Caroline Shaw Master Class at UNCSA

Nu ensemble students had a thrilling experience this weekend working with Pulitzer-prize winning composer and performer Caroline Shaw. She came to UNCSA to coach her string quartet “Entr’acte” (2011) with the Giannini Quartet & speak with our composition students. The Giannini Quartet will perform this work on our next concert November 21.

Performance November 21, 2015

November 21, 7:30pm, Watson Hall Email: Phone: (336) 721-1945   PROGRAM Directed by Saxton Rose and Christopher Lees Ted Hearne – But I Voted for Shirley Chisholm, for chamber orchestra, computer Derek Arnold – Cook’s Wall, for violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn Cheyne Runnels – Mistakes were Made, for chamber orchestra Donnacha […]

Donnacha Dennehy, featured composer

On November 21, 2015 nu ensemble performs Donnacha Dennehy’s That the Night Come with soprano Elizabeth Pacheco Rose. Born in Dublin in 1970, Donnacha Dennehy has received commissions from Dawn Upshaw, the Kronos Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Bang On A Can All-Stars, Lucilin, Contact (Toronto), Electra, the Fidelio Trio, Icebreaker, […]

Stefan Freund, Featured Composer

On November 21, 2015, nu ensemble performs Stefan Fruend’s The Soldier Dances with Tom Sawyer, a brilliant mashup of Stravinsky Solidier’s Tale and Rush’s Tom Sawyer. Stefan Freund received a BM from Indiana University and an MM and a DMA from the Eastman School of Music. He is presently Associate Professor of Composition at the […]

Jeffrey Holmes, featured composer

Jeffrey Holmes’ music has been called “Captivating…haunting and slightly disorienting” by the Los Angeles Times, “Drifting…ethereal” by the San Francisco Classical Voice, and “Interesting and musically arresting, music to be really heard and deserving of reflection” by the Society of Composers, INC. His works have been performed at festivals such as the Darmstadt Ferienkurs für […]

Performance March 28, 2015

On this program, nu tackles the newest repertoire possible: music by UNCSA composition students of Lawrence Dillon, Kenneth Frazelle and Michael Rothkopf. All of the works on this concert will have been completed in the last few months of 2014; they reflect the diverse interests and influences of the current generation of creative artists. March […]

Randall Woolf, featured composer

nu ensemble will perform Randall Woolf’s Shakedown on its October 17, 2014 concert. Randall Woolf studied composition privately with David Del Tredici and Joseph Maneri, and at Harvard, where he earned a Ph.D. He is a member of the Common Sense Composers Collective. He is the Composer/Mentor for the Brooklyn Philharmonic. He has received a […]

Florent Ghys, featured composer

nu ensemble will perform Florent Ghys’ Hommage a Jacob ter Veldhuis on its October 17, 2014 concert. Florent Ghys is a composer and double bass player from Bordeaux, France, based in Brooklyn, NY. His music has been described as “thrilling breed of post-minimal chamber music” (Time Out NYC) and “highly contrapuntal showcasing intelligent multi-tracking and […]

Amy Beth Kirsten, featured composer

nu will perform Amy Beth Kirsten’s yes I said yes I said Yes for soprano and contrabass on it’s October 17th, 2014 concert with soprano Lindsay Kesselman. After spending a decade playing in clubs and bars in Chicago, singer-songwriter Amy Beth Kirsten entered the graduate program in music composition at Roosevelt University in 2002. Those […]

Performance October 17th, 2014

nu begins its third season with director Saxton Rose. October 17th, 2014, 7:30pm, Watson Hall on the UNCSA Campus —– Program Randall Woolf: Shakedown (1990) For chamber orchestra Amy Beth Kirsten: Yes I Said Yes I Will Yes (2012) For soprano and bass With guest soprano Lindsay Kesselman Jeffrey Holmes: Hrið-Móðr-Ljómi (2014) – World Premiere […]