The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Music Department presents many concerts and music events every year, by students, faculty and visiting artists. Many of them are free. I’m a big fan of the UNC Music Department. I’ve been to many concerts and have never been disappointed. The music department is not only excellent for music students and valuable for the UNC student body, but is also a great resource to the community.
The concerts that are not free are very affordable and often fund music scholarships for UNC students.
Here are some of the upcoming concerts.
Rendevous in Bratislava
September 1st, 2018
Person Hall, 181 E. Cameron Avenue
A Slovak Cabaret on the Power of Laughter in Troubled Times
Justin John Moniz, tenor
September 14th, 2018
Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Avenue
Justin John Moniz, tenor, will give a recital and masterclass in Moeser Auditorium, accompanied by Qiao Zheng Goh on piano.
Mr. Moniz holds the Doctor of Music in Voice Performance from Florida State University, a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, where he was recently selected as the recipient of the 2015 Rising Star Award for having demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in the first decade following graduation.
UNC Jazz Combos
October 5th, 2018
Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Avenue
UNC Jazz Band
October 6th, 2018
Directed by Professor Jim Ketch. $10 general admission, $5 students and UNC faculty/staff. Tickets available at the door.
UNC Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band
Memorial Hall, 114 E. Cameron Avenue
The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Evan Feldman, is composed of approximately fifty-five of the finest wind and percussion performers at the university. Although its members come from many different states and a variety of fields of study, they are drawn together by the desire to perform serious wind literature. The Wind Ensemble has received praise from composers and reviewers for its artistic performances and imaginative programming that regularly features collaborations with major composers and guest artists.
The Symphony Band, conducted by Arris Golden, is composed of approximately sixty students and performs a variety of original wind literature and orchestral transcriptions.
$10 general admission, $5 students and UNC faculty/staff. Tickets available at the door and in advance. Call (919) 843-3333 for more information.
UNC Symphony Orchestra with Marc Callahan, bass-baritone
October 15th, 2018 (rescheduled from Oct. 11)
Performing Walton Spitfire Prelude and Fugue John Adams The Wound-Dresser Schubert Symphony No. 7, “Unfinished” The UNC Symphony Orchestra is a 90-member ensemble led by Music Director and Conductor, Tonu Kalam. They are joined on this concert by voice faculty, Professor Marc Callahan, on John Adams The Wound-Dresser. The Wound-Dresser is a 19 minute-long piece for chamber orchestra and baritone, featuring excerpts of Walt Whitman’s poem of the same title. Marc Callahan, bass-baritone $10 general admission, $5 students and UNC faculty/staff.
Faculty Recital: Brent Wissick, cello
October 23rd, 2018
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall
Brent Wissick, cello, with James Rice, piano Kurt Weill Cello Sonata
Faculty Recital: Hank Smith, banjo
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