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A spring of sweet music: upcoming ‘Concert Weeks” at UNCG

Photo of several musicians playingNear the end of each spring, UNCG’s wonderful music ensembles perform a variety of world-class concerts. These concerts, nearly one night after another, allow you to enjoy beautiful music in great venues.

And, most performances are free. It’s hard to find an opportunity like this anywhere else.

Here are just some of the exciting performances coming up for “concert weeks.” Events are free unless otherwise noted:

  • 4/23: Symphonic Band: The Symphonic Band is made up of 55 music majors chosen by audition who perform a variety of pieces in two concerts each semester. They will perform a variety of pieces with Professor of Oboe Ashley Barrett and Guest Conductor Andrea E. Brown. 7:30 p.m. at the UNCG Auditorium.
  • 4/25: Wind Ensemble: The Wind Ensemble is a highly select concert band of fifty performers majoring in music at the UNCG School of Music. They will be performing with soprano Lindsay Kesselman. 7:30 p.m. UNCG Auditorium.
  • 4/26: Becca Stevens With Jazz Ensemble I and The Third Floor Orchestra: As part of the Miles Davis Jazz Festival, singer-songwriter and Winston-Salem native Becca Stevens will be featured in a program of her original music, American songbook standards, and other surprises. 8 p.m., UNCG Auditorium. Tickets range from $6-12. To purchase tickets, see the entry on the website here.
  • 4/28: University Chorale and Chamber Singers: The University Chorale is an ensemble of approximately 60 of the most gifted and dedicated singers from the UNCG student body, while the Chamber Singers are a highly select ensemble of 22-26 pre-professional singers, music educators, and amateurs chosen from the UNCG student body. 5 p.m., First Presbytarian Church, 617 N. Elm St.
  • 4/29: Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia: 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. 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. 7:30 p.m., UNCG Auditorium.
  • 5/1: University Band: The University Band is comprised of approximately 85 musicians, both music majors and non-majors, who join together to perform two concerts each semester. This ensemble is dedicated to broadening the artistic level and interest of its members while performing challenging music of artistic and historical significance. 7:30 p.m., UNCG Auditorium.

If you can’t make it to an event, many programs are streamed via CVPA Live. See more information here.

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

Some copy drawn from the CVPA website.