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Dinner With Faculty: Brent Wissick

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Thursday, Oct. 5 | 7 p.m.
The Carolina Club
Cost: $40; GAA members pay only $25

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Dinner With Faculty gives you the opportunity to dine and discuss with 11 participants and a popular UNC faculty member. This is the one opportunity where discussing religion and politics at the dinner table is perfectly acceptable. Dinner includes three courses plus coffee and tea. Jacket required for men; no jeans, please.

Faculty Member: Brent Wissick

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Brent Wissick has taught cello, viola da gamba, and chamber music at UNC since 1982. A member of Ensemble Chanterelle and principal cellist of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, he is also a frequent guest with American Bach Soloists, Folger Consort, Boston Early Music Festival, Concert Royal, Dallas Bach Society, Vancouver Early Music Festival and Collegio di Musica Sacra in Poland.

In addition to teaching cello at UNC, he directs its Cello Choir, Viol Consort and Baroque Ensemble; he also teaches classes in Historical Performance Practices and String Methods for Music Education Students as well as a First-Year Seminar in the Physics of Music with Laurie McNeil, chair of the Physics Department. He has served as mentor of the Kenan Music Scholars and is chair of the String Area.

His current research and performance interests include the cello music of Benjamin Britten, Chopin’s Cello Music on period instruments and French Gamba Music. A graduate of the Crane School of Music at Potsdam College in NY and of Penn State (MM cello, 1978), he also studied with John Hsu at Cornell University and was an NEH Fellow at Harvard in the 1993 Beethoven Quartet Seminar. He has taught at the College of St Scholastica in Minnesota (1978-82), Chautauqua Institution and the 1997 Aston Magna Academy at Yale; and has presented lectures, master classes and recitals at schools, colleges and workshops throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Dinner Details

Cost is fully refundable for any cancellation made three weeks prior to the event. Any cancellations made two weeks prior to the event are subject to a 50 percent cancellation fee. No cost is refunded if the cancellation is made the week of the event.

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