UNT College of Music highlights March events

Danilo Pérez
Danilo Pérez is the 2016 Glenn E. Gomez International Artists Endowment for Jazz Studies guest artist.
College of Music Concerto Competition winners
College of Music Concerto Competition winners (from left): Hao Miao, violin; Rebekah Ko, marimba; Baolong Zhang, piano; Yangsam Yu, organ; Samantha Wood, soprano; Jennifer Guzman, clarinet; Edward Rios, viola; Lana Kuscer, flute; Karina Sim, violin; and Andrew Lyster, euphonium. Photo by Michael Clements.
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 09:01

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The spring semester is in full swing, and the University of North Texas College of Music is offering a variety of concerts, recitals and symphonic performances. Below are a few highlights followed by a complete calendar of March performances.

  • The University of North Texas College of Music's One O'Clock Lab Band, directed by Jay Saunders, will perform with world-renowned pianist and composer Danilo Pérez at 8 p.m. on March 3 (Thursday) as part of the Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series. Pérez, who is this year's Glenn E. Gomez International Artists Endowment for Jazz Studies guest artist, will be a featured soloist with the One O'Clock Lab Band for the first half of the concert. His band Panama 500 will be invited to the stage for the second half of the show. The dual performance, featuring lively jazz with a hint of Latin groove, will take place in the Margot and Bill Winspear Performance Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 I35E Frontage Road, Denton. Tickets cost $15 for the public, $10 for UNT faculty, staff and Alumni Association members, and are free for UNT students. Students can pick up their free ticket at the Murchison Performing Arts Center box office.
  • A recital showcasing the talents of College of Music woodwind faculty will be held at 8 p.m. on March 8 (Tuesday). The ensemble will feature Mary Karen Clardy, James Scott and Terri Sundberg, flute; James Ryon, oboe; Daryl Coad, Kimberly Cole Luevano and John Scott, clarinet; Kathleen Reynolds, bassoon; William Scharnberg, horn; and Steven Harlos, piano. The audience will be treated to a mix of classical works that are exciting and virtuosic. The free event will be held in Paul Voertman Concert Hall in the Music Building, located at 415 S. Avenue C.
  • The UNT Symphony Orchestra joins the 2015-16 College of Music Concerto Competition winners at 8 p.m. March 9 (Wednesday) for a night of exciting music. The concert will feature Hao Miao, violin; Rebekah Ko, marimba; Baolong Zhang, piano; Yangsam Yu, organ; Samantha Wood, soprano; Jennifer Guzman, clarinet; Edwardo Rios, viola; Lana Kuscer, flute; Karina Sim, violin; and Andrew Lyster, euphonium. Student conductors Robert Bott, Hyeyoun Jang, Elim Lau, Yuya Miyazaki, David Weigert, and Daniel Wiley will join David Itkin, director of orchestral studies, in directing the Symphony Orchestra performance in Margot and Bill Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 I35E Frontage Road, Denton. Tickets cost $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, non-UNT students, children (12 and under), UNT faculty, staff and retirees, and groups of 10 or more; and are free for UNT students with valid ID. UNT students may pick up their ticket in person at the Murchison Box Office.
  • The Dallas Symphony Orchestra comes to UNT at 6:30 p.m. on March 20 (Sunday), and the force will be with them as they present "The Music of John Williams." Jeff Tyzik will conduct the DSO as they play the recognizable works of the composer who created the scores for "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," "Jaws," "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," and other popular movies. The performance will be held in the Margot and Bill Performance Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 I35E Frontage Road, Denton, and tickets range from $9 to $19.
  • At 7:30 p.m. on March 24 (Thursday), the Symphonic Band welcomes Jason Bergman, UNT assistant professor of trumpet, in their performance of world-renowned composer David Maslanka's Symphony No. 4. Dennis Fisher will conduct the concert, which will be held in the Margot and Bill Winspear Performance Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 I35E Frontage Road, Denton. Tickets cost $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, non-UNT students, children (12 and under), UNT faculty, staff and retirees, and groups of 10 or more; and are free for UNT students with valid ID. UNT students may pick up their ticket in person at the Murchison Box Office.

For a full list of UNT College of Music events, including recitals by faculty and students, visit the online calendar at http://music.unt.edu/calendar. Connect with the College of Music on Facebook at Facebook.com/UNTCollegeofMusic and on Twitter at @UNTCoM.
For ticket information for performances at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, call the box office at 940-369-7802 or visit the center's website at http://www.thempac.com. Tickets are now available. Some concerts are streamed live online at http://untmusiclive.com.

Complete list of College of Music events in March:

6:30 p.m. March 1 (Tuesday)
Guest Artist Recital
Deanna Swoboda, tuba; Donna Tan Meinecke, piano
Recital Hall, Music Building
Free

8 p.m. March 1 (Tuesday)
Guest Artist Master Class
Deanna Swoboda, tuba
Recital Hall, Music Building
Free

9 p.m. March 1 (Tuesday)
Tuesday Night Jazz Series
Latin Jazz Lab
University Union Syndicate
Free

8 p.m. March 2 (Wednesday)
Concert Orchestra
John Holt, trumpet
Clay Couturiaux, conductor
Haydn, Symphony No. 94 in G major, "Surprise"
Tartini, Trumpet Concerto
Winspear Hall, Murchison Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $10/$8

5 p.m. March 3 (Thursday)
Guest Artist Master Class
Anthony Plog, trumpet
Voertman Hall, Music Building
Free

8 p.m. March 3 (Thursday)
Student Chamber Music Concert Series
Nikola Ružević, coordinator
Voertman and Recital halls, Music Building
Free

8 p.m. March 3 (Thursday)
One O'Clock Lab Band
Glenn E. Gomez Endowment Concert
Danilo Peréz, piano and Panama 500
Jay Saunders, director
Winspear Hall, Murchison Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $15/$10

1 p.m. March 4 (Friday)
Guest Artist Clinic
Rob Knopper, orchestral percussion
Recital Hall, Music Building
Tickets: $5 (at the door)

8 p.m. March 4 (Friday)
UNT Opera and Concert Orchestra present Virgil Thomson's The Mother of Us All
Stephen Dubberly, music director
David Ward, stage director
"In the Know" pre-performance lecture at 7:15 p.m.
Lyric Theater, Murchison Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $35/$25/$15

8 p.m. March 5 (Saturday)
Student Chamber Music Concert Series
Nikola Ružević, coordinator
Voertman and Recital halls, Music Building
Free

3 p.m. March 6 (Sunday)
UNT Opera and Concert Orchestra present Virgil Thomson's The Mother of Us All
Stephen Dubberly, music director
David Ward, stage director
"In the Know" pre-performance lecture at 2:15 p.m.
Lyric Theater, Murchison Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $35/$25/$15

8 p.m. March 8 (Tuesday)
Faculty Recital
Mary Karen Clardy, James Scott and Terri Sundberg, flute; James Ryon, oboe; Kimberly Cole Luevano and John Scott, clarinet; Kathleen Reynolds, bassoon; William Scharnberg, horn; Steven Harlos, piano
Voertman Hall, Music Building
Free

8 p.m. March 8 (Tuesday)
L5: Jazz Guitar Ensemble
Daniel Pinilla, director
Kenton Hall, Music Building
Free

9 p.m. March 8 (Tuesday)
Tuesday Night Jazz Series
Jazz Combo Night
University Union Syndicate
Free

8 p.m. March 9 (Wednesday)
Symphony Orchestra
Concerto Competition Winners
David Itkin and students, conductors
Winspear Hall, Murchison Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $10/$8

9 p.m. March 9 (Wednesday)
Wednesday Night Jazz Series
Nine O'Clock Lab Band
Luke Wingfield, director
Eight O'Clock Lab Band
Payton Stevens, director
University Union Syndicate
Free

8 p.m. March 10 (Thursday)
Faculty and Guest Artist Recital
Pamela Mia Paul and Hande Dalkiliç, piano duo
Voertman Hall, Music Building
Free

6:30 p.m. March 20 (Sunday)
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Music of John Williams
Winspear Hall, Murchison Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $19/$9

8 p.m. March 22 (Tuesday)
Baroque Chamber Music
Musica da Camera & da Chiesa
Virtuoso chamber works from the 17th & 18th centuries
Paul Leenhouts, coordinator
Voertman Hall, Music Building
Free

9 p.m. March 22 (Tuesday)
Tuesday Night Jazz Series
Night of Vocal Jazz
University Union Syndicate
Free

8 p.m. March 23 (Wednesday)
Faculty Recital
James Scott, flute; Christoph Hammer, fortepiano
Voertman Hall, Music Building
Free

8 p.m. March 23 (Wednesday)
Spectrum Concert
Recital Hall, Music Building
Free

9 p.m. March 23 (Wednesday)
Wednesday Night Jazz Series
One O'Clock Lab Band
Jay Saunders, director
University Union Syndicate
Free

7:30 p.m. March 24 (Thursday)
Symphonic Band
Dennis W. Fisher, conductor
Jason Bergman, trumpet
David Maslanka, Symphony No. 4
Winspear Hall, Murchison Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $10/$8

1 p.m. March 25 (Friday)
Guest Artist Clinic
Doug Walter, keyboard percussion
Recital Hall, Music Building
Tickets: $5 (at the door)

8 p.m. March 25 (Friday)
Faculty/Student Recital
Trumpet Studio Showcase
John Holt and Jason Bergman, trumpet
Voertman Hall, Music Building
Free

8 p.m. March 29 (Tuesday)
Super 400: Jazz Guitar Ensemble
Armen-Gurgen Movsesyan, director
Kenton Hall, Music Building
Free

9 p.m. March 29 (Tuesday)
Tuesday Night Jazz Series
Zebras
L5
Super 400
University Union Syndicate
Free

8 p.m. March 30 (Wednesday)
Mariachi Águilas
José Torres, director
Winspear Hall, Murchison Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $10/$8

9 p.m. March 30 (Wednesday)
Wednesday Night Jazz Series
Three O'Clock Lab Band
Tanya Darby, director
Two O'Clock Lab Band
Rodney Booth, director
University Union Syndicate
Free

6:30 p.m. March 31 (Thursday)
Guest Artist and Faculty Recital
Trudy Kane and Mary Karen Clardy, flute
Voertman Hall, Music Building
Free

7:30 p.m. March 31 (Thursday)
Wind Ensemble
Nicholas E. Williams, conductor
Mark Davidson, trombone
Anthony Barfield, Red Sky
Winspear Hall, Murchison Performing Arts Center
Tickets: $10/$8

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