Reading, Play, A Cappella Events On Stage This Week
A Week Packed with Arts Events Includes Tribute Concert for Music Educator

The School of Arts and Humanities has scheduled events this week that include a bilingual reading, a theater production, an a cappella choir performance and a memorial guitar concert.

The Cannibal Night: A Bilingual Reading

Luis Jorge Boone

Luis Jorge Boone

On Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jonsson Performance Hall, The Center for Translation Studies at UT Dallas will present a bilingual reading by Mexican writer Luis Jorge Boone and his translator George Henson, who is also a lecturer in Spanish at the University. La Noche Canibal, or The Cannibal Night, is the first of Boone’s work to appear in English translation.

In his fiction, Boone’s characters are “oppressed by their fears, tyrannized by their weaknesses, and confused by their own dreams.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile


Einstein and Picasso depicted in Picasso at the Lapin Agile.

UT Dallas students will present Picasso at the Lapin Agile from Feb. 21- 23, starting at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre.

The comedy, the first written by Steve Martin for the stage, places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian café in 1904, just before the famous scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism.

The show is free to students, faculty and staff members presenting their UT Dallas Comet Cards the evening of the event. In addition, students and staffers may buy up to four additional tickets for the event at the discounted price of $5.

General admission tickets for the show is $15 and $10 for non-UT Dallas students.

The Swingle Singers

The Swingle Swingers

The Swingle Singers

The Swingle Singers, an a cappella group, will present their repertoire that includes classical, jazz, Latin, pop and rock, all accompanied by their own vocal rhythm section. The Swingle Singers will be joined by the UT Dallas Chamber Singers.

The concert is Friday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. at the Eisemann Center. This event is cosponsored by the city of Richardson and the Eisemann Center. Visit or call 972-744-4650 for more information and to purchase tickets.

A 20 percent discount code, “UTDSwingle,” is offered to UT Dallas faculty and staff. Students must pre-register for free tickets by calling 972-883-2982.

Sabine Madriguera Memorial Concert

On Saturday, friends and former students pay tribute to Sabine Madriguera, a Collin College music professor and the late wife of Dr. Enric Madriguera, director of guitar studies at UT Dallas.

The concert,  at 8 p.m. in the Alexander Clark Center at UT Dallas, features Presti, a professional all-female guitar trio, including Valerie Hartzell, Lynn McGrath and Olga Amelkina-Vera.

Sabine Madriguera

Sabine Madriguera was Collin College’s first full-time director of guitar studies when she began there in 1999. She also taught briefly at Brookhaven College, Eastfield College and at UT Dallas.

She served on the Advisory Board for the Allegro Guitar Society of Dallas and Fort Worth and  instituted guitar competitions at Collin College. In 2010, she was the director of the first Youth Competition held as a division of the Texas Guitar Competition and Festival at UT Dallas.

Sabine Madriguera, 42, passed away Feb. 22, 2012 after a battle with cancer.

The memorial concert is free to UT Dallas students presenting school ID at the box office the night of the event. Discounts are available to faculty, staff, alumni, retirees and students. General admission tickets for the show are $15 and $10 for non-UT Dallas students. All proceeds go to the Sabine Madriguera Scholarship Fund.Tickets can be purchased in advance online or by calling 972-883-2552. Tickets purchased in advance may be picked up at the door prior to the show.

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