An Evening of Romantic Music:
Musica Nova Performs April 13 at UT Dallas

March 30, 2007

Robert Xavier Rodríguez, a professor of music at The University of Texas at Dallas, will direct the UT Dallas Musica Nova ensemble in a free concert on Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m. in the university’s Jonsson Performance Hall. 
The evening will feature UT Dallas students, accompanied by pianist Jeff Lankov, performing romantic vocal and instrumental chamber music of the 19th and 20th centuries.  The concert will include Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D-Minor, Frederick Chopin’s Fantasy in F-Minor, songs by Robert Schumann, Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Broadway favorites by Leonard Bernsteinand Rodriguez’ Fantasia Lussuriosa

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UT Dallas’ Chamber Music Ensemble provides opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to perform music written for small and large ensembles, as well as multi-media and theater works of all periods. 

Musica Nova guest artists have included members of the Dallas Symphony and Dallas Opera Orchestras and singers from the New York City Opera and Metropolitan Opera.  Past Musica Nova concerts have ranged from Medieval and Renaissance dances and motets to standard repertoire to experimental new works written for 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 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 UT Dallas, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail [email protected], or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ website at  Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

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

Contact Kristi Barrus, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2972, [email protected]

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