Join the ‘Unsilent Night’ fun on Dec. 6 at University Place

Join the ‘Unsilent Night’ fun on Dec. 6 at University Place

Experience the warmth of community through musical fellowship, and help University City Partners create a new holiday tradition. Join us 6-8 pm Dec. 6 at the Shoppes at University Place to sip mulled wines and hot chocolate, visit with the Grinch, enjoy crafts and performances and join a walking musical parade unlike any other!   A musical parade like no other The centerpiece of the evening is composer Phil Kline’s musical parade, Unsilent Night – where everyone can play a part. Unsilent Night has been performed at more than 120 locations worldwide. “Unsilent Night is an original composition by Phil Kline, written specifically to be heard outdoors in the month of December,” the Unsilent Night website explains. “It takes the form of a street promenade in which the audience becomes the performer. Each participant gets one of four tracks of music in the form of a cassette, CD, or Mp3. Together, all four tracks comprise Unsilent Night. “The fact that the participants play different ‘parts’ simultaneously helps create the special sound of the piece. Participants carry boomboxes, or anything that amplifies music, and simultaneously start playing the music. “They then walk a carefully chosen route, creating a unique mobile sound sculpture which is different from every listener’s perspective.”   Many other activities for all ages Unsilent Night at University Place will offer many other activities for all ages besides the parade. All activities are free, and most will be on or near the outdoor lakefront stage near Boardwalk Billy’s. Here is the evening schedule: 6:00-8:00: Making crafts, courtesy of University City Regional Library. 6:00-6:30: Governor’s Village STEM Choir 6:30-6:45:...
University City hits the high notes with 5 concerts!

University City hits the high notes with 5 concerts!

If you enjoy live music, you will LOVE the next few days in University City. We just learned that Thursday’s rain-postponed free performance of The Voltage Brothers at The Shoppes at University Place has been shifted to May 3. Meanwhile, UNC Charlotte’s musicians and singers will perform four concerts in six nights, starting tonight, April 27.   Special themes and great venues The Voltage Brothers will appear lakeside near the main bridge at the University Place lake. Is there a better place to enjoy music outdoors on a beautiful spring evening? All campus performances will take place in Belk Theater at Robinson Hall. This an acoustic gem of a hall, with great seats throughout. The university’s Wind Ensemble perform a program entitled “Angels and Demons.” The Jazz Ensemble will offer works by Cole Porter, Billy Strayhorn and others. The Chamber Orchestra will celebrate the many voices of the Americas in its second “Symphony of Diversity” concert.   Tickets The Voltage Brothers will perform for free, courtesy of the many shops and restaurants at The Shoppes at University Place. For the UNC Charlotte performances buy tickets online or visit the Robinson Hall Box office 11 am-3 pm weekdays in the front lobby of Robinson Hall. You also can order tickets by calling the box office11 am-3 pm weekdays at 704-687-1849.   Performance details Chamber Orchestra – 7:30 pm April 27 in Belk Theater at Robinson Hall. The UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra, led by Jonathan Govias, celebrates the many voices of the Americas in its second “Symphony of Diversity” concert. More than half of the repertoire is by women composers, including the...

University City Wine Fest

University City’s scenic lake and charming boardwalk at the Shoppes at University Place will be the location for the University City Wine Fest.  More than 100 wines from over 25 wineries will be available to sample while guests stroll the boardwalk and enjoy live music and interactive entertainment.  A variety of old and new as well as exciting wines for 2017 from across the US and globe will be featured for tasting.  Whether you’re a seasoned expert or an intrigued beginner, wineries and winery representatives will welcome you as they share their knowledge along with samples of their art.  Meet these experts, learn the story of their wines, and experience the harmony of delectable...