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 […]

Upcoming 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 […]

Performance February 22nd, 2014

For 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 2013; they reflect the diverse interests and influences of the current generation of creative artists. February […]

Performance October 24th, 2013

nu begins its second season with director Saxton Rose. October 24th, 2013, 7:30pm, Watson Hall on the UNCSA Campus —– Program John Orfe – Dowland Remix (2010) for chamber orchestra Frances White – The Ocean Inside (2007) for alto flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano, and electronic sound David T. Little – and the sky […]

David Biedenbender, featured composer

nu ensemble performed Schism on its October 24th, 2013 concert. Composer David Biedenbender was born in 1984 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. His first musical collaborations were in rock and jazz bands as an electric bassist and in wind and jazz bands as a bass trombone and euphonium player. A musical omnivore and a passionate collaborator, David […]

John Orfe, featured composer

nu performed Dowland Remix on its October 24th, 2013 concert. Dr. John Orfe has won a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, a Tanglewood Fellowship, a Morton Gould Award and nine Standard Awards from ASCAP, the William Schuman and Boudleaux Bryant prizes from BMI, and a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. […]

Alfonso Fuentes, featured composer

nu ensemble performed ‘Cuarteto para la Coexistencia’ on its October 24th, 2013 concert. Composer, pianist, poet and educator Alfonso Fuentes (b. 1954) was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2009 for Best Classical Work of the Year. He studied at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, in San Juan, and the New England Conservatory, in […]