2016-2017 Classical and Free Spirits Concert Series

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2016-2017 Classical Series Season

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Viola Fest – 1pm

Saturday, September 24, 2016
The Raleigh Symphony Orchestra staff and musicians invite middle and high school viola students for a masterclass on viola Allstate repertoire at Meredith College, Raleigh. Get a jump on the audition with our musicians!
Free: registration required.
To register contact: manager@raleighsymphony.org or call our office at (919) 546-9755.

Purchase Raleigh Symphony Orchestra TicketsViva Viola – 7 pm

Sunday, October 16, 2016
JC Bach’s Viola Concerto in c minor, Xi Yang soloist, Beethoven Symphony No. 4, Hindemith’s Trauermusik, Kristen Jones soloist, Vaughn Williams: Variations on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.

Holiday Concert “Home for Christmas” – 3pm & 7pm

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Meredith Aria Concert – 7:30pm

Friday, March 24, 2017
Featuring the winners of the Meredith College Aria Competition.

Rising Stars – 3 pm

Sunday, March 26, 2017
Featuring the winners of the statewide competition and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture, Mozart’s Great Mass in C, combined choirs from Green Hope High School.

“Music with Her Silver Sound” – 3 pm

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Nicolai’s Merry Wives of Windsor Overture, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Mendelssohn’s Wedding March – Mid Summer, Walton’s 2 Pieces from Henry V, Faure’s Nocturne from Shylock, Verdi’s Othello Ballabile and Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing Suite.


2016-2017 Free Spirits Season
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Carswell – Living Traditions – 3 pm

Sunday, October 9, 2016
To celebrate our 15th season, the Free Spirits Ensemble will feature modern settings of traditional American music including: Kokopelli for solo flute by Katherine Hoover; Air and Simple Gifts for violin, cello, clarinet and piano by John Williams; Ashokan Farewell for violin and piano by Jay Ungar; St. Louis Blues for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano arranged by John Harbison, and A Celebration of Spirituals for chorus and ensemble by Lanette Lind.

Movie Night with John Williams & Friends – 3 pm

Sunday, November 13, 2016
The program will include some of your favorite movie music by John Williams including: The Days Between, Sabrina, Schindlers List, Viktor’s Tale, Tango por Una Cabeza and tangos by Astor Piazzolla.

New, Newer and Newest Music by American Composers – 3 pm

Sunday, March 12, 2017
We will play some of our favorite new America compositions, Fantasy Trio for violin, clarinet and piano by Richard Faith, Time Pieces for clarinet and piano by Robert Muczynski, Lullaby for violin, cello and piano by Adrienne Albert and compositions of new music by emerging composers as part of our DreamMakers project.

Celebrating Spring & the Family – 3pm

Sunday, April 2, 2017
It’s Spring! The Free Spirits Ensemble will celebrate the season with a program of music and stories that will delight all ages. And, we will premiere The Journey of Marga and Bear, a musical story of a young girl and her dog searching for an unknown treasure.


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Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Announces September 2016 Viola Fest Repertoire

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The Raleigh Symphony Orchestra offer Viola Fest RepertoireThe Raleigh Symphony Orchestra staff and musicians invite middle and high school viola students for a masterclass on viola Allstate repertoire on Saturday, September 24th from 1pm-5pm at Meredith College, Raleigh. Get a jump on the audition with our musicians!

Free: registration required.

To register contact: manager @ raleighsymphony.org or call our office at (919) 546-9755.

Videos of Past Performances

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Raleigh Symphony Flash Mob Event

Raleigh Symphony with Rising Stars Winner, Daniel Liauw, piano

Raleigh Symphony with Rising Stars Winner, Mary Catherine Cox, violin

Past Concerts

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