Raleigh Symphony Orchestra’s Free Spirits Ensemble Returns to the Renaissance Centre April 17

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The Free Spirits Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra will present “Back by Popular Demand” at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts on Friday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m.

Featuring the most requested works performed by the ensemble in its 13-year history, the occasion will include the works of Richard Faith, Elizabeth Raum, Lanette Lind and Astro Piazzolla.

Tickets are $12 (plus tax) for adults, $10 (plus tax) for students and seniors and children ages 12 and under are admitted for free.

Advance tickets can be purchased on the Renaissance Centre website at http://www.wakeforestnc.gov/tickets-events.aspx . On the day of the event tickets may be purchased at the door.

For more information, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/renaissance-centre.aspx or call 919-435-9458.

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts is located at 405 S. Brooks St. in the heart of downtown Wake Forest. To learn about upcoming events at the Renaissance Centre, call the Special Events Hotline at 919-435-9428.

About the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra

For 34 years, the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra has brought musicians and the community together in the belief that music has the power to affect the lives of all people. Through its long tradition of reaching out into diverse communities through concerts, community partnerships, in-school and community education programs and by providing opportunities for musicians, RSO is an integral part of Wake County and the Triangle. A community resource since 1979, RSO has premiered numerous works and choreography. For its budget size, it produces more events than any other professional or community orchestra in North Carolina. In a blind artistic survey conducted by the N.C. Arts Council, RSO ranked with orchestras having two to five times RSO’s budget.

The orchestra annually receives critical acclaim for its performance quantity and innovative programming. It is frequently mentioned in print media’s “Ten Best” selections of classical concerts in the Triangle. RSO has been awarded the Raleigh Medal of Arts for its inclusive and innovative programming, community outreach and high artistic standards.