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.