UTD Announces Its 2005-2006 Classical Season

RICHARDSON, Texas (July 29, 2005) — The School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) today announced its 2005–2006 Classical Concert Season. All concerts will be held for one night only. Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 8 p.m., and Sunday and Monday concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m.

About the Concerts

Trouble in Tahiti, directed by Robert Xavier Rodriguez, will open the season on Sept. 9 in the University Theatre. The Musica Nova ensemble with bass-baritone George Cordes of the New York City Opera, and distinguished guest artists, will celebrate the music of composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein. The evening will feature a concert performance of the opera Trouble in Tahiti.

Pianist David Korevaar will return to UTD on Oct. 1 for a concert in the Jonsson Performance Hall. Korevaar began studies at the age of six with Sherman Stoor in San Diego and, by the time he was 20, he had earned both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree from The Juilliard School. He has performed as guest artist with the Manhattan, Lark, Chester, Takacs, Colorado and Shanghai Quartets. Korevaar has commissioned and premiered new works, including recordings of Ned Rorem, Lowell Liebermann, Aaron Copland and Libby Larson.

On Nov. 6, concert-goers will be able to immerse themselves in the passion of Slavic musical heritage performed by the Clavier Trio — Arkady Fomin on violin, Peter Steffens on cello and David Korevaar on piano — in the Jonsson Performance Hall. The concert will feature the work of the notable Czech musical dynasty, the Dvorak family, including works by Antonin Dvorak and his favorite student, Joseph Suk, who became his son-in-law. The program will conclude with a passionate Russian opus by Arensky, which he dedicated to cellist Karl Davidoff.

On Nov. 21, UTD will preview The New Conservatory of Dallas' 19th Annual Symphony of Toys™ in the University Theatre. The cost of admission to the concert will be a new, unwrapped toy that will be distributed in cooperation with WFAA-Channel 8 Santa's Helpers toy drive that benefits underprivileged children in the area. TXU Energy is helping to sponsor this event.

On Feb. 18 in the UTD Conference Center, the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be on display in a special concert commemorating the 250th Anniversary of Mozart’s birth on Jan. 27, 1856. A Mozart Celebration, which will include the Concerto in A for Clarinet and other orchestral pieces, is being sponsored by the family of Dr. William Munal Hensley.

On Feb. 26, members of the Clavier Trio will perform in the Jonsson Performance Hall. The program will include the dramatic  Trio in C Major, opus 87 by Brahms, Mozart-Adagio by Estonian Arvo Pärt, composed in memory of a dear friend, and Trio in g minor, Op. 15, written by Czech composer Bedrich Smetana while he grieved over the loss of his child.   

The classical season will conclude on March 25 with a celebration of the 10th anniversary of UTD’s Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies in the UTD Conference Center. The program will feature classical pianist Ana Cervantes and the early music ensemble Los Tiempos Pasados, directed by Armando López Valdivia. Part of the festivities will include a student art exhibition at the University of Guanajuato with artist and UTD Associate Professor John Pomara, winner of one of the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art's 2005 Legend Awards, serving as curator.

Additional information on each event is available on the UTD Arts & Humanities website, http://ah.utdallas.edu/. All programs are subject to change. UTD ticket office hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and at the door one hour prior to show time. To purchase tickets using Visa, MasterCard or Discover during those hours, please call 972-883-2972.

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 utdarts@utdallas.edu or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ web site at http://ah.utdallas.edu/

Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UTD

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.