I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that we had the Attacca String Quartet in residence here at the UNC School of the Arts. Things are really jumping this spring, starting next week. We are going to have new music coming out our ears, which is exactly how I like it. And I can’t help pointing it out, because I love this: the next seven weeks include sixty performances of new pieces by our sixteen student composers:
SUNDAY 11 MARCH, 3:00 pm
TUESDAY 13 MARCH, 7:30 pm
Winston Salem Symphony’s Concert for Peace
Robert Moody leads the orchestra in a performance of Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. Stevens Center. Admission charged.
TUESDAY 13 MARCH
Watson Brass Quintet
The Watson Brass Quintet performs new music by Anthony DiLorenzo and Eric Ewazen, and premieres Lawrence Dillon’s Disruption. 7:30 pm, Watson Hall.
WEDNESDAY 14 MARCH
Recording Session: Lindsay Kesselman/Daniel Pesca
Soprano and pianist record songs by Kyrie Antoinette’s Old News, Derek Arnold’s Song of the Shirt, Alicia Bachorik’s Love Songs and Jessica Buford’s They Were Miners. 8:00-10:00 pm, Watson Hall.
THURSDAY 15 MARCH
Michel van der Aa
Dutch composer and Grawemeyer winner Michel van der Aa gives a public talk about his work, including a live performance of Transit for piano, video and soundtrack. Brendle Recital Hall, Wake Forest University, 7:30 pm. Free admission.
SATURDAY 17 MARCH
New music ensemble performs Tyson Davis’ Rare Earth Metal, Oliver Glynn’s Wholegrain Stumble and Nick Karr’s Cells. Crawford Hall, 2:00 pm.
SUNDAY 18 MARCH
Master’s clarinet recital includes new music by Guillaume Connesson, Roberto Laneri, and Eric Mandat and the premiere of Your Huddled Masses by Peyton Clifford. Watson Hall, 7:30 pm.
SATURDAY 24 MARCH
Guest violinist Jubal Fulks performs music by John Cage, Elliott Carter, Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich and the premiere of Thomas Little’s Imaginary Poetry. 7:30 pm, Watson Hall.
SUNDAY 25 MARCH
Premiere of Moravian Mementos, a joint project by Derek Arnold, Alicia Bachorik, Nicholas Karr, Thomas Little and Scott Shea commissioned by Wachovia Winds. 2:00 pm, Brendel Hall, Wake Forest University.
MONDAY 26 MARCH
Derek Wesley Arnold
Derek Wesley Arnold’s Master’s Composition recital, including As Fast as Possible, The Robin and the Mirror, Venus and Adonis, Song of the Shirt and This Place. 7:30 pm, Watson Hall.
TUESDAY 27 MARCH
Recording Session: Eighth Blackbird
Eighth Blackbird records music by Oliver Glynn’s A couple of Ogden Nash poems, Nicholas Karr’s Sulcus, Thomas Little’s Invasion of the Minor Seconds, Thomas McMillan’s Prime Gaps, Algernon Robinson’s Spring, Luis Sanz’s Transiciones and Scott Shea’s First Impressions. 7:00-11:30 pm, Watson Hall.
FRIDAY 30 MARCH
Jessica Buford’s senior recital includes performances of Psalm 83, 8:57/9, A Pair, Clara’s Theme, Vulnerable Venerable and Golden and Empty. 7:30 pm, Watson Hall.
WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL
Premieres of Caleb Adams’ Pigs and Banjos, Gustav Knudson’s Moorland Songs, Christopher Pyle’s A Moment of Your Time, Please and Braden Plyler’s Wind Quintet. 2:00 pm, Crawford Hall.
THURSDAY 5 APRIL
UNCSA Wind Ensemble and Wachovia Winds
Guest ensemble Wachovia Winds gives a repeat performance of Moravian Mementos, a joint project by Derek Arnold, Alicia Bachorik, Nicholas Karr, Thomas Little and Scott Shea commissioned by Wachovia Winds. 7:30 pm, Stevens Center.
SATURDAY 7 APRIL
Nathan Zullinger leads the UNCSA Cantata Singers in Tyson Davis’s There Is Another Sky, Oliver Glynn’s Nighttime Search and Thomas Little’s The Pines. 4:00 pm, Crawford Hall.
TUESDAY 10 APRIL
Christopher James Lees leads the UNCSA Symphony in performances of Alicia Bachorik’s Tango, Tyson Davis’s The Age of Ambiguity, Luis Sanz’s La Conquista and Scott Shea’s The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls. 7:30 pm, Crawford Hall.
FRIDAY 13 APRIL
Ron Rudkin leads the jazz band in a performance of Luis Sanz’s Borinquen Fantasy. 7:30 pm, Freedman Theater.
WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL, 7:30 pm
FRIDAY 20 APRIL, 7:30 pm
SUNDAY 22 APRIL, 2:00 pm
Impressions de Pelléas
A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute production of Debussy’s opera in a new scoring for piano and percussion by students of Michael Rothkopf. DeMille Theater.
SATURDAY 21 APRIL
Alicia Bachorik’s Master’s Composition recital includes Each Day a New Beginning, Love Songs, Memento Mori, Seared Valor and What Goes Around. 2:00 pm, Watson Hall.
THURSDAY 26 APRIL
FRIDAY 27 APRIL
Composer-choreographer collaborations, featuring music by Alicia Bachorik, Kyrie Antoinette, Jessica Buford, Thomas Little, Oliver Glynn and Nick Karr. 7:30 pm, DeMille Theater.