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James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall

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135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
9199621039

The former Hill Hill Auditorium has bee renamed the James and Susan Moeser Auditorium to honor two music faculty members who have advanced and championed the arts at UNC for decades. You’ll find the auditorium in Hill Hall next to the rotunda.

September 2019

Guest Artist Concert: The Mark Tonelli Quartet

September 26 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free

Jazz guitarist Mark Tonelli, from Millikin University, with UNC Jazz faculty, Stephen Anderson, piano Jason Foureman, bass & Dan Davis, drums

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Guest Artist Recital: Justin John Moniz, tenor

September 27 @ 8:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free
Justin John Moniz

Join guest artist Justin John Moniz, tenor, for an evening of art songs and more! Program TBA Dr. Justin John Moniz currently serves as Associate Director of Vocal Pedagogy and Music Assistant Professor of Vocal Performance at New York University’s (NYU) Steinhardt School and Voice Center (Langone Medical Center) where he teaches courses in pedagogical theory and practice, applied voice, and supervises the graduate vocal pedagogy program. Prior to joining the NYU faculty, Dr. Moniz served as Chair of Vocal…

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Guest Artist Masterclass: Justin John Moniz, tenor

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free
Justin John Moniz

Guest artist Justin John Moniz presents a masterclass with UNC Voice students. Dr. Justin John Moniz currently serves as Associate Director of Vocal Pedagogy and Music Assistant Professor of Vocal Performance at New York University’s (NYU) Steinhardt School and Voice Center (Langone Medical Center) where he teaches courses in pedagogical theory and practice, applied voice, and supervises the graduate vocal pedagogy program. Prior to joining the NYU faculty, Dr. Moniz served as Chair of Vocal Studies at Millikin University and…

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October 2019

UNC Jazz Combos

October 4 @ 4:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free

Student jazz combos perform with guest artist Ricardo Pascal, saxophone.

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UNC Jazz Band

October 5 @ 8:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The UNC Jazz Band, directed by Jim Ketch, performs with guest artist Ricardo Pascal, saxophone. $10 general admission, $5 students and UNC faculty/staff. Tickets available at the door and in advance. 

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Guest Artists Concert: Matthew Burtner and EcoSono

October 12 @ 8:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Composer and performer Matthew Burtner and members of the EcoSono collective present "Glacier Music". To learn more about Matthew Burtner and the EcoSono collective, visit http://matthewburtner.com/ecosono/.  

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Guest Artist Masterclass: John Parker, trumpet

October 14 @ 2:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free

Alumnus John Parker (B.Mus. '14) gives a masterclass to UNC Trumpet studio students. John Parker is currently the Associate Principal Trumpet for the Houston Symphony Orchestra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B75BPO8t7CQ

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Guest Artist Recital: John Parker, trumpet

October 14 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free

Hear alumnus John Parker, trumpet, in recital with Tim Hudson, trumpet, and Suzanne Polak, piano. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B75BPO8t7CQ

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November 2019

Guest Artist Masterclass: Peter Frankl, piano

November 4 @ 3:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free

Pianist Peter Frankl (Professor Emeritus, Yale University) gives a masterclass to Kenan Music Scholars.

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Tres Vidas by Core Ensemble

November 5 @ 7:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free

A chamber music theatre work for singing actress and trio (cello, piano and percussion) based on the lives of three legendary Latin American Women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina Amaya and Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni. Text is by Marjorie Agosin. The show features a wide stylistic range of music, including popular and folk songs of Mexico, El Salvador and Argentina, vocal and instrumental tangos by Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla and new music written especially for the…

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Verona Quartet

November 7 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Hailed by The New York Times as an “outstanding ensemble,” the Verona Quartet—winner of the 2015 Concert Artists Guild Competition—has quickly earned a stellar reputation as one of the most compelling young quartets in chamber music today for their “interpretive strength…robust characterization commanding resonance” (Calgary Herald). Jonathan Ong, violin Dorothy Ro, violin Abigail Rojansky, viola Jonathan Dorman, cello Performing Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals, joined in performance by UNC piano faculty Clara Yang and Mimi Solomon and narrated by Playmakers…

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Guest Artist Recital: Peter Frankl, piano

November 8 @ 8:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free

Professor Emeritus of Piano at Yale University, Peter Frankl performs in a guest artist recital. To learn more about Peter Frankl's illustrious career, click here.

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Brent Wissick, cello, with Jeanne Fischer, soprano, and the UNC Cello Choir

November 9 @ 3:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free

UNC Music faculty Brent Wissick, cello, performs with Jeanne Fischer, soprano, and the UNC Cello Choir. Featuring the music of, Allen Anderson Benjamin Britten Harrison Birtwistle & Hector Villa-Lobos.

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UNC Opera: Il Sogno di Scipio (Scipio’s Dream)

November 16 @ 8:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

UNC Opera performs Mozart's Il Sogno di Scipio (Scipio's Dream). Performed in Italian with English supertitles. Scipio (tenor), the conqueror of Carthage, is sleeping in the palace of King Massinissa. In a dream, in order to get through life he has to choose between Fortuna (soprano), or Fortune, who possesses all the riches of the world, and Constanza (soprano), or Constancy, rich in wisdom and worthy of trust. When he proves unable to choose, Constanza presents to him, in his…

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UNC Opera: Il Sogno di Scipio (Scipio’s Dream)

November 17 @ 3:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

UNC Opera performs Mozart's Il Sogno di Scipio (Scipio's Dream). Performed in Italian with English supertitles. Scipio (tenor), the conqueror of Carthage, is sleeping in the palace of King Massinissa. In a dream, in order to get through life he has to choose between Fortuna (soprano), or Fortune, who possesses all the riches of the world, and Constanza (soprano), or Constancy, rich in wisdom and worthy of trust. When he proves unable to choose, Constanza presents to him, in his…

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Javier Martínez Campos, cello, and Clara Yang, piano

November 21 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Guest artist Javier Martínez Campos, cello, and UNC Music faculty Clara Yang, piano, join together for an exciting evening of cello and piano works. Featuring the U.S. premiere of Campos' Cello Sonata with other works by Kodaly, Shostakovich, and de Falla. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t-ASRAPguU Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 students/UNC faculty and staff. Tickets available at the door.

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Carolina Choir and UNC Chamber Singers: Music of Peace, War, and Remembrance

November 23 @ 8:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Featuring the premiere performance of Songs of War by Kenneth Frazelle, from poems and diaries of Paul Green, commissioned by the Paul Green Foundation. Also with music of Byrd, Parry, Warner, and Milhaud.   Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/UNC faculty and staff. Tickets available at the door.

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UNC Glee Club

November 24 @ 3:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

UNC Glee Club in concert!   Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/UNC faculty and staff. Tickets available at the door.

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University Chamber Players

November 24 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free

Student chamber ensembles, coached by Professors Nicholas DiEugenio, Brent Wissick, Tonu Kalam, Mimi Solomon, and Laura Stevens, in performance.

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December 2019

UNC Symphony Orchestra with Annual Concerto Competition Winners

December 3 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

In addition to the winning concerto selections, the orchestra will present the premiere performance of Durham composer Maxwell Ramage’s atmospheric tone poem, Taiga.   Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/UNC faculty and staff. Tickets available at the door.

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Gamelan Nyai Saraswati Ensemble

December 4 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free
Gamelan Nyai Saraswati

Be sure to stay for the instrument petting zoo after the performance!

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Carolina Bluegrass Band at Spectrum 2019

Carolina Bluegrass Band

December 5 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The Carolina Bluegrass Band, directed by Russell Johnson presents its fall concert. https://www.facebook.com/1263812903660704/videos/1253843778115587/

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UNC Jazz Combos

December 6 @ 6:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free

Student jazz combos directed and coached by UNC Jazz Faculty present their second concert of the fall.

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UNC Jazz Band: Holiday Concert

December 8 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Get in the holiday spirit with the UNC Jazz Band, directed by Jim Ketch!

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Melody Zhuo, piano

December 10 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free

Melody Zhuo presents her junior piano recital.

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January 2020

Men’s Choral Invitational: Final Concert

January 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
$5

Organized by Professor Dan Huff. Clinician and repertoire TBA.   Tickets are $5 general admission, available at the door.

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Guest Artist Recital: Keith Koons, clarinet

January 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free

Guest artists Keith Koons, clarinet, and pianist Steve Chicurel-Stein with UNC Music clarinet professor Don Oehler performing music for clarinet and piano. Richard Rodney Bennet | Crosstalk for two clarinets in B-flat, 1966 William O. Smith | Five Pieces for Solo Clarinet, 1973 Louis Cahuzac | Cantilène pour Clarinette en Si b et Piano Gary Schocker | Sonata for Two Clarinets and Piano, 1966 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy | Konzertstücke No. 2 für zwei Klarinetten und Klavier, Op. 114, 1833 A native…

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Women’s Choral Showcase

January 31, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free

Organized by Director Laura Alexander

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February 2020

Carolina Wind Quintet with Molly Morkoski, piano

February 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The Carolina Wind Quintet performs the music of Poulenc with pianist Molly Morkoski (UNC Music Alumna).   Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 students/UNC faculty and staff. Tickets available at the door.

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Annual Spectrum Concert

February 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Get a taste of the many flavors of UNC Music with performances by many of the department ensembles and presentations by department scholars. Don't miss this delightful evening celebrating the variety that is UNC Music. Date of Concert is TBD, February 8 or 15, depending on UNC Men's Basketball schedule.   Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/UNC faculty and staff. Tickets available at the door.

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UNC Jazz Combos

February 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Student jazz combos, directed and coached by UNC Jazz faculty, with guitarist Dave Stryker and saxophonist Steve Wilson.   This concert is part of the 43rd Carolina Jazz Festival, February 20-22, 2020.

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UNC Jazz Band

February 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

UNC Jazz Band, directed by Jim Ketch, performs with Artists-in-Residence Dave Stryker, guitar, and Steve Wilson, alto saxophone.   This concert is part of the 43rd Carolina Jazz Festival, February 20-22, 2020.

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15th North Carolina Regional Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Festival

February 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

A full day of adjudicated big band and combo performances, as well as, as post-performance clinics, and concerts.   This event is part of the 43rd Carolina Jazz Festival, February 20-22, 2020.

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The Doppler Effect: Music for Two Flutes and Keyboard

February 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Featuring artists Laura Dangerfield Stevens, flute Brooks de Wetter-Smith, flute & Ināra Zandmane, keyboard Performing works by Doppler, Bach, and Mozart.   Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 students/UNC faculty and staff. Tickets available at the door.

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March 2020

Prose, Poetry, and Music from Across the Centuries

March 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Renowned German actor and writer Hanns Zischler with Stefan Litwin, piano   Tickets are $15 general admission, $5 students/UNC faculty and staff. Tickets available at the door. 

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Five Piano Premieres: Clara Yang, piano

March 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Professor Clara Yang, piano UNC Music piano faculty Clara Yang performs world premieres of solo piano works by Allen Anderson, Stephen Anderson, Peter Askim, Lee Weisert, and Phil Young in a program exploring the impact and meaning of modern technology in our lives.

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April 2020

UNC Opera: Atlas

April 4, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

UNC Opera presents Meredith Monk's Atlas (1991). An opera in 3 acts, written for 18 voices and small chamber orchestra. The opera is loosely based on the life and writings of Alexandra David-Néel, and includes wordless songs and text in Mandarin Chinese and English. To get a preview, check out the video below from the Loïc Pierre and Mikrokosmos' production from 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-eFaoVo7TM Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/UNC faculty and staff. Tickets available at the door.

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UNC Opera: Atlas

April 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

UNC Opera presents Meredith Monk's Atlas (1991). An opera in 3 acts, written for 18 voices and small chamber orchestra. The opera is loosely based on the life and writings of Alexandra David-Néel, and includes wordless songs and text in Mandarin Chinese and English. To get a preview, check out the video below from the Loïc Pierre and Mikrokosmos' production from 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-eFaoVo7TM Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/UNC faculty and staff. Tickets available at the door.

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Carolina Choir and UNC Chamber Singers

April 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Directed by Susan Klebanow.   Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/UNC faculty and staff. Tickets available at the door.

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UNC Glee Club

April 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

UNC Glee Club, directed by Dan Huff and Laura Alexander, presenting their spring concert.   Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/UNC faculty and staff. Tickets available at the door.

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University Band

April 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free

University Band, directed by Jeff Fuchs, present their spring concert.

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UNC Wind Ensemble

UNC Wind Ensemble and UNC Symphony Band

April 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

UNC Wind Ensemble, directed by Evan Feldman, with winners of the Annual Bands Concerto Competition UNC Symphony Band, directed by Erin Cooper   Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students and UNC faculty/staff. Please note: Memorial Hall ticket purchases (online, by phone, and at the box office) incur a $2 processing fee per ticket. This fee does not apply to UNC student tickets. Tickets available at the door and in advance. Call (919) 843-3333 for more information.

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UNC Jazz Band

April 24, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

UNC Jazz Band, directed by Jim Ketch, with Gabe Evans, piano. Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/UNC faculty and staff. Tickets available at the door.

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UNC Jazz Combos

April 25, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Free

Student jazz combos, directed and coached by UNC Jazz faculty, present their final concert of the year.

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CBB in Memorial

Carolina Bluegrass Band

April 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
James and Susan Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, 135 E. Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

yoThe Carolina Bluegrass Band, directed by Russell Johnson, presents their spring concert. https://www.facebook.com/1263812903660704/videos/433492877397418/ Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/UNC faculty and staff. Tickets available at the door.

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