2016-2017 Classical and Free Spirits Concert Series

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2016-2017 Classical Series Season

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Viola Fest – 1-5 p.m.

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 p.m.

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

Holiday Pops with Raleigh Symphony Orchestra – 3 p.m.

Sunday, December 4, 2016
Performing holiday classics with full symphony orchestra at Jones Auditorium, Meredith College, Raleigh.

Meredith Aria Concert – 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 24, 2017
Raleigh Symphony Orchestra will feature the winners of Meredith College’s annual Aria Competition. Free.

Rising Stars – 3 p.m.

Sunday, March 26, 2017
Showcasing winners of RSO’s annual statewide concerto competition. Come see tomorrow’s stars today! Other selections will include Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture, Mozart’s Great Mass in C, with the combined choirs from Green Hope High School.

“Music with Her Silver Sound” – 3 p.m.

Sunday, May 7, 2017
Featuring music to Shakespeare’s classics: Nicolai’s Merry Wives of Windsor Overture, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite No 2, Mendelssohn’s Wedding March – Mid Summer, Walton’s Two 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 p.m.

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 p.m.

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

New, Newer and Newest Music by American Composers – 3 p.m.

Sunday, March 12, 2017
Featuring some of our favorite American 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 – 3 p.m.

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. World Premiere of 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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