UNCA’s Department of Music offers shows on and off campus in December

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Press release from UNC Asheville:

Students and faculty in UNC Asheville’s Department of Music will present the following concerts and performances:

Dec. 2 – UNC Asheville Percussion and Wind Ensembles in Concert – The student ensembles, directed by percussionist Matthew Richmond and trombonist Fletcher Peacock of the music faculty, will perform a diverse program of originals, classics and holiday favorites. The program will include the world premiere of a piece by Richmond, a student arrangement of music from The Jungle Book, and music by Genesis, Shostakovich and others. 3 p.m. in Lipinsky Auditorium. Free.

Dec. 4 – Holiday Noontime Concert – The University Chorale, a large choir directed by Chuck Taft, will perform. Noon in the Lipinsky Hall Lobby. Free.

Dec. 4 –Composers Concert – UNC Asheville music students will perform their own original compositions in this intimate concert. 7 p.m. in Lipinsky Hall Room 018. Free.

Dec. 7 – Candlelight Concert with the Asheville Singers – Melodie Galloway, UNC Asheville chair and professor of music, will direct the choir, UNC Asheville’s premiere student vocal ensemble. The singers will have just returned from their 11th Washington, D.C. tour including performances at the White House and Walter Reed National Medical Center. Their campus performance will showcase holiday favorites and new, inventive arrangements of old yuletide gems, and will include music of John Rutter, Eric Whitacre, Martin Shaw and others. 7 p.m. in Lipinsky Hall Lobby. Free.

Dec. 7 – Off-Campus Electronic Music Concert – This concert of music and video art, on an island in the French Broad River, features UNC Asheville’s Paddison Distinguished Professor of Music Wayne Kirby, Professor of New Media Lei Han, renowned percussionist Roy “Futureman” Wooten, and students Charlie Burrus, Dylan Metz, Kyle Muench and Sam Abel. 7:30 p.m., in Studio 212, Marshall High Studios, 115 Blannahassett Island Road, Marshall, N.C. Free.

Dec. 9 – Off-Campus Club Show – UNC Asheville Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles at The Mothlight – Seven different student ensembles will perform:

·X-Tet, directed by Jacob Rodriguez
·Beatles Jazz Ensemble, directed by Brian Felix
·All Blues Ensemble, directed by Justin Ray
·Large Jazz Ensemble, directed by Steve Alford
·Bluegrass Ensemble, directed by Jonathan T. King
·Afro-Percussion Ensemble, directed by Jonathan T. King
·Contemporary Guitar Ensemble, directed by Tim Doyle

The Dec. 9 show begins at 3 p.m. at The Mothlight, 701 Haywood Rd., West Asheville. Admission is $6 at the door, $4 for students.

For more information, visit music.unca.edu, email music@unca.edu or call the UNC Asheville Department of Music at 828.251.6432.

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