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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

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Media Contact: UT Arlington Media Relations, 817-272-2761

The University of Texas at Arlington has a variety of music programs scheduled in February. All events will be in Irons Recital Hall, room 105, in the Fine Arts Building, 700 Greek Row Drive, and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. As part of the activities preceding the Spike Lee lecture in Texas Hall on Saturday, Feb. 9, there will be a free concert of music from Lee’s films at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in the Rosebud Theatre in the E. H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St. The concert will be conducted by Adonis Rose, UT Arlington jazz artist-in-residence and founder of the Fort Worth Jazz Orchestra. Visit www.utatickets.comfor more information on the Spike Lee lecture.

At 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, Martha Walvoord, assistant professor of music, will present a violin recital. The program will include the Beethoven Sonata No. 9 “Kreutzer” and the Franck Sonata for Violin. She will be joined by pianist Nicholas Hutchinson.

Back in Irons Recital Hall, the Music Department Honors Recital, featuring performances by UT Arlington music faculty members and outstanding students in solo and chamber music settings, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. Next, the UT Arlington Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Douglas Stotter, will present the third concert of its 2007-08 season, "Wind Ensemble and Friends" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb, 21. The Wind Ensemble, UT Arlington's premiere wind group, is made up of the most accomplished woodwind, brass and percussion players at the university. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students/seniors. Call Stotter at (817) 272-2533 for more information. A Feb. 26 choral symposium will end with the Festival Concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students and senior citizens.

A concert with the UT Arlington Symphony, including works by Schumann and Prokofiev will be a 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Featured soloist is pianist Nate Schocker, the winner of this year's Concerto Competition. Ending the month, the Clavier Series Piano Recital, a recital with students from the piano studio of UT Arlington music professor Dr. John Solomons, will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 29.

All events are subject to change. Confirm by calling the music department at (817) 272-3471.

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