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<strong>UWF Dr. Grier Williams School of Music presents Craig Hultgren, cello</strong>

UWF Dr. Grier Williams School of Music presents Craig Hultgren, cello

The University of West Florida Dr. Grier Williams School of Music will present Craig Hultgren, cello on Sunday, January 29 at 2:30 p.m. The performance will be held in the Rolfs Music Hall at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82, on the Pensacola campus.

Dr. Grier Williams School of Music presents Jazz Combo in concert

Dr. Grier Williams School of Music presents Jazz Combo in concert

The University of West Florida Dr. Grier Williams School of Music will present the Jazz Combo in concert on Tuesday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the Rolfs Music Hall at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82, on the Pensacola campus.

<strong>UWF hosts first Holocaust Remembrance Event</strong>

UWF hosts first Holocaust Remembrance Event

The University of West Florida hosted the first annual Holocaust Remembrance Event featuring Dr. Leon Chameides, a Holocaust survivor, on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, in the Rolfs Music Hall at the Center for Fine & Performing Arts.

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Sun, 29 Jan 2023 14:30:00 -0600
Sun, 29 Jan 2023 14:30:00 -0600

Craig Hultgren, cello

The University of West Florida Dr. Grier Williams School of Music will Craig Hultgren, cello on Sunday, January 29 at 2:30 p.m. The performance will be held in the Rolfs Music Hall at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82, on the Pensacola campus. Cellist Craig Hultgren has been active in new music for decades. He now resides outside of Decorah, Iowa as the farmer-cellist. The New York Classical Review commented that he, "…played with impressive poise and sensitivity…" for Dorothy Hindman's 2016 chamber music retrospective at Carnegie Hall. A recipient of two Artist Fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, he was a member for many years of Thámyris, a contemporary chamber music ensemble in Atlanta. He is a founding member of Luna Nova, a new music ensemble with a large repertoire of performances available on iTunes. Hultgren is featured in four solo CD recordings including UK composer Craig Vear’s hyper-media concerto Black Cats and Blues on Métier Recordings. Recently, Hultgren entered the realm of digital online releases with four works Songs for Cello and Piano by Ben Hippen available on Spotify. For ten years, he produced the Hultgren Solo Cello Works Biennial, an international competition that highlighted the best new compositions for the instrument. He is a founding member and former President of the Birmingham Art Music Alliance and was on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestras of Birmingham and their Scrollworks program. Currently, he is President of the Oneota Valley Community Orchestra Board of Directors in Decorah and recently served three years as Chair for the Iowa Composers Forum. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For tickets or more information, visit uwf.edu/cfpa or call the CFPA box office at 850.857.6285.

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Wed, 01 Feb 2023 12:00:00 -0600
Wed, 01 Feb 2023 12:00:00 -0600

UWF Chamber Music Concert

The University of West Florida Dr. Grier Williams School of Music will present the UWF Chamber Music Class in concert on Wednesday, February 1 at noon. The concert will be held at Old Christ Church in historic downtown Pensacola. The UWF Chamber Music Series atOld Christ Church continues celebrating its 16th season. In honor of Helen and Warren Wentworth, the department initiated an Annual Piano Showcase in 2007 and the celebration has become a popular annual event in the community. This performance will feature performers from the event showcasing the incredible work of our piano majors. For this year’s celebration, the talented pianists from the studios of Dr. Hedi Salanki-Rubardt and Mr. Blake Riley will perform a program including works by Mozart, Schubert, Ginastera, Albeniz, Bartok, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, as well as others. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required for this event. For more information, call the Dr. Grier Williams School of Music office at 850.474.2147.

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Fri, 03 Feb 2023 14:00:00 -0600
Fri, 03 Feb 2023 14:00:00 -0600

Rite of Passage Lecture Series

The prestigious Rite of Passage Lecture Series celebrates UWF faculty recently promoted to full professor. This lecture will feature Dr. Stephen LeMay, Professor in the Department of Commerce. The event begins at 2:00 p.m. in the Argonaut Athletic Club and is followed by a reception. It is free and open to the public. Additional information about the 2022-23 Lecture Series is available on the Academic Affairs website.

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