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First Fridays: Celebrating the Sounds & Sights of Carolina

November 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 5, 2021

One event on November 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 3, 2021 at 12:30 pm

Navy background with streaks and dots of variated colors; Text reads: Celebrating the Sounds and Sights of Carolina, First Fridays


*Special pop up*

World premiere of Intimate Distance by student composers David Green, Alex McKeveny, & James Larkins
Commissioned and performed by mezzo-soprano Julia Holoman and clarinetist Matthew Svec


Maria Manning (violin)
Frances Norton (violin)
Tate Jones (viola)
Jack Hall (cello)

View the full program pdf here.



Holiday Caroling

featuring the

UNC Chamber Singers, directed by Susan Klebanow

*12:30 pm, on the steps of Hill Hall (weather-permitting)*



UNC Harp Ensemble, directed by Laura Byrne

Harps on the Hill: Songs of Hope and Peace
Pavane | 16th-century Anonymous
Ave Maria | Bach/Gounod
Sheep May Safely Graze | Bach
Largo – Winter from Four Seasons | Vivaldi
Waltz in B-flat | Brahms
On Wings of Song | Mendelssohn
Gymnopdie 1 | Satie
Peaceable Garden | Barnwell

*Music department tent, beside Hill Hall*



Charanga Carolina, directed by Juan Álamo

Si Envidia | Orquesta Aragón
Little Sunflower | Freddie Hubbard
Curaçao | Cal Tjader
Cuban Fantasy | Ray Bryant

Created in Fall 2019 by Arts Everywhere and the UNC Department of Music, First Fridays is a concert series that features pop-up performances by different student and chamber ensembles on the first Friday of each month in the rotunda of Hill Hall as well as in various locations across campus. These informal concerts allow students, faculty, staff, and community members to come and go as they listened to live music of all genres and configurations. Last year’s virtual performances featured music by underrepresented voices such as Mélanie Bonis, Betty Jackson King, Robert Owens, Julia Perry, Florence Price, William Grant Still, and Chen Yi.

This year, we’re celebrating the many sights and sounds of Carolina and look forward to showcasing a wide variety of different genres and styles of music.

To learn more about past First Friday performances click here. To watch the 2020-2021 First Fridays performances click here.


November 5, 2021
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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Hill Hall Rotunda
145 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

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