Please join us *in Person Hall* for an Argentinian Tango Night with the Julian Hasse Quartet, appearing with David Garcia, Charanga Carolina, and a tango dance crew.
Julian Hasse was born in Buenos Aires and attended the Musicians Institute of Technology in Los Angeles as well as the Berklee Summer School. In Argentina, he developed a career as a bandoneon player, arranger, and orchestra conductor. From 2004-10 he served as a faculty member in the Academia Nacional del Tango in Buenos Aires. In 2006, he was selected to conduct a Tango Orchestra and to write original music for the World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany. As a music researcher, he has written scores of books about tango orchestration, bandoneon performance and repair, and the folk history of the bandoneon. He currently directs an Online Tango University from his home in Chapel Hill.
Over a career spanning 40-plus years, Alice Gerrard has known, learned from, and performed with many of the old-time and bluegrass greats and has in turn earned worldwide respect for her own important contributions. Alice’s two solo albums, Pieces of My Heart and Calling Me Home, were released on the Copper Creek label in 1995 and 2004 to critical acclaim in Billboard, Bluegrass Unlimited, New Country, and other publications.
These recordings showcase Alice’s compelling, eclectic songwriting; her powerful, hard-edged vocals; and her instrumental mastery on rhythm guitar, banjo, and old-time fiddle. Alice is also famous for her groundbreaking collaboration with Appalachian singer Hazel Dickens during the 1960s and 1970s. The duo produced four classic LPs (recently reissued by Rounder) and influenced scores of women singers who followed them.
Gerrard will perform with Chris Brashear of Perfect Strangers and Cliff Hale of the Rye Mountain Boys. More information about the musicians is available here.
We are pleased to announce our Music on the Porch series for this semester. Performances take place on the porch of the Love House & Hutchins Forum from 5:30-7:30 PM (unless otherwise noted) and are free and open to the public. In the event of inclement weather, performances are moved inside the Love House & Hutchins Forum.
Rick Ward & Seth Swingle – Waraden
Monday, September 30, 5:30-7:00 PM
Bishop Albert Harrison & the Gospel Tones
Thursday, October 3
John Howie, Jr. & the Rosewood Bluff
Thursday, October 10
Alice Gerrard & Friends
Monday, November 4
Julian Hasse Duo (Lecture + Performance)
Monday, November 11
*Person Hall, UNC-CH
Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of the Americas, the UNC Music Department, and the Center for Global Initiatives
Join us on the porch of the Love House & Hutchins Forum for this showcase of great local Americana. Find out more here.
Join us as we welcome Bishop Albert Harrison and the Gospel Tones to the porch of the Love House & Hutchins Forum as part of our fall Music on the Porch series. One of North Carolina’s best contemporary gospel quartets, the Gospel Tones deliver an energizing and inspired performance of classic and original songs. Read more about the Gospel Tones here.