DSC_0152We are proud this year to offer the UNC community another installment of our long-running William S. Newman Artists Series: 10 concerts celebrating the alliance of scholarship and performance that animates the lives of music faculty and students at Carolina. This year’s series features a diverse collection of music department faculty and guest artists in performances ranging across the musical spectrum, from timeless classics to under-explored repertory to exciting contemporary compositions.

We offer individual or family subscriptions (two adults and their children) to the full or half series, now at HALF PRICE to our UNC community. Available in five- and 10-concert options, subscription passes may also be substituted for admission at any of the Department’s 2016-17 Scholarship Benefit concerts. And this year, we’ve even dropped the price in the subscriptions! Please take advantage — it’s the best music bargain in town!

Subscriptions are available via both the Music Department Office (919-962-1039; music.dept@unc.edu) and at the door prior to Newman Series events. Payment can be made via cash or check (made out to “UNC Music Department” with the name of the pass in the memo line). In addition to series subscriptions, individual tickets to all WSN Series events will be available at door for $15 ($10 for students and UNC faculty/staff).

Newman Series – Subscription Options

Full Series (10 Events) Pass

  • Grants 10 admissions to Newman Series events (admissions transferable among multiple patrons)
  • May also be substituted for admission to Scholarship Benefit Series events
  • Individual Pass: $75 general admission ($37.50 students and UNC faculty/staff)
  • Family Pass (2 adults and children): $125 for all family members

Half Series (5 Events) Pass

  • Grants five admissions to Newman Series events (admissions transferable among multiple patrons)
  • May also be substituted for admission to Scholarship Benefit Series events
  • Individual Pass: $40 general admission ($20 students and UNC faculty/staff)
  • Family Pass (2 adults and children): $65 for all family members

UNC Music All-Access Pass

  • Grants individual admission to all 10 Newman Series events and all 18 Scholarship Benefit Series events
  • Newman Series subscribers may apply full cost of their subscription to an upgraded All-Access pass
  • $200 general admission ($100 for students and UNC faculty/staff)

Newman Series – Event List

October 2016

16 Alberto Ginastera Centennial Celebration • Guest Lecture: Deborah Schwartz-Kates, University of Miami Concert by Music Department piano, strings, and voice faculty 3:00 pm, Kenan Music Building, Rehearsal Hall

28 Celebrating Congo featuring Kinobe, Jaja Bashengezi, and Mack el Sambo 7:30 pm, Kenan Music Building, Rehearsal Hall

November 2016

6 Faculty Recital: piano, voice, strings, woodwinds • Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte Timothy Sparks, tenor; Thomas Otten, piano George Crumb’s Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) for electric instruments • Brooks de Wetter-Smith, flute; Thomas Otten, piano; Brent Wissick, cello J.S. Bach’s Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211 (Coffee Cantata) • Jeanne Fischer, soprano; Marc Callahan, baritone; Timothy Sparks, tenor; Nicholas DiEugenio, violin; Elaine Funaro, harpsichord; Brent Wissick, cello 7:30 pm, Kenan Music Building, Rehearsal Hall

12 Chamber Music of Haydn featuring the Baryton: Octets, Quintets, Trios, and Duos for the Esterhazy Court, co-sponsored by Mallarmé Chamber Players • Ken Slowik (Smithsonian guest) and Brent Wissick, barytons; Nicholas DiEugenio and Leah Peroutka, violins; Suzanne Rousso, viola; Stephanie Vial, cello; Robbie Link, bass; Will Thauer, oboe; Rebecca Troxler, flute; Celeste Holm, Rick Seraphinoff and Pamela Burleson, horn; in honor of distinguished Cornell University Haydn scholar, John Hsu Guest Speaker: James Wester, Cornell University • 3:00 pm, Kenan Music Building, Rehearsal Hall. Get your tickets ahead of time now. 

February 2017

19 Celebrating Monteverdi’s 450th Birthday UNC Baroque Ensemble, Chamber Singers, and Sackbut Ensemble, with faculty vocalists Tim Sparks, Jeanne Fischer, and Marc Callahan • Tim Carter, speaker • 7:30 pm, Moeser Auditorium

26 Mystery and Foreboding: Brahms Sonatas for Violin and Piano • Nicholas DiEugenio, violin, and Mimi Solomon, piano 3:00 pm, Moeser Auditorium

March 2017

3 Retracing the Avantgarde: Music by Beethoven and others • Stefan Litwin, piano 7:30 pm, Moeser Auditorium

5 Schubert’s Die Winterreise • Marc Callahan, baritone, and Thomas Otten, piano 3:00 pm, Moeser Auditorium

26 New Music for Marimba • Juan Álamo, marimba 6:00 pm, Moeser Auditorium

31 Performing Commemoration: Musical Reenactment and the Politics of Trauma • Christine Wilkie Bohlman, piano, Philip V. Bohlman, narrator, and UNC music faculty •
7:30 pm, Person Recital Hall