Shepherd School orchestras to present 2018-19 season debut concerts

Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music will offer the first concerts of the academic year by its chamber and symphony orchestras. The chamber concert will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 30, and the symphony orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5.

Picture of Shepherd School orchestraAll three concerts will take place in Alice Pratt Brown Hall’s Stude Concert Hall. Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestral Conducting, will conduct the performances.

The chamber orchestra performance will feature Rossini’s “Overture to The Barber of Seville” (Joshua Hong, conductor), Ives’ “Three Places in New England” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93.” The concert is free and no tickets are required.

The symphony orchestra’s program will include Ravel’s “Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2,” Gershwin’s “Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra” featuring piano soloist and Professor of Piano Jon Kimura Parker, and Sibelius’ “Symphony No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 39.” Admission is free, but tickets are required. Please contact the Shepherd School concert office at 713-348-8000 for reservations.

Please note concert time changes this season: All orchestra performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays will begin at 7:30 p.m., and orchestra performances on Sundays will begin at 4 p.m. Visit for the updated concert calendar and more information.

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