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This Night, This Moment: Music of Allen Anderson | WSN 22-23

October 29, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

This Night, This Moment poster


Allen Anderson
Professor Allen Anderson

Seven works, including four premieres, of compositions by UNC Faculty member and composer Allen Anderson who has taught at UNC since 1996 and is retiring at the end of this semester.

A member of the music department’s faculty since 1996, Allen Anderson has composed works for the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild, Speculum Musicae, Ascolta, the Empyrean Ensemble, the UNC Chamber Singers, The Master Singers of Lexington, Aleck Karis, Thomas Warburton, Daniel Stepner, as well as UNC graduates Grace Kennerly and Sara Soltau. His work has been acknowledged with awards or commissions from the Guggenheim, Fromm and Koussevitsky foundations, Chamber Music America, BMI, League of Composers/ISCM (both the National and Boston chapters) and the Institute for Arts and Humanities at UNC. In 2005 he received the Goddard Lieberson Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His music is published by C. F. Peters and APNM, and has been released on three recordings from CRI. Of An Opportunity for Mischief, his 2014 Albany Records release, Fanfare magazine wrote: “thoughtful, literate music that supplies its own logic; it makes an impact and is worth returning to for a point of view that suggests meaningful identities, relationships, and associations.”



3 Alessandrans with Lullaby (2016/2022) (premiere) for piano: three miniature elaborations on a lullaby for Alessandra Martinez

Robert Buxton, piano

Evidence of Signs (2022) (pre-recorded performance)

Brooks de Wetter-Smith, flute

In Your Narrowing Dark Hours (2022) (premiere) songs for mezzo-soprano and piano to poems of Louise Bogan.

Julia Holoman, mezzo-soprano, and Mimi Solomon, piano

– intermission –

Memento (2021) for cello choir, based on a brief 16th century choral setting by the Mexico City polyphonist, Fernando Franco

Performers include UNC faculty members Brent Wissick, cello, and Tonu Kalam, conductor, along with former UNC students and local cellists

cym bow lick garden (2022) (premiere) for recorded and synthesized sound

Tama Hochbaum, video

Think That’s You (2019) (premiere) for piano: figuratively, a personality recognition (software) toccata

Clara Yang, piano

This Night, This Moment (2007) for a cappella choral to a poem by Li Po (translated by David Hinton)

UNC Chamber Singers, Susan Klebanow, conductor

View the full program pdf here.




Watch the live stream here!



Due to the homecoming football game that day, parking will be tricky – please plan to arrive early.

ADA parking will be available in the Swain Lot next to Hill Hall for $10.

Free parking is available at the Cameron-Graham / Co-generation Lot along Cameron Avenue across from the Power Plant.

Paid parking is available in the Carolina Square parking deck and on Franklin St. & Rosemary St.

This special performance is part of the 2022-2023 William S. Newman Artists Series. This performance is free and does not follow the regular WSN pricing.


October 29, 2022
8:00 pm
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James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall
145 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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