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181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

January 2020

Pruett Lecture: Dr. Nina Eidsheim

January 24 @ 4:15 pm
Person Hall, 181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

“Not Composition, Nor Improvisation, but Ankhrasmation: Wadada Leo Smith’s Musical and Philosophical Contribution” Over the past fifty years, Wadada Leo Smith (b. Mississippi, 1941) has developed an original musical-philosophical language he calls Ankhrasmation, which may be described as consisting of multidimensional visual symbols that are read as scores and considered works of art. His invention represents an original synthesis of graphic notation-based composition and ritual music in several traditions, European and American art music, and blues, and may usefully be…

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Carmen Inside Out

January 29 @ 3:30 pm
Person Hall, 181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Free

Soprano Kirstin Chávez and pianist Qiao Zheng Goh present Carmen Inside Out. Kirstin Chávez began her professional operatic career in 1999 after having completed a Bachelor of Music degree at New Mexico State University, a Master of Music degree and Performer’s Certificate at the Eastman School of Music, and two years of young artist programs with the Brevard Music Center, the Orlando Opera, and the Santa Fe Opera. Since 1999, Kirstin has performed numerous opera roles and countless concerts in…

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Guest Lecture: Dr. T. Carlis Roberts

January 31 @ 4:15 pm
Person Hall, 181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Dr. T. Carlis Roberts, University of California at Berkeley

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February 2020

Lecture Recital: Madama Europa, the first Jewish Opera Singer

February 4 @ 7:30 pm
Person Hall, 181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Free

Featuring Jeanne Fischer, soprano, with Brent Wissick, cello. This lecture-recital is part of the NC HIP (Historically-Informed Performances) Festival with Mallarmé players.

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Guest Artists Recital: Pedro Maia, violin, and Christina Lai, piano

February 9 @ 3:00 pm
Person Hall, 181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Free

Violinist Pedro Maia and UNC alumna Christina Lai, piano, present underperformed works, including Szymanowski's Mythes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZmUnri7spg&feature=youtu.be&t=36

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Guest Lecture: Rachel Beckles Willson (SOAS)

February 12 @ 5:15 pm
Person Hall, 181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Free

Rachel Beckles Willson (SOAS) presents Asylum-Seeking, Song-Writing, and the Mobile Phone among Young Africans in Sicily. Arguments about immigration developed in Europe since 2015 have frequently engaged with the mobile phone. But while this small object’s capacity to facilitate people’s movement through space is now clear, its role in musical processes, particularly in the same communities of people on the move, is more rarely discussed. Prof. Beckles Willson’s interest is in thinking about the phone in both fields - movement…

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Piano Works of Meredith Monk

February 26 @ 7:30 pm
Person Hall, 181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Free
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Mark Tollefsen and Jae Won Kim, piano, present a recital of Meredith Monk piano works.

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March 2020

UNC Violin Studio Recital

March 3 @ 5:00 pm
Person Hall, 181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Free

The UNC Violin Studio presents chamber adaptations of solo fugues by Bach, as well as music by Jean-Marie Leclair and Luciano Berio.

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Bach Violin Sonatas and Partitas at 300 Panel Discussion

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Person Hall, 181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Free

Join Professor Nicholas DiEugenio and panelists for a discussion on Bach's Violin Sonatas and Partitas at 300. This discussion accompanies the Thursday evening, March 26, concert by Professor Nicholas DiEugenio and Professor Lee Weisert. More information about this performance can be found here.

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Bach Violin Sonatas and Partitas at 300

March 26 @ 8:00 pm
Person Hall, 181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Free

Presented by Nicholas DiEugenio, violin, and Lee Weisert, electronics Professors DiEugenio and Weisert perform improvisations between Bach's works and the music of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Before attending the concert, we encourage you to attend the panel discussion led by Professor DiEugenio on Tuesday, March 24, at 5:00 pm in Person Recital Hall. More information can be found here.

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1843 Pleyel Piano Concert

March 29 @ 3:00 pm
Person Hall, 181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Free

The Department of Music presents the fifth annual concert featuring the Department’s 1843 Pleyel piano. Donated to the Department by Tom Kenan, the restored Pleyel was purchased directly from the Pleyel piano-manufacturing company in Paris. Pleyel’s instruments were favorites of Frédéric Chopin and many of his nineteenth-century contemporaries, and reflect a touch and sound quite different from the modern grand piano. The concert will feature UNC faculty and students in performances of works hailing from the era of this historic…

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The Elliston Trio

March 31 @ 7:30 pm
Person Hall, 181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The Elliston Trio (members of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra), Keith Nicholas, cello (UNC Music Alumnus) Erin Hall, violin Matthew Phelps, piano performing Gabriel Fauré | Piano Trio, Op. 120 Joan Tower | For Daniel Ludwig van Beethoven | "Ghost" Trio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_XlQQRpng8 Tickets are $15 general admission, $5 students/UNC faculty and staff. Tickets available at the door.

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April 2020

Guest Lecture: Dr. Giuseppe Gerbino

April 3 @ 4:15 pm
Person Hall, 181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

NHC Fellow, Dr. Giuseppe Gerbino (Columbia University)

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13th Annual Bass Blast

April 19 @ 1:30 pm
Person Hall, 181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Free

Join the bass studio for their annual Bass Blast concert!

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UNC Guitar Ensemble

April 19 @ 5:00 pm
Person Hall, 181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Free

UNC Guitar Ensemble, directed by Billy Stewart, presenting their spring concert.

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Pleyel and Graf Concert

April 23 @ 8:00 pm
Person Hall, 181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Free

Students of MUSC 286.003 Traveling Through the Ivories present an evening of piano music on the Pleyel and Graf pianos.

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University Chamber Players

April 25 @ 5:00 pm
Person Hall, 181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Free

Student chamber ensembles, directed by faculty coaches Nicholas DiEugenio, Brent Wissick, Tonu Kalam, Mimi Solomon, and Laura Stevens.

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UNC Baroque Ensemble and Consort of Viols

April 26 @ 3:00 pm
Person Hall, 181 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Free

UNC Baroque Ensemble and Consort of Viols, directed by Brent Wissick, present their spring concert.

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