Cool Front Ahead: Fall Arts Season at UT Dallas

School of Arts & Humanities Releases Schedule to Suit a Broad Range of Tastes

July 24, 2008

After a sweltering summer, North Texans can look forward to a wave of cool fall arts events at The University of Texas at Dallas. The schedule is bursting with events to chill attendees out after the relentless heat.

 “The Arts & Humanities faculty and staff have been working diligently to prepare an outstanding upcoming season,” said Dean of the School of Arts & Humanities Dennis Kratz. “With seven professional and three student concerts, seven art exhibitions, three dance and theatre productions and at least five public lectures or poetry readings, this season promises to be an exceptionally memorable one for attendees.”

Featuring the artistic genres of music, visual arts, theatre, dance and more, UT Dallas Arts event-goers are sure to find something to please every artistic palate: The season officially begins Saturday, Aug. 16 at Centraltrak, the UT Dallas artist-in-residency facility in Deep Ellum, with Geomorph, a mixed-media show focusing on varied representations and embodiments of “landscape.”

Chelsea Traille
The Geomorph exhibit at Centraltrak will usher in the fall arts season for UT Dallas.
Highlights of the fall season include:

•   Dance and live music by Austin Dance India and East-meets-West group Bob Livingston’s Cowboys and Indians on Aug. 23.

•   The a cappella four-part harmonic stylings of The Dallas Knights on Sept. 5.

•   Performances by Grammy Award-winning ensembles The Turtle Island Quartet on Sept. 20 and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet on Oct. 17.

•   The instrumental presentation of “Mostly Russian” works by Dallas-based Clavier Trio on Oct. 3.

•   The Nov. 8 first anniversary celebration of the Confucius Institute is also not to be missed.

And as the dog days of summer give way to the artistic and intellectual pursuits of fall, season regulars can look forward to autumnal traditions, such as:

  • The 13th Annual Sounds of Class outdoor campus-community event on Sept. 27.
  • The Musica Nova ensemble on Dec. 5.
  • The 32nd Annual Holiday Sing on Dec. 13.

Beginning Nov. 13, theatre lovers can also look forward to the thrills and chills of a dramatic adaptation of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, directed by Thomas Riccio, recent award winner at the local Festival of Independent Theaters.

“The breadth and depth of the season’s content is indicative of UT Dallas’ commitment to furthering the arts in North Texas,” said Associate Dean for the Arts Kathryn Evans. “The variety of student, faculty and professional shows puts the arts within everyone’s reach.”

Experiencing the arts at UT Dallas remains an exceptional value. No ticketed event costs more than $25; ticket sales information is available at

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UT Dallas, visit 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.

Media Contacts:  Karah Hosek, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4329, [email protected]
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected]

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Los Angeles

The Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet plays Oct. 17.


Turtle Island

The Turtle Island Quartet, which recently released a disc of John Coltrane interpretations, will play on Sept. 20.

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