February events planned for Rice’s Shepherd School of Music

MEDIA ADVISORY

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

February events planned for Rice’s Shepherd School of Music

HOUSTON – (Jan. 28, 2014) – Rice University’s Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra will perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Baltimore’s Meyerhoff Hall in February. In preparation for this historic debut, the orchestra will present two preview concerts at Rice University before departing. In addition, a number of faculty recitals and student-faculty performances are planned for February.

What: Faculty and guest artist recital featuring Brinton Averil Smith, cello, and Evelyn Chen, piano.
Where:
Duncan Recital Hall.
When:
8 p.m. Feb. 6.

What: “SZYZYGY: New Music at Rice” featuring music of faculty composers Anthony Brandt and Richard Lavenda.
Where:
Duncan Recital Hall.
When:
8 p.m. Feb. 7.

What: Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra’s Debut Tour Preview Concert. Larry Rachleff will lead the orchestra in a preview of its Carnegie Hall debut concert scheduled for Feb. 18 in New York. Where:           Stude Concert Hall.
When:
8 p.m. Feb. 8.

What: Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra performing the music of Stravinsky, Weber and Shostakovich. Richie Hawley will be the featured faculty clarinet soloist.
Where:
Stude Concert Hall.
When:
8 p.m. Feb. 9.

What:  Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra’s Debut Tour Preview Concert. Larry Rachleff leads the orchestra in a preview of its debut tour concerts in Baltimore and New York.  The concert will feature faculty soloists Cho-Liang Lin, violin, and Jon Kimura Parker, piano.
Where:
Stude Concert Hall.
When:
8 p.m. Feb. 13.

What: Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra. A conductor-less concert featuring Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides, Op. 26 “Fingal’s Cave”; Stravinsky’s Suite 2 for Small Orchestra; and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550.
Where:
Stude Concert Hall.
When:
8 p.m. Feb. 20.

What: Faculty recital featuring Desmond Hoebig, cello.
Where:
Duncan Recital Hall.
When:
8 p.m. Feb. 21.

What: Shepherd School concerto competition: finals for piano.
Where:
Stude Concert Hall.
When:
7 p.m. Feb. 22.

What: Rice Chorale presents Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” directed by Thomas Jaber.
Where:
Stude Concert Hall.
When:
4 p.m. Feb. 23.

What: Faculty recital featuring Ken Cowan, organ.
Where:
Edythe Bates Old Recital Hall and Grand Organ.
When:
7:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

What: Guest Artist Master Class with the Fauré Quartett. Co-sponsored by Houston Friends of Chamber Music.
Where:
Stude Concert Hall.
When:
7:30 p.m. Feb. 24.

What: Faculty recital featuring Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer, trumpets, and Brian Connelly, piano.
Where:
Duncan Recital Hall.
When:
8 p.m. Feb. 25.

What: Collegium concert featuring music from the Renaissance.
Where:
Hirsch Orchestra Rehearsal Hall.
When:
7:30 p.m. Feb. 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.