Arts Schedule Offers Music of the Baroque, Dance from India
Gallery Opening to Explore Relationship Between Art and the Space Where it is Displayed
The School of Arts and Humanities schedule of events this week spans genres, centuries and continents. Events include a classical music performance, an art exhibit opening and an Indian dance festival.
Eddie Healy teaches guitar at UT Dallas and will perform in Baroque Duets.
Thursday, Sept. 6, 5 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall
Baroque composers had a tendency to treat voice as just another instrument. The vocal parts could have easily been played by flute, violin, oboe – sometimes they were. This makes the genre of Baroque duets all the more interesting, as the period is rich with literature for two voices, or voice and flute, voice and violin, etc.
UT Dallas faculty members will present some of the greatest works from the signature composers of the Baroque era, starting with the early composers Monteverdi and Lawes, and then moving into the high Baroque with Handel, Bach and Telemann.
Performers will include soprano Kathryn Evans; tenor Mary Medrick; Michael McVay on piano; Lisa Bost-Sandberg on flute; and Eddie Healy on guitar.
Opens Friday, Sept. 7, 6:30 p.m., Visual Arts Building
This exhibition takes its title from an essay by the literary critic J. Hillis Miller, who explored the relationship between source material and interpretation. Works in the show will include video, sound, photography, text and a site-specific installation.
“For this exhibition I would like to investigate the nature of the gallery as a source/originator of place but also as the site from which works of art draw their power and influence. The particular idiosyncrasies of the space at UT Dallas will be explored to expand upon the role and function of works of art and gallery in their host/parasite relationship,” said Stephen Lapthisophon, who teaches visual arts courses at UT Dallas and is curating the exhibition.
Danielle Georgiou, PhD candidate in aesthetic studies, has created a site-specific installation as a part of the exhibition.
Artists featured in the show include:
Dick Higgins Gallery
The performance is presented by the India Classical Music Circle.
Saturday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m., University Theatre
This event, presented by the Indian Classical Music Circle, will feature performances by experts in the Odissi and Kathak styles.
Kathak, the dance style of northern India, has the charm and subtlety of a miniature painting. Nurtured in Hindu temples, Kathak was further enhanced with Persian influence during the Mogul reign in India. Over the centuries, it has been refined and enriched by the establishment of distinct styles.
Odissi, which comes from the eastern state of Orissa, dates to 2nd century B.C. The dance form is known for its grace, fluid movements and footwork. For tickets, visit the India Classical Music Circle website.
For more information about arts events, call (972)883-2552 or email [email protected].
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