First Fridays Online
November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
Caged Bird | Daniel Asanov, Text by Maya Angelou
The Mask | Daniel Asanov, Text by Maya Angelou
Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing | J. Rosamond Johnson & James Weldon Johnson
Tomer Goldhagen (he/him/his) | Trumpet
My name is Tomer and I’m a freshman trumpet player who is majoring in Music and Physics. I have experience performing wind band music, jazz big band tunes, contemporary orchestral scores, and listening to whatever I can get my hands on.
Jace Bean (he/him/his) | Guitar
My name is Jace Bean, and I’m from Surf City, NC. I am a Political Science and Peace, War, and Defense major. I started playing guitar when I was 17 and I have loved being immersed in the world of music ever since!
Isaac Talbert (he/him/his) | Oboe
Hi! My name is Isaac Talbert and I am a freshman here at UNC. I am beyond fortunate to be able to play the oboe. Through the oboe, I have been able to form a connection to music that has fundamentally changed my life. With this beautiful instrument, I have learned to better deal with loss, anxiety, and heartbreak. I believe that music can be best understood by the emotions it portrays. Through our musical interpretation of the poems written by the late Maya Angelou and other crucial persons of color, we as a band hope to further understand and fight injustices both domestic and abroad.
Daniel Asanov (he/him/his) | Drums & Composer/Arranger
My name’s Daniel Asanov, and I’m currently double majoring in Music Composition and Linguistics here at UNC! I’ve played in many classical ensembles, jazz groups, and contemporary style bands, and have written for almost as many. I hope to be able to continue to use my passion to write music that inspires people!
Grant Holland (he/him/his) | Keys/Trumpet
My name is Grant Holland and I am from Wilmington, NC. I attend UNC and I’m majoring in Biology. I started playing the trumpet in middle school and I still enjoy playing the trumpet today.
George Wasson (he/him/his) | Alto Saxophone
Hello, I’m George Wasson and I’m a Political Science major from Mooresville, NC. I have been playing the alto saxophone since 6th grade. I’ve performed with scholastic, religious, and secular ensembles in that time. As a musician and a person of color, I hope to honor the impact that communities of color have had on creating the art that I love today.
The Fall 2020 First Fridays series, cosponsored by Arts Everywhere, features students performing works by underrepresented voices. All performances have been pre-recorded for health and safety.