Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This week's events for Arts & Humanities at UT Dallas UT Dallas Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, and University Orchestra Concert Sunday, Dec 4
(2 p.m.)

IN CONCERT: UT Dallas Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra, and University Orchestra. This exciting concert will include works such as Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, Holst's Military Suite in F, Bernstein's Mambo, Schubert's Unfinished Symphony, and more! Please join us for this exciting afternoon of musical entertainment! The concert is free and open to the public.

Using surface science and surface analysis to understand (and hopefully ameliorate) ultra-slow corrosion processes in works of art: EODIAH Workshop Talk Tuesday, Dec 6
(4 p.m.)

Join us for an Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History workshop talk with Dr. David McPhail, O’Donnell Institute Distinguished Chair of Conservation Science at UT Dallas. Complimentary wine reception to follow. Please RSVP to Lauren LaRocca Visit EODIAH for more events.

By invitation; RSVP required

Chamber Music and Brass Ensemble Concert Tuesday, Dec 6
(6:15 p.m.) Location: University Theatre.

The Chamber Music concert will feature a variety of styles from various instrumental chamber groups. At this concert you will hear a Flute Ensemble, Woodwind Trio, Clarinet Ensemble, Piano Solo, Marimba Solo, Woodwind Quintet, and the Brass Ensemble. As is the nature of woodwind chamber music, musicians will perform works in small groups including trios, quartets, and quintets and play music from a variety of styles and genres. Typical repertoire would include compositions by Mozart, Verdi, and Gershwin. Recent performances include the Spring and Fall Arts Festivals, the Inauguration of President Benson, and the President's Holiday Reception.

The Brass Ensemble will be performing selections from Handel's Water Music Suite, Elgar's Enigma Variations, a special holiday medley, and more! Come join us for this exciting evening of musical entertainment! Admission is free and open to the public.

Audition for Opera Theatre Workshop: "The Marriage of Figaro" Thursday, Dec 8
(5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

Audition for Opera Theatre Workshop:
"The Marriage of Figaro", concert version in English
Lots of good roles for all voice types plus a Chorus of Peasants!

Please prepare an opera aria (preferably by Mozart) or a musical theater piece.

Rehearsals will be on Thursday nights and other arranged times.  Students may enroll in MUSI4347 for credit.

For more information, contact Kathryn Evans via email

Fall Student Arts Festival Monday, Nov 28 - Tuesday, Dec 13 Location: Various locations.

The Fall Student Arts Festival features the work of over 600 students from more than 40 courses. The festival offers audiences the opportunity to roam from one building to another, taking in art exhibitions and classical, jazz, theater, dance, guitar, piano and vocal performances.

Click here to view the program, containing more information for many of the events below.

MONDAY 11/28   

Vocal Instruction I, William Hughes, 7:30 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall



Readers Theater, Kathy Lingo, 7:00 p.m., University Theatre


THURSDAY 12/1     

Guitar Courses, Madriguera/Healy/Hodan, 6:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall

Dance Student Maria Emilia Lasso de la Vega, Micki Saba, 6:00 p.m., University Theatre

Improv, Kathy Lingo, 7:00 p.m., University Theatre

Jazz Band, Kelly Durbin, 8:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall     


FRIDAY 12/2     

Art Exhibition opens and reception, 6:30 p.m., Visual Arts Building

Musica Nova, Rodriguez, 8:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall


SATURDAY 12/3     

Piano I-III, Medrick, 2:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall

Holiday Sing, Evans/Stone/Salisbury, 7:00 p.m., Arts and Technology Lecture Hall



Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Concert, Hustis/Ming/Salisbury, 2:00 p.m., Arts and Technology Lecture Hall



Chamber Music and Brass Ensemble Concert, Stone/Salisbury, 6:15 p.m., University Theatre


FRIDAY 12/9     

Creative Writing, Clay Reynolds, 6:15 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall. This semester’s Creative Writing section of the Fall Arts Festival will have an impressive line-up of student readers. Included will be award-winning writers Susan Norman and Brian DiNuzzo as well as other fiction writers, poets and a screenwriter. These students were chosen by faculty to participate in this semester’s event, and, while they are only a handful of the excellent possibilities the faculty had to choose from, they will be providing samplings of their work in a celebration of the best of creative writing at UTD. Slated to read: Sarah Duncan—Screenwriting, Tiffany Tran—Poetry, Andrea Kibel—Poetry, Molly Harras—Poetry, Marcus McEvoy--Poetry, Jennifer Budd—Prose, Susan Norman—Prose, Brian DiNuzzo—Prose

Advanced Voice, Kathryn Evans, 8:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall. Students from the Advanced Voice class will perform art songs, opera arias and works from musical theatre.     


TUESDAY 12/13    

Languages of the Body, Shelby Hibbs, 7:00 p.m., Rehearsal Hall (JO 1.216). This event will present an acting/theatre workshop of scenes from Complicite’s "A Disappearing Number." This play examines the meaning of infinity through the lives of Indian mathematical prodigy Ramanujan and London mathematician G.H. Hardy. Parallel to that story, Al and Ruth are a couple to attempt to create their own kind of infinity: a baby. This piece culminates our exploration of physical and vocal theatre work through numerous voiceovers, ensemble work, and attention to the actor’s physical vessel for performance.