Arts and Music
The University of North Texas College of Music is ringing in the season with drummers drumming and tubas bellowing with UNT Sounds of the Holidays and TUBACHRISTMAS.
Green Brigade Marching Band Alumni Reunion: The University of North Texas will host a weekend of events for former and current members of the Green Brigade Marching Band. Events include a Friday evening reception, a performance with the current Green Brigade and admission to the UNT vs. Southern Mississippi football game.
The annual College of Visual Arts and Design Faculty and Staff Exhibition will give teachers at the University of North Texas an opportunity to experiment – from unique jewelry to different media. The exhibition will take place Nov. 14 (Monday) – Jan. 12 (Thursday) at UNT on the Square and Nov. 15 (Tuesday) – Dec. 3 (Saturday) at UNT Art Gallery. Opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 (Thursday) at both venues.
More than 150 years ago, a Lutheran pastor hauled an organ from Switzerland to Texas by sea, and, for years, early German pioneers of Texas played the instrument. Last November, the Raisin Organ, as it is called, found a home at the University of North Texas College of Music, and at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 12, the university will host an inauguration for the historic instrument. A free concert will follow at 4 p.m.
The fashion design program at the University of North Texas is considered the best in the state and one of the best in the world, according to two recent surveys.
The University of North Texas is one of only a handful of area universities to screen Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest environmental documentary Before the Flood. The Radio, Television and Film Department is presenting the film, which outlines dramatic changes happening around the world due to climate change, at 7 p.m. Oct. 29.
The University of North Texas Opera and Symphony Orchestra will present Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, “The Marriage of Figaro,” a comedic tale of love, infidelity and forgiveness. Directed by David Ward and conducted by Stephen Dubberly, the performances will take place at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 and 11 and 3 p.m. Nov. 6 and 13 in the Lyric Theater at the Murchison Performing Arts Center.
The University of North Texas will present the classic play, The Siege of Numantia (El Cerco de Numancia) by Miguel de Cervantes, with some innovative twists. The play depicts how villagers react when the Roman Army comes into their Spanish town of Numantia in 133 B.C.
Malcon Pierce, who works as an animator for Walt Disney Animation Studios, will speak in the Department of Media Arts at the University of North Texas about the upcoming film “Moana.” Pierce was the supervisor of animation for the film and will give students a behind-the-scenes look at production. He will follow up with a Q&A session.