The University of North Texas Center for Chamber Music Studies — a highly selective program made up of 18 of UNT’s finest student musicians — will perform chamber music from 19th-century Johannes Brahms to modern-day Anthony Plog in a Nov. 28 (Monday) concert.
The free concert at 8 p.m. in Voertman Hall in the UNT Music Building, southeast corner of Avenue C and Chestnut Street, features the center’s Bancroft String Quartet, Piano Quartet, Wind Quintet and Brass Quintet. The undergraduate and graduate students in the center’s ensembles come from Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, England, Germany, Israel, Korea, Russia and the United States and have performed across the world.
The wide-ranging program includes Plog’s 4 Sketches for Brass Quintet, Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Gyorgy Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet and Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor.
“Students are invited to study in the Center for Chamber Music Studies, where they receive coaching and training from faculty members in piano, strings, brass and winds,” said George Papich, director of the Center for Chamber Music Studies at UNT. “They’re honing their skills in chamber music performance in preparation for their professional careers, and they’re also getting international experience as they perform and travel across the world.”
About the UNT College of Music
The highly comprehensive programs of the UNT College of Music enroll the largest number of music majors of any university in the country. The UNT College of Music is the choice of more than 1,600 music majors from all over the world who are pursuing a wide variety of specializations, including classical music performance, jazz studies, music education, composition, musicology, theory and ethnomusicology. The college provides a rich musical environment with 100 full-time faculty members, 200 adjuncts and graduate assistants, a vast music library, and more than 40 student ensembles. UNT music alumni populate every corner of the profession in this country and abroad.
What: Center for Chamber Music Studies Showcase Concert – Presented by the University of North Texas College of Music. George Papich, director.
When: 8 p.m. Nov. 28 (Monday)
Where: Voertman Hall in the UNT Music Building, southeast corner of Avenue C and Chestnut Street