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NCCU Department of Music, UNC Chapel Hill Department of Music: A Gala Evening of Opera and Song

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( Sat., Mar. 24, 2012 )

Performed by George Shirley, Leona Mitchell, Marquita Lister, Robert Honeysucker, Sam McKelton, Anthony Turner, Laura English-Robinson, Daniel Washington, Patricia Miller, Louise Toppin, Lori C. Hicks, Donal Fox, & Noriko Yasuda, & Patrick O'Donnell, pianists

Hill Hall Auditorium, 145 E. Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514




Related events on 3/24: PIANO SESSIONS 9:30-10:30am Person Recital Hall - African American Piano Repertoire for the Studio Teacher - Presenters: Ann Sears (Wheaton College), Donal Fox, & Karen Walwyn (Duke University Fellow/Howard University); 10:45am-noon Person Recital Hall - Piano Masterclass with Karen Walwyn (Duke University Fellow/Howard University); VOCAL/CHORAL SESSIONS 9:45-11:00am Hill Hall Auditorium - Panel: Spirituals vs. Art Songs Issues of interpretation = Moderator: Gerald Knight, (Elon University) & Presenters: Willis Patterson (Emeritus, University of Michigan) and Uzee Brown (Morehouse College); 11:00am-12:30pm Hill Hall Auditorium - Choral Clinic on African American Music - Presenter: David Morrow (Morehouse College); 12:30-1:15pm Hill Hall Auditorium - African American composition choral reading session - Roland Carter (University of Tennessee, Chattanooga), and Damon Dandridge (Michigan State University); 1:30-2:30pm Hill Hall Auditorium - GIA reading choral - Presenter: James Abbington (Emory University); ACADEMIC SESSIONS 10:45-11:45am Hill Hall, Room 107 - Panel: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Treemonisha - Moderator: Horace Maxile (Center for Black Music Research) & Presenters: Genna Rae McNeill (UNC- Chapel Hill), Ann Sears (Wheaton College) and William Andrews (UNC-Chapel Hill); Noon-1:30pm Hill Hall, Room 107 - Panel:  The Black Composer: Past Perspectives, Current Trends and Future Directions - Moderator: Horace Maxile & Presenters: Adolphus Hailstork (Old Dominion University), Anthony Kelley (Duke University), Trevor Weston (Drew University), William Banfield (Berklee College of Music) & Donal Fox; OPERA SESSIONS 2:30-4:00pm Person Recital Hall - Panel:  Legendary Southern Opera Divas - Moderator:George Shirley (Emeritus, University of Michigan/Metropolitan Opera) & Panelists: Hilda Harris (Metropolitan Opera), Martha Flowers (La Scala Opera), Leona Mitchell (Metropolitan Opera); 4:00-6:30pm Hill Hall, Room 107 - Discussion: Reflections on Composer William Grant Still - Presenter: Judith Ann Still; followed by Hill Hall Auditorium - Operas: Highway One USA (Still) and Dream Lovers (Coleridge-Taylor) - UNC Opera, Terry Ellen Rhodes Music and Stage Director & Q&A with Gail Murchison (The College of William and Mary) and Judith Still following the performance



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  • Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 8:00 PM