February events at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music

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Amy McCaig

February events at Rice’s Shepherd School of Music

HOUSTON – (Jan. 31, 2017) – Events at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in February include concerts celebrating noteworthy composers, including Schubert and Schumann. Unless otherwise noted, all performances are free and open to the public and located in Alice Pratt Brown Hall on the Rice campus.

What: Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra concert, with music direction by Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestra Conducting. The program includes Adams’ “The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra,” (conducted by Jerry Hou, associate conductor); Varese’s “Integrales,” (conducted by Ben Manis, graduate student in orchestral conducting); Grieg’s “Holberg Suite, Op. 40” and Kodály’s “Dances of Galánta,” (conducted by Hou).
Where: Stude Concert Hall.
When: 8 p.m. Feb. 3.

What: Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, with music direction by Larry Rachleff. Program includes Messiaen’s “Les Offrandes,” Bartók’s “Violin Concerto No. 2” (featuring soloist Michael Ferri) and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.”
Where: Stude Concert Hall.
When: 8 p.m. Feb. 4.

Sharing the Spotlight series featuring Schubert’s “Fantasy for Violin and Piano” and Schumann’s “Fairy Tales for Clarinet, Viola and Piano” and “Quartet for Piano and Strings.”
Jon Kimura Parker, piano.
Boson Mo, violin.
MuChen Hsieh, violin.
Jebat Kee, viola.
Nathan Watts, cello.
Jack Walters, clarinet.
Aloysia Friedmann (guest), viola.
Where: Duncan Recital Hall.
When: 8 p.m. Feb. 7.

Sharing the Spotlight series featuring Beethoven’s “Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 for cello and piano,” Shostakovich’s “Sonata in D Minor, Op. 40 for cello and piano” and Brahms’ “Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34.”
Desmond Hoebig, cello.
Timothy Krippner, piano.
Natalie Lin, violin.
William Shaub, violin.
HeeSun Yang, viola.
Where: Duncan Recital Hall.
When: 8 p.m. Feb. 17.

What: Faculty Chamber Music Recital featuring repertoire from Villa Lobos’ “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 for flute and bassoon,” Canteloube’s “Rustiques for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon” and Welcher’s “Mill Songs for Oboe and Bassoon.”
Robert Atherholt, oboe.
Benjamin Kamins, bassoon.
Leone Buyse, flute.
Richie Hawley, clarinet.
Where: Duncan Recital Hall.
When: 8 p.m. Feb. 18.

Sharing the Spotlight series “Birkat Haderekh – Blessing for the Road,” featuring selections from Klezmer, Benny Goodman’s “Medley,” Joel Engel’s “Dybbuk Suite, Op. 35,” Milhaud’s “Three Liturgical Themes,” Shulamit Ran’s “Birkat Haderekh” and Shepherd School doctoral composer Erberk Eryilmaz’s “Thracian Airs of Besime Sultan.”
Michael Webster, clarinet.
Timothy Pitts, double bass.
Richard Brown, percussion.
Carson Marshall, violin.
Patricia Ryan, cello.
Shelley Ng, piano.
Apollo Chamber Players string quartet (guest).
Where: Duncan Recital Hall.
When: 8 p.m. Feb. 20.

What: Faculty and Guest Artist Recital featuring Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s “Cello Concerto” and his transcriptions of Mozart, Ravel and Rossini.
Brinton Averil Smith, cello.
Evelyn Chen (guest), piano.
Where: Duncan Recital Hall.
When: 8 p.m. Feb. 26.

For more information on events at the Shepherd School, visit http://music.rice.edu/calendar/.


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About Amy McCaig

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