New Music Festival—Presented by UNCW’s Department of Music

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

UNCW presents the 2014 New Music Festival, a 3-day event in February that will showcase the talent of UNCW’s students, faculty and guest composers. The festival will take place Feb. 2-4 and is sponsored by the Department of Music and the Office of Cultural Arts, in partnership with the Department of Anthropology, Department of Film Studies, Office of International Programs, Asian Studies and the Women’s Studies and Resource Center.

The following performances are free and open to the public:

Returning Souls: Sunday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. in King Hall Auditorium.

Film screening of Returning Souls, which features an original score by guest composer Shih-Hui Chen. Violinist and music faculty member Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi will perform Returning Souls: Four Short Pieces on Three Formosan Amis Legends, adapted from the original film score.

Master Class with Shih-Hui Chen and Meira Washauer: Monday, Feb. 3 at 12:30 p.m. in Beckwith Recital Hall.

Shih-Hui Chen and Meira Washauer will be joined by UNW faculty, students and alumni for performances and discussion of three compositions by written for saxophone and piano, chamber ensemble and classical guitar.

Tickets are required for the following events. They will be available at the Cultural Arts Building Box Office an hour prior to performance. The cost is $5 per person for the general public and free for students with valid UNCW I.D.

Music by David Kechley on Monday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Beckwith Recital Hall.

David Kechley will perform and discuss two new works. Other performers include Robert Nathanson, Mary Jo White and the North Carolina Guitar Quartet.

Music by Shih-Hui Chen and Meira Warshauer on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Beckwith Recital Hall.

The program will feature the world premiere of War Songs: from the Middle Kingdom to Tartars, written by Shih-Hui Chen and performed and commissioned by Mary Jo White and Robert Nathanson. Barbara McKenzie and Elizabeth Loparits will also be performing "Ocean Calling," written by Meira Warshauer.

To learn about all of UNCW’s arts and cultural events, visit UNCW happenings.