Compose Carolina: Alex McKeveny, David Green, James Larkins, Julia Holoman, Matthew Svec
Join Carolina Performing Arts for the second-annual Compose Carolina, their summer music series produced in collaboration with UNC Department of Music. This weekly virtual series features the premieres of four original musical compositions ranging in genre and style, written by alumni and students of the UNC Department of Music composition program on a given theme. The prompt for this year is “In The Now,” to be interpreted freely by the composers, from the literal to the very metaphorical.
Five current music majors come together to create a new telling of the classic story of Orpheus, an ancient Greek tale about love, grief, and deception. Returning Compose Carolina student-composers David Green, James Larkins, and Alex McKeveny are joined this summer by mezzo-soprano Julia Holoman and clarinetist Matthew Svec as they explore these time-honored themes with a new lens.