Musica Nova Will Present “Bach Meets Babar,”
A Multi-Media Concert, Dec. 14 at U.T. Dallas

UTD’s Musica Nova ensemble, directed by Composer-In-Residence Robert Xavier Rodríguez, will perform “Bach Meets Babar,” a multi-media concert, on Friday, Dec. 14, at 8 p.m. in the Jonsson Performance Hall at The University of Texas at Dallas.

The concert will feature Bach’s Suite in B-Minor and Poulenc’s The Story of Babar. Pierrette Lacour will narrate Jean de Brunhoff’s classic children’s story about a baby elephant. Slides of the author’s celebrated original drawings will be shown. Other works on the program include The Elephant from Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, Jimbo’s Lullaby from Debussy’s Children’s Corner and the world premiere of a sonata for clarinet and piano by Jeff Lankov.

Tickets for the concert are $10 for general admission and free for anyone with a UTD photo identification card.

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

About UTD

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