Thursday Night Music returns to UNT on the Square, offering wide range of music and art

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 19:39

What: Thursday Night Music Series at UNT on the Square, presented by the University of North Texas Institute for the Advancement of the Arts and the UNT College of Music

When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (with intermission) every Thursday night during March and April (March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 14, 21, 28)

Where: UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St., on Denton's historic courthouse square

Cost: Free

More information: Call 940-359-8257 or find more information, including directions, online at

DENTON (UNT), Texas – The Thursday Night Music Series at UNT on the Square art gallery returns for the spring 2016 season, providing an informal performance setting that allows listeners to come and go as they wish. The series begins March 3 and runs through April 28.


  • March 3
    • 7 p.m. Jazz Quartet directed by Yu Nishiyama
    • 8 p.m. Ararat (Jazz fusion/metal) by Armen-Gurgen Movsesyan
  • March 10
    • 7 p.m. Acoustic Guitar Duo featuring Ben Garnett and Skyler Hill
    • 8 p.m. Violin Studio of Felix Olschofka
  • March 17
    • 7 p.m. Jack Roben Trio (Jazz)
    • 8 p.m. Vocal Jazz by Basia Galaj (Pop)
  • March 24
    • 7 p.m. Brian Horton: Blues, Ballads and Bossa Novas
    • 8 p.m. Pepe Valdez Quintet (Jazz, Afro-Peruvian, improvisation)
  • March 31
    • 7 p.m. American Song Book featuring the Voice Studio of Carol Wilson
  • April 7
    • 7 p.m. UNT Classical Guitar Studio directed by Hector Torres
    • 8 p.m. Brad Leali Quartet (Jazz)
  • April 14
    • 7 p.m. TrioPolis (Contemporary music for clarinet, violin and piano)
    • 8 p.m. Voice Studio of Jennifer Lane
  • April 21
    • 7 p.m. UNT Flute Ensemble directed by Daniel Pardo
    • 8 p.m. Jose Aponte & Caribe Club
  • April 28
    • 7 p.m. Lomax Folk Project featuring Amanda Ekery and Hannah Grantham
    • 8 p.m. Six for Nobody featuring Jackson Burris (Jazz)

Presented by the UNT Institute for the Advancement of the Arts and the College of Music, the concerts feature UNT students, faculty members, alumni and invited guest artists performing jazz, classical and other genres of music.

This series allows visitors to enjoy a variety of music while viewing the art at the gallery. UNT on the Square exhibitions that will be on view during the Thursday Night Music Series include:

  • The Comptons of Texas: Rediscovered Work by Carl Benton & Mildred Norris Compton – This exhibition, on display March 4 (Friday) – 26 (Saturday), brings together the work of a little-known husband-wife duo of Texas artists, whose work is said to offer an "important bridge between Lone Star Regionalism and Pan-American Modernism at midcentury."
  • Jude & Alex: An Exhibition – Jude Landry and Alex Egner are professors in the communication design program at UNT's College of Visual Arts. They maintain professional graphic design practices and share an affinity for typography, illustration and cardigan sweaters. On display April 7 (Thursday) – May 14 (Saturday)

About the Institute for the Advancement of the Arts

Launched in 2009, the UNT Institute for the Advancement of the Arts (IAA) aims to showcase, support and advance excellence in the visual, performing and creative literary arts at UNT, among its faculty members and in conjunction with their renowned colleagues and collaborators. The three central components of the Institute are UNT on the Square, the IAA Faculty Fellows program and the IAA Artist-in-Residence program.

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.