Arts and Music

11/16/2017 - 9:26am

The New Choreographers Concert will feature performances on tough topics from the Department of Dance and Theatre at the University of North Texas. The show runs 8 p.m. Dec. 1-2 (Friday-Saturday) and 2 p.m. Dec. 3 (Sunday) at the University Theater inside the Radio, Television, Film and Performing Arts Building.

10/31/2017 - 7:50am

In the photograph “Insight,” the eye of University of North Texas graduate student Trinity Kai peers from a bundle of fabric, looking straight at the viewer. That photo represents many things to Kai. It touches upon her philosophy of life. It was shot from a lensless camera that she prefers for its craftsmanship. And it won her the $20,000 grand prize from the VSA Emerging Young Artists Competition, a contest devoted to people with disabilities.

10/24/2017 - 9:47am

“The Crucible” takes place during the 1600s, but the subject matter is just as relevant today.

The University of North Texas’ Department of Dance and Theatre will present Arthur Miller’s classic play at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-11 (Thursday-Saturday) and 2 p.m. Nov. 11-12 (Saturday-Sunday) at the University Theater, in the Radio, Television, Film and Performing Arts Building. 

10/17/2017 - 12:52pm

The University of North Texas announced today that it will receive the largest bequest in its history from the estate of Paul R. Voertman, the former owner of Denton’s iconic Voertman’s Bookstore and a local patron of art and music. Voertman died June 21, 2017, at the age of 88.

10/17/2017 - 8:51am

Jonathan Eaton, the new Margot and Bill Winspear Chair in Opera Studies, has had a successful career – directing performances both nationally and internationally for some of the most prestigious opera companies. From Dallas, to Chicago, to New York, San Francisco and San Diego, overseas to Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and France, this international opera director has spread his talents around the world. Now he’s bringing his unique perspective to the UNT College of Music to enrich North Texas with his operatic vision.

10/13/2017 - 10:40am

University of North Texas design students have an unusual class presentation – a Halloween costume exhibit featuring outfits they designed to benefit charity.

 

10/11/2017 - 12:49pm

Qawwali began more than 700 years ago as a musical tradition to deliver inspirational messages to devotees inside a shrine – a place where Sufi Muslims with mystical beliefs would seek the truth of divine love and knowledge. It is rarely heard outside of those sacred walls. Now the University of North Texas College of Music is bringing direct descendants of some of the original Qawwali singers to the Recital Hall in the Music Building, 415 S. Ave. C, at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 (Thursday) to perform their spiritual craft.

10/10/2017 - 11:56am

The United States Navy Band Commodores – one of only five professional big bands in the U.S – and Christian McBride, a four-time Grammy-winning jazz virtuoso who’s one of the most recorded musicians of his generation, will each join the One O’Clock Lab Band for concerts this fall.

10/09/2017 - 8:31am

The University of North Texas College of Music Division of Jazz Studies is continuing to celebrate its 70th year by partnering with The Dallas Foundation for “Jazz on the Green” at Klyde Warren Park, located at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Dallas. The free concerts will be held from 7-9 p.m. on successive Thursdays beginning Oct. 26 and will feature some of the top talent in the UNT jazz program – including the Grammy-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band.

10/05/2017 - 8:40am

Jim Riggs and Jay Saunders have dedicated their lives to the University of North Texas – first as students, then as directors of College of Music lab bands before retiring. They are now being honored by the Division of Jazz Studies with the release of “Best of the Two,” two CD boxsets featuring music they directed and recorded while professors and jazz bandleaders.