Faculty Ensemble to Bring Historic Music to Life

Dallas Pro Musica to Perform Mardrigals, Italian Renaissance Songs

Jan. 15, 2008

The Dallas Pro Musica vocal group will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the UT Dallas Jonsson Performance Hall.

The ensemble is dedicated to the re-creation and realization of vocal music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Early Baroque periods, with occasional forays into the 20th and 21st centuries.

Dallas Pro Musica, based at UT Dallas, consists of faculty members Kathryn Evans, soprano, Mary Medrick, mezzo-soprano, and Hoyt Neal, tenor, with Michael Borts, bass.  UT Dallas student graduate Rebecca Mitchell, alto, will appear as a guest artist.

The evening will include selections from their two programs: “The Italian Way,” based on the secular vocal works of the Italian Renaissance, and “Basically British,” works from the masters of the English madrigal. 

The featured works are by:

  • Italian composers Luca Marenzio, Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa, Magister Piero, Francesco Landini, Pomponio Nenna, Giovanni Domenico Da Nola and Claudio Monteverdi.
  • English composers Thomas Morley, Henry Purcell, John Wilbye, Thomas Vautor and  John Bennet.
  • The infamous P.D.Q. Bach.

More information about the concert is available at http://ah.utdallas.edu/season0708/dallaspromusica.htm.
               
Tickets for the show are $15 for general admission and free at the door to UT Dallas students with valid Comet Cards.  UT Dallas ticket office hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and at the door one hour before show time.  For advance ticket purchases using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, please call 972-883-2552. 

For information about the many musical, arts, theater, 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.  People with disabilities in need of special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.


More information: Concert Web page, (972) 883-2787, or e-mail utdarts@utdallas.edu
Media contact:  Kristi Barrus, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2972, kristi.barrus@utdallas.edu

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The Dallas Pro Musica is dedicated to the re-creation of vocal music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Early Baroque periods.

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