RICHARDSON, Texas (Nov. 5, 2004) — Robert X. Rodríguez, professor of aesthetic studies at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), will direct the UTD Musica Nova ensemble in a free concert, Lascivious Love Songs, on Friday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m., in the Jonsson Performance Hall on campus.
The evening will showcase UTD students performing vocal and instrumental chamber music, accompanied by assistant director Jeff Lankov. The program will include The Shepherd on the Rock and Sonatina in A by Schubert; songs by Schumann, Brahms and Copland; Schoenberg's Cabaret Songs; Lascivious Love Songs by Donald Grantham; excerpts from Cy Coleman's Broadway hit City of Angels and from Professor Rodríguez' opera, The Old Majestic ; and the world premiere of Snatch of Sliphorn Jazz by UTD graduate student Winston Stone. The Old Majestic, with libretto by UTD faculty member Mary Medrick, received its premiere production at the University of Texas at Austin in 2004, following a 2003 showcase performance by the New York City Opera. Guest composer Grantham is expected to attend the concert.
More information about this concert can be found at http://ah.utdallas.edu/season0405/musicanova.htm
UTD's Chamber Music Ensemble provides opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to perform music written for small and larger ensembles, plus multi-media and theater works, of all periods. Musica Nova guest artists have included members of the Dallas Symphony and Dallas Opera Orchestra and singers from the New York City Opera and Metropolitan Opera. Music for past Musica Nova concerts has ranged from Medieval and Renaissance dances and motets to standard repertoire to experimental new works written for and/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.
This performance contains mature subject matter and adult language.
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 http://ah.utdallas.edu/. 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 14,000 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 www.utdallas.edu.