Arts and Music

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.

09/27/2017 - 2:13pm

The play “Fabulation” begins with its main character experiencing a panic attack. And it’s a roller coaster from there. The University of North Texas’ Department of Dance and Theatre will present the play at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12-14 (Thursday-Saturday) and 2 p.m. Oct. 14-15 (Saturday-Sunday) at the Studio Theater, Radio Television Film and Performing Arts Building. The play was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and directed by vickie washington.

09/27/2017 - 8:18am

It’s a year of milestones for University of North Texas Regents Professor of Double Bass Jeff Bradetich. His treasured bass turned 250 years old this year; he celebrated his 60th birthday – 50 of those years have been dedicated to playing bass; he marked 30 years of honing the skills of talented musicians in his summer strings institute; his foundation just celebrated its first decade; and now he plans to commemorate it all by performing at Carnegie Hall 35 years – almost to the day – after his debut in the prestigious venue.

09/20/2017 - 11:23am

Thursday Night Music is back on the downtown square. The series, hosted by UNT on the Square, features jazz and classical music from students and faculty from the University of North Texas’ College of Music. The event is sponsored by the Institute for the Advancement for the Arts, the arm of UNT that supports creative and artistic expression.