Compose Carolina: Alex McKeveny, David Green, James Larkins, Julia Holoman, Matthew Svec
July 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Five current music majors come together to create a new telling of the classic story of Orpheus, an ancient Greek tale about love, grief, and deception. Returning Compose Carolina student-composers David Green, James Larkins, and Alex McKeveny are joined this summer by mezzo-soprano Julia Holoman and clarinetist Matthew Svec as they explore these time-honored themes with a new lens.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Join us for the second-annual Compose Carolina, our summer music series produced in collaboration with Carolina Performing Arts. This weekly virtual series features the premieres of four original musical compositions ranging in genre and style, written by alumni and students of the UNC Department of Music composition program on a given theme. Our prompt for this year is “In The Now,” and can be interpreted freely by the composers, from the literal to the very metaphorical.
This summer, we welcome three new alumni composers, Trinity Vélez-Justo, Alex Van Gils, and Stewart Engart, for the debut of three diverse solo compositions, as well as a group of student composers and musicians who will re-interpret the Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice through their score. On Fridays in July, the livestreamed event will feature the artist(s) in conversation with a faculty moderator, the debut of their composition, and a casual “program notes” conversation and Q&A.
Recording of CPA virtual events is not permitted. Check out their livestream events guide for tips on how to watch on your device. If you have questions or concerns related to accessibility, please contact CPA.