Lutenist Hopkinson Smith to Perform at UT Dallas Oct. 5

Oct. 1, 2007

Famed lutenist Hopkinson Smith will perform For Pope and King: Music of Francesco da Milano and John Dowland at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, at The University of Texas at Dallas Jonsson Performance Hall.

The concert will focus on music by Francesco da Milano (1497-1543) and John Dowland (1563-1626), two of the most famous lutenists of the Renaissance era. Milano was employed by Popes Leo X, Adrian VI and Clement VII and performed at royal courts throughout Italy during the course of his career. Dowland was musician to King Christian IV of Denmark and Norway and later to King James I of England.

Internationally known as a leading interpreter in the field of early music, Smith has performed concerts and taught master classes throughout the Americas and Europe and has produced more than 20 solo albums. He currently teaches at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, an academy and research institution in Switzerland that focuses on early music.

According to The New York Times, Smith is “wonderfully personal.” A critic in Geneva wrote of one of Smith’s concerts, “He revealed the beauties of these works as if he were discovering them for the first time.” A critic for the Independent (United Kingdom) called his recent album, A Dream, “highly cultivated and beautifully executed.”

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

Tickets for the show are $20 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 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.


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

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