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Thursdays @ UNT on the Square

February 27, 2012
John Murphy, Chair of University of North Texas‘ Division of Jazz Studies, recently announced the Spring 2012 line-up for performances at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm Street in Denton.
Thursday Night Music, an eclectic series of musical performances at UNT on the Square by the UNT College of Music and Institute for the Advancement of the Arts, offers a variety of groups from UNT’s College of Music.
Performances are scheduled 7 – p.m. every Thursday in March and April 2012.
March 1

Patricia Surman and Reiner Kramer

  • 7-8 p.m. DuoInteraktiv – Patricia Surman and Reiner Kramer
  • 8-9 p.m. Martin Back – “Synaptitron for Exposed Circuit Boards and Other Electronics” is an electro-acoustic improvisation grounded in cybernetic notions of feedback, regulation and noise as new information.
March 8
  • 7-8 p.m. Robert Hokamp – New music for trio based on short stories by Flannery O’Connor. Robert Hokamp, guitar; Matt Moore, baritone saxophone; Ken Perkerwicz, bass
  • 8-9 p.m. UNT Zebras – Arrangements of video game music with room for improvisation.

March 15

  • 7-8 p.m. Evan Oxenhandler group – Evan Oxenhandler, Guitar; Tito Charneco, Tenor Saxophone; John Northey, Trumpet; Paul Shinn, Piano; Brian Casey, Bass; Justin Heaverin, Drums. The music of Miles Davis and his Second Great Quintet.
  • 8-9 p.m. The Maniacal 4 Trombone Quartet: Carl Lundgren, Matt Jefferson, Alex Dubrov and Nick Laufer.

March 22

  • 7-9 p.m. “Spontaneous Standards” with Dan Haerle, piano; John Murphy, tenor saxophone; Jeffry Eckels, bass; Stockton Helbing, drums.

    William Flynn Group

March 29

  • 7-8 p.m. Los Ciudadanos. Performing a wide variety of Colombian repertoire with original compositions by Fifo Rengifo and Laura Otero, as well as Colombian standard and dance repertoire.
  • 8-9 p.m. Jason Fick, UNT composer and Ilana Morgan, dancer will present a work in progress for digital sound and dancer, with motion tracking technologies using the Xbox Kinect

April 5

  • 7-8 p.m. Vivace Flutes (UNT Flute Ensemble)
  • 8-9 p.m. Nova Ensemble

April 12

Payawaru vocal sextet

  • 7-8 p.m.  Payawarú, the vocal Sextet directed by Carolyn Curry and Laura Otero.  Contemporary arrangements of popular Colombian music, mostly a cappella, arranged by Laura Otero. The group’s members are from Colombia, Peru, Korea, Canada, Brazil, and the U.S. Its name is a native Colombian word for a drink that is taken by girls as part of a ritual in becoming women.
  • 8-9 p.m. Aaron Hedenstrom and the Chris Morrissey Tribute Group with William Flynn (guitar) Ken Perkerwicz (bass) and Justin Heaverin (drums).
April 19
  • 7-8 p.m. Mariachi Águilas
  • 8-9 p.m. The Phi Mu Alpha Das Oom-pahs (German influenced Polka band)

April 26

  • 7-8 p.m. William Flynn Group. Original music. Modern jazz. William Flynn – guitar, compositions; Addison Frei – piano; Ken Perkerwicz – bass; Matt Young – drums.
  • 8-9 p.m. Manwai Che and Lauren Pierce, contrabass. Program: a movement from Bach Fifth Suite, Praeludium and Allegro by Kreisler, a Chopin nocturne, a Michael Jackson medley, the theme from Schindler’s List by John Williams, maybe a piece by Piazzolla as well. He will be beatboxing something along with playing the bass.
For more information, contact Herbert Hollis, Director of the Institute for the Advancement of the Arts, (940) 369-8257 – email:, or John Murphy (940) 565-4344 – email:
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