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Collage (from TL, clockwise): Professor Stephen Anderson plays the piano, a mixing board in black and white, 2021-2022 William S. Newman Artists Series in black text on a light blue background, Professor Nicholas DiEugenio and Mimi Solomon perform in Moeser AuditoriumWe are proud this year to offer the UNC community another installment of our long-running William S. Newman Artists Series: select 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.

Tickets to all WSN Series events are available for $15 ($10 for students and UNC faculty/staff). Tickets can be purchased online (click here) or at the door.


William S. Newman Artists Series – Event List

Fall 2021

September 26 Quintets for Strings and Clarinet • 3:00 pm, Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall
Donald L. Oehler, clarinet; Nicholas DiEugenio, Leah Peroutka, violins; Sam Gold, viola; and Brent Wissick, cello, present
Fredrick Kaufmann’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings (1988), Max Reger’s Quintet (A Dur), Opus 146 für Klarinette, zwei Violinen, Bratsche und Violoncell (1916), and Tchaikovsky’s Herbstlied (1876) for clarinet and string quartet (arr. 1993).

October 10Corpario’s Italian Madrigals and Consorts: It is time to die • 7:30 pm, Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall
Brent Wissick, viola da gamba, is joined by Parthenia, an NYC-based consort of viols, and six NC singers (Jeanne Fischer, Marc Callahan, Tim Sparks, Laura Alexander, Kathryn Mueller, Henry Branson) in consorts and madrigals, by 17th-century English composer John Coprario.

Spring 2022

March 5 Steven Spooner, piano • 7:30 pm, Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall
Pianist Steven Spooner, professor at the Peabody Institute (Johns Hopkins University), in recital.

March 25 Folk Inspired: Music for Two Violins • 7:30 pm, Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall
UNC Violin students, along with Professor Nicholas DiEugenio, will explore folk influences in music written for two violins in the 20th and 21st centuries. Featuring music by Errolyn Wallen, Bela Bartok, Joshua Uzoigwe, Godwin Sadoh, Luciano Berio, and Kenneth Kafui.