Friday, May 5 at 7:30pm
University Theatre (TH), JO 2.702J
800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080-3021
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: Spring Concert
Friday, May 5– 7:30 p.m. in University Theatre – FREE
UT Dallas Students & Guest Artists
Mozart - Symphony no. 40 in G minor
Dvořák - Piano Quintet in A
Please wear a mask & observe safe seating.
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.
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