March events at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music

David Ruth
713-348-6327
david@rice.edu

Amy Hodges
713-348-6777
amy.hodges@rice.edu


March events at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music

HOUSTON – (Feb. 21, 2013) – Faculty recitals and the Shepherd School’s spring opera are among the events scheduled during March at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. All performances will be held in Alice Pratt Brown Hall on the campus of Rice University, 6100 Main St. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

What: Sharing the Spotlight Series featuring Shepherd School Professor of Piano Jon Kimura Parker and graduate student Viktor Valkov performing Parker’s arrangement of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” and Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances.”
Where: Duncan Recital Hall.
When: 8 p.m. March 3.

What: Faculty recital featuring violinist Kathleen Winkler
Where: Duncan Recital Hall.
When: 8 p.m. March 9.

What: Guest artist recital featuring The Robert Mann String Quartet.
Where: Duncan Recital Hall.
When: 8 p.m. March 13.

What: Shepherd School Opera and Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra present “Ariodante” by Georg Friedrich Händel.
Where: Wortham Opera Theatre.
When: 7:30 p.m. March 15, 2 p.m. March 17 and 7:30 p.m. March 19.
Cost: $12 for general admission, $10 for students and senior citizens. For tickets, call 713-348-8000.

What: Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra performing Schuller’s Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee and Schubert’s Symphony in C Major, D. 944, “The Great C Major.”
Where: Stude Concert Hall.
When: 8 p.m. March 16.

What: “SZYZYGY: New Music at Rice,” featuring faculty members Leone Buyse, Michael Webster, Norman Fischer, Jeanne Kierman, David Cho, Kenneth Goldsmith, Timothy Pitts, Richard Brown, James Dunham and Shepherd School students. Program includes works by faculty members Shih-Hui Chen, Arthur Gottschalk and Robert Gross.
Where: Duncan Recital Hall.
When: 8 p.m. March 17.

What: Shepherd School concerto competition finals.
Where: Stude Concert Hall.
When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (winds, harp, percussion) and 2-6 p.m. (strings) March 23.

What: Faculty recital featuring clarinetist Richie Hawley.
Where: Duncan Recital Hall.
When: 8 p.m. March 27.

What: Faculty recital featuring hornist William VerMeulen.
Where: Duncan Recital Hall.
When: 8 p.m. March 28.

For more information on Shepherd School of Music events, visit http://music.rice.edu/calendar or contact Amy Hodges, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amy.hodges@rice.edu.

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About Amy Hodges

Amy is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.