Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Three UNT students receive national jazz awards
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Three College of Music students at the University of North Texas have been named 2013 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award recipients for compositions they recorded last year.
Aaron Hedenstrom, a master’s student in jazz studies, and jazz studies senior Drew Zaremba and junior Addison Frei were among 29 students from across the nation who were honored by the American Society for Composers and Publishers (ASCAP) award. Established by the ASCAP Foundation in 2002 to encourage gifted jazz...
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera Pirates of Penzance opens at UNT Feb. 22
What: UNT Opera and the UNT Concert Orchestra present The Pirates of Penzance.
When/Where: 8 p.m. Feb. 22 (Friday) and March 1 (Friday); 3 p.m. Feb. 24 (Sunday) and March 3 (Sunday) in the Lyric Theater at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Denton. “In the Know” pre-performance lectures begin 45 minutes prior to each performance.
Cost: Ticket prices range from $15 to $35. Purchase online at ...
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
UNT opens registration for spring music classes for children
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas College of Music invites infant to preschool-aged children and their parents to experience the world of music with its Early Childhood Music Program. Participants will learn to sing along, tap on drums, shake maracas and develop their musical abilities throughout the 10-week program.
Classes begin on Feb. 16 (Saturday). Classes end on April 27 (Saturday). Prices range from $140 to $160, and a 10...
Monday, February 4, 2013
Gospel, jazz featured at black history concert
What: Gospel Meets Jazz: A Black History Celebration, featuring jazz saxophone professor Brad Leali and his Jazz Orchestra, along with a gospel choir that includes the UNT Jazz Singers and other College of Music student vocalists under the direction of vocal jazz professor Jennifer Barnes, guests including jazz pianist and composer/arranger Claus Raible, Lubbock pastor Cory Powell, vocal soloist Darius Luckey, musician and pianist Arlington Jones, and a slideshow of civil rights era images.
When: 5 p.m. Feb. 17 (Sunday)
Friday, February 1, 2013
Second City Improv All Stars bring comedy to UNT Feb. 18
What: Second City Improv All Stars
When: 8 p.m. Feb. 18 (Monday)
Where: Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Denton
Cost: $10 for general public; $5 for UNT faculty, staff and Alumni Association members; free for UNT students with valid ID
Contact: For ticket information, call the box office at 940-369-7802 or visit the center’s website
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Spring dance & theater season includes thought-provoking performances
Spring season productions of the UNT Department of Dance and Theatre contain a common thread – that of learning and promoting discussion – delving into a philosophical play peppered with Steve Martin humor, premiering a play that profiles a fascinating historic figure and highlighting the “power of dance” with performances by faculty, students and alumni.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
7:30 p.m., Feb. 28, March 1-2 and March 7-8, 2 p.m. March 3 and 9; University Theatre, RTFP Building
Friday, January 25, 2013
Janáček Festival to feature an international array of musicians and scholars
The International Janáček Festival and Conference, taking place at the University of North Texas Feb. 6-9, will explore the life and work of eminent Czech composer Leoš Janáček (1854-1928). The event, a collaboration between UNT’s College of Music and the Janáček Academy of Music and the Performing Arts in Brno, Czech Republic, will feature eight concerts, a pre-concert lecture series, classroom seminars, a day-long academic conference and conclude with the U.S. premiere of a semi-staged, one-act opera version of Janáček’s song cycle Zápisník...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
UNT art galleries showcase wide array of exhibitions this spring
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Artworks by award-winning guest artists, noted faculty members, students and more will be on display at various galleries on the University of North Texas campus this spring. Please include the following information about the university’s art exhibitions and other visual arts-related events in briefs and calendars.
UNT Art Gallery
The UNT Art Gallery, part of the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design, will present the following events. UNT Art Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and...
Friday, January 18, 2013
UNT professor’s art merges robots with ancestral South American sculpting technique
Recently awarded the prestigious VIDA Art and Artificial Life Awards grant, UNT College of Visual Arts and Design new media assistant professor Paula Gaetano-Adi is working on a robotic art installation that will pay homage to her Latin-American roots.
Think it’s hard to envision large robotic sculptures coexisting with ancestral techniques? It wasn’t too long ago that even our own grandparents couldn’t imagine living side-by-side with robots, Gaetano-Adi points out, and now they are commonplace.
“Robots are as much at home in art, cinema, popular culture and literature as...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Composers on Campus series spotlights new music at UNT
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas College of Music continues its mission to cultivate new music this spring with the Composers on Campus series, which brings a number of world-class guest composers to campus for performances of their works, in addition to showcasing faculty talent.
The diverse group of guests includes Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Yehudi Wyner, intermedia artist Jaroslaw Kapuscinski, jazz arranger Claus Raible and leading opera composer Jake Heggie.
“While the composition division regularly invites new music specialists to campus —...