As part of its 2017 national concert tour, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Lundholm Gymnasium on the campus of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. Sponsored by the Music Department of the University of New Hampshire and the Manchester Union Leader.
Free tickets are available (limit four per request) by visiting www.marineband.ticketleap.com/usmbtourdurham. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket holders must be seated by 2:45 p.m.; non-ticket holders will be admitted at that time.
On Sunday, October 15 at 8 pm, the UNH Concert Choir will present a program featuring the music of Percy Grainger and Christopher Kies. Three of Grainger’s more extraordinarily bizarre pieces, Shallow Brown, Australian Up-Country Song, and The Lonely Desert Man Sees the Tents of the Happy Tribes will appear alongside his far more convention and well know setting of Irish Tune from County Derry (‘Danny Boy’). The concert will also feature the 5 movements of Kies’ The Poets’ Guide to New Hampshire that were not performed last April 30 when the Concert Choir premiered 9 of the 14 movements of this new work. The October performance will therefore complete the premiere of this major new work by Dr. Kies.
The UNH Symphony will begin the 2017-18 academic year with selections from Edward Elgar’s Wand of Youth suites, Hubert Parry’s Lady Radnor’s Suite (with graduate conductor Andrea von Oeyen), and concluding with Maurice Ravel’s opulent Mother Goose Suite.
The University of New Hampshire Department of Music presents the UNH Jazz Bands, under the direction of Nathan Jorgensen, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at 8 pm in Johnson Theatre of the Paul Creative Arts Center, on the Durham campus.
For their first concert of the semester the UNH Jazz Bands will be performing the music of composer, saxophonist, and educator Steve Owen. Mr. Owen will be on campus for a short residency teaching composition, improvisation and working with some of the saxophonists in the jazz program. Mr. Owen is the 4th composer of the annual "Seiler Commissioning Project,” an annual commission of a big band chart that is dedicated to the legacy of one of the architects of the jazz program at UNH, Dave Seiler.
Please join us for "The Humanites as Collaboratory: 'History Embedded in Amber' in the Haiti Lab" by Deborah Jenson, Director of the Franklin Humanities Institute and Professor of French, Romance Studies, and Global Health, Duke University.
This talk will take place on 10/19 from 12:30-2:00 in Hamilton Smith 201.