2018-2019 Season

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Legal Wood Project

Truitt Auditorium in Broughton Hall 7pm

The Legal Wood Project, percussionist Eric Willie and violinist Rebecca Willie, will perform a variety of new works for violin, percussion, and electronics.

Started in 2007, the Legal Wood Project is the collaboration of percussion and strings featuring husband and wife, Eric and Rebecca Willie. The ensemble endeavors to promote and commission new works for chamber ensemble featuring these instruments. The name of the ensemble is comprised of the first piece performed, Legal Highs by David Jones; and the first commission, Wood, by Matt Walker. Dr. Eric Willie is an Assistant Professor of Percussion at UNCG, and Rebecca Willie is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Winston-Salem Symphony.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

  A and B and C

Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre in Thompson Hall    7pm

New works performed by clarinetist Andrea Cheeseman including the premiere of Last Light a 2018 work for bass clarinet and electronic music by guest composer Benjamin Broening

Dr. Cheeseman is renowned for her innovative performances of new music and Dr. Broening’s works have won major awards and been presented in twenty countries. Also on the program are works by Joan Tower, Judith Shatin, Jason Fick, Doug Cohen, Allen Strange and two additional works by Benjamin Broening.

 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Departing for the Moon

Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre in Thompson Hall  7pm

Swiss Saxophonist Laurent Estoppey joins forces with guitarist Robert Nathanson for a program of contemporary works for the duo plus music for saxophone and tape, and other surprises.

Laurent Estoppey studied saxophone at the Conservatory of Lausanne, Switzerland.  Estoppey has devoted himself primarily to contemporary music. Numerous collaborations with composers have led him to create at least one hundred works. His musical activity is occurs throughout Switzerland and many European countries, but also in Canada, USA, Argentina, Guatemala and South Africa. He works with the following orchestras: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Basel Symphony, and many others. Estoppey has also founded and developed several chamber music groups.

Robert Nathanson, classical and baroque guitarist, is an active recitalist and orchestral soloist, now focusing mostly as an ensemble performer giving concerts throughout the United States, as well as performances in Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Spain, Austria, Slovenia, and Canada.   He is Professor of Music at UNC-Wilmington and Artistic Director for PRO MUSICA, a concert series celebrating the music of living composers.  A Liscio Recording artist,.he has released two solo CDs and appeared on CDs of music for guitar and saxophone and guitar, saxophone, and voice.