Major Performances

Various performance venues; open to the public and without charge unless noted

Tuesday, 27 November
8:00 PM

 * a Czech Festival hors d'oeuvre *

String Quartet in A-Flat Major, Op. 105
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

I.    Adagio ma non troppo. Allegro appasionato 
II.   Molto vivace   
III.  Lento a molto cantabile
VI.  Allegro non tanto

The Bancroft Quartet:  Eugen Kim (violin); Jisoo Kim (violin); Monika Idasiak (viola); Issac Kim (cello)

Presented by the Center for Chamber Music, under the direction of Prof. George Papich

College of Music, Paul Voertman Concert Hall, room 254

Wednesday, 28 November
5:00 PM

"Forgotten Masterpieces of Antonín Dvořák, for Piano 4-Hands"
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

Legendy - Legends, Op. 59  (1881)
Pianists Jingshu Zhao and Meilin Ai 

Ze Šumavy - From the Bohemian Forest, Op. 68 (1883)
Pianists Dario Llanos Javierre and Jacob Nydegger

A recital offered by students from the studio of Professor Joseph Banowetz
with remarks by Professor Thomas Sovík, University of North Texas

College of Music, Paul Voertman Concert Hall, room 254

6:30 PM

Pre-Concert Lecture:  Dvořák's Piano Concerto
Professor Alan Houtchens, Texas A & M University

Lobby Area of the Murchison Performing Arts Center, Margot and Bill Winspear Performance Hall

7:30 PM

Má vlast - My Homeland (symphonic poem, 1875)
Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884)

Vyšehrad - the 10th-century Vyšehrad Castle  (1874)
Šarka - Šarka, the mythical warrior-maiden of Bohemia (1875)

Piano Concerto in g minor (original version, Op. 33, 1876)
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

UNT Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Clay Couturiaux, with Sára Medková, soloist

Murchison Performing Arts Center, Margot and Bill Winspear Performance Hall

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Thursday, 29 November
5:00 PM

"Songs by a Forgotten Composer of Terezín"
James Simon (1880-1944)  

Für Hohe Stimme, Op. 4
Drei Lieder Aus Der Chinesischen Flöte, Op. 10
Drei Lieder, Op. 12
Drei Lieder, Op. 15 
Eine Glocke läutet im Grund 

Professor April Golliver-Mohiuddin, mezzo-soprano; Oklahoma State University
Professor Rick Novak, tenor; Texas State University
Professor Elvia  Puccinelli, pianist; University of North Texas
with remarks by Professor Timothy Jackson, University of North Texas

College of Music, Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater, room 1001

6:30 PM

Coronide: A Serious (and yet delightfully comic) Opera about Love and Unverified Information (2000)
Vít Zouhar (1966-  )

Mr. Ryan Sullivan, Conductor; Mrs. Kristen Sullivan, Music & Stage Director; Ms.Jessica Murphy, Choreographer

Soloists:  Kristen Sullivan (Coronide); Hannah Ceniseros (Apidamia); Eric Lane (Apollo); Matt Slemon (Dafni)

Dancers:  Cylene Walker-Willis (Coronide); Havyn Couger (Apidamia); Rolando Medrano (Apollo); Robert Alvarez (Dafni)

Court Musicians: Diego Campos (violin); Adrienne Leung (violin); Jingwen Xin (violin) Kathleen Crabtree (viola/violin); Emma Bittner (cello); Alex Paradis (cello); Irmak Subuncu (contrabass); Esme Wong (organ)

with remarks by Professor Vít Zouhar, Vice Rector, Palacký University Palacký University (Olomouc, Czech Republic)

College of Music, Paul Voertman Concert Hall, room 254

Meet-the-composer reception immediately following in room 232 (orchestra room)

Friday, 30 November
11:00 AM

Tastes: A Sound and Video Performance Recalling the Smells and Tastes of the Tea Ceremony in Shanghai (2016)
Ivo Medek (1956-  ) and  Vít Zouhar (1966-  )

performed by the composers Ivo Medek, prepared piano & vocals; Vít Zouhar, laptop & vocals; with Jan Kavan, violoncello & vocals; Sára Medková, piano & vocals; and Lukáš Medek, video

with remarks by Professor Ivo Medek, Rector, Janáček Academy of Music (Brno, Czech Republic) and Professor Vít Zouhar, Vice Rector, Palacký University (Olomouc, Czech Republic)

College of Music, Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater, room 1001

1:00 PM

Multimedia & Gaming Conference (See Conferences)

5:00 PM

De Profundis (1994): A Multimedia Presentation of Oscar Wilde's prison cri du coeur
Frederic Rzewski (1938-  )

performed by Sára Medková, pianist
with remarks by Professors John Peters and Justin Jones of the Department of English

College of Music, Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater, room 1001

This performance will recognize retired UNT Professor Dr. Edra Bogle for her research and dissertation on Robert Baldwin Ross, devoted friend, lover, and literary executor of Oscar Wilde

7:30 PM

Musica Bohemia - Music of Bohemia

Sonata à 13, Jan Křtitel Tolar (c.1620-1673)

Concerto in F major , Friedrich Benda (1745-1814)

Soloist:  Jorge Luis Zapata, viola

Gömöri (Vasvári) Verbunk [Men's Dance of Gömör], Traditional Hungarian

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Te Deum in D for soli (SAATB), two choirs, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 3 trumpets, timpani, strings, and organ and chittarone continuo,  Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745)

Soloists: Kristen Williams, Megan Koch, and Kristen Sullivan, sopranos; Kathryn Davidson and Linnea Anderson, altos; Max Ary, tenor; and Ryan Sullivan, bass 

UNT Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Paul Leenhouts

UNT Collegium Singers under the direction of Maestro Richard Sparks

Murchison Performing Arts Center, Margot and Bill Winspear Performance Hall

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Saturday, 1 December
9:00 AM

Academic Conference (see Conferences)

5:00 PM

Festival Banquet (see Banquet)

6:30 PM

Pre-Concert Lecture:  "Janáček and His Cunning Little Vixen"
Professor Alan Houtchens, Texas A & M University

Lobby Area of the Murchison Performing Arts Center, Margot and Bill Winspear Performance Hall

7:30 PM

Příhody lišky Bystroušky - The Cunning Little Vixen (opera, 1924)
Leoš Janáček (1854-1928)

UNT opera singers and orchestra under the direction of Maestro David Itkin

Soloists:  Alexandra Johnson (Vixen); Sara Kennedy (Fox); Jason Nichols (Schoolmaster); Hastings Reeves (Forester); Jake Tipoff (Harašta)

Little Foxes:  Emery Atkins, Rachel Boyd, Skye Gill, Lydia McKnight, Addison Pickering, Halie Ramirez, Karla Ramirez, Lauren Stracener, Harper Chandler, Nico Chandler, Charles Johnson, Tessa Newman, and Nicole Stover

Murchison Performing Arts Center, Margot and Bill Winspear Performance Hall

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