Tag: Orchestra

‘War Requiem’ – A Symphony of the Truth Untold

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
‘War Requiem’ – A Symphony of the Truth Untold

“My subject is War, and the pity of War. The poetry is in the pity…All a poet can do today is warn.” The quote from renowned poet Wilfred Owen echoes among the aisles and rushes past the eyes and ears of the audience like a bittersweet wave from a distant ocean. Fleeting slowly, but still […]

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Chamber Orchestra performs in Vancouver

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Chamber Orchestra performs in Vancouver

On March 3, UNC Charlotte’s Chamber Orchestra traveled to Vancouver to perform at local schools and the Kay Meeks Performing Arts Center. The Chamber Orchestra is the highest level orchestral group at UNC Charlotte. Conductor Dr. Jonathan Govias has been with the orchestra since its inception in 2013. Govias is a Canada native himself and is excited […]

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Performance Review: “Symphony of Diversity”

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Performance Review: “Symphony of Diversity”

The Symphony of Diversity was the best orchestra concert I have attended. It highlighted different cultures from all over the world, and each piece was carefully selected to fit a common theme of coming together and sharing music coming from different cultures. The concert started off with a beginners violin group called MusicalMinds. The group […]

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‘Requiem of Solace’: Finding Comfort in Mourning

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Requiem of Solace’: Finding Comfort in Mourning

The flick of a page, the dimming of the lights, the flowing sway of the choir. That, on its own level, was mesmerizing. When the words suddenly breached my mind, and invested it with verses of death and life, I knew I was trapped. My sporadic thoughts of what it all meant were suddenly hushed, […]

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Winter Comes to Charlotte

| March 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Winter Comes to Charlotte

Since its debut in 2011, “Game of Thrones” has gone on to become one of the most successful and beloved television series of all time, thanks in part to its lovable characters, epic battle sequences and moving musical pieces. Composer Ramin Djawadi and his team have managed to bring all of these elements together to […]

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In the Spotlight

| January 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
In the Spotlight

The lights go down. A string of guitarists (and one bass) sit on the front of the stage and begin to play. The piece is entitled “Rumba,” written by Bernard Andres. It feels quite Spanish or Latin, especially as a sole drummer accompanies the guitars. When they are finished, the audience applauds loudly. This is […]

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