UNC Asheville Music Department Continues Spring Concert Season;
Three Performances Set for February
UNC Asheville’s Music Department will continue its
spring concert season with three performances in February. Concerts will
be held in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. Admission is $5.
The UNC Asheville Jazz Studies Program will present
a concert featuring music for jazz combo, jazz choir and big band at
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18. Groups will perform under the direction of
David Wilken and Frances T. Sinclair. The program will include
selections by Duke Ellington, Sammy Nestico and Rogers and Hammerstein.
A faculty recital will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday,
Feb. 20, featuring Jacqueline Mattingly on horn and David Wilken on
trombone. The program will include a collection of Johannes Brahms songs
arranged for horn and piano, “Hutners Moon” by Gilbert Vinter for horn
and piano. Mattingly will be joined by Beth Derring on “Cantilen” for
two horns and piano by Theodore Dubois. Solo pieces for trombone will
included compositions by Frank Martin and Tommy Dorsey. Virginia
McKnight will accompany on piano.
At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, the University
Singers will take center stage. The group will perform a wide variety of
choral selections by well-known composers including Tomas Luis de
Victoria, Gabriel Faure and Aaron Copland. In addition, the UNC
Asheville Vocal Jazz Ensemble will make its debut at this concert,
performing familiar jazz songs as part of the program. Accompanied by
pianist Elsa O’Farrell, this will be the first performance under the
direction of UNC Asheville's new Director of Choral Activities Frances
For more information, call UNC Asheville’s Music
Department at 828/251-6432.
- Patrick Hill, UNC Asheville Music Department, 828/251-6432
- Jill Yarnall, UNC Asheville Public Information Assistant Director,