Event Information:

  • Sun

    Raleigh Civic Symphony: Celebrating American Composers

    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.

    $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: