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 of new music for Fall 2021, including those featuring works by student composers.

Fall 2021 

Tuesday, September 14
Low and Higher
Artist-faculty perform Benjamin Atherholt’s "level" (2021), John Corigliano’s "The food of love" (2019), Jessie Montgomery’s "Rhapsody No. 1" (2014), João Guilherme Ripper’s "Duo Sonatina" (2006) and Benjamin Britten’s "Phantasy Quartet" (1932). 7:30 p.m., Watson Hall.

Tuesday, September 21
Hooked!
Artist-faculty perform music for piano and strings, including Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s "Quintet" (2010). 7:30 p.m., Watson Hall.

Thursday, September 23
Louise Toppin in recital
Guest coloratura soprano performs a recital of art songs and spirituals of the African Diaspora featuring works by women composers such as Margaret Bonds, Harriette Davison, Rosephanye Powell; and a world premiere song cycle, "For Terry," by Maria Corley. 7:30 p.m., Watson Hall.

Saturday, September 25
UNCSA Wind Ensemble
Mark Norman leads performances of music by Gorb, Blake, Gipps, Holst, Jacob and Gregson. 7:30 p.m., Stevens Center.

Tuesday, October 5
Sphinx Virtuosi
Guest string orchestra performs Xavier Foley’s "Ev’ry Voice," Andrea Casarrubios’ "Seven," Guido Lopéz-Gavilán’s "Camerata en Guaguancó" and Jessie Montgomery’s "Banner." 7:30 p.m., Watson Hall.

Tuesday, October 26
Verona String Quartet
Guest ensemble plays a program that includes Gabriela Lena-Frank’s "Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout" (2001) and Jessie Montgomery’s "Strum" (2006; revised 2012). 7:30 p.m., Watson Hall.

Friday, November 5
UNCSA Wind Ensemble
Mark Norman leads performances of music by Carpenter, Weill, Ticheli, Curnow, Simon and Fisher. 7:30 p.m., Stevens Center.

Date to be announced
Dean Deanhardt 
Senior recital. Time and location TBD.

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