The arts scene explodes this month at UNC Charlotte. Among the offerings – a free lunchtime concert TODAY (Oct. 5) by the Charlotte Symphony, the student Chamber Orchestra’s fall concert, a Faculty and Friends performance by bass-baritone Carl DuPont featuring the premiere of “Countee Cullen Songs” by acclaimed composer-conductor Jacqueline Hairston, and innovative outdoor performances of 2010 Obie Award winner “The Aliens.”
Here are details for each performance. Parking is available in the nearby East Parking Deck.
Charlotte Symphony free lunchtime concert – 12:30 p.m. TODAY, Oct. 5, in Robinson Hall’s Belk Theater.
Guest violinist Eduardo Rios joins the orchestra for Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
The program also features music by Mozart, Stravinsky, Bernstein, and contemporary composers Kristin Kuster and George Walker.
Student Chamber Orchestra – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in Robinson Hall’s Belk Theater.
The Chamber Orchestra will perform under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Govias.
New Assistant Professor of Oboe Elizabeth Sullivan will appear as guest soloist.
The program includes Two Pieces from Henry V by William Walton, The Suite Much Ado About Nothing by Enrich Wolfgang Korngold, and Concerto in C Minor for Oboe, by Alessandro Marcello.
Faculty & Friends featuring Carl DuPont, bass-baritone – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in Rowe Recital Hall.
Guest pianist Alan Johnson of the University of Miami joins Mr. DuPont for a program of music by Schubert, Poulenc, and Ravel, plus the premiere of Jacqueline Hairston’s “Countee Cullen Songs”.
“The Aliens” theater performance – 6 pm Oct. 14-15 and Oct. 20-22; 2 p.m. Oct. 16 and 23.
Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker, The Aliens peers in on the conversations and interactions of three young men at a Vermont coffeehouse.
Praised as “gentle and extraordinarily beautiful” by The New York Times, The Aliens won the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play.
The Department of Theatre presents this contemporary masterpiece in an innovative outdoor performance in the quad behind Robinson Hall. Directed by Jay Morong.