CANCELLED: Cochlea Duo

Friday, September 28, 2018
7:30 PM
Cultural Arts CA1075 Beckwith Recital Hall
Event Type
Music Dept.
Seymour, Ann
Music Department

About the Artists 
The Cochlea Duo thrives on harpist Lindsay Buffington and flutist Chelsea Czuchra¹s combined interest in a broad spectrum of music, including original works and transcriptions for flute and harp, as well as commitment to commissioning new works for the ensemble. Founded in 2013, the duo is based in Switzerland, and maintains strong connections to artists and presenters in North America. The Cochlea Duo has twice been in residence at the soundSCAPE Festival in Maccagno, Italy (2015, 2016) and has recently given performances at the 2016 National Flute Association convention in San Diego, An Die Musik in Baltimore, in Lausanne and other Swiss venues, as well as a regional tour in 2016 in eastern North Carolina. Grants received include commissioning funds from the Nicati-de Luze Foundation.
Cochlea¹s repertoire includes original music by Toru Takemitsu, Gareth Farr and Astor Piazzolla among others, and commissioned works by Michèle Rusconi and Jesse Jones. Lindsay and Chelsea's performances have been featured on KXLU Los Angeles and Radio X in Basel. Their 2018-2019 concert program "Vespertine" features music by Andy Scott, Jocelyn Morlock, Hamilton Harty, Jesse Jones, Gion Antoni Derungs and Toru Takemitsu.
Upcoming Cochlea projects include the Little Songbook Project with soprano Liz Pearse, featuring works by Ursula Mamlok, George Crumb and other composers originally commissioned by the Jubal Trio. Little Songbook Project will commission new works for the Cochlea Duo and Liz Pearse over several years by composers including Valerie Coleman and Jesse Jones among others, featuring extant and new poetry. In July 2018, the trio and the composers Pierce Gradone and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon will be in residence at Avaloch Farm in Boscawen, New Hampshire. Book One of the project tours North Carolina in fall of 2018, presenting new pieces by Pierce Gradone, Lindsey Jacob and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon.
         As co-commissioners, Cochlea and Liz Pearse are the recipients with the composer Ryan Molloy of a 2017-2018 Irish Arts Council grant for a collaborative new work by Molloy and the poet Martin Dyar. The new piece, a song cycle entitled Buaine na Gaoithe, will be premiered in October 2018 at Maynooth University in Dublin, Ireland. The trio will tour Ireland, with performances and workshops at the Irish World Academy in Limerick, National Library of Ireland in Dublin and the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar, among others.

$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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