Musica Nova Ensemble to Perform
Brahms, Handel at UTD on April 28

RICHARDSON, Texas (April 17, 2006) — Robert X. Rodríguez, composer-conductor and professor of aesthetic studies at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), will direct the UTD Musica Nova ensemble in a free concert, An Evening of Brahms and Handel, on Friday, April 28, at 8 p.m. in the Jonsson Performance Hall on campus.

The concert will feature UTD students and pianist/assistant director Jeff Lankov performing vocal and instrumental music of Johannes Brahms and Georg Friedrich Handel. The ensemble will perform Brahms' Trio in A Minor Op. 114 for Violin, Cello and Piano, Sonata in E-Minor Op. 38 for Cello and Piano and a selection of songs, including the famous Wiegenlied (Lullaby). Selections by Handel will include the three-movement cantata La Primavera (Spring) and the recitative and aria "E pur così in un giorno...Piangero la sorte mia" from the opera GiulioCesare (Julius Caesar). Both Handel works will be performed in new arrangements for soprano, violin, cello and harpsichord.

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