Music in the Galleries: Mozart on the Moon/Astronauts at the Ackland

 

Mozart on the Moon/Astronauts at the Ackland: UNC Opera Preview Performances

Saturdays, Oct 26 and Nov 2 | 2-4 PM

Free and open to the public; no RSVP needed

Join us for a pair of lively open rehearsals/preview performances featuring the cast of UNC Opera as they prepare for the premiere of their retro-futuristic, outer-space adaptation of Mozart’s Il Sogno di Scipio (Scipio’s Dream; Nov 16 & 17, 2019). The curtain will be pulled back for Ackland audiences to see how UNC Opera has combined Mozart’s music with experimental set, prop, and choreographic design in this Ackland Course Grant-winning production.

For more information about UNC Opera’s Il Sogna di Scipio, click here: https://music.unc.edu/event/unc-opera-scipios-dream/

Music in the Galleries: Mozart on the Moon/Astronauts at the Ackland: UNC Opera Preview Performances

 

Mozart on the Moon/Astronauts at the Ackland: UNC Opera Preview Performances

Saturdays, Oct 26 and Nov 2 | 2-4 PM

Free and open to the public; no RSVP needed

Join us for a pair of lively open rehearsals/preview performances featuring the cast of UNC Opera as they prepare for the premiere of their retro-futuristic, outer-space adaptation of Mozart’s Il Sogno di Scipio (Scipio’s Dream; Nov 16 & 17, 2019). The curtain will be pulled back for Ackland audiences to see how UNC Opera has combined Mozart’s music with experimental set, prop, and choreographic design in this Ackland Course Grant-winning production.

For more information about UNC Opera’s Il Sogna di Scipio, click here: https://music.unc.edu/event/unc-opera-scipios-dream/

Music in the Galleries: Vintage Country Music

Music in the Galleries
18 Aug 2019 | 2 PM

Vintage Country Music by Brian and Mary Lewis, with Nancy Bierman (bass).

Brian & Mary Lewis have performed together for more than 35 years, and have performed with Nancy Bierman for about the last ten.  While singly they are veterans of multiple groups in genres of music including rock, folk, pop, bluegrass, samba reggae, and rhythm & blues, together they are adept at breathing life into classic country music from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s.  Their specialty is “brother duets” done in close harmony, representing some of the best of our collective American musical heritage.

Presented in connection with Way Out West.

Music in the Galleries: Ryan Dial-Stanley

 

Courtesy of the artist

Ryan Dial-Stanley, a member of the Lumbee Tribe, is a well-known flutist, performing artist, and educator. Mr. Dial-Stanley is currently a student in the UNC School of Medicine majoring in Clinical Lab Science. He has traveled across the state of North Carolina presenting programs on the history and culture of the Lumbee Tribe. In addition to his studies, Mr. Dial-Stanley is also the powwow co-chair of the Carolina Indian Circle and President of Phi Sigma Nu, the first Native American Fraternity.

 

 

Music in the Galleries X Family and Friends Sunday: Brain-Inspired Dance

Music in the Galleries X Family and Friends Sunday
24 March| 2-4 PM
Brain-Inspired Dance, choreographed by Killian Manning

Inspired by the contemporary images of the brain featured in The Beautiful Brain, SITES Choreographer Killian Manning has planned an interactive afternoon of site-specific, art-inspired dance in the galleries. Visitors of all ages will be invited to join five dancers in movement and dance in response to the art on view. This family-friendly event is a cross-over between our popular Music in the Galleries series and Family and Friends Sunday.

Manning’s dance is set to music by Spanish composers contemporaneous with Cajal, as well as contemporary Spanish works. She also incorporates texts from Cajal’s dream journals.

2PM: Dance performance
2:30 PM: Family and Friends participatory dance
3:30 PM: Dance Performance

This is the second of two performances choreographed by Manning in connection with The Beautiful Brain. Join us on 17 February for the first performance, this time inspired by the drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal featured in the exhibition.

Part of the SITES 2018-2019 series of experimental art and performances.

Printmaking Demonstration with SuperGraphic Print Lab

Watch the dynamic printmakers of SuperGraphic Print Lab in action as they create screen prints inspired by the drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Join the fun in the Ackland’s outdoor courtyard from 2 – 5 PM. Once the prints are dry, SuperGraphic will offer them to visitors to take home.

Music in the Galleries: Cajal-Inspired Dance

Music in the Galleries
17 February | 2-4 PM
Cajal-Inspired Dance, choreographed by
Killian Manning

Inspired by the drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal featured in The Beautiful Brain, SITES Choreographer Killian Manning has planned an afternoon performance of site-specific, art-inspired dance in the galleries with five dancers. Manning has set her dance to music by composers working in Spain at the same time as Cajal (Falla, Turina, and Albeniz), as well as contemporary Spanish composers Jose Maria Sanchez Verdu and Ramon Lazkano. The piece also incorporates texts from Cajal’s dream journals.

Performances at 2:00, 2:45, and 3:30 PM

This is the first of two performances choreographed by Manning in connection with The Beautiful Brain. Join us on 24 March for second performance, this time inspired by the contemporary images featured in the exhibition.

Part of the SITES 2018-2019 series of experimental art and performances.