Group to record UNCSA students’ music
Composition students in the School of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) will have the opportunity of a lifetime when their music is recorded on campus by the renowned Cassatt String Quartet. Music Dean Wade Weast announced that the award-winning quartet will be on campus as guest artists on Friday, April 26.
The recording session will take place in the Bill and Judy Watson Chamber Music Hall, which features state-of-the-art recording facilities. The Cassatt String Quartet will record new compositions by graduate students Nicholas Rich of Greensboro and Bruce Tippette of Garner, and undergraduate Kenneth Florence of Raleigh.
Quartet member Jennifer Leshnower will give a violin master class on Thursday, April 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Watson Hall. It is open to the public. Leshnower said it is an honor to work with UNCSA students.
Acclaimed as one of America’s outstanding ensembles, the Manhattan-based Cassatt String Quartet has performed throughout the world.