Philadelphia Virtuosi to Perform Sept. 14

Sept. 10, 2007

The critically acclaimed Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 in the Conference Center at The University of Texas at Dallas. 

The orchestra, under the guidance of music director and conductor Daniel Spalding, is “interested in moving beyond classically restrictive performance boundaries and is dedicated to bringing music to new audiences throughout the world.  Programs are stylistically diverse, offering an array of popular masterworks, newly commissioned works and unusual and less well known repertoire from around the world.” 

Spalding founded the ensemble in 1991 in an effort to “combine the great European chamber orchestra tradition with the extraordinary virtuosity of some of the finest musicians from the Philadelphia area and the East Coast.”  Since then, the Philadelphia Virtuosi has released five CDs and performed concerts in Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Greece and throughout the United States. 

Concerts by the Philadelphia Virtuosi have been called “exciting, fascinating — and fun” (The Times, New Jersey), the “fulfillment of what fine music making really means” (San Bernardino County Sun, California) and a “spirited romp … nothing short of breathtaking” (Palm Beach Daily News, Florida).

The evening’s program will feature the overture from Gioachino Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings and Air on the G String and Preludio in E by Johann Sebastian Bach as arranged by conductor Leopold Stokowski.  The concert will also include Praeludium and Allegro in the Style of Pugnani by Fritz Kreisler and Zigeunerweisen by Pablo de Sarasate. 

More information about the concert is available at http://ah.utdallas.edu/season0708/philvirtuosi.htm.

Tickets for the show are $25 for general admission and free at the door to UT Dallas students with a valid Comet Card.  UT Dallas ticket office hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and at the door one hour prior to show time.  For advance ticket purchases using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, please call 972-883-2552. 

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UT Dallas, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787) or e-mail utdarts@utdallas.edu.  Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About the School of Arts & Humanities

The School of Arts & Humanities at UT Dallas offers a dynamic and integrated approach to education that fosters the critical, creative and communicative skills necessary for success in the culturally diverse, technologically rich and change-intensive environment of the 21st Century.  For additional information about the School of Arts & Humanities, please visit the website at http://ah.utdallas.edu.

About UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,500 students.  The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores.  The University offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.  For additional information about UT Dallas, please visit the University’s website at www.utdallas.edu.


News Contact: Kristi Barrus, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2972, kristi.barrus@utdallas.edu

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