Fall opera among Shepherd School’s November events

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Fall opera among Shepherd School’s November events

HOUSTON – (Oct. 30, 2013) – A fall opera production and faculty-student collaborations are among several events scheduled in November 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. and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For information on these and other Shepherd School concerts and events, visit www.music.rice.edu/calendar.

What: Guest Artist Lecture: “Acoustics, Spaces and Music.”
Who:
Acoustician Alban Bassuet and composer Michael Schumacher will discuss the relationships between acoustic properties of spaces and the history of music.
Where:
Hirsch Orchestra Rehearsal Hall.
When:
2 p.m. Nov. 1.

What: Shepherd School Opera presents Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.” Richard Bado, director of the opera studies program, will conduct; Vera Calábria will be stage director.
Where:
Wortham Opera Theatre at the Shepherd School.
When:
Nov. 1 and 5 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.
Cost:
Admission (general seating), $12; students and senior citizens, $10. For tickets call 713-348-8000.

What: Experimental Sound Workshop.
Who:
Michael Schumacher, a composer and installation artist specializing in electronic and digital media, including 3-dimensional audio effects.
Where:
James Turrell Skyspace, Rice University.
When:
10 a.m. Nov. 2

What: Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra performance featuring Hindemith’s “Symphonie Mathis der Maler” and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70.
Where:
Stude Concert Hall.
When:
8 p.m. Nov. 2

What: Faculty Recital.
Who:
Shepherd violin faculty Cho-Liang Lin, Paul Kantor, Kathleen Winkler and Kenneth Goldsmith will be joined by Ivo-Jan van der Werff, viola; Desmond Hoebig and Norman Fischer, cello; Timothy Pitts, double bass.
Where
: Duncan Recital Hall.
When:
8 p.m. Nov. 6.

What: “Sharing the Spotlight” faculty and student performance featuring the music of Bernstein, Gershwin, Weill and more.
Where:
Duncan Recital Hall.
When:
8 p.m. Nov. 10.

What: “Sharing the Spotlight” faculty and student performance featuring the music of Schubert and Brahms.
Where:
Duncan Recital Hall.
When:
8 p.m. Nov. 14.

What: Rice Electroacoustic Music Labs’ (REMLABS) annual fall concert of electroacoustic works produced by Rice students.
Where:
Stude Concert Hall.
When:
7:30 p.m. Nov. 15.

What: “Sharing the Spotlight” faculty and student performance featuring the music of Beethoven, Bartók and more.
Where:
Duncan Recital Hall.
When:
8 p.m. Nov. 15.

What: Shepherd School Chamber Festival presents “Music from Vienna: Early, Middle and Late.”
Where:
Duncan Recital Hall.
When:
10 a.m. Nov. 16.

What: Faculty lecture recital: Brian Connelly presents “Beethoven and the Piano.” Playing a rare Rosenberger piano from 1810, pianist Brian Connelly will discuss Beethoven’s instruments, preferences and pianism.
Where:
Hirsch Orchestra Rehearsal Hall.
When:
7:30 p.m. Nov. 21.

What: Collegium Concert featuring music of Bach, Telemann and Desprez.
Who:
Performers from the Shepherd School
Where:
Hirsch Orchestra Rehearsal Hall
When:
7:30 p.m., Nov. 25

For more information, contact Amy Hodges, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amy.hodges@rice.edu.

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