases, weaving together strands of rhythm and melody into hypnotic tapestries.

    Program:
    Ruth Crawford Seeger: Music for Small Orchestra
    James Budinich: Tiled Fields (World Premiere)
    Gabriel Fauré: Masques et Bergamasques
    Gabriel Fauré: Pavane
    Claude Debussy: Claire de Lune
    Amy Beach: Bal masqué

    James Budinich is pursuing a Ph.D. in composition at Duke, and previously earned his Master of Music in composition from Binghamton University. He composes music inspired by minimalism, Croatian folk traditions, and American popular music.

  • 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)

    Peter 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 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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