Events

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

    The Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra performs “The Inheritors: Music of Trauma, Healing and Hope,” which includes the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Allison Loggins-Hull. The premiere is part of the NC State/Raleigh Civic Orchestras' "20 for '20" season of world premieres, one on each concert. Centered around the concept of the intergenerational transmission of trauma, Loggins-Hull draws on the stories of descendants of victims of slavery and the Holocaust. 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 concert explores the ways in which people endure and transcend adversity.

    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.

     

  • Thu
    12
    Nov
    2020
    6:00 pmOnline

     

    Brickyard Broadcast for NCSU Choirs and Orchestra
    Lisa Bielawa, Composer/Producer
    Dr. Peter Askim, Dr. Nathan Leaf, Conductors

    The Department of Music presents the NC State orchestras and choirs with the Concert Singers of Cary, performing the world premiere of a new work by composer Lisa Bielawa entirely in virtual reality (VR) on a digital Brickyard built by the NC State University Libraries.

    On premiere night, join Department of Music faculty Peter Askim, director of orchestral studies, and Nathan Leaf, director of choral activities, and composer Lisa Bielawa for a live, online panel discussion. You’ll then enter the VR Brickyard to experience the world premiere of Brickyard Broadcast, performed by the NC State orchestras (Raleigh Civic Symphony and Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra), the NC State choirs (State Chorale, Vox Accalia and Singing Statesmen), and the Concert Singers of Cary.

    Following your experience of the performance, join Askim, Leaf and Bielawa again for a question and answer session.

    The link to join the live premiere event will be available at go.ncsu.edu/brickyardbroadcast on Nov. 12 at 6 PM ET. Can’t join us live? You can still experience the VR performance by visiting that link after Nov. 12.  More details

  • Mon
    23
    Nov
    2020
    Tue
    24
    Nov
    2020
    Online

     

    Orchestra Auditions will be held on November 23 and 24, 2020.

    When: Monday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 24 | late afternoon/evenings
    Where: Virtual auditions conducted via Zoom; links to the Zoom session will be sent to students the day before their audition appointment.

    If there are no available audition spots or you are a community player who does not have a Google calendar, please email Dr. Peter Askim at paaskim@ncsu.eduWhen signing up for an audition please include in the description what instrument you will be auditioning on.

    Sign up for an audition appointment
    Audition requirements:

    *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.

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