April events at Rice U.’s Shepherd School of Music

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Amy McCaig
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April events at Rice U.’s Shepherd School of Music

HOUSTON – (March 30, 2018) – April events at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music include performances of the Shepherd School chamber and symphony orchestras, the spring performance by The Rice Chorale, the Chamber Music Festival and more. All performances are free and open to the public and held in Alice Pratt Brown Hall on the Rice campus, 6100 Main St. Tickets are required for some events. Check the Shepherd School website for updated information on events at music.rice.edu.
First Mondays at the Shepherd School
Noontime series featuring Shepherd School students in recital on the first Monday of each month.
Where: Duncan Recital Hall.
When: April 2 at 12 p.m.

Rice Chorale
Tom Jaber, conductor.
The program will feature choral music by Brahms, Britten, Copland, Hagenberg, Paulus, Prior, Walker and Vasks.
Where: Stude Concert Hall.
When: April 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Percussion Ensemble
The program features an exploration of music by Japanese and Chinese composers and American compositions influenced by East Asia. Works will include music of Chou Wen-Chung, Toru Takemitsu, Bill Cahn, Tan Dun’s “Suite from ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’” and Lou Harrison’s “Concerto for Violin and Percussion Orchestra.”
Where: Stude Concert Hall.
When: April 4 at 7:30 p.m.

‘Virtual bodies’: an evening with Hans Tutschku
Visiting composer Hans Tutschku presents an evening of electroacoustic music. Tutschku uses the theater space itself as his instrument employing a 16-channel sound system to create an immersive environment. Tutschku will also perform two works for piano and electronics, including a world premiere of “virtual bodies.”
Where: Lois Chiles Studio Theater at the Moody Center for the Arts.
When: April 5 at 7 p.m.

Guest Artist Chamber Music Master Class
The Juilliard String Quartet, co-sponsored by Da Camera of Houston, presents a master class with Shepherd School students.
Where: Hirsch Orchestra Rehearsal Hall.
When: April 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Tom Jaber and Friends
A 30th-anniversary concert featuring members of the Shepherd School Faculty, the Rice Chorale, voice students from the Shepherd School, members of the Houston Masterworks Chorus and members of the St. Anne Catholic Church Choir.
Where: Stude Concert Hall.
When: April 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Graduate Student Opera Scenes
Students of the Advanced Opera Studies class present scenes from operas by Stravinsky, Humperdinck, Poulenc, Mozart, Puccini, Bizet and Handel.
Where: Wortham Opera Theatre.
When: April 6 at 5:30 p.m.

Chamber Music Festival: “La Belle Époque” — An Exploration of Chamber Music from 1870 to 1920.
The Shepherd School Spring Chamber Music Festival highlights chamber music from the period known as “La Belle Époque.” Programs will include works by Arensky, Bax, Brahms, Debussy, Dohnányi, Dvořák, Fauré, Franck, Janáček, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Smetana, Tchaikovsky and Vaughan Williams.
Where: Duncan Recital Hall.
When: April 6 at 8 p.m.; April 7 at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Guest Artist Master Class
Peter Richard Conte, concert organist, presents a master class with organ students at the Shepherd School.
Where: Edythe Bates Old Recital Hall and Grand Organ.
When: April 7 at 2 p.m.

Hans Tutschku: Nighttime songs from afar
Composed specifically for “Twilight Epiphany,” Tutschku’s new work will create an imaginary voyage by weaving voices from around the world into a complex, diverse and harmonious whole through an immersive sound and light installation. Tutschku introduces the work at the premiere April 7. The work is ongoing through April 23, immediately following daily sunset light sequences, except for April 10 and 17.
Where: James Turrell Skyspace.
When: April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Reservations required. To make a reservation, visit skyspace.rice.edu.

Guest Artist Master Class
Amy Porter, professor of flute at the University of Michigan, presents a master class with flute students at the Shepherd School.
Where: Hirsch Orchestra Rehearsal Hall.
When: April 9 at 12 p.m.

Guest Artist Chamber Music Master Class
Artemis Quartett, sponsored by Chamber Music Houston, presents a master class with students at the Shepherd School.
Where: Stude Concert Hall.
When: April 13 at 9 a.m.

Guest Artist Recital: EcoSono Ensemble
EcoSono Ensemble presents works by Matthew Burtner and Glen Whitehead.
Where: Lois Chiles Studio Theater at the Moody Center for the Arts.
When: April 13 at 7 p.m.

Guest Artist Recital: EcoSono Ensemble
EcoSono Ensemble presents “Auksalaq,” a climate-change opera by Matthew Burtner and Scott Deal.
Where: Lois Chiles Studio Theater at the Moody Center for the Arts.
When: April 14 at 7 p.m.

Collegium Concert
Shepherd School students present a concert of music from the Renaissance.
Where: Hirsch Orchestra Rehearsal Hall.
When: April 16 at 7:30 p.m.

REMLABS
Rice Electroacoustic Music Labs present their annual spring concert. A site-specific event in the James Turrell Skyspace, the concert will feature pieces composed by Rice students.
Where: James Turrell Skyspace.
When: April 18 at 8:45 p.m.

Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra
Larry Rachleff, music director.
Program: Mendelssohn’s “Overture to ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’” — Ben Manis, conductor; Hindemith’s “Kammermusik No. 3, Op. 36 No. 2” — Norman Fischer, cello; Shih-Hui Chen’s “Ascending Waves” (premiere); and Haydn’s “Symphony No. 88 in G Major.”
Where: Stude Concert Hall.
When: April 19 at 8 p.m.

Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra
Larry Rachleff, music director.
Program: Mahler’s “Symphony No. 7 in E Minor.”
Where: Stude Concert Hall
When: April 20 at 8 p.m.
Tickets: Reserved seating, tickets free of charge. For tickets, call 713-348-8000.

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