said he enjoys the energy and enthusiasm his symphony orchestra
musicians have, especially when they are given the opportunity to
perform a new piece.
“I like introducing them to music they
haven’t heard before or haven’t played before, kind of expanding their
musical horizons,” Kalam said.
“There’s that kind of freshness to
an orchestra like this with a repertoire that allows me to enjoy it more
because they’ve got such a great attitude.”
Yang said she also enjoys performing with the students and other young musicians.
always really great to collaborate with students. I interact mostly
with piano students and some other music majors as well in my classes,
but it’s a different story when you perform with them,” she said.
“It basically adds a different layer of collaboration.”
The orchestra has been preparing for the concert for about six weeks.
“It’s a lot of work for everybody, especially the students to work on one concert,” Yang said.
“So the more people come the more support they get I think it will help our orchestra to grow for the future especially.”
Povazsay, a senior music major and percussionist for the orchestra, is
especially excited for the concert, he said audience members are in for a
“It’s fantastic music played at a very high level by college musicians,” Povazsay said.
“It’s going to be a great high-level, high-quality and high-energy performance for a very low price.”
Lunsford, a junior music major and bassoon player, said she hopes more
UNC students will come to the orchestra's concerts in the future.
would love for more non-music students to come to these concerts and
dip their toes into the classical world, and see what it’s like and
realize that it’s not as elitist or far-off or irrelevant as they might
think,” she said.
“Classical music can be such a great medium in so many ways.”
Povazsay, tonight's concert will be his last. He is excited to end the
year and his UNC career with such an energetic and popular piece.
really a great program that’s going to end the year with a bang," he said. "It is a
fun and interesting program, definitely the most fun program we’ve had
this year. It’s a great way to end the school year.”