Two distinguished College of Music faculty soloists perform with UNT Symphony Orchestra

Friday, January 24, 2014 - 09:56

What: The Feb. 5 UNT Symphony Orchestra concert, conducted by David Itkin, will feature the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 with faculty pianist Pamela Mia Paul and retiring trumpet professor Keith Johnson, in his farewell performance.

When: 8 p.m. Feb. 5 (Wednesday)

Where: Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Denton. The concert will also be streamed online at http://UNTmusiclive.com.

Tickets: $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, non-UNT students, children, UNT faculty, staff and retirees, and groups of 10 or more; free for UNT students with valid ID. UNT student tickets must be picked up in person at the Murchison Box Office. Purchase tickets online at www.theMPAC.com/tickets or by calling the Murchison Box Office at 940-369-7802.

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DENTON, Texas (UNT) – UNT’s Symphony Orchestra will perform in concert Feb. 5 with two faculty soloists, Regents Professor of piano Pamela Mia Paul and retiring trumpet professor Keith Johnson.

Johnson was appointed Regents Professor in 1994 and in 2011 became a Distinguished Teaching Professor. He has had a long and celebrated career that includes performing with the Dallas Symphony, Dallas Opera Orchestra, and Fort Worth Symphony, along with many other groups in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to his performing career, Johnson has published two books and more than 30 articles on brass performance. He earned the Award of Merit from the International Trumpet Guild and mentored countless students who teach and perform worldwide.

Johnson will join Paul for Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings. Paul, who has performed with many of the world’s greatest orchestras, has given concerts throughout the U.S., Europe, China and South Korea.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center. David Itkin will conduct the program, which also includes Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, non-UNT students, children, UNT faculty, staff and retirees, and groups of 10 or more; free for UNT students with valid ID. UNT student tickets must be picked up in person at the Murchison Box Office. Purchase tickets online at www.theMPAC.com/tickets or by calling the Murchison Box Office at 940-369-7802. The concert will also be streamed online at http://UNTmusiclive.com.

About the UNT College of Music

The UNT College of Music is one of the largest and most respected comprehensive music schools in the country. More than 1,600 music students attend UNT each year, participating in more than 50 widely varied ensembles and pursuing specialized studies in performance, composition, music education or music scholarship. UNT faculty members and students have made appearances on the world’s finest stages and have produced numerous recordings, many receiving Grammy awards and nominations. Distinguished UNT alumni can be found around the globe, in top music ensembles, opera companies, universities and schools.

 

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