Department of Music

We are proud this year to offer the UNC community another installment of our long-running William S. Newman Artists Series: 8 concerts celebrating the alliance of scholarship and performance that animates the lives of music faculty and students at Carolina. This year’s series features a diverse collection of music department faculty and guest artists in performances ranging across the musical spectrum, from timeless classics to under-explored repertory to exciting contemporary compositions.

We offer individual or family subscriptions (two adults and their children) to the full or half series, now at HALF PRICE to our UNC community. We offer a Newman Pick 5 pass, but the subscription passes may also be substituted for admission at any of the Department’s 2019-2020 Scholarship Benefit concerts. Please take advantage — it’s the best music bargain in town!

Subscriptions are available via both the Music Department Office (919-962-1039; and at the door prior to Newman Series events. Payment can be made via cash or check (made out to “UNC Music Department” with the name of the pass in the memo line). In addition to series subscriptions, individual tickets to all WSN Series events will be available at door for $15 ($10 for students and UNC faculty/staff).

William S. Newman Artists Series – Subscription Options

Newman Pick 5 Pass

  • Grants five admissions to Newman Series events (admissions transferable among multiple patrons)
  • May also be substituted for admission to Scholarship Benefit Series events
  • Individual Pass: $40 general admission ($20 students and UNC faculty/staff)
  • Family Pass (2 adults and children): $65 for all family members

UNC Music All-Access Pass

  • Grants individual admission to all 8 Newman Series events and all 22 Scholarship Benefit Series events
  • Newman Series subscribers may apply full cost of their subscription to an upgraded All-Access pass
  • $200 general admission ($100 for students and UNC faculty/staff)

William S. Newman Artists Series – Event List

Fall 2019

October 23 • Scènes du Salon: A Celebration of 19th-Century Female Composers
7:30 pm, Person Recital Hall Jeanne Fischer, soprano, and Mimi Solomon, fortepiano
Works by Clara Schumann, Pauline Viardot, and Fanny Hensel

October 27 • Living Art Collective Ensemble (LACE) presents Corsets unLACEd
3:00 pm, Person Recital Hall
Jacqueline Saed Wolborsky, violin, and Danielle DeSwert Hahn, piano
Celebrating female composers including Clara Schumann, Lili Boulanger, and Jennifer Higdon.

November 7 • Verona Quartet
8:00 pm, Moeser Auditorium
The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle Artists-in-Residence
Jonathan Ong, violin, Dorothy Ro, violin, Abigail Rojansky, viola, and Jonathan Dormand, cello
Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals with Clara Yang and Mimi Solomon, piano, with narration by Vivienne Benesch, featuring members of The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle

November 21 • Javier Martínez Campos, cello, and Clara Yang, piano
7:30 pm, Moeser Auditorium
U.S. premiere of Campos Cello Sonata and works by Kodaly, Shostakovich, and de Falla

Spring 2020

February 2 • Carolina Wind Quintet with Molly Morkoski, piano
3:00 pm, Moeser Auditorium
Works by Poulenc and others

February 23 • The Doppler Effect: Music for Two Flutes and Keyboard
7:30 pm, Moeser Auditorium
Laura Dangerfield Stevens and Brooks de Wetter-Smith, flute, and Ināra Zandmane, keyboard
Works by Doppler, Tulou, and Mozart

March 1 • Prose, Poetry, and Music from Across the Centuries
7:30 pm, Moeser Auditorium
German actor and writer Hanns Zischler with Stefan Litwin, piano, in collaboration with the Talking Music Series

March 31 • The Elliston Trio CANCELED
7:30 pm, Person Recital Hall
Keith Nicholas, cello, Erin Hall, violin, Matthew Phelps, piano (members of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
Fauré Piano Trio, Op. 120, Joan Tower For Daniel, and Beethoven “Ghost” Trio