RICHARDSON, Texas (Oct. 27, 2005) — The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) School of Arts and Humanities will present 20th Century Greats, a concert honoring some of the best classical composers of the last century, on Friday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. in the Jonsson Performance Hall.
The concert will feature solos by faculty members Enric Madriguera on guitar and soprano Kathryn Evans. Donald Fabian of Southern Methodist University will play the saxophone as a featured guest and soloist. Other performers include faculty member Mary Medrick on celesta and guest artists Steven Petty on oboe, Debbie Johnson on flute and Rebecca Scherschell on harp.
The evening’s program will focus on how the guitar relates to other instruments and to the voice. The concert will include works by Paul Hindemith, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Jacques Ibert, Igor Stravinsky and Ralph Vaughn-Williams. Madriguera said he selected these pieces because, though “they are very good works,” they “are seldom performed due to the interesting mix of instruments.”
The concert is the second in UTD’s Classical Guitar Series for the 2005-06 season. The first, which featured Carlos Pérez, was extremely successful and sold out half an hour prior to the performance.
Tickets for the Nov. 11 concert are $15 for general admission and free at the door to UTD students with a valid identification. Ticket office hours for advance purchase are from 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. To purchase tickets using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, please call 972-883-2552.
For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail [email protected], or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ website at http://ah.utdallas.edu/. Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 14,000 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s website at www.utdallas.edu.