Classical http://wunc.org en Women's Chorus Presents A Cantata About Cancer http://wunc.org/post/womens-chorus-presents-cantata-about-cancer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it's a tragedy. But when writer David Wolman's wife contracted breast cancer, he chose to make the experience into art. He wrote an anthology of poetry, which composer <a href="http://www.andreaclearfield.com/">Andrea Clearfield</a> set to music. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">A local community chorus, </span><a href="http://womensvoiceschorus.org/" style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">Women's Voices Chorus</a><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">, is performing "</span><a href="http://womensvoiceschorus.org/product/the-long-bright/" style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">The Long Bright</a><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">" tonight at </span>8pm<span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;"> in the Hill Hall Auditorium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:12:41 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 35615 at http://wunc.org Women's Chorus Presents A Cantata About Cancer Opera In The Garden http://wunc.org/post/opera-garden <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px;">Opera comes to life in elaborate performance halls with high-priced seats. But the high-brow setting is not the only place for opera; it also takes place in modern art museums, bars and even outdoors. "<a href="http://chapelhillgardentour.net/2014-tour-features/opera-in-the-garden/">Opera in the Garden</a>" takes the artform outside on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Chapel Hill’s North Carolina Botanical Garden.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px;">The performance is part of the <a href="http://chapelhillgardentour.net/">Chapel Hill Spring Garden tour</a>&nbsp;and proceeds will help build a <a href="http://chapelhillgardentour.net/2014-tour-features/childrens-wonder-garden-at-ncbg/">Children's Wonder Garden</a>.</span></p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 15:56:49 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 34835 at http://wunc.org Opera In The Garden Orchestral Music For Social Change http://wunc.org/post/orchestral-music-social-change <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px;">For ten hours each week, 300 children in the Triangle create a cacophony of sound using flutes, violins, cellos and drums. The&nbsp; organization <a href="http://www.kidznotes.org/">Kidznotes</a> uses classical music as a tool to combat poverty by strengthening kids' community and self-esteem. </span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:50:08 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 34226 at http://wunc.org Orchestral Music For Social Change Poet Li-Young Lee Draws Influence From Chinese Classics http://wunc.org/post/poet-li-young-lee-draws-influence-chinese-classics <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">When Li-Young Lee's parents received a classical education in China, they memorized dozens of poems. As a child, he heard his parents playfully recite poem after poem to one another. Today Li-Young Lee draws much of his poetic influence from that same classical Chinese poetry.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:20:53 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 33513 at http://wunc.org Poet Li-Young Lee Draws Influence From Chinese Classics Setting The Shuttle Launch To Music http://wunc.org/post/setting-shuttle-launch-music <p></p><p>Scott Lee grew up on the Gulf coast of Florida. Once in a while, on a clear night, at the right time of year, he could walk outside, look 150 miles to the East, and see the glow of a shuttle launch from Cape Canaveral.</p><p>"As they rise upwards, they kind of start to curve," Lee said. " And it's a really interesting phenomenon, because they're still just going straight up. But to you, it looks like they're coming back down. So you start to wonder... 'Is something wrong?' "</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:24:09 +0000 Eric Mennel 32662 at http://wunc.org Setting The Shuttle Launch To Music North Carolina's HIP Festival Makes The Old New http://wunc.org/post/north-carolinas-hip-festival-makes-old-new <div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The Mallarmé Chamber Players are bringing the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mallarmemusic.org/NCHIPMusicFestival_000.html">North Carolina Historically Informed Performance, or HIP music festival </a>to the Triangle this winter. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:32:39 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 29443 at http://wunc.org North Carolina's HIP Festival Makes The Old New Azerbaijani Violinist Leads Greensboro Symphony Orchestra For More Than A Decade http://wunc.org/post/azerbaijani-violinist-leads-greensboro-symphony-orchestra-more-decade <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Musician, arranger and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky has performed across the globe: from Ajerbaijan to Moscow and Los Angeles to New York.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:58:12 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 29258 at http://wunc.org Azerbaijani Violinist Leads Greensboro Symphony Orchestra For More Than A Decade Classical Music Comes Alive In The Triangle http://wunc.org/post/classical-music-comes-alive-triangle <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Indy Rock does a good job of getting new music out to the ears of listeners. The same cannot be said of classical style music or opera.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:13:01 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 26178 at http://wunc.org Classical Music Comes Alive In The Triangle Acclaimed NC Composer Robert Ward Dies http://wunc.org/post/acclaimed-nc-composer-robert-ward-dies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The acclaimed classical composer and Durham resident Robert Ward has died. He was 95 years old.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ward was known and honored for his contributions to the world of classical music and was chancellor of the </span><a href="http://www.uncsa.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">UNC School of the Arts</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (then called N.C. School of the Arts) from 1967 to 1974 before joining Duke University as a music professor. &nbsp;He composed many symphonies and operas over his lifetime, including an operatic adaptation of Arthur Miller’s </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Crucible</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1962.</span></p><p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 20:13:17 +0000 Keith Weston & Laura Candler 13104 at http://wunc.org Acclaimed NC Composer Robert Ward Dies UNC Music Professor Richard Luby Dies http://wunc.org/post/unc-music-professor-richard-luby-dies <p>UNC-Chapel Hill music professor Richard Luby died peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday. Luby was known among his colleagues and students as a charismatic teacher and a passionate musician. He joined UNC-Chapel Hill in 1979, when he was hired as a professor of violin and chamber music.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:32:00 +0000 Laura Candler 9240 at http://wunc.org UNC Music Professor Richard Luby Dies