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“Antiquite Moderne” to Perform at UTD Feb. 9

RICHARDSON, Texas (Jan. 23, 2002) - The Antiquite Moderne Chamber Ensemble, which includes University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) faculty member and Dallas Symphony (DSO) bassoonist Scott Walzel, will perform at UTD’s Jonsson Performance Hall on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets are free for anyone with UTD photo identification and $10 for all others.

The program will include works by Italian Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi, French contemporary composer Alain Bernaud, Czech contemporary composer Zdenek Sestak and German Baroque composer George Phillip Telemann. Walzel will be joined by Willa Henigman on oboe, Maria Schleuning on violin, Gayane Manasjan on cello, Steve Harlos on piano and James Richman on harpsichord.

Antiquite Moderne is a chamber ensemble made up of musicians primarily from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The group performs all types of chamber music but concentrates on that of the 17th century and late 20th century. Although the two styles of music are extremely different on the surface, each is composed in such a manner as to give certain freedoms to the individual performer, making the two periods very similar on some ways. Together, they make for a diverse match that delivers a fulfilling evening of music making and listening.

Walzel joined the UTD faculty as a lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities in the fall of 2001 and currently directs the UTD Wind Ensemble. Walzel has played with the DSO since 1992 and previously was a member of the San Antonio Symphony, Central Opera Company, Houston Symphony Orchestra, and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra..

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 Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982. Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

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 7,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate 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 web site at

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