UTD To Present Basically Baroque on Jan. 24

The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) will present Basically Baroque featuring Arts & Humanities Associate Dean Kathryn Evans, soprano, and Staff Accompanist Jeff Lankov, piano, in a evening of baroque chamber music on Friday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m., in the Jonsson Performance Hall on campus.

Tickets for Basically Baroque are $10 general admission and $5 for students and will go on sale beginning Jan. 6. Tickets will be on sale Mondays to Fridays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Art & Performance Office of the Visual Arts Building and will be available at the door one hour prior to show time. Tickets also will be available by phone during ticket office hours by calling 972-883-2982 and charging the purchase with Visa or MasterCard.

The concert will include G. F. Handel¹s Pastorella Vagha Bella, for soprano and basso continuo, Johann Sebastian Bach¹s Piano Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056 and Cantata No. 202, Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (“Wedding Cantata”), for soprano, oboe and string quartet, with guests artists.

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 the Artists

Kathryn C. Evans

Kathryn Evans joined the faculty of UTD in 1994. As Associate Dean for the Arts for the School of Arts and Humanities, she oversees the Arts & Performance program and the Arts Season at UTD. She also teaches choral and vocal music at the university and directs the UTD Chamber Singers. Evans holds an M.A. in music and an M.A. in mathematics from the University of California at San Diego and was formerly the director of the San Diego Bach Society. She frequently conducts and performs in the D-FW area. Evans was an invited judge at the International Guitar Festival in Rust, Austria, in 2001 and 2002. Since 1996, she has performed with classical guitarist Enric Madriguera and had concert tours this past season in Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Mexico. The two currently are in production for a new CD of music for voice and guitar, with a release date scheduled for next spring.

Jeff Lankov

As pianist and musical director, Jeff Lankov is an active performer throughout the United States and abroad in solo recitals and with symphony orchestras, musical theatre companies and chamber music ensembles. Recent classical performances have included concertos of Beethoven, Mozart, Grieg and Gershwin, and Lankov¹s own solo-piano transcription of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” Following the success of his first recording, The Piano Music of George Gershwin, Lankov has begun work on a second volume of Gershwin’s piano music, to be released in 2003. Lankov teaches at The University of Texas at Dallas and Texas Wesleyan University and performs as the pianist of the Richardson Symphony. Lankov received his formal training from the St. Louis Conservatory of Music and Interlochen Arts Academy.

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