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.
One O'Clock Lab Band to Headline Allen Jazz Invitational
On Saturday, March 22, the One O'Clock Lab Band headlines the Allen Jazz Invitational with guest artists Dennis DiBlasio, Frank Greene, Stockton Helbing, and Wayne Bergeron. Tickets are $10-$50 and include a day pass for clinics, master classes, and performances by the top high school jazz bands in Texas.
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.
New Album Release Features Music of Joseph Klein
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A College of Music faculty concert will feature works of acclaimed composer and UNT professor Joseph Klein.
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.