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Symphony of Diversity

Event Date(s): 
April 27, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Belk Theater, Robinson Hall

The Chamber Orchestra presents a concert celebrating the diversity of thought, background, life experience, culture, ethnicity, and orientation that exists in American society. The UNC Charlotte Chamber Orchestra will be joined by other University students; 31 high school students from Charlotte, Greensboro, Fayetteville and Boone; members of the Charlotte community; and four students from Givat Washington Academic College in Israel. The program features music by composers from Latvia, Mexico, Italy, and the United States, as well as the composer Suad Bushnaq, who grew up in Jordan of Syrian and Bosnian/Palestinian parentage, studied in Canada, and now lives in North Carolina. Dr. Jonathan Govias, director of orchestras, will conduct.

Prior to the concert, members of the Chamber Orchestra who recently traveled to Israel and the guests from Givat Washington Academic College will have a public conversation on the stage of the Belk Theater, at 7:00 pm.

Funding for the Symphony of Diversity has come from The Chancellor's Diversity Fund, the UNC Charlotte Multicultural Resource Center, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte.

Tickets are $8.

PROGRAM

La Forza del Destino   Giuseppe Verdi
Sinfonia, Mvt. 2   Patrice Rushen
Al Naharot Bavel ("By the Rivers of Babylon")   Marc Lavry
Ghadan ("Tomorrow")   Suad Bushnaq
Danzon No. 2   Arturo Marquez