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Kenan Music Building

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125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

September 2016

Premiere of “Occasional Shivers”

September 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Chris Stamey’s Occasional Shivers: A reimagining of the language of the Great American Songbook, as jazz meets pop against a backdrop of 1960s Manhattan. The full song cycle, sung by Skylar Gudasz, Django Haskins, Kirsten Lambert, Millie McGuire, Mark Wells, Presyce Baez, and more. Narrated by Eric Hodge and scored for jazz combo (Will Campbell, Dan Davis, Jason Foureman, Wes Lachot, Scott Sawyer, Brian Dennis, and Special Guests) and string quartet. PREMIERE: Sept. 23, Kenan Music Building, UNC-CH, 8 p.m. $15;…

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October 2016

Dominick Farinacci: Jazz Series and Masterclass

October 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - October 15, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Dominick Farinacci, trumpet, will perform as part of two concert series and give a masterclass on October 14 and 15.   October 14 -- 4:00 p.m. -- Kenan Music Building UNC Jazz Combos with Dominick Farinacci, trumpet, as part of the Fred and Gail Fearing Friday Afternoon Jazz Series. For more information: http://music.unc.edu/event/fred-gail-fearing-friday-afternoon-jazz-series-unc-jazz-combos-dominick-farinacci-trumpet/   October 15 -- 5:00 p.m. -- Kenan Music Building Dominick Farinacci, trumpet, gives a Jazz Masterclass. More information: http://music.unc.edu/event/jazz-masterclass-dominick-farinacci-trumpet/   October 15 -- 7:00 p.m. -- Kenan…

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Alberto Ginastera Centennial Celebration

October 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$10 – $15

William S. Newman Artists Series presents a guest lecture by Deborah Schwartz-Kates, University of Miami, and a concert. The concert will feature Thomas Otten, Derison Duarte, Mimi Solomon, piano; Nicholas DiEugenio, violin; Brent Wissick, cello; Susan Klebanow and UNC Chamber Singers; Jeanne Fischer, voice; and others. General admission is $15 ($10 for students and UNC faculty/staff) Concert Program  Cantos del Tucumán, Op. 4 I. Yo nací en el valle II. Solita su alma III. Vida, vidita, vidala IV. Algarrobo, algarrobal Jeanne Fischer, soprano; Nicholas DiEugenio,…

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Guest Artists Concert and Clinic: U.S. Army Brass Quintet

October 26, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Free

The U.S. Army Brass Quintet will hold a concert and clinic at the UNC Department of Music on October 26 and all are invited to hear these special guests perform. Trumpet: Master Sergeants Christian Hinkle and Terry Bingham French horn: Master Sergeant Rick Lee Trombone: Sergeant First Class Gus Mitchell Tuba: Sergeant First Class Jon Voth Their program will select from the following: My Spirit Be Joyful-JS Bach Music for Royal Fireworks-Handel Knockhead and his Servant-Shostakovich 4 Short Dances-Francisco Tárrega/…

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Celebrating Congo

October 28, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$10 – $15

Part of the William S. Newman Artists Series, Celebrating Congo features Kinobe, Jaja Bashengezi, and Mack el Sambo General. General admission is $15 ($10 for students and UNC faculty/staff).

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November 2016

Global Rhythms Ensemble and Charanga Carolina

November 1, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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The Global Rhythms Ensemble will perform with Charanga Carolina on November 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rehearsal Hall of Kenan Music Building.

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Guest Artists Masterclass: Latin/Jazz quintet Catharsis

November 5, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

Guest Artists Masterclass: Latin/Jazz quintet Catharsis, featuring Ryan Keberle, trombone; Mike Rodriguez, trumpet; Camila Meza, guitar and voice; Jorge Roeder, bass; Eric Doob, drums.

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Charanga Carolina, UNC Jazz Combos, and guest artist group Catharsis

November 5, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

Charanga Carolina and UNC Jazz Combos perform with guest artist group Catharsis, featuring Ryan Keberle, trombone; Mike Rodriguez, trumpet; Camila Meza, guitar and voice; Jorge Roeder, bass; Eric Doob, drums.

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Faculty Recital: Works by Bach, Beethoven, Crumb

November 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
$15

UNC music department faculty perform works by Bach, Beethoven and Crumb as part of the William S. Newman Artists Series and Moeser Favorites Series. This concert features three pieces: Bach's Coffee Cantata, Beethoven's "An die ferne Geliebte," and Crumb's Voice of the Whale. These pieces demonstrate the Moesers' love of Bach, an outgrowth of their careers as organists, their interest in the Romantic German lied, and interest in new music of the 20th century. Concert Program "Schweigt Stille" The Coffee Cantata, BWV 211 – J.S.…

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WSN Series: Chamber Music of Haydn featuring the Baryton

November 12, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
$15

  Haydn's Baryton along with Mallarmé Chamber Players in Kenan Music Building. A baryton is a gamba-like string instrument with six gut strings in the front that are bowed, and 9-12 wire strings behind the neck that are plucked. The resulting sound is like a harp and because it takes extreme coordination to bow and pluck the strings, it is a very difficult instrument to play. The best known works for this instrument are 175 compositions written by Austrian composer Franz…

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UNC Percussion Ensemble

November 17, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

The UNC Percussion Ensemble performs, directed by Justin Bunting, in the Rehearsal Hall of Kenan Music Building.

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Scholarship Series: UNC Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs

November 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$10

UNC Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs, conducted by Dan Huff and Sue Klausmeyer respectively, perform.   $10 general admission ($5 students and UNC faculty/staff). Tickets available at the door.

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December 2016

Carolina Bluegrass Band

December 1, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

The music department presents the Carolina Bluegrass Band, directed by Russell Johnson.  

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Fred and Gail Fearing Friday Afternoon Jazz Series: UNC Jazz Combos

December 2, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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UNC Jazz Combos performs as part of the Fred and Gail Fearing Friday Afternoon series.

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Scholarship Series: Carolina Choir and Chamber Singers

December 2, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$10

The Carolina Choir and Chamber Signers, conducted by Susan Klebanow, perform. $10 general admission ($5 students and UNC faculty/staff. Tickets available at the door.    

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Jazz Masterclass

December 3, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

The Jazz Masterclass will perform.

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Scholarship Series: UNC Jazz Band

December 3, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$10

UNC Jazz Band, directed by Jim Ketch, perform as part of the music department’s Scholarship Series. $10 general admission ($5 students and UNC faculty/staff). Tickets available at the door.

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Faculty Recital: Justin Bunting, percussion

December 4, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Come out for a free percussion recital featuring our percussion professor Justin Bunting in the Rehearsal Hall of Kenan Music Building. Works by Iannis Xenakis, Alejandro Viñao, Ivan Trevino, John Bergamo, and Dave Matthews (arranged by Justin Bunting).

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Flute Studio Recital

December 7, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

An end-of-semester recital featuring the Department’s flute students under the direction of Brooks de Wetter-Smith.

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January 2017

Guest Artist Recital: Olivia Block

January 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Electronic music and live sound sculpting. Part of the Conversations in Modern Music series.

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February 2017

NC Regional ‘Essentially Ellington’ High School Jazz Festival

February 18, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Free

NC Regional Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Festival, offered in conjunction with Jazz at Lincoln Center.   Jazz Bands perform in 1201 Kenan Music Building and the James and Susan Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall. Jazz Combos perform in Hill Hall Room KMB 1201   This event is part of the annual Carolina Jazz Festival. Founded in 1977, the Carolina Jazz Festival promotes a broad range of programming spanning performance, education, and scholarship. Find more events here: music.unc.edu/jazzfest/events/

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April 2017

UNC Percussion Ensemble

April 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kenan Music Building, 125 South Columbia Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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UNC Percussion Ensemble, directed by Juan Alamo, will perform its spring concert alongside guest artist Nathan Daughtrey, marimba.

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