The University Chamber Players creates the opportunity for music majors and accomplished non-majors to learn and perform the standard chamber music repertoire while receiving intensive faculty coaching. The ensemble strives to fulfill the following goals:

  • foster an appreciation for the genre of chamber music
  • allow students to understand and experience the nature of small ensemble playing
  • provide an official avenue for chamber music performance within the Department of Music
  • expose students to a repertoire and musical activity that they can pursue (as professionals or amateurs) long after the university years

Each term concludes with a public performance given in Person Recital Hall on the UNC campus, and additional off-campus performances are given on a regular basis. For more information or to join University Chamber Players, contact the director, Prof. Donald Oehler (dloehler@email.unc.edu).

Repertoire

  • Argento, Dominick, To Be Sung Upon the Water, For High Voice, Piano and Clarinet
  • Bach, J.S.Trio Sonate aus dem Musikalischen Opfer, BWV 1079
  • Beethoven, Ludwig vanTrio, Op. 91, For Piano, Violin, Cello; Trio, Op. 11, For Clarinet, Cello, Piano; Trio VII, Op. 97, For Piano, Violin and Cello
  • Brahms, JohannesQuintet, Op. 115, For Clarinet and String Quartet; Trio in a minor, Op. 114, For Clarinet, Cello, Piano
  • Bruch, MaxAcht Stücke, Op. 83
  • Copland, AaronAs It Fell Upon a Day, For Voice, Flute and Clarinet
  • Damase, Jean MichelDix-Sept Variations, For Wind Quintet
  • Dionne, AndrewYouth
  • Dubois, Pierre MaxQuartet for Saxophones
  • Dvorak, AntonQuintet, Op. 81, For Piano and String Quartet; Serenade in d minor, Op. 44, For Winds
  • Foss, Lukas13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
  • Haydn, JosephTrio in G, HXV 25; Trio No. I in G Major, For Piano, Violin and Cello
  • Hindemith, Paul, Kleine Kammermusik für Funf Blaser, Op. 24
  • Hummel, Johann NepomukMilitary Septet, Op.114
  • Loeffler, Charles MartinDeux Rapsodies
  • Messiaen, OlivierQuatuor Pour la Fin du Temps
  • Milhaud, DariusSuite Pour Violin, Clarinet et Piano
  • Mozart, Wolfgang AmadeusQuintet for Piano and Winds
  • Nielsen, CarlQuintet, Op. 43; Serenata – Invano
  • Persichetti, VincentPastoral, Op. 21
  • Pierné, GabrielSonata de Camera, Op. 48, Pour Trois Instruments
  • Piston, WalterThree Pieces For Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon
  • Poulenc, FrancisSextour For Piano and Wind Quintet
  • Quantz, Johann JoachimTrio – Sonate in C moll
  • Ravel, Maurice, Chansons Madecasses, Pour Chant, Flute, Cello, Piano
  • Reicha, Anton, Wind Quintet, Op. 88
  • Rorem, NedAriel, For voice, Clarinet, Piano; Trio, For Flute, Cello, Piano
  • Saint-Saens, CamilleCarnival of the Animals (arr. for Wind Quintet)
  • Schubert, FranzDer Hirt auf dem Felsen
  • Spohr, LouisSechs Deutsche Lieder, Op. 103, For Soprano, Clarinet, Piano
  • Thuille, LudwigSextet, Op. 6, For Piano and Winds
  • Weber, Carl Maria vanKlavier Trio in g minor, Op. 63, For Flute, Cello, Piano
  • Zwilich, Ellen TaaffeChamber Symphony