Music Department Announces 2016-17 Masterclass Series

July 22, 2016

The Department of Music announces the 2016-17 Masterclass Series. The Department will bring seven esteemed musicians to campus to coach music students this academic year. These professionals represent top-notch local musicians as well as guest artists performing with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Opera Carolina.

Students in the College of Arts + Architecture benefit greatly from the vibrant cultural life in the Charlotte community. In addition to masterclasses such as these, the five departments of the College collaborate with local arts and design institutions to host guest lectures and artist residencies, present workshops and conferences, participate in field trips, and provide student internships.

The Department of Music masterclasses take place in Rowe Recital Hall and are open to the public.

2016-17 Masterclass Series

Esther Yoo, violin
Performing:  Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Masterclass:  Tuesday, September 27, 2:00–4:00

Benedetto Lupo, piano
Performing:  Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Masterclass:  Wednesday, October 12, 2:00–4:00

Kevin Langan, bass-baritone
Performing:  in The Barber of Seville with Opera Carolina
Masterclass:  Tuesday, October 25, 2:00–4:00

Elizabeth Caballero, soprano
Performing:   Violetta in La Traviata with Opera Carolina
Masterclass:  Tuesday, January 24, 2:00–4:00

Benjamin Gellar, viola
Performing:  Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364, with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Masterclass:   Tuesday, February 7, 2:00–4:00

Gordon Hunt, oboe 
Performing:  Strauss’s Oboe Concerto with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Masterclass:   Thursday, March 23, 2:00–4:00

Kristen Sampson, soprano
Performing:  Minnie in La Fanciulla del West with Opera Carolina
Masterclass:  Tuesday, April 25, 2:00–4:00