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April 23, 2008

University Theatre Opera announces its 2008/2009 Season

The University Opera Theatre will present The Rape of Lucretia, by Benjamin Britten in the fall of 2008 and Jenufa, by LeoŇ° Janacek (in English) in the spring. Auditions for both operas are scheduled for Friday, April 25 from 7-10 pm and on Saturday, April 26th from 10:30 am-1:30 pm in Room 99. Contact David Walsh for more details.

April 18, 2008

Canceled: 4/27/08 Faculty Chamber Concert: Timothy Lovelace, Mark Bjork, and Thomas Rosenberg

The Faculty Chamber Concert featuring Timothy Lovelace, Mark Bjork, and Thomas Rosenberg on Sunday, April 27 at 7 pm has been canceled.

April 17, 2008

Theory/Musicology/Ethnomusicology Colloquium, "Words of Steel: Pete Seeger and the US Navy Steel Band" with Andrew Martin

Don't miss the upcoming Theory/Musicology/Ethnomusicology Colloquium, "Words of Steel: Pete Seeger and the US Navy Steel Band" with Andrew Martin (Inver Hills Community College) on Friday, April 18 at 2:30 pm in Ferguson Hall Room 280. Reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public.

Andrew Martin is Assistant Professor of Music at Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota and is a PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology/Musicology at the University of Minnesota. His research areas focus on intersections between American and Trinidadian Steel Pan music and American Popular Music. Martin has presented lectures and numerous conference papers on both topics throughout the United States, and was a guest Lecturer at the University of Trinidad and Tobago during the January 2008 carnival season.

April 10, 2008

Hear David Walsh featured KFAI Radio on April 10 at 7 pm on Art Matters

Hear University Opera Theatre Director/Producer David Walsh on Arts Matters in conversation with host Marya Morstad on KFAI Radio (90.3 FM Minneapolis/106.7 FM St. Paul) at 7 pm on Thursday, April 10. Walsh discusses University Opera Theatre and their current production of The Coronation of Poppea, running from April 10 through April 13. Listen to the program online at KFAI's website.

April 8, 2008

Listen to David Walsh and University Opera Theatre on MPR

Hear Director/Producer David Walsh in conversation with host Alison Young and listen to the cast of The Coronation of Poppea perform short musical segments on Minnesota Public Radio Classical (99.5 FM) starting on Wednesday morning, April 9 through Saturday, April 12. To read the feature and to listen to the story in its entirety visit their website and click on "Listen to feature audio".

April 4, 2008

See Doug Geers in a live webcast of the Sonic Divergence Festival on April 5 at 7:20 pm CST

"Sweep," Doug Geers' concerto for violin with percussion and laptop orchestra, will be premiered this Saturday night, April 5, on the opening concert of the Sonic Divergence Festival at Northwestern University's Pick Satiger Concert Hall. The concerto will be played by violinist Maja Cerar, percussionist Cameron Britt, and the Princeton University Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk). The fifteen laptop performers will play their instruments using Nintendo Wii wireless video game controllers.

A live webcast of this concert will be broadcast from the Pick Staiger Hall website. Visit www.pickstaiger.org or the Northwestern University School of Music website between 7:20 and 7:30 p.m. CST for a link to the broadcast. You will need the latest version of Real Player. For further information about using Real Player, visit their website

The concert will also feature works by Dan Trueman, Curtis Bahn/Tomie Hahn, Perry Cook, Seth Cluett, and John Fontein. "Sweep" will be the first work after intermission.