Arts and Music
The Institute for the Advancement of the Arts, the arm of the University of North Texas that promotes artistic and creative expression, will celebrate its fifth anniversary this year with a series of programs at its downtown location, UNT on the Square.
Alice Giles, celebrated as one of the world's leading harp soloists, will perform a concert at the University of North Texas at 8 p.m. Oct. 22 (Wednesday) at Winspear Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center.
Four internationally recognized artist/scholars will talk about how they combine technology, science and art as part of the Tactical Robotics Symposium: Latin American Media Art at the Intersection of the Pedagogy at the University of North Texas.
Millions of devoted fans watch "Game of Thrones" and enjoy the book adapted by the television show, but those fans have nothing on the 300 visitors coming to UNT.
Novelist and essayist Jo Ann Beard will open the University of North Texas' 2014-2015 Visiting Writers Series with a reading on Sept. 25 (Thursday). She will be followed by poet and essayist Dan Beachy-Quick, who will host a reading on Oct. 7 (Tuesday).
Work from three UNT alumni, photographer Rachel Cox, painter Xiaoze Xie and mixed media artist Elliott Johnson, will be on display. The three artists received one of the Dallas Museum of Art's Awards to Artists.
UNT Opera will present a dramatic concert version of Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), giving the audience a performance that highlights the music of what has been touted as 'the' comic opera of comic opera.
A collection of UNT College of Music-affiliated instrumentalists and singers, will perform the challenging work of Arnold Schoenberg, an Austrian composer considered one of the most important musical contributors of the 20th century.
Two UNT doctoral students in the Department of English, Jenny Molberg and Chelsea Wagenaar, won awards for their poetry.
The season includes six mainstage productions and one First Stage Series performance, which is produced and directed by students. Susan Sargeant, an award winning director and artistic director of Wingspan Theatre, will direct Once in a Lifetime, while professional director George Boyd will helm The Diver's Wife. Award-winning guest designers this year are Rodney Dobbs and Randall Wright.