UTD Chamber Singers, Jazz Band to Perform
Tribute to Duke Ellington Concert on Feb. 24

RICHARDSON, Texas (Feb. 13, 2006) — The University of Texas at Dallas’ premier performing ensembles, the UTD Chamber Singers, directed by Kathryn Evans, and the UTD Jazz Band, directed by Kelly Durbin, will appear together in a concert celebrating the genius of the legendary Duke Ellington on Friday, Feb. 24, in the University Theatre at 8 p.m.  This concert will be free and open to the public. 

Following their annual tradition of highlighting some of the great composers of jazz and musical theater, the two groups will collaborate for the seventh year to present some of Ellington’s greatest compositions, including It Don’t Mean a Thing, Mood Indigo, C Jam Blues, Satin Doll, Come Sunday, In a Mellow Tone, Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me, I’m Beginning to See the Light, Take the A Train, I Got It Bad, and In a Sentimental Mood

More information about the Tribute to Duke Ellington concert may be found at http://ah.utdallas.edu/season0506/jazzsingers.htm.

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 utdarts@utdallas.edu, or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ Web site at http://ah.utdallas.edu/.  Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UTD

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 nearly 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 UTD, please visit the university’s website at www.utdallas.edu.