Philadelphia Orchestra Tubist Carol Jantsch at UNT March 23
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas College of Music will welcome guest artist Carol Jantsch, principal tuba player for the Philadelphia Orchestra and the first woman tubist in a major symphony orchestra.
UNT alumni win Grammy Awards
UNT alumni were involved in several groups that took top honors at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on January 26, 2014. Here is a complete list of winners and nominees:
UNT Opera Presents Italian Opera Favorites
Don’t miss a chance to hear two of the world’s favorite Italian operas in one evening when UNT Opera presents Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, two performances only, April 4 and 6. These two celebrated one-act operas — Leoncavallo’s vivid and violent story of love and revenge, and Puccini’s outrageously madcap romp featuring the world’s most dysfunctional family — are among the very greatest of the genre, distinguished for their dramatic incisiveness and overwhelming vocal bravura. The double bill will be sung in Italian with English supertitles with a student chamber orchestra and minimal sets, costumes and lighting.
Symphony Orchestra and Grand Chorus Perform April 23
The Symphony Orchestra and Grand Chorus, led by David Itkin and Jerry McCoy, join forces on April 23 to present a program of dramatic, large-scale masterworks written during the last 150 years. Linda Di Fiore, Regents Professor of Voice, gives her farewell performance as a UNT faculty member in Brahms’ haunting Alto Rhapsody for alto, male chorus, and orchestra, and the symphony presents one of Stravinsky’s earliest masterpieces, L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird). The program will also include contemporary composer J.A.C. Redford’s elegy Rest Now, My Sister for choir and orchestra and Poulenc’s Gloria featuring UNT faculty member Carol Wilson (soprano) with the combined ensembles.
UNT Jazz Singers Perform With Janis Siegel
One of the brightest stars of vocal jazz comes to campus this spring for two performances with the UNT Jazz Singers in Voertman Hall. Best known as the lead singer of The Manhattan Transfer, Janis Siegel has garnered 9 Grammy wins and 17 Grammy nominations. She has generated more than a half dozen solo albums and numerous collaborative projects during her career, and has amassed a large international fan base and earned consistently high critical praise. Performances are April 11 and 12. Tickets are $8/$10 at www.theMPAC.com or by calling 940-369-7802.