College of Music Gala: A Symphonic Celebration of Popular Song
On October 12, legendary trombonist Tom “Bones” Malone — of Blues Brothers and CBS Orchestra fame — and one of the world’s biggest names in classical saxophone, Eugene Rousseau, come together with David Itkin and the UNT Symphony Orchestra for a program of chart-toppers from past decades. Instrumental arrangements of favorite songs from works like Porgy and Bess
On September 26, The UNT Symphony Orchestra presents a performance of Ginastera’s Harp Concerto, Op. 25 featuring faculty harpist Jaymee Haefner, along with Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful symphonic poem Scheherazade, showcasing student talent from all sections of the orchestra. Coinciding with the concert is the release of conductor David Itkin’s book Conducting Concerti. Concertgoers can come early for a meet-and-greet with Professor Itkin, where they can peruse the new tome and chat with the maestro himself.
UNT Opera Presents...
Dazzling talent will be on full display as both singers and orchestra share the stage in UNT Opera’s dramatic concert version of Rossini’s comic masterpiece Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville). Don’t miss this fast-paced evening of vocal fireworks and virtuosic music-making, one night only in Winspear Hall on September 21.
Honoring our Veterans
On November 10, join us in honoring those who have served our country as the Brass Band presents A Salute to American Veterans, an evening of patriotic music led by conductor Brian Bowman and featuring an honor guard.
One O'Clock Lab Band
Don't miss the One O'Clock Lab Band's fall concert with guest trumpeter Chuck Findley on November 25. Findley is a longtime "Tonight Show" band member and regular collaborator with artists B.B. King and Steely Dan. He'll join the One O'Clock to play brand new charts by student Drew Zaremba along with music from Findley's years with the Buddy Rich Band and the Metropole Orchestra.