UNT’s composers series continues

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The University of North Texas College of Music continues to cultivate new music this spring with the Composers on Campus series.

The series brings a number of world-class guest composers to campus for performances of their works, in addition to showcasing faculty talent.

“While the composition division regularly invites new music specialists to campus — including not only composers, but performers, technologists and scholars — this semester will be busier than usual, with more than a dozen composers scheduled to visit UNT,” said Joseph Klein, chairman of the Division of Composition Studies.

The series began in January and continues through the semester, with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Yehudi Wyner having already visited, and jazz arranger Claus Raible performing with jazz faculty member Brad Leali today. Intermedia artist Jaroslaw Kapuscinski and leading opera composer Jake Heggie will visit campus later this month and in March.

The next concert will feature Kapuscinski, director of the Intermedia Performance Lab at Stanford University, in a free concert of his own interactive works at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Merrill Ellis Intermedia Thea­ter in the Music Building. He will utilize the theater’s electronic Bosendorfer MIDI piano, 16-speaker surround sound system and three large projection screens to create an immersive multimedia experience.

— Staff report


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