Events

  • Wed
    19
    Aug
    2015
    7:00pm-10:00pmRoom 120, Price Music Center, NCSU Campus

    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 you are a community player that does not have a Google calendar please email music-info@ncsu.edu with the audition time you would like to sign up for.

    Click here to sign up for an audition appointment!

  • Mon
    24
    Aug
    2015
    7:00pm-10:00pmRoom 120, Price Music Center, NCSU Campus

    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 you are a community player that does not have a Google calendar please email music-info@ncsu.edu with the audition time you would like to sign up for.

    Click here to sign up for an audition appointment!

  • Tue
    25
    Aug
    2015
    7:00pm-10:00pmRoom 120, Price Music Center, NCSU Campus

    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 you are a community player that does not have a Google calendar please email music-info@ncsu.edu with the audition time you would like to sign up for.

    Click here to sign up for an audition appointment!

  • Wed
    26
    Aug
    2015
    7:00pm-10:00pmRoom 120, Price Music Center, NCSU Campus

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    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 you are a community player that does not have a Google calendar please email music-info@ncsu.edu with the audition time you would like to sign up for.

    Click here to sign up for an audition appointment!

  • Sun
    01
    Nov
    2015
    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, NCSU Student Center, 2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607

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    The Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra performs early works of innovative composers - an upclose view as they find their voices and assert their place in the musical universe. The concert includes the World Premiere of award-winning composer Michael-Thomas Foumai’s Music In The High Castle, a dark and compelling tale of an alternate reality that almost was… The program also includes the young Debussy’s charming Petite Suite, and music of the ultimate musical revolutionary: Beethoven’s path-breaking First Symphony.

    Debussy: Petite Suite
    Michael-Thomas Foumai: Music In The High Castle (World Premiere - Commissioned by the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra)
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 1

    Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $5 Students, Children Under 12 Free. Available for purchase at the door or in advance through Ticket Central
    Parking Information: http://www.ncsu.edu/arts/mapsanddirections.html

  • Sun
    15
    Nov
    2015
    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, NCSU Student Center, 2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607

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    Joining forces with the choirs of NC State, the Raleigh Civic Symphony performs a program of music sure to inspire, excite and overwhelm with its universal themes, musical beauty and sheer sonic power. Prepare to be moved, challenged and uplifted by a program which includes brand new music by composer Phil Kline (Nikolai Tesla: The Opera) and the works of two of music’s most-loved composers: Richard Wagner and Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story).

    Richard Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersingers von Nuremburg
    Phil Kline: New Work (World Premiere - Commissioned by the Raleigh Civic Symphony)
    Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

    Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $5 Students, Children Under 12 Free. Available for purchase at the door or in advance through Ticket Central
    Parking Information: http://www.ncsu.edu/arts/mapsanddirections.html

     

  • Thu
    14
    Apr
    2016
    7:00 pmDaily Planet Cafe, 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

    Get background and context for Sunday's "The Great Animal Symphony Orchestra" concert. This lecture is given by the composer, Richard Blackford, and museum biologist Daniel Fergus.

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  • Sun
    17
    Apr
    2016
    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, NCSU Student Center, 2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607
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    Funded by a generous grant from the NC State Sustainability Fund, the music of the Great Animal Orchestra Symphony combines the sounds of wild animals in the natural environment with the musicians of a live symphony orchestra. Touching on themes of sustainability and animal/human interaction, the Great Animal Orchestra Symphony is at once touching, thought provoking and great fun!

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    Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $5 Students, Children Under 12 Free. Available for purchase at the door or in advance through Ticket Central
    Parking Information: http://www.ncsu.edu/arts/mapsanddirections.html

  • Sun
    24
    Apr
    2016
    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, NCSU Student Center, 2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607
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    Join the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra for an afternoon of compelling storytelling, laughter and great music, featuring the myriad voices of Guest Narrator Harry Shearer. Mr. Shearer is the voice of 23 of the characters on The Simpsons, including Mr. Burns, Smithers and Ned Flanders. Featuring Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf in a special version unique to NC State, the concert is perfect for the whole family and for children of all ages!

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    Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $5 Students, Children Under 12 Free. Available for purchase at the door or in advance through Ticket Central 
    Parking Information: http://www.ncsu.edu/arts/mapsanddirections.html
     

  • Wed
    17
    Aug
    2016
    7:00pm-10:00pmRoom 207 (Dr. Askim office), Price Music Center, NCSU Campus

    Auditions:

    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.

    Click here for more information or to sign up for an audition appointment!

  • Mon
    22
    Aug
    2016
    7:00pm-10:00pmRoom 207 (Dr. Askim office), Price Music Center, NCSU Campus

    Auditions:

    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.

    Click here for more information or to sign up for an audition appointment!

  • Sun
    06
    Nov
    2016
    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.

    Program:
    • 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.
    Map to Talley Student Union: http://maps.ncsu.edu/#/buildings/tsu

  • Sun
    20
    Nov
    2016
    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, 2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607
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    In commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Raleigh Civic Symphony performs music inspired by his plays. Featuring music from Prokofiev’s timeless Romeo and Juliet, the concert will also include Walton’s Prelude to Richard III, Elgar’s Falstaff Interludes and the World Premiere of composer Rob Deemer’s Verona Dances.

    Program:
    • Walton - Prelude to Richard III
    • Elgar - Falstaff Interludes, Op. 68, nos. XIV and XIX
    • Rob Deemer - Verona Dances (World Premiere)
    • Prokofiev - Selections from Romeo and Juliet
      • Dance of the Knights/Montagues and Capulets
      • Juliet as a Young Girl
      • Madrigal
      • Arrival of the Guests
      • Masks
      • Romeo at Friar Laurence’s
      • Romeo at Juliet’s Grave

     

    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.

    Map to Talley Student Union: http://maps.ncsu.edu/#/buildings/tsu

  • Thu
    01
    Dec
    2016
    1:30pm-3:30pmRoom 207 (Dr. Askim office), Price Music Center, NCSU Campus

    Auditions:

    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.

    Click here for more information or to sign up for an audition appointment!

  • Thu
    08
    Dec
    2016
    1:30pm-3:30pmRoom 207 (Dr. Askim office), Price Music Center, NCSU Campus

    Auditions:

    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.

    Click here for more information or to sign up for an audition appointment!

  • Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017
    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, 2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607
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    Revolution 1917: Music of Soviet Russia

     

    To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra performs works composed in the post-Revolution Soviet Union. NC State faculty pianist Dr. Olga Kleiankina joins the orchestra as guest soloist in Dimtri Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The orchestra will also present the World Premiere of a newly commissioned work by Liliya Ugay, an rising-star composer from Uzbekistan.

     

    Dr. Daniel Bolger (NC State History Department) will provide historical and cultural context for the music.

     

    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.

    Map to Talley Student Union: http://maps.ncsu.edu/#/buildings/tsu

  • Sun
    23
    Apr
    2017
    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, 2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607
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    In conjunction with NC State Live’s presentation of The Nile Project and the NC State Sustainability Fund, the Raleigh Civic Symphony presents music inspired by rivers and water. The program will include Bedrich Smetana’s beloved The Moldau and the World Premiere of a work composed for the orchestra by jazz bass legend and composer Rufus Reid.

    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.

    Map to Talley Student Union: http://maps.ncsu.edu/#/buildings/tsu

  • Wed
    16
    Aug
    2017
    7:00pm-10:00pmRoom 207 (Dr. Askim office), Price Music Center, NCSU Campus

    Auditions:

    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 you are a community player that does not have a google calendar, please email music-info@ncsu.edu with the audition time you would like to sign up for.

    Click here for more information or to sign up for an audition appointment!

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

  • Mon
    21
    Aug
    2017
    5:30pm-8:30pmRoom 207 (Dr. Askim office), Price Music Center, NCSU Campus

    Auditions:

    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 you are a community player that does not have a google calendar, please email music-info@ncsu.edu with the audition time you would like to sign up for.

    Click here for more information or to sign up for an audition appointment!

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

  • Tue
    22
    Aug
    2017
    4:30pm-6:30pmRoom 207 (Dr. Askim office), Price Music Center, NCSU Campus

    Auditions:

    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 you are a community player that does not have a google calendar, please email music-info@ncsu.edu with the audition time you would like to sign up for.

    Click here for more information or to sign up for an audition appointment!

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

  • Sun
    05
    Nov
    2017
    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, 2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607
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    Pastorales: Music Inspired by Landscape and the Countryside

     

    Delvyn Case: Pneumenon (World Premiere)
    Lou Harrison: Seven Pastorales
    Ludwig von Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastorale)
     

    Ahhhh… Life in the country….

     

    The desire to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life goes back at least as far as Ancient Greece. The literary, artistic and musical Pastoral traditions include idealized scenes of rural life: babbling brooks, frolicking nymphs, wise wandering shepherds and a “pure" connection to the land that eludes the harried city dweller. (Take that, Athens!)

     

    In this musical look at the lure of the countryside, the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra performs music’s most beloved example of pastoral music, Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony (“Pastorale”). Know for its gently wandering melodies, its depiction of birdsongs and its thrilling storm scene, the Symphony was made even more famous by Walt Disney’s Fantasia.

     

    The concert includes two more recent takes on the Pastorale tradition. Lou Harrison’s Seven Pastorales presents a unique contemporary view of nature: Virgil filtered through Bali, all with a North Carolina twist. Harrison's lyrical music unites his readings of ancient literature and his explorations of Asian musical traditions with his residency at North Carolina’s legendary Black Mountain College, where he composed parts of the piece.

     

    The concert also includes Pneumenon, a World Premiere composition by Boston composer Delvyn Case III. Using  musical material from Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, Case transforms Beethoven’s music it into a living, breathing (literally!) and original new musical  world” one where the sounds of the performers breaths and bodies create a new sonic “landscape."

     

    Special Guest John Morillo, NC State English Department faculty, joins the orchestra to give an overview of the Pastorale tradition throughout time.

    Tickets: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $5 Students, Children Under 12 Free.

    Three ways to order tickets:
    - in person: main floor lobby, Thompson Hall
    - by phone: (919) 515-1100
    - online: click here

     

    Map to Talley Student Union: http://maps.ncsu.edu/#/buildings/tsu

  • Sun
    19
    Nov
    2017
    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, 2610 Cates Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607
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    Rhapsody in (Red, White and) Blue: Celebrating American Composers

    Aaron Copland: Outdoor Overture
    George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, Clara Yang, Piano
    Christopher Theofanidis: Rainbow Body
    Jessica Meyer: Actions Speak… (World Premiere)

    Where else but in America could a gay Jewish composer from Brooklyn (Aaron Copland) create the “American" sound of cowboys and the Wild West?

    The Raleigh Civic Symphony explores the diverse voices, influences and backgrounds that make American music truly unique. From traditions as diverse as jazz, country, rock ’n’ roll and Greek folk music, the concert is a cross-section of the wealth and breadth of the American experience.

    The program includes George Gershwin’s beloved Rhapsody In Blue (performed by UNC faculty pianist Clara Yang), Aaron Copland’s spacious Outdoor Overture and the neo-Romantic lyricism and power of Christopher Theofanidis’s Rainbow Body.  In an “up to the minute” reflection of American music and life, the orchestra performs the World Premiere of Actions Speak… by Jessica Meyer, a breathtakingly visceral look at the human condition in today’s America.


    Tickets:
    $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $5 Students, Children Under 12 Free.

    Three ways to order tickets:

    - in person: main floor lobby, Thompson Hall
    - by phone: (919) 515-1100
    - online: click here

    Available for purchase at the door or in advance through Ticket Central 919-515-1100.

    Map to Talley Student Union: http://maps.ncsu.edu/#/buildings/tsu

  • Tue
    28
    Nov
    2017
    4:30pm-6:00pmRoom 207 (Dr. Askim office), Price Music Center, NCSU Campus

    Auditions:

    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 you are a community player that does not have a google calendar, please email music-info@ncsu.edu with the audition time you would like to sign up for.

    Click here for more information or to sign up for an audition appointment!

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

  • Mon
    08
    Jan
    2018
    7:00pm-8:30pmRoom 207 (Dr. Askim office), Price Music Center, NCSU Campus

    Auditions:

    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 you are a community player that does not have a google calendar, please email music-info@ncsu.edu with the audition time you would like to sign up for.

    Click here for more information or to sign up for an audition appointment!

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

  • Wed
    10
    Jan
    2018
    7:00pm-8:30pmRoom 207 (Dr. Askim office), Price Music Center, NCSU Campus

    Auditions:

    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 you are a community player that does not have a google calendar, please email music-info@ncsu.edu with the audition time you would like to sign up for.

    Click here for more information or to sign up for an audition appointment!

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

  • Sun
    08
    Apr
    2018
    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)

  • Sun
    22
    Apr
    2018
    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, NC State University

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    The Raleigh Civic Symphony celebrates the music of North Carolina composers in the program of music written by composers connected to North Carolina. The concert will include Cripple Creek and Mountain Song by Lamar Stringfield, the founder of the NC Symphony, as well as the World Premiere of a new work by Duke University composer Scott Lee. The concert will conclude with Karel Husa’s Music For Prague 1968, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the suppression of the Prague Spring rebellion.

    Tickets: $10/$8/$5

    Purchase here.

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

    Program:
    Lamar Stringfield: Mountain Song and Cripple Creek
    Scott Lee: Deep Sleep (World Premiere)
    Karel Husa: Music for Prague 1968

  • Wed
    22
    Aug
    2018
    Wed
    29
    Aug
    2018
    Room 207 (Dr. Askim office), Price Music Center, NCSU Campus

    Auditions:

    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 you are a community player that does not have a google calendar, please email music-info@ncsu.edu with the audition time you would like to sign up for.

    Click here for more information or to sign up for an audition appointment!

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

  • Sun
    04
    Nov
    2018
    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, NC State University
    3:00 pm Sustainability Showcase
    4:00 pm Concert
    Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
    Donald Reid Womack: Blue Ridge Seasons: A Bluegrass Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (World Premiere)
    With Special Guest Artist, Ralph Farris (ETHEL)
    The concert will be followed by a Panel Discussion featuring:
    Donald Reid Womack, Composer
    Ralph Farris, Soloist
    Paul Schiminger, Executive Director, International Bluegrass Music Association
    Richard Emmett, Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation/Blue Ridge Music Center

     

    This program is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission and supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. www.NCArts.org
  • Sun
    18
    Nov
    2018
    4:00 pmStewart Theatre, Talley Student Union, NC State University
    Music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Gustav Mahler, Franz Lehár, Johann Strauss, Jr.,
    and Featuring the World Premiere of Death Leaves a Cluttered City by Paul Wiancko and Special Guest Artist Kathryn Mueller, Soprano

     

    This program is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.
  • 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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  • Mon
    06
    Jan
    2020
    Thu
    09
    Jan
    2020
    Price Music Center, Room 207


    Orchestra Auditions will be held on January 6, 8 and 9, 2020: See below for information.

    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.

    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  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
    (Click-through the Google Calendar to find the January audition week with openings)

     

  • 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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