On Friday and Saturday evening, November 16th and 17th, the new UNH “Vocal Arts Project” (formerly the UNH Opera Program) will present its first stirring, beautiful and historically important program: “Beautiful Dreamer; The Songs and Life of Stephen Foster”. Sixteen talented UNH singers will present over twenty of Foster’s songs, from each genre in which he wrote – the touching sentimental ballads (Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair) the Minstrel Songs, or Plantation Melodies (Old Kentucky Home) the humorous songs (Oh Susanna!) and the Civil Wars Songs (We Are Coming Father Abra’am!).
The University of New Hampshire Department of Music presents the UNH Wind Symphony, conducted by Casey Goodwin, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 at 3 pm in Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center, on the Durham campus. The program will be a combined performance with UNH Dance students (directed by Assaf Benchetrit) of Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, in honor of the Leonard Bernstein centennial.
For more information, call the UNH Music Department at (603) 862-2404, or visit our website at www.unh.edu/music.
The mission of the University of New Hampshire Youth Symphony Orchestra is to provide orchestral experiences of the highest possible caliber to string students in the seacoast region of New Hampshire, southern Maine, and northeastern Massachusetts. By providing quality musical instruction and high standards of rigor, the UNH-YSO seeks to help students develop in their technical capabilities and musical understanding.
Throughout his distinguished career as an artist and teacher, Scott Schnepf, who taught in the Department of Art and Art History from 1981 to 2015, has developed a rich body of prints exploring techniques and subjects. This exhibition celebrates nearly forty years of printmaking including airy landscapes, intimate domestic interiors and his well-known densely layered still life arrangements that reveal an observant and imaginative master draughtsman. Schnepf will be giving an artist talk on Wednesday, November 28, 12:10 p.m. - 1 p.m.
The John. C. Edwards Undergraduate Prize Plays are awarded to undergraduate students whose original works will be produced and performed in the final slot of our main stage season. This award is made possible through the generosity of Mike O’Malley ’88, a former student of Professor Edwards'. Mr. O’Malley and Professor Edwards will also sit on the play selection committee to help choose the winning works.