Rices Shepherd School Chamber Symphony orchestras to present 20162017 season debut concerts

first_imgAddThis Share2Rice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsNEWS RELEASEDavid [email protected] [email protected]’s Shepherd School Chamber, Symphony orchestras to present 2016-2017 season debut concertsHOUSTON – (Sept. 20, 2016) – Next week Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music will offer the first concerts of the season by its chamber and symphony orchestras. The chamber concert will be at 8 p.m. Sept. 25 and the symphony orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. All concerts will be in Alice Pratt Brown Hall’s Stude Concert Hall. Larry Rachleff, director of orchestras and the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Music, will conduct all three performances.WHAT: Shepherd School Chamber and Symphony orchestra concerts.WHEN:  8 p.m. Sept. 25 (chamber orchestra) and Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 (symphony orchestra).WHERE: Alice Pratt Brown Hall’s Stude Concert Hall, located on the Rice campus at 6100 Main St.The chamber orchestra performance will feature Vaughan Williams’ “Fantasia on a Theme” by Thomas Tallis; Ginastera’s Harp Concerto, with harp soloist Naomi Hoffmeyer and conductor Benjamin Manis; the world premiere of Rice Professor of Composition and Theory Arthur Gottschalk’s “Upon Whose Shoulders We Stand”; and Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.”The symphony orchestra’s program will open with Smetana’s “Overture to ‘The Bartered Bride’” and will be followed with Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26, featuring Rice Professor of Piano Jon Kimura Parker as soloist. The concerts will conclude with Stravinsky’s “‘Feu d’artifice,’ Op. 4 (Fireworks)” and Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra.Tickets are required (reserved seating at no charge) for the symphony concerts. For reservations, call 713-348-8000. The chamber concert is free and seating is first-come, first-served; tickets are not required.For more information, visit http://music.rice.edu/.-30-For more information, contact Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or [email protected] news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu/.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related Materials:Shepherd School of Music: http://music.rice.edu/Photo link: http://news.rice.edu/files/2012/07/0720_MUSIC.jpgPhoto credit: Rice University.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,910 undergraduates and 2,809 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for happiest students and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview.last_img

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