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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 the accessible music of our time, our hemisphere to share with you.


2018-2019 Season:

Come and enjoy the hauntingly beautiful Pacific Serenade by Grammy nominated Miguel del Aguila, or, the exciting rhythms of Robert Muczynski and Astor Piazzolla, as the Free Spirits Ensemble brings them to life.

Also, join us for world premieres and a Meet the Composer event!   Sit back and laugh and cry as we musically tell the tale of The Ugly Duckling by Lanette Lind and Dog Tales by Adrienne Albert.


Saturday, March 2, 2019   

Bosendorfer Hall, Ruggero Piano; 7:30 PM

Featuring works by emerging composers

Suite for Clarinet and Piano                                                           Richard Faith

Silence for Violin and Piano                                                           Miguel del Aguila

Tango Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano                                       Miguel del Aguila


Sunday, April 7, 2019   

Bosendorfer Hall, Ruggero Piano; 4:00 PM

Sea Pieces for clarinet and piano                                                  Richard Faith

The Peaceable Kingdom or The Ugly Duckling                              Lanette Lind

Dog Tales for flute, clarinet and piano                                           Adrienne Albert

Three Dog Night, The Artful Dodger, Mutt and Jeff

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Bosendorfer Hall, Ruggero Piano; 4:00 PM

Four Poems for Cello and Piano                                                    Richard Faith

Pacific Serenade for Clarinet and Piano                                        Miguel del Aguila

Hypnosis for Flute and Piano                                                          Ian Clarke

Airborne for Flute and Piano                                                        Gary Schocker

Fantasy Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano                                     

Robert Muczynski