New Music Greensboro

The UNCG New Music Festival is now New Music Greensboro

Welcome to NM_GSO, Greensboro's premiere presenter of cutting edge new music. This season, NM_GSO presents Kiki Keren-Huss, Red Clay Saxophone Quartet, SaVaSa, Michael Hall, and Tikvah.

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7:30 pm
UNCG University Auditorium

Multimedia Oratoria by composer Burton Beerman
Based on texts by Holocaust survivor Philip Markowicz.

Tikvah means hope. TIKVAH ORATORIO, is a concert of Hope, Peace & Remembrance, presented as a riveting multimedia production composed and conceived by internationally recognized award-winning, American Jewish composer, Burton Beerman, scored for chorus, narrator, soprano voice, saxophone quartet, dance ensemble, and film inspired by the memoirs of living Holocaust survivor and Torah Scholar, Philip Markowicz. The Oratorio has received numerous performances at various venues throughout North America to critical acclaim and standing ovations.

TIKVAH is not about the horrors of the Holocaust but it is about the hope for the future and survival of the present that makes up Judaism’s 4000-year history. The TIKVAH ORATORIO speaks to the human ability to survive and to thrive despite horrific and abhorrent events and conditions in the past. TIKVAH goes beyond survival in speaking to our ability to recover from such events, as devastating as they might be, to pro-actively seek self-renewal, to regain trust in ourselves and in others, to revel in joy, to impart joy to others – in other words, to reclaim life! A universal theme of “HOPE”.

Performers include:
Lindsay Kesselman, soprano
Rabbi Fred Guttman, narrator

Red Clay Saxophone Quartet: Susan Fancher, Robert Faub, Steve Stusek, Mark Engebretson

UNCG Chamber Singers, Welborn Young, director

Choreographed by Brianna Taylor and Emily Elizabeth Aiken in collaboration with dancers. Special appearance by Celesta Haraszti performing her original choreography to "Elegy"

Anton Jessberger, interactive video design

David Holley, producer



Present~Continuous, with special guest, soprano Stacey Mastrian

7:30 pm
UNCG Recital Hall

UNCG’s new music ensemble, Present~Continuous performs music of Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, UNCG student composers and more.

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