Beethoven Festival and Handel’s ‘Messiah’ headline Shepherd School’s December events

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

Beethoven Festival and Handel’s ‘Messiah’ headline Shepherd School’s December events

HOUSTON – (Nov. 14, 2013) – Rice Chorale’s holiday concerts and an all-Beethoven festival are among several events scheduled in December 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: Rice Chorale Holiday Concert: Handel’s “Messiah.”
Who: Thomas Jaber, music director; Ken Cowan, organ.
Where: Edythe Bates Old Recital Hall and Grand Organ.
When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2.

What: Beethoven Festival: Sharing the Spotlight.
Who: Norman Fischer, cello, and Shepherd School students perform an all-Beethoven chamber music program.Where: Duncan Recital Hall.
When: 8 p.m. Dec. 2.

What: Beethoven Festival: The Fischer Duo.
Who: Norman Fischer, cello, and Jeanne Kierman, piano, perform an all-Beethoven program.
Where: Duncan Recital Hall.
When: 8 p.m. Dec. 3.

What: Beethoven Festival: Guest Artist Lecture.
Who: Musicologist Lewis Lockwood presents “Beethoven’s Cello Sonata in A Major, Op. 69: The Emergence of a Masterpiece.”
Where: Duncan Recital Hall.
When: Noon Dec. 4.

What: Rice Chorale Holiday Concert: Handel’s “Messiah.”
Who: Thomas Jaber, music director; Ken Cowan, organ.
Where: Edythe Bates Old Recital Hall and Grand Organ.
When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4.

What: Beethoven Festival: Guest Artist Lecture.
Who: Musicologist Lewis Lockwood presents “Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony: Beyond the Heroic Style.”
Where: Duncan Recital Hall.
When: 5 p.m. Dec.  5.

What: Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra, featuring music of Bartok, Nielsen and Beethoven.
Who: Larry Rachleff, music director.
Where: Stude Concert Hall.
When: 8 p.m. Dec. 5.

What: Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, featuring music of Walczak and Mahler.
Who: Larry Rachleff, music director.
Where: Stude Concert Hall.
When: 8 p.m. Dec. 6.

What: Spirit of the Season: A Shepherd Society Holiday Event.
Who: Kick off the holiday season with a night of champagne, festive brass and opera ensembles and an elegant seated dinner at the Shepherd School.
Where: Alice Pratt Brown Foyer, the Shepherd School of Music.
When: 7 p.m. Dec. 7.
Cost: Tickets: $350 and $500; tables: $3,500 and $5,000. Call 713-348-3492 to purchase tickets.

What: Faculty and guest artist recital.
Who: Ivo-Jan van der Werff, viola, with guest Simon Marlow, piano, present music of Shostakovich, Britten and Al-Zand.Where: Duncan Recital Hall.
When: 8 p.m. Dec. 8.

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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About Amy Hodges

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