The Free Spirits Ensemble is the modern chamber music ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony. Our mission is to present music of our time, our hemisphere, so that you may discover and share in today’s treasures.
It’s here! It’s now! After a wild ride in the 20th century with challenges to the basic ingredients of music, music has freed itself from the restraints of intellectual experimentation. Today’s composers move freely among the treasures of our musical past, the engaging melodies of today’s pop, and the exciting sounds and rhythms of world music, to express their view of our world.
The Free Spirits Ensemble searches for accessible music of our time, our hemisphere to share with you.
Members: Lanette Lind – Piano/Music Director, Wayne Leechford – Saxophones, Jim Williams – Clarinet, Jean Bynam – Violin; RiShea Shlitter – Violin; Ariana Dewar – Cello Irene Burke – Flute