It’s that time of the semester: the first Concert Weeks at UNCG. There will be music in the air over the coming days, as a variety of excellent UNCG ensembles have their initial performances, marking the halfway point of the semester. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.
The coming events are:
- Oct. 3: Symphonic Band: The Symphonic Band is a select ensemble of 55 music majors, chosen by audition. Their wide repertoire includes both contemporary and classic pieces. They will be joined by guest Justin Worley, UNCG’s Director of Athletic Bands, on tuba. 7:30 p.m., UNCG Auditorium.
- Oct. 4: Jazz Ensembles I and II: UNCG’s jazz ensembles will appear at the Carolina Theatre’s Crown space for another night of swingin’ tunes directed by Chad Eby and Thomas Heflin. 7:30 p.m.. Tickets are $9-12.
- Oct. 6: University Band: The University Band, composed of 85 majors and non-majors, perform two concerts every semester. They will play a variety of music with conductors J. Benjamin Jones, Cole Hairston, and Carolina Perez. 1:30 p.m., UNCG Auditorium.
- Oct. 8: Wind Ensemble: The ensemble of wind players will be joined by Associate Professor of Horn Dr. Abigael Pack for a selection of pieces by composers including Holst, Saint-Saëns, and Welcher. 7:30 p.m., UNCG Auditorium.
- Oct. 10: Symphony Orchestra: Violinist Marjorie Bagley will join UNCG’s symphony orchestra for a night of music by Ives/Schuman, Barber, Price, and Copland. 7:30 p.m., UNCG Auditorium.
For more information, see the College of Visual and Performing Arts calendar.