DSO on the Go Returns for Spring Concert
Treat yourself to an evening of familiar classics as UNT hosts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, presented by The Ebby Halliday Companies and TACA (The Arts Community Alliance), February 1, 2014 at 8pm. Principal Second Violinist Angela Fuller Heyde will be featured soloist on Ravel’s Tzigane, a fiery, gypsy-style showpiece for violin and orchestra. Popular overtures by Rossini (The Barber of Seville) and Bernstein (Candide) will both delight and inspire, along with familiar pieces by Copland, Elgar, Verdi and others. Ticket pricing TBD.
A Cappella Choir Celebrates 75th Anniversary
On November 19, current conductor Jerry McCoy led the A Cappella Choir in celebrating its 75th season with Blessed are they…, a concert that commemorated several anniversaries. In remembrance of President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his death, the choir presented Herbert Howells’ beautiful Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing, commissioned for Kennedy’s memorial service and now considered a masterpiece of 20th-century choral music. And in honor of the 100th anniversary of Britten’s birth, the choir sang his festival cantata Rejoice in the Lamb.
Fall 2013 Keyboard Events Honor Heiberg and Rogers
The College of Music dedicates its fall faculty and guest artist piano concerts to the cherished memories of two former UNT professors who passed away during the summer.
One O'CLock Lab Band with Billy Harper and the Cookers
The One O’Clock Lab Band welcomes back one of its own on February 6, 2014 when tenor sax phenom Billy Harper returns as the Glenn E. Gomez Endowment guest artist for 2014. Now known as “one of the last great tough-toned tenors from Texas” (JazzTimes), Harper made history in the 1960s as the first African-American member of the One O’Clock Lab Band, and went on to work with jazz greats like Max Roach, Donald Byrd and Gil Evans. The first half of the concert will feature Harper playing with his current project, jazz supergroup The Cookers. Then they’ll all join the One O’Clock Lab Band for a set featuring original charts by Billy Harper himself. Tickets are $15/$10.
Denton Mayor Proclaims One O'Clock Lab Band Day
On the evening of November 19, 2013, Mayor Mark Burroughs of Denton Texas designated that day as One O'Clock Lab Band Day in an official proclamation ceremony at the Denton City Hall. The current One O'Clock Lab Band as well as Steve Wiest, John Murphy, Assistant Dean Raymond Rowell, Katy Kinard and Craig Marshall were in attendance along with Floyd Graham's daughter Pati Haworth. Graham founded of the Aces of Collegeland, the fore-runner to the One O'Clock. Council person Pete Kamp was instrumental in arranging for the proclamation.