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Upcoming Events

October
24

Student Recital #4 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Bratton Recital Hall: Music majors perform a wide variety of repertoire.Free and open to the public.
October
26

UNH Music Welcomes Flutist Robert Dick 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

UNH Music Welcomes Flutist Robert Dick 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM12:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Bratton Recital Hall: On Saturday, October 26 the University of New Hampshire will host renowned flutist and composer Robert Dick. The public is invited to attend his free recital and lecture-demonstration beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Bratton Recital Hall in Paul Creative Arts Center (30 Academic Way, Durham). His short recital will be followed by a lecture-demonstration on throat tuning, an innovative approach to improving tone for all flutists. The event will conclude at 2:30 p.m. All parking lots on campus are free on Saturdays.Robert Dick is a musical visionary, a creative virtuoso in the tradition of Paganini and Hendrix — artists who redefined both the music and the technique of their instruments. Improvisor, composer, author, teacher and inventor, he performs worldwide. Listening to Dick play solo has been likened to the experience of hearing a full orchestra. He teaches at New York University and the City University of New York Graduate Center. His degrees are from Yale (B.A. and M.M. – composition) and he has received many commissions, grants and prizes for his compositions, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Pro Musicis Foundation International Award.On his musical philosophy: “A central focus of my music is the idea that acoustic instruments can be treated as human-powered synthesizers, each capable of an enormous range of sonority and expression well beyond their traditional definitions. I have total faith in the ability of humans to transcend limits imposed by presupposition. As a child, I rejected the idea that the flute could only produce one note at a time and by my late teens had started to invent thousands of new sonorities. They were there for the doing, if one assumed they could exist instead of couldn’t. “The idea of continuous transformation of timbre is very important in my music, which is influenced by electric and electronic music, world music, natural sounds and the work of my fellow composer-performers. I try never to make pastiches but to fuse inspiration and influences to create work that’s truly original.”
October
27

Faculty Concert Series: Jacques Lee Wood, cello 2:00 PM

Faculty Concert Series: Jacques Lee Wood, cello 2:00 PM2:00 PM - Bratton Recital Hall: Jacques Lee Wood, cello with Christopher Kies, piano
October
31

Student Recital #5 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Bratton Recital Hall: Music majors perform a wide variety of repertoire. Free and open to the public.
November
03

UNH Treble Choir 5:00 PM

5:00 PM - Bratton Recital Hall: Please join the UNH Treble Choir as they present the classic seasonal favorite, A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28 by Benjamin Britten. This chamber-style collegiate treble ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Alex T. Favazza, Jr., is joined in concert by guest artist, award-winning harpist, Sorana Scarlat. The performance is Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 5:00 PM in PCAC Bratton Recital Hall, UNH, Durham, NH. The concert is free and open to the public.For more information, call the UNH Music Department at (603) 862-2404, or visit our website at www.unh.edu/music. TTY Users: 7-1-1 or 800-735-2964 (Relay NH)
November
06

New Hampshire Youth Band 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Johnson Theatre: New Hampshire Youth BandMark DeTurk and Eric Kobb, conductors
November
07

UNH Arts at the Palace Theatre 7:00 PM

UNH Arts at the Palace Theatre 7:00 PM7:00 PM - The Palace Theatre, Manchester, NH: Join UNH at the Palace Theatre on November 7 for a celebratory evening featuring performances by students from the University of New Hampshire's music, theatre and dance programs. The master of ceremonies is Deborah Kinghorn, professor of theatre and dance at UNH. The evening will include performances by members of the UNH orchestra, chamber singers, wind symphony, jazz combo, ballet and aerial troupes, and acting and musical theatre ensembles. Registration is requested here. Questions? Contact Megan Brunelle '10, '11G at megan.brunelle@unh.edu
November
08

Traditional Jazz Series: Melissa Aldana 8:00 PM

Traditional Jazz Series: Melissa Aldana 8:00 PM8:00 PM - Johnson Theatre: Melissa Aldana was born in Santiago, Chile. She began playing the saxophone when she was six, under the influence and tutelage of her father Marcos Aldana, also a professional saxophonist. In 2013, aged 24, she was the first female musician and the first South American musician to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition, in which her father had been a semi-finalist in 1991. The prize was a $25,000 scholarship, and a recording contract with Concord Jazz. Reporting her win, the Washington Post described Aldana as representing "a new sense of possibility and direction in jazz".
November
12

UNH Jazz Combos 8:00 PM

8:00 PM - Press Room Portsmouth: The University of New Hampshire Department of Music presents the UNH Jazz Combos, under the direction of Nathan Jorgensen, Bronek Suchanek, David Newsam, and Mark Shilansky Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at 8 at the Press Room, 77 Daniel Street, Portsmouth, NH.
November
14

Student Recital #6 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Bratton Recital Hall: Music majors perform a wide variety of repertoire.Free and open to the public.
November
14

UNH Music Welcomes Guest Pianist Louis Goldstein 8:00 PM

UNH Music Welcomes Guest Pianist Louis Goldstein 8:00 PM8:00 PM - Johnson Theatre: Join us to experience Morton Feldman’s massive 1983 composition Triadic Memories, a ¬masterpiece of the piano literature of the last 100 years.Triadic Memories is a prime example of Feldman’s concern with how a musical composition sounds, rather than how it is made. Just as Feldman’s friend, the painter Mark Rothko, found the means to make color, on its own, the voice of mood and emotion, Feldman found ways to make sound alone, not its forms or progressions, the means to the same end. This set him on a path toward a new concert experience. But with so much attention placed on the liberation of sound in 20th-century music, a more profound and far-reaching liberation has sometimes been ignored: the liberation of time [Earle Brown]. Triadic Memories is an example of Feldman's work with "Time in its unstructured existence...how Time exists before we put our paws on it... our minds, our imaginations into it.” Feldman projects sounds into time, free from a compositional rhetoric, not manipulated by the history of musical tradition, creating a temporal landscape where memory, the cornerstone of perceiving musical form, is consistently thwarted.A journey through Triadic Memories can be likened to walking in an enclosed labyrinth. Some long passages of the maze, with few turns, are extensive enough to make you forget you are in a labyrinth. But there are bends in the hallways, and eventually the traveler not only loses the sense of direction, but also discovers the maze is three dimensional.
November
16

UNH Chamber Singers 5:00 PM

5:00 PM - Dover City Hall: Please join the UNH Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Alex T. Favazza, Jr. for an a cappella program featuring Ralph Vaughan Williams’s 1921 choral masterpiece Mass in G minor for double chorus and soloists. The program also highlights unaccompanied works by composers such as Christopher Kies, Anton Bruckner, Vaclovas Augustinas, Jaakko Mäntyjärvi, Eric Whitacre, Alex T. Favazza, Jr., and Sting. This concert will be performed at 5:00 PM on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Dover City Hall Auditorium, 288 Central Avenue, Dover NH. It is free and open to the public.
November
17

UNH Wind Symphony 2:00 PM

2:00 PM - Johnson Theatre: The program will include the music of Erika Svanoe (the premier performance of Mary Shelley Meets Frankenstein), Paul Dooley, Russell Peck, and Steven Bryant. Free and open to the public.
November
17

UNH Youth Symphony Orchestra 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Johnson Theatre: UNH Youth Symphony OrchestraDavid Upham, conductor
November
21

Student Recital #7 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM - Bratton Recital Hall: Music majors perform a wide variety of repertoire.Free and open to the public.
November
21

UNH Student Chamber Ensembles 8:00 PM

8:00 PM - Bratton Recital Hall: UNH Student Chamber Ensembles
November
22

UNH Vocal Arts Project 8:00 PM

8:00 PM - Bratton Recital Hall: The UNH Vocal Arts Project, under the direction of David Ripley, with pianist Elizabeth Blood, will present a stirring and timely program, “Songs of A Great Nation” in Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center on Friday and Saturday evening, November 22nd and 23rd at 8:00.Through the richness of American Song, the program traces the amazing history, resourcefulness, exploration, settling, conflicts, dreams, successes and profound challenges of our Nation’s birth and its vital democratic life-affirming principles. Beginning at the dawn of the 19th Century, the songs trace the exploration of Zebulon Pike, the Oregon Trail, Mexican Territory, the origin of “Mark Twain”, our mighty rivers and Religious Revival, “Bleeding Kansas”, Irving Berlin’s setting of Emma Lazarus’, “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor”. Then, the extremes of 1929 with “Puttin’ On the Ritz” and “Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime”. Appropriate tribute is given to African-American music with Duke Ellington, Billy Holiday, and the moving Spirituals of Harry Burleigh. Original songs of Ripley, “Courage to Dream” and “Prayer for the Earth” capture the resolve deeply needed in our present time, closing with Gershwin’s “Our Love is Here to Stay” This is a program grounded in history and hope with the voices of our present time, and not to be missed. Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
November
23

UNH Vocal Arts Project 8:00 PM

8:00 PM - Bratton Recital Hall: The UNH Vocal Arts Project, under the direction of David Ripley, with pianist Elizabeth Blood, will present a stirring and timely program, “Songs of A Great Nation” in Bratton Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center on Friday and Saturday evening, November 22nd and 23rd at 8:00.Through the richness of American Song, the program traces the amazing history, resourcefulness, exploration, settling, conflicts, dreams, successes and profound challenges of our Nation’s birth and its vital democratic life-affirming principles. Beginning at the dawn of the 19th Century, the songs trace the exploration of Zebulon Pike, the Oregon Trail, Mexican Territory, the origin of “Mark Twain”, our mighty rivers and Religious Revival, “Bleeding Kansas”, Irving Berlin’s setting of Emma Lazarus’, “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor”. Then, the extremes of 1929 with “Puttin’ On the Ritz” and “Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime”. Appropriate tribute is given to African-American music with Duke Ellington, Billy Holiday, and the moving Spirituals of Harry Burleigh. Original songs of Ripley, “Courage to Dream” and “Prayer for the Earth” capture the resolve deeply needed in our present time, closing with Gershwin’s “Our Love is Here to Stay” This is a program grounded in history and hope with the voices of our present time, and not to be missed. Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
November
24

UNH Concert Band and UNH Symphonic Band 5:00 PM

5:00 PM - Johnson Theatre: UNH Concert BandCasey Goodwin, conductorand UNH Symphonic BandMark Zielinski, conductor
December
02

UNH Guitar Ensembles 8:00 PM

UNH Guitar Ensembles 8:00 PM8:00 PM - Bratton Recital Hall: UNH Guitar EnsemblesDavid Newsam, director