School of Arts & Humanities
Sadie Prater, UTD, (972) 883-2972, [email protected]
Robert X. Rodriguez to Conduct Musica Nova
RICHARDSON, Texas (April 9, 2004) -- University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Professor and Composer Robert Xavier Rodríguez will conduct the UTD Musica Nova ensemble in a free concert -- Music of Five Centuries – on Saturday, May 1, at 8 p.m., in the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO 2.604) on campus.
UTD students and guest artists, joined by Assistant Director Jeff Lankov, will perform vocal and instrumental music of the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Featured works will include Claudio Monteverdi's dramatic cantata Il Ballo delle Ingrate and the world premiere of Arithmetic, a theater piece by UTD graduate student Winston Stone, based on a poem by Carl Sandberg. Also part of the concert will be excerpts from Bach's Magnificat, Mozart's Magic Flute, Rossini's Cenerentola, Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti and Sondheim's Company, along with works by Rameau, Corelli, Liszt, Poulenc, Messaien and Rodríguez.
UTD's Chamber Music Ensemble provides opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to perform music written for small and larger ensembles, plus multi-media and theater works, of all periods. Students performing in UTD's Musica Nova concert series join professional musicians and members of the community. Musica Nova guest artists have included members of the Dallas Symphony and Dallas Opera Orchestra and singers from the New York City Opera and Metropolitan Opera. Music for past concerts has ranged from Medieval and Renaissance dances and motets to standard repertoire to experimental new works written for and/or developed by the ensemble. Concerts have included an evening of jigs, an evening of tangos, French cabaret and mariachi songs, chamber opera, ballet and, last semester, a fully staged commedia dell'arte pantomime.
For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail [email protected] or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ web site at www.utdallas.edu/ah. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.
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