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The Season Continues, Showcasing Artistic Spectrum

UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities announces upcoming events

Raul and Daniel Olmos

The Arts and Humanities season continues with the Fall Arts Festival on December 9 with dance performances; December 10 with guitar night; and December 11 with orchestra, jazz ensemble and vocal performances. The end-of-semester celebration features the work of more than 500 students from 25-plus courses in music, visual arts, dance and musical theatre. Please visit the Web site for a complete schedule.



Holiday Sing
The UT Dallas Chamber Singers perform at the Holiday Sing

Our last event of 2009 will be “The Christmas Stories”, the 33rd Annual Holiday Sing, on December 12 at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre. UT Dallas' oldest cultural tradition joins the university's 40 - year celebration as a member of the UT system, with the UT Dallas Chamber Singers and Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Associate Dean Kathryn Evans. Come sing along on your favorite Christmas carols, listen to readings by Arts and Humanities students, and enjoy a post - concert reception sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations. A visit by Santa is always the highlight of the evening.

Returning from the long winter's nap known on campus as Winter Break, the School of Arts and Humanities opens its spring season with 30 events ranging from music and visual arts to theater and lecture series.

Highlights of the spring season include:

Comer Collection
Photojournalism of the Civil Rights Movement: A View of the Cold War's Home Front
  • The Comer Collection's Photojournalism of the Civil Rights Movement: A View of the Cold War's Home Front, Feb. 9 to March 26, featuring photographs in the Mother Jones Portfolio, which trace the struggles of the Civil Rights movement, on display in the Cecil and Ida Green Center.
  • Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, Feb. 5, Conference Center. Comprising some of Russia's finest young string players, the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin creates addictive music that stays with the listener long after the performance.The highlight of the evening will be guest appearance by Emanuel Borok, violinist and concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
  • The Ninth Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival, March 5 and 6, Conference Center. Festival headliner and founding member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet William Kanengiser will conclude the festival with an 8 p.m. performance on Sat., March 6. The Festival Guitar Orchestra will join him.
  • Raul and Daniel Olmos
  • Side Show, April 8 -17, University Theatre. A student production directed by Associate Dean for the Arts Kathryn Evans. Written by Bill Russell (book and lyrics) and Henry Krieger (music), the composer of Dreamgirls. The musical narrative of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton examines what it means to be different and find your place in the world.
  • Stanley Fish, Monday, April 12, Jonsson Performance Hall. New York Times blogger and author of 10 books, including Save the World on Your Own Time.

To view the full schedule of 2009-10 Arts and Humanities season events, visit the School's Web site or call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787). Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

Most events held on the UT Dallas campus are accessible by DART bus public transportation. Take the DART Light Rail Red Line to the Bush Turnpike Station. Transfer to the UT Dallas Comet Cruiser, DART Route 883, for the nine-minute ride to campus during the hours of 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. Check the Route 883 schedule for limited Saturday service hours.