New Music Performances

Composition Studio

New Music Performances

Music by living composers is a central facet of the UNCSA experience, and student compositions are a crucial part of that creative climate. Below is a listing of performances for Fall 2019, including those featuring works by student composers.

Fall 2019 

Saturday 21 September: Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds
Mark Norman leads a program including Frank Ticheli’s "Angels in the Architecture," Anthony Iannaccone’s "Sea Drift" and the premiere of Nico Muhly’s "Reliable Sources," with Saxton Rose as soloist. 7:30 pm, Stevens Center.

Tuesday 24 September: Baroque Brass and Percussive Premieres
Faculty artists perform Madeline Lee's "Atrevida," Lynn Glassock’s "Shared Spaces" and the premiere of Lawrence Dillon’s "Juxta." 7:30 pm, Watson Hall.

Tuesday 1 October: Sphinx Virtuosi
Touring chamber orchestra comprised of top Black and Latinx soloists performs Philip Herbert’s "Elegy," Jessie Montgomery’s "Source Code" and Michael Abels’ "Global Warming." 7:30 pm, Watson Hall.

Saturday 5 October: Eighth Blackbird
New music ensemble continues its residency with a performances of Nina Shekhar’s "ice ‘n’ SPICE," Andy Akiho’s "Karakurenai," Fjola Evans’ "Eroding," Holly Harrison’s "Lobster Tales and Turtle Soup," Molly Joyce’s "Less is More," Viet Cuong’s "Electric Aroma," Jonathan Bailey Holland’s "The Clarity of Cold Air" and Julius Eastman’s "Stay On It." 7:30 pm, Watson Hall.

Tuesday 8 October: Bountiful Diversity
Faculty artists perform Sofia Gubaidulina’s "Quasi Hoquetus" and Georgy Kurtag’s "Hommage à R. Schumann." 7:30 pm, Watson Hall.

Saturday 19 October: nu ensemble
Saxton Rose leads the UNCSA new music ensemble in Stefan Freund’s "Unremixed," Viet Cuong’s "Electric Aroma," Sarah Kirkland Snider’s "Calypso," Sky Macklay’s "Many Many Cadences," D.J. Sparr’s "Sound Harmonies with Air" and Charles Peck’s "Vinyl." 7:30 pm, Watson Hall.

Sunday 27 October – 3:00 pm
Tuesday 29 October – 7:30 pm
Winston Salem Symphony
Music Director Timothy Redmond leads the orchestra in Jennifer Higdon’s "Low Brass Concerto." Stevens Center.

Friday 8 November: Wind Ensemble
Mark Norman leads the UNCSA Wind Ensemble in Eric Whitacre’s "Equus," Derek Bourgeois’ "Concerto for Three Trombones," Joseph Turrin’s "Invocation," Michael Daugherty’s "Bells for Stokowski" and Trinity Velez’s "Splash." 7:30 pm, Stevens Center.

Saturday 23 November: Peregrinos
UNCSA Symphony performs Gabriela Lena Frank’s "Peregrinos." 7:30 pm, Stevens Center.

Saturday 23 November: Carolina Choir and UNC Chamber Singers
Premiere of Kenneth Frazelle’s "Songs of War." 8:00, Moeser Auditorium, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Saturday 7 December: Double Reeds in Song
Faculty artists perform Valerie Colman’s "Trio Toccata" and premiere Lawrence Dillon’s "Witnesses." 7:30 pm, Watson Hall.

Tuesday 17 December: Akropolis Reed Quintet
Guest ensemble performs Stacy Garrop’s "Rites for the Afterlife," Jeff Scott’s "Homage to Paradise Valley," Steven Snowden’s "Sprocket" and Theo Chandler’s "Seed to Snag." 7:30 pm, Watson Hall.