Brierwood Ensemble

Friday, August 24, 2018
7:30 PM
Cultural Arts CA1075 Beckwith Recital Hall
Event Type
Music Dept.
Seymour, Ann
Music Department

Music of the Sea
The Brierwood Ensemble 
The Brierwood Ensemble was founded in 2016 by violinist Linda Estep, violist/violinist Clark Spencer, bassoonist Helena Kopchick Spencer, and harpist Christina Brier.
     Committed to exploring both familiar and lesser known works of classical music with a wide range of audiences, the ensemble regularly seeks opportunities to pair music with visual art and literature, and recently performed a multimedia program based on the beloved children’s story The Secret Garden as part of the Seahawk FAM (Family Arts Matinee) series at UNCW. A hallmark of their concerts is the inclusion of informal program notes from the stage, with the performers themselves offering insights into the historical and cultural context of the musical selections.

     Members of the Brierwood Ensemble also actively promote new music by young American composers; in spring 2018 the ensemble premiered two Third Stream works by North Carolina composer Ryan Mulder.

Linda Estep, violin
Clark Spencer, violin, viola
Helena Kopchick Spencer, bassoon
Christina Brier, harp
with Nancy King, soprano

Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1
Ryan Mulder: North Carolina Lighthouse Suite        
Emmanuel Chabrier: L’Invitation au voyage
    with Nancy King, soprano
Louis Spohr: Trio in F Minor, WoO 28
Edward Elgar: Chanson de nuit, op. 15, no. 1; Chanson de matin, op. 15, no. 2
Charles Koechlin: Trio in G Major, op. 92
Camille Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie in A Major, op. 124
Traditional: Sea Shanties Suite          
    Blow the Man Down
    The Coasts of High Barbary
    Spanish Ladies

$6 general public, free to students with valid UNCW ID.
Tickets are available in advance through the UNCW Box Office (located in Kenan Auditorium) and one hour prior to performance at the Cultural Arts Building Box Office.

Advance tickets may be purchased online or by calling the box office at 910-962-3500 (12 - 6 p.m. M-F) 
Any remaining tickets will be available one hour prior to performance at the Cultural Arts Building Box Office.

UNCW students may obtain tickets in advance by going to the UNCW Box Office (located in Kenan Auditorium) Monday-Friday 12 - 6 p.m. If you wish to pick up tickets in advance on the day of the event, please go to the box office no later than 5 p.m. 

Don't forget! The box office closes 15 minutes after the start of a Department of Music event. 

For more information or to join our email list, contact us
or call 910-962-3415 (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Directions to the Cultural Arts building, located at 5270 Randall Drive:
(The Cultural Arts building is designated as “CA” and is on the left hand side of the map, just above midpoint.)
Plenty of free parking, right out in front of the Cultural Arts building and across the street. No need to feed the meters.


Arrive on time

•   Arrive at the concert venue at least 10 minutes before the posted concert time. If you need to get a ticket at the box office, have your UNCW student ID ready and arrive at least another 5 sooner.

    •   The box office will only be open for ticket sales and distribution to students up until 15 minutes after the performance begins. 

    •   Students arriving 5 minutes after the start time of the event will not be admitted free with their UNCW ID card, and must purchase tickets in order to be admitted. If the box office has closed, students will not be admitted into the venue.

Concert attendance and program stamping

Programs for students registered in Department of Music classes are stamped by the ushers at the end of the performance. 

   •   If you leave before the concert ends, your program will not be stamped.

   •   If ushers should run out of programs, ask them to stamp your ticket stub at the end of the concert. Let your teacher know what happened. 


Use of electronic devices during performances

   •   use of computers, tablets, phones is not allowed during performances. Anyone using an electronic device will be asked to put it away. Noncompliance may result in being asked to leave the event.

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