The UNG Jazz Band will present a Winter concert on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. The large ensemble was divided into four smaller groups in order to maintain social distance policies and create a safe environment for all. Each ensemble arranged most of the pieces that will be performed in this exciting program that features a variety of music genres. For more information, please visit the Events page on the UNG Music Department Website (https://ung.edu/music).
Drawing from a variety of repertoire from around the world- from Brazil, to the middle east, from western classical to jazz- Chamber Chanchers fuses an eclectic blend of traditions into an exciting program of interesting rhythms, instrumentation, composition and fiery improvisation. Each member brings with them the treasures of very different musical traditions to create a special blend of music, a sum greater than its parts. The concert will be streamed on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. A link for the performance can be found on the events calendar of the UNG Music Department Website and we encourage you to pre-register your attendance for the event
The Women’s and Men’s Ensembles of the UNG Chorale will present their virtual concert Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 pm. The ensembles will be conducted by Dr. Lauren Ringwall and will perform works by Randall Thompson, Praetorius, Byrd, Vijay Singh and others. They will be accompanied by Dr. Jose Garcia. A link for the performance can be found on the events calendar of the UNG Music Department Website and we encourage you to pre-register your attendance for the event.
Martha Gardner is our violin soloist on an energetic Violin Concerto in G Major, written in the 1700’s by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. An accomplished violinist, swordsman and horseman, he led the most famous orchestra in Paris, and was an associate of Mozart, and was a widely celebrated black composer. Martha will also be our soloist on Autumn, from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.
Among the other selections we will perform are Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite for String Orchestra, and the Flower Duet from Delibes’ Lakme.
We will close with Motown Forever, a medley of My Girl, Stop! In the Name of Love, I Heard it Through the Grapevine and I’ll Be There, and “Duke” Ellington’s It Don’t Mean a Thing!