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Raleigh Civic Symphony premieres a new work by jazz legend Rufus Reid

Rufus Reid


Raleigh Civic Symphony
A River Runs Through It

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4pm
Stewart Theatre

TICKETS: 919-515-1100 (1-6pm, Mon-Fri)

The depiction of rivers in music has a long history, and encompasses a wide range of genres. The ability of music to impact an audience on an emotional, visceral level can be a powerful tool to raise awareness of issues related to rivers, water and political issues around sustainable water use.

In conjunction with NC State LIVE’s presentation of The Nile Project residency in March, and with the support of the NC State Sustainability Fund, the Raleigh Civic Symphony presents a concert of music inspired by rivers, conducted by Dr. Peter Askim.

The centerpiece of the performance will be the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by jazz legend and two-time Grammy-nominee Rufus Reid. An important voice in the newly developing field of orchestral jazz composition, Reid is an internationally renowned bassist, composer and educator. He is known for compositions characterized by multimedia inspiration, collaborations and the innovative fusion of jazz and orchestral elements.

The program will include another work inspired by a river, Bedrich Smetana’s beloved symphonic poem, The Moldau.


$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 (open 1-6pm, Mon-Fri). Tickets are available online until midnight on Saturday, April 22.



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