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‘Concert Weeks’ music fills the air

“It’s concert weeks!”

The first time I heard the term “Concert Weeks” here at UNCG, Dr. John Locke was calling attention to several outstanding concerts. We were in the hallway of the Music Building, and he wanted the music students and their world-class talent to get due notice.

He was right. Imagine enjoying fabulous music in beautiful settings, virtually one night after another – and most of the concerts are even free-admission. Prague or New York City may offer similar experiences, if you want to zip around by subway and pay the high cost. If you love music in Greensboro, you’ve got it good this month.

The concert weeks will be special this month because one concert – on Nov. 18 – will be Dr. John R. Locke’s Retirement Concert. (More on that, in next week’s CW.)

UNCG CVPA has a variety of concert performances coming up. The concerts listed here are free admission, tickets not required.

  • 11/14: University Band and Symphonic Band: The University Band consists of 85 music majors and non-majors who perform challenging music of artistic and historical significance. The Symphonic Band is made up of 55 music majors chosen by audition who perform a variety of pieces in two concerts each semester. Performance at 7:30 p.m., UNCG Auditorium. A pre-concert discussion will be held at 6:40 p.m. in the UNCG Auditorium Lower Lobby.
  • 11/16: Symphony Orchestra: The Symphony Orchestra is an ensemble of 90 performers selected through highly competitive auditions. Their concert will feature CVPA junior Jacob Warren on saxophone. The orchestra will perform pieces by Mussorgsky, Creston and Beethoven. Performance at 7:30 p.m., UNCG Auditorium. A pre-concert discussion will be held at 6:40 in the UNCG Auditorium Lower Lobby.
  • 11/18: Dr. John R. Locke Retirement Concert:  Dr. John R. Locke, Director of Bands and Founder & Director of the UNCG Summer Music Camp, will retire in December 2018 after more than 36 years as a member of the UNCG faculty. Come celebrate Dr. Locke and his accomplishments. Performance at 1:30 p.m., UNCG Auditorium.
  • 11/27: Sinfonia: The Sinfonia is dedicated to broadening the artistic performance level of its members while presenting programs that encompass a wide range of styles, from Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras. Performance at 7:30 p.m., School of Music Recital Hall.

If you are unable to attend events, performances are streamed in high definition on CVPA’s YouTube Live channel. For more information, visit the page.

For a complete listing of music events, see the School of Music website.

By Mike Harris; edited by Avery Campbell and CVPA staff.