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ICYMI - Musica Nova: An Evening of Bach, Mozart & Brahms - Online

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Virtual Event

Free Event

In case you missed it, view the May 3, 2024, live performance of the Musica Nova: An Evening of Bach, Mozart & Brahms on the Bass School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology YouTube channel.

The performance is available for viewing beginning Friday, May 24, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. and will remain online for future viewings.

Robert Xavier Rodríguez, Director
Mikhail Berestnev, Piano

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 of Bach, Mozart & Brahms

Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Enric Madriguera.

Friday, May 3– 7:30 p.m. in University Theatre – FREE

UT Dallas Students & Guest Artists

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat, K. 271
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Opus 34

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Bios:

Music by Robert Xavier Rodríguez has been performed by conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner, Antal Dorati, Eduardo Mata, James DePriest, Sir Raymond Leppard, Keith Lockhart, Andrew Litton and Leonard Slatkin and by such organizations as the New York City Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Vienna Schauspielhaus, Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Vienna Schauspielhaus, Israel Philharmonic, Mexico City Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and the Seattle, Houston, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis, National, Boston and Chicago Symphonies.  He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Goddard Lieberson Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Prix Lili Boulanger and the Prix de Composition Prince Pierre de Monaco.  Rodríguez has served as Composer-in-Residence with the San Antonio Symphony and the Dallas Symphony.  Twenty CDs featuring his music have been recorded (1999 Grammy nomination), and his music is published exclusively by G. Schirmer.  He is Professor of Music at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he holds an Endowed Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies and is Director of the Musica Nova Ensemble.

Pianist Mikhail Berestnev studied at the Russian Academy of Music, TCU (Artist Diploma) and SMU (Performance Diploma).  He has won prizes at the Delphic Games and the Stanislav Neuhaus Competitions in Russia, the Sydney International Competition, the BNDES International Piano Competition in Rio de Janeiro, and the Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona.  He was also a semifinalist in the Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition in Brussels.  He has performed with many Russian orchestras as well as the TCU, Sydney, San Angelo and Brazilian Symphonies, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.  He is also active in chamber music, including performances with musicians from leading Russian Orchestras such as the Symphony Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre and the ensembles Moscow Virtuosi and Musica Viva.

Watch previously streamed Musica Nova performances

Virtual Event

Free

Harry W. Bass Jr. School of Arts, Humanities, and Technology
Arts and Performance Office
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UTD strives to create inclusive and accessible events in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact the event coordinator (listed above) at least 10 business days prior to the event. If you have any additional questions, please email ADACoordinator@utdallas.edu and the AccessAbility Resource Center at accessability@utdallas.edu.

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