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Faculty & Friends Concert Series Opens Sept. 15

The Department of Music Faculty & Friends Concert Series opens on Tuesday, September 15, with a performance by Assistant Professor Carl DuPont, bass-baritone, and Associate Professor Mira Frisch, cellist. They will be joined by accompanists Dr. Brian Arreola, also of the UNC Charlotte Department of Music, and Dr. Gregory Thompson, associate professor of music at Winston-Salem State University.

The program features music for combined cello, voice and piano, including an aria from J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion and settings of traditional African American Spirituals. Also on the program is music that showcases each musician individually, such as an aria from Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser, three songs by African American composer Robert Owens, the Ballade in F Minor by Chopin and a set of variations by Niccolò Paganini, adapted for cello by Luigi de Silva, performed entirely on one string.

The concert takes place at 7:30 PM in the Rowe Recital Hall. Tickets are $18 for general admission, $12 for UNC Charlotte faculty and staff, $10 for seniors and $8 for students and are available online or by calling 704-687-1849.

Welcome to the Largest Class of International Students

Nearly 550 new international students have begun their studies at UNC Charlotte, making this year’s class of incoming learners the University’s largest global contingent to enroll at the start of any semester.

In total, the University is hosting about 1,900 international students who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees or who are here for shorter cultural exchanges that is in addition to language training students. This places UNC Charlotte among the top 125 institutions in the United States in terms of international student enrollment.

"The quality of our graduate programs at the master’s and doctoral levels is attracting more students to UNC Charlotte," said Tarek Elshayeb, director of the International Student and Scholar Office in the Office of International Programs. He and his staff provide information, services and programs that assist international students and visiting scholars to become acclimated to campus. "We offer immigration and cultural advising and provide them with information on the array of University services available to help them succeed, often these services don’t exist at universities in their home countries."