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Fall Festival 2021

The Fall Arts Festival is continuing its tradition of sharing the work of our arts students and is sponsored this year by Homelight Realty. The event will include an art exhibition, musical performances and more. The Fall Arts Festival has traditionally featured the work of more than 600 students from more than 40 courses.

Sunday, November 14 - UT Dallas String Orchestra and Wind Ensemble featuring the UT Dallas Brass Ensemble

Premiering at 3:00 p.m. on YouTube

The String Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Brass Ensemble will perform an end of semester concert directed by Adron Ming, Linda Salisbury and Robert Lapinski.

Join us November 14, 2021 at 3 p.m. in University Theatre for this free performance, or watch the livestream on YouTube.

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String Orchestra
Pieces include works by Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Vivaldi, and Smetana
Directed by Adron Ming

Wind Ensemble featuring the Brass Ensemble
Pieces include works by Mussorgsky, Gregson, Joio, Grainger, Strauss, Bach, and Shostakovich
Directed by Bobby Lapinski and Assistant Director Dr. Linda Salisbury

In the event of copyright claims, some content may be muted automatically by YouTube.

Monday, November 15 - Brass Ensemble Concert

The Brass Ensemble will be performing in Jonsson Performance Hall. Come join us for this exciting evening of musical entertainment at 5:30 p.m.

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Pieces include works by Wagner, Shaw, Holst, Piazzolla, Handel, Ewald, Arnold, Whitacre, Mussorgsky, and Wonder.

Wednesday, November 17 - Jazz Ensemble Concert

The Jazz Ensemble directed by Kelly Durbin will be performing in Jonsson Performance Hall. Come join us for a night of jazz starting at 7:30 p.m.

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Monday, November 29 - Improv

Improv will be performing in University Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Come join us for a laugh!

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Tuesday, November 30 - String Orchestra

The String Orchestra has performed an end of semester concert we'll be premiering on YouTube on November 30th at 7:30 p.m. The video can be watched during the premiere or thereafter.

Watch the performance

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Pieces include works by Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Pachelbel, Dvorak, Smetana, and Shostakovich.

Directed by Adron Ming.

Thursday, December 2 - Creativity Performance

The performance will be in University Theatre at 4:30 p.m.

A showcase of live experiments, multimedia performance, video works, and other experimental provocations featuring collaborations by MROFREP Performance Research Lab’s Arya Rani, Damian Probity Enyaosah, Joey Turner, Rinku Bhattacharya Das, Tara Lynn Lyon, and Laura Hyunjhee Kim

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Thursday, December 2 - Guitar

The performance will be in Jonsson Performance Hall at 6:00 p.m.

Students from MUSI 3136 and MUSI 2315 will perform.

Watch the recording on YouTube

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Friday, December 3 - Art

SP/N Gallery at 6:30 p.m.

The student art exhibition features artwork from students in printmaking, painting, contemporary practices, photography, mixed media, sculpture, experimental dark room and advanced visual arts courses. There will also be two capstone projects.

Friday, December 3 - Musica Nova

The performance will be in University Theatre at 8:00 p.m.

Students from the University’s Advanced Orchestra and Chamber Music Ensemble perform with UT Dallas faculty and other professional musicians under the direction of composer-conductor Robert Xavier Rodríguez.

Musica Nova: An Evening in Venice, Vienna & Paris

Friday, December 3 – 8:00 p.m. in University Theatre – FREE

Vivaldi:  Concerto in C for Two Flutes & Oboe
Mozart:  Concerto in A, K. 414 for Piano
Fauré:  Quintet in D minor for Strings & Piano 

UTD Students & Guest Artists 

Please wear masks and observe a safe distance in seating.

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Robert Xavier Rodríguez, Director
Mikhail Berestnev, Piano

Saturday, December 4 - Beginning Piano

The performance will be in Jonsson Performance Hall at 2:00 p.m.

Featuring the students of Artem Arutyunyan, Domi Oh and Catherine Parsoneault.

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Saturday, December 4 - Chamber Singers/University Choir

The performance will be in University Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

UT Dallas Choirs Concert: Comfort and Peace - A Concert by Candlelight

Presented by the UT Dallas Choirs (University Choir and Chamber Singers) and featuring Frisco's Centennial High School A Cappella Choir.

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Dr. Jonathan Palant, conductor of UT Dallas Choirs
Artem Arutyunyan, piano

Nick LaRocca, conductor of Frisco’s Centennial High School A Cappella Choir

Sunday, December 5 - Advanced Piano

The performance will be in Jonsson Performance Hall at 2:00 p.m.

Featuring the students of Domi Oh and Catherine Parsoneault.

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Tuesday, December 7 - Demi Cartwright's Capstone/Honors Project

View Demi's video "Filmmaking for a Purpose" on YouTube. In this video, Demi Cartwright tells of her path to filmmaking, her creation of a high school film curriculum and her experiences teaching with Inclusion Films, a company started by filmmaker Joey Travolta that aims to teach the art of filmmaking to people with developmental disabilities.

Thursday, December 16 - Advanced Voice

View on YouTube beginning at 8 p.m on Dec 16. Advanced Voice (MUSI4322) is an advanced level course for students with experience in vocal instruction.  Students study significant works in foreign languages, in a variety of styles and genres,  as well as diction, character development and stage deportment.  Each student selected one of their works for this video and supplied the image and translation.  For more information email Kathryn Evans at


Monday, December 20, 2021

Multiple Locations, JO 2.702J

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Arts & Performances

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Graduate Students, International Students


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