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UNCSA Performances - December 2013

 

3 (Tues)  RACH AROUND THE BACH WITH LOW AND LOWER AND

ALLISON GAGNON

7:30 pm Watson Hall

You have heard Bach’s transcendent sixth suite on the modern four-string

cello, and perhaps even on the five-string cello for which it was originally

written. Now hear it as never before with Brooks Whitehouse, Paul Sharpe

and the full eight strings of Low and Lower. Pianist Allison Gagnon will

then join Whitehouse for the great Rachmaninoff cello sonata performed on

a 230-string Steinway.

$15 regular and $13 for students with valid ID  

4 (Wed)  UNCSA WIND ENSEMBLE

2 pm Crawford Hall

Cleanse your musical palate from all the holiday Muzak with the UNCSA

Wind Ensemble performing works by Darius Milhaud, Percy Grainger, and

more. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant conducts. Absence of holiday music not

guaranteed.

FREE

5 (Thurs)  UNCSA JAZZ ENSEMBLE: SWING ERA EXTRAVAGANZA!

7:30 pm Freedman Theatre

The golden age of Big Band jazz produced some of the most toe-tapping

music in history and announced that American culture had arrived. The

Jazz Ensemble and talented dancers from the UNCSA School of Dance

collaborate to recreate the excitement of the 1930s and ‘40s with music by

icons like Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman.

$15 regular and $13 for students with valid ID  

7 (Sat) HARMONIEMUSIK AND OPERA FOR WINDS

7:30 pm Watson Hall

The UNCSA woodwind faculty and students combine to present an exciting

evening of music for large chamber wind groups from 18th and 19th

century Harmoniemusik to opera arrangements from the Bel canto period.
$15 regular and $13 for students with valid ID  

13-22 THE NUTCRACKER

(Fri & Sat) 13 & 14 (Thurs-Sat) 19, 20, 21 at 7:30 pm/

(Sat & Sun) 14 & 15, 21 & 22 at 2 pm Stevens Center

Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Directed by Ethan Stiefel

Ethan Stiefel’s brilliant interpretation of a classic returns to the Stevens

Center this festive season. Don’t miss this production of “enormous power

and artistic excellence” (Yes! Weekly) that “enchants and enthralls…

sweep[ing] us into a spell” (Winston-Salem Journal). UNCSA’s production

is the only Nutcracker in the Triad to be performed to a live orchestra.

Experience Tchaikovsky’s lush score, vivid sets and costumes, and the

extraordinary performances that have made UNCSA’s Nutcracker a holiday

tradition!

Confirmed guest performers not available at press time, but past stars

have included American Ballet Theatre Principals Julie Kent and David

Hallberg. “Like” the UNCSA Nutcracker page on Facebook and be among

the first to find out this year’s star Sugar Plum and Cavalier! Information

will also be available on our website – uncsa.edu/nutcracker.

Box office kickoff event is on Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 am to noon at the

Stevens Center. Join us for free refreshments, family fun, photos with

members of the cast, and exclusive discounts on tickets! Regular ticket

sales begin on Monday, Sept. 30.

SPECIAL EVENT PRICING: Tickets from $20! See www.uncsa.edu/nutcracker

or call the box office for details.

Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount ticket (except Prime

Orchestra). This may not be combined with any other offer.

15 (Sun)  UNCSA CANTATA SINGERS AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

3 pm Home Moravian Church (529 S. Church St., Winston-Salem)

In collaboration with the “Music at Home” concert series, the UNCSA

Cantata Singers and Chamber Orchestra will present an afternoon of

seasonal baroque music including Vivaldi’s ever-popular Gloria. The

concert takes place in the sanctuary of historic Home Moravian Church in

Old Salem. James Allbritten conducts.

FREE

16 (Mon) GUITAR RECITAL

7:30 pm Watson Hall

Guitar students of Michael Kudirka and Joseph Pecoraro play an eclectic

mix of music in this popular annual event.

FREE

17 (Tues)  UNCSA PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

7:30 pm Watson Hall

The UNCSA Percussion Ensemble presents new and classic chamber works

and will join forces with members of the Philidor Percussion Group for a

grand finale.

FREE