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September 2018

‘Rendezvous in Bratislava,’ on Stage

September 1, 2018 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Jan ‘Laco’ Kalina was a dramaturg, satirist, collector of jokes and writer of cabarets, born in Czechoslovakia in 1913. A Slovak Jew, he survived the fascists only to be imprisoned by the communists, who saw him as a threat to the regime. Digging through artifacts and stories from Laco’s remarkable life, Miriam Sherwood pursues her granddad’s voice through his own jokes, skits and songs, conjuring up an archival cabaret that reverberates with laughter from a very different place and time. With…

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September 2019

Guest Artists Recital: An Evening of Scandinavian Art Song with Jessie Martin and John O’Brien

September 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A long established musical collaboration between Jessie Wright Martin, mezzo soprano, and John O’Brien, piano, has taken them to universities and concert halls throughout the American southeast and across the country. They have performed numerous recitals together, including Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch, Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben, and a program of Australian music they performed at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall. Their newest project is a program of Scandinavian music performed in the original languages. This exciting recital program features the music of…

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October 2019

An Evening of French Romantic Chamber Music

October 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Carolina music department faculty and guest artists will perform French romantic chamber music on period instruments. The repertoire will include Saint-Saëns Septet for trumpet, piano and strings and works by Gabriel Fauré. Performers include Mimi Solomon, Pleyel piano; Brent Wissick, cello; Nicholas DiEugenio, violin; Suzanne Rousso, viola; Robbie Link, bass; and Barry Bauguess, trumpet.

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February 2023

‘The Fandango and the Nuevo South: Mapping Mexican Migration and a New Mountain Music’ Lecture with Sophia Enriquez

February 24 at 4:15 pm

What Perla Guerrero identifies as the newest iteration of the “New South”, the framework of the Nuevo South reflects how Latinx communities continue to expand and transform the economic, political, and cultural landscape of U.S South. Yet there is still little work that seriously centers the music and celebratory practices of Latinx communities in the South as ways to understand this transformation. This talk asks: what does the Nuevo South sound like? What role do music, food, and dance practices…

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