Fall 2015 Events

 


Butler Opera Center- ‘Texanische Liebeslieder’

Friday, August 28
7:30 PM
Jessen Auditorium

An important event for all collaborative students to experience! The Texas Liebeslieder Project will include a complete performance of the Johannes Brahms’ Liebeslieder, Op. 52 and 65 and the World Premiere of the Texanische Liebeslieder, composed by David Hanion, text by Kathleen Kelly. Inspired by personal stories of the last living native speakers of the Hill Country Texas German dialect. More information.


David Small, baritone and Joachim Reinhuber, piano: Winterreise

Tuesday, September 15
7:30 PM

Bates Auditorium

BSOM faculty David Small joins Reinhuber, Assistant Professor of Piano from Texas A&M-Kingsville, for a full performance of Franz Schubert’s masterful song cycle on love and loss. More Information.


Patrick Hughes, horn and Colette Valentine, piano

Wednesday, September 23
7:30 PM
Bates Auditorium

BSOM faculty unite for a rich offering of works for horn and piano! Featuring music of Lowe, Piazzolla, Messiaen, Dunhill, Lu, and Bitsch. More Information.


Viney-Grinberg Duo

Friday, September 25
7:30 PM
Recital Studio

The Viney-Grinberg Duo is committed to exploring classics of the two-piano repertoire, but also contributes to the ongoing expansion of that literature through commissioning composers to write new works for the pairing. Music of Davidson, Grainger, Hindson, Bresnick, Adams, and world premiere of a new work by BSOM composition faculty, Yevgeniy Sharlat. More information.


Donnie Ray Albert, baritone

with Rick Rowley, Chuck Dillard, Tatiana Storojev, Tamara Sanikidze, piano
David Small, baritone; Nikita Storojev, bass; and H. Clifton Forbis, tenor

Sunday, September 27
7:30 PM 
Bates Recital Hall

A smorgasbord of faculty artists and guest artists come together for an exciting evening of Verdi, Bellini, Mendelssohn, and Carlisle Floyd’s Pilgrimage. More Information.


QuinTexas Wind Quintet

Tuesday, September 29
12PM
Blanton Museum of Art

Part of the Midday Music Series in collaboration with the Butler School of Music and the Blanton Museum, QuinTexas–a prize-winning group comprised of current and former BSOM DMA students–will pair Hindemith, Francaix, and Mozart with an exhibit of Natalie Frank’s reimaginings of the Brothers’ Grimm fairy tales. More Information.


Walden Chamber Players

Thursday, October 1
7:30 PM
Bates Recital Hall

The highly-acclaimed Boston-based ensemble will feature Tessa Lark, violin, Christof Huebner, viola, Ashima Scripp, cello, Johnathan Bass, piano, and BSOM Professor of Flute, Marianne Gedigian. Music of Rorem, Barber, Thompson, Copland, Bauer, and Paulus. More Information. Walden Chamber Players.


Dean Kramer & Claire Wachter, piano duo

Tuesday, October 6
7:30 PM
Bates Recital Hall

Both faculty at the School of Music, Theater and Dance at The University of Oregon and alumni of The University of Texas at Austin, Steinway Artists Dr. Dean Kramer and Dr. Claire Wachter come together to present their duo partnership in recital.  More Information.


Starling Distinguished Violinist Guest Series

Cho Liang-Lin, violin, and Orion Weiss, piano with the New Orford String Quartet

Monday, October 12
7:30 PM
Bates Recital Hall

Maurice Ravel – Sonata for violin and piano, No. 2
Claude Debussy – Quartet in G minor, Op. 10
Ernest Chausson – “Concert” for piano, violin and string quartet, Op. 21
More Information.


String and Piano Collaborative Master Class with Orion Weiss, piano

Tuesday, October 13
Recital Studio 
11:00-12:30 PM

One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and in duo summer concerts with the New York Philharmonic at both Lincoln Center and the Bravo! Vail Valley Festival. In 2005, he toured Israel with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Itzhak Perlman.

As a recitalist and chamber musician, Weiss has appeared across the U.S. at venues and festivals including Lincoln Center, the Ravinia Festival, Sheldon Concert Hall, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla Music Society SummerFest, Chamber Music Northwest, the Bard Music Festival, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, the Kennedy Center, and Spivey Hall. More Information.


Sehr Flash: Fiction Becomes Music

Sunday, October 18
2 PM
Bates Recital Hall

Creative writing and BSOM collaborations collide! NANO Fiction is an Austin-based, non-profit literary journal committed to creating opportunities for emerging writers. Nine pieces of ‘flash fiction’ (stories under 300 words) will be read alongside original compositions inspired by those stories, written by BSOM alumni Hermes Camacho and Russell Podgorsek and performed by graduate string Quartet-In-Residence, the Cordova Quartet.

To magnify the partnership of prose and music, the program features Faculty Pianist and Lecturer Rick Rowley performing excerpts from Robert Schumann’s Kreisleriana, and BSOM Operations Manager and mezzo soprano Page Stephens and DMA collaborative pianist Chien-Lin Lu performing portions of Ravel’s Histoires NaturellesMore Information.


Roger Myers, viola and Céline Frisch, harpsichord

Sunday, October 18
7:30PM
Jessen Auditorium

A Bach extravanganza! BSOM faculty violist Roger Myers joins French harpsichordist Céline Frisch, with a program to include works by J.S., C.P.E., W.F. and J.C.F. Bach. More Information.


Bion Tsang, cello and Kelly Kuo, piano

Thursday, October 22
7:30PM
Jessen Auditorium

BSOM faculty present a richly varied program, featuring works of Debussy, Barber, Beethoven, Gluck, Tchaikovsky, and Paganini. More Information.


Sarunas Jankauskas, clarinet & Johan Botes, piano

Tuesday, October 27
7:30 PM
Jessen Auditorium

Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Wichita State University and Assistant Professor of Piano at Marshall University return to the BSOM and perform together–both DMA alumni of the Butler School. More Information.


Charles Villarubia, tuba and Rick Rowley, piano

Saturday, October 31 
7:30PM
Bates Recital Hall

BSOM faculty perform James Curnow’s Symphonic Variants, Hindemith’s Sonata for Bass Tuba and Piano, and–definitely not to be missed!–Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1. More Information.


David Finckel, cello & Wu Han, piano

Thursday, November 5
4PM
Bates Recital Hall

Finckel and Wu will work with piano/cello student duos in a public master class.

Following the class, they will host a Question & Answer session from 5-6 with students and faculty on Classical Music Business Today. More Information. The following evening the duo performs as part of the Texas Performing Arts concert series. Texas Performing Arts- Finckel and Han.


Collaborative Master Class

Tuesday, November 10
11 AM- 12:20 PM
Recital Studio

Dr. Andrew Campbell
Associate Professor of Collaborative Piano and Chamber Music
Arizona State University School of Music


Opera Coaching Master Class: “The Art of the Aria”

Tuesday, November 10
12:30-2
Recital Studio

Martin Katz, piano
Earl V. Moore Professor of Music
The University of Michigan School of Music, Theater, and Dance


Starling Distinguished Violinist Guest Series

Ani and Ida Kavafian, violin and Jonathan Feldman, piano

Monday, November 16

7:30PM
Bates Recital Hall

BSOM Faculty and Starling Series Artistic Director Brian Lewis welcomes world renowned violinists Ani and Ida Kavafian and Professor Jonathan Feldman from the Juilliard School. Music of J.S. Bach, Prokofiev, Martinů, Najarian, and Moszkowski. More Information.

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