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FOTH: Music, Science, and Nature – Concert 1
April 1, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Festival on the Hill is a biennial music festival presented by the UNC Department of Music based around a given theme. Past festivals have included “Music at Black Mountain,” “CHAT Festival,” “Revisions and Rethinkings,” “Videmus at 25,” and “Music and the Congo.” The current festival is on the theme of “Music, Science, and Nature,” and will consist of a two-day scholarly symposium with lectures and discussions by composers, scientists, and musicologists, as well as a series of four concerts featuring music that incorporates concepts and sounds from the natural world.
Join us on Day 1 for the keynote lecture and a concert. Peter Pesic – writer, pianist, and Director of Science Institute at St. John’s College in Sante Fe – will deliver the keynote speech on the intersection of music and natural sciences.
The subsequent concert will feature Toru Takemitsu’s Rain Tree; Claude Debussy’s Bruyères and Ondine from Préludes, Book II; Maurice Ravel’s Ondine from Gaspard de la nuit; Charles Ives’ Selections from 114 Songs; Olivier Messiaen’s Un reflet dans le vent and L’alouette lulu (“Woodlark”) from Catalogue d’oiseaux.
For a full listing of events, speakers, and concert programs, visit the Festival on the Hill website: http://music.unc.edu/foth.