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. 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 earlier years as a […]

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 Jeffrey Holmes: Hrið-Móðr-Ljómi (2014) – World Premiere For guitar solo with flute, horn, percussion, harp, violin, and cello Michael Kudirka, soloist Florent Ghys: Hommage a Jacob ter […]

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 will perform 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 will perform 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 […]

Alfonso Fuentes, featured composer

nu will perform ‘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 […]

Performance October 27th, 2012

The nu ensemble, performed its first concert of the year on Saturday, October 27th. Here is the program: Wolfgang Rihm: Will Sound (2006) Giacinto Scelsi: Prânam II (1973) John Cage: Dance Music for Elfrid Ide (1940) Benjamin Broening: like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment (2005) Caleb Burhans: oh ye of little faith…(do you know where your children are?)(2008) Saturday, October 27, 7:30 […]

Performance January 29th, 2013

For this program, nu tackles the newest repertoire possible: music by UNCSA composition students. All of the works on this concert were completed in the last few months of 2012; they reflect the diverse interests and influences of the current generation of creative artists. January 29th, 7:30pm, Watson Hall Email: boxoffice@uncsa.edu Phone: (336) 721-1945 Program […]