Rice orchestras to perform final concerts of academic year

Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music Chamber and Symphony orchestras will perform their final concerts of the spring semester April 19 and 20.

Picture of Shepherd School orchestraThe Chamber Orchestra concert will be at 8 p.m. April 19 and the Symphony Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. April 20. Both concerts will take place in Alice Pratt Brown Hall’s Stude Concert Hall and will be directed by Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestral Conducting.

The Chamber Orchestra performance will include Mendelssohn’s “Overture to ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’” featuring conductor Ben Manis; Hindemith’s “Kammermusik No. 3, Op. 36 No. 2” featuring Norman Fischer on cello; Shih-Hui Chen’s “Ascending Waves” (premiere); and Haydn’s “Symphony No. 88 in G Major.” The Symphony Orchestra’s program will feature Mahler’s “Symphony No. 7 in E Minor.”

The Chamber Orchestra concert is free and no tickets are required. The Symphony Orchestra concert is ticketed but free of charge. For tickets, contact the Shepherd School concert office at 713-348-8000.

The parking lot across from Alice Pratt Brown Hall is closed for the construction of the new music and opera building. West Lot 2 is now the parking lot for all Alice Pratt Brown Hall/Shepherd School of Music events. The easiest way to access this lot is to enter campus from Entrance 18 off Rice Boulevard and turn right at the parking gates to West Lot 2. For visitors with disabilities, accessible parking is available at the south end of the lot. This is the closest lot to a temporary sidewalk that services the west entrance to the Grand Foyer of Alice Pratt Brown Hall.

For more information on the performances, visit http://music.rice.edu/.

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