Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra: Music of the Mountains

Event Details

The Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra will perform the world premiere of Donald Reid Womack’s Blue Ridge Seasons: A Bluegrass Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, inspired by the natural beauty and musical heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with ETHEL’s Ralph Farris as soloist. The work will be the first ever bluegrass viola concerto, written for Farris, a virtuoso on the often neglected instrument. This new concerto will be paired with Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring.


As part of this event, conductor Peter Askim and the orchestra are planning activities to highlight some of the vital issues related to the mountains, parks and the natural world. The Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra invites individuals and/or groups engaged in research, advocacy and information related to mountains, parks, conservation, the environment, sustainability, and bluegrass/traditional music to present posters and/or information tables at a sustainability showcase (3pm, Talley Student Union) before the performance, and a panel discussion that follows the concert.

For more information visit go.ncsu.edu/bluegrass.


$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, November 3.