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Alturas Duo

World

The Alturas Duo was formed to bring together the worlds of South American folk, traditional classical and new music with the unusual combination of viola, charango and guitar. Founded by Canadian guitarist, Scott Hill, and Chilean violist and charango player, Carlos Boltes, the Alturas Duo returns as Trio with flutist. The Alturas Duo has performed extensively in Europe as well as North, Central and South America.

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• Fri 10/20/17 at - 8:00 PM

Kim Platko: String Theory Manouche

Jazz

String Theory Manouche plays "Jazz Manouche" (gypsy jazz featuring guitar and violin), following a tradition created by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in 1930's and 40's Paris. Today it is still a fresh vibrant sound featuring guitar and violin. Jazz with a distinct gypsy flavor.

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• Sat 10/21/17 at - 8:00 PM

Vincent Shen: Patterns of Life Meaningfulness for Chinese in Diaspora

Talks/Lectures

Shen is Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. Chinese people began to emigrate in considerable numbers to various parts of the world in early modern times. Shen examines the impact of this diaspora in three patterns of "life meangfulness" in philosophic works by Chinese scholars residing in the West: Tang Junyi, Antonio Cua and Chung-Ying Cheng, and himself.

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• Wed 11/8/17 at - 7:30 PM

Anlin Ku Lecture: Jamie Metzl

Talks/Lectures

Jamie Metzl, Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council and syndicated columnist, is an expert on Asian Affairs who appears regularly on CNN and other national and international media. He is also a futurist and novelist who examines the implications of research in biotechnology and human genetic enhancement

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• Wed 11/15/17 at - 7:00 PM

Musica Nova

Classical

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.

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• Fri 12/1/17 at - 8:00 PM

Common Grounds Jazz Quartet

Jazz

The Common Grounds Jazz Quartet featuring Kelly Durbin, Mario Cruz, Lou Harlas and Harrell Bosage with vocalist Sandra Kaye performs the music of Burt Bacharach.

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• Sat 1/27/18 at - 8:00 PM

Mark Johnson

Talks/Lectures

Johnson is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oregon. His research has focused on the philosophical implications of the role of human embodiment in meaning, conceptualization, reasoning and values. He is a co-author, with George Lakoff, of the influential Metaphores We Live By (1980). His most recent book is Morality for Humans: Ethical Understanding from the Perspective of Cognitive Science (2014).

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• Wed 1/31/18 at - 7:30 PM

Rio Rico

Classical

The Rio Rico Guitar Ensemble, from Tokyo, Japan, was formed in 2011 y the students of guitarist Masatomo Tomikawa. Their repertoire has focuses on Japanese music – both original works for guitar ensemble written by contemporary Japanese composers and transcriptions of traditional Japanese music.

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• Fri 2/9/18 at - 8:00 PM

Martin Powers: Visualizing the People in Early Modern China and England

Talks/Lectures

Powers is the Sally Michelson Davidson Professor of Chinese Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan, and former director of the Center of Chinese Studies. In 1993 his Arts and Political Expression in Early China, Yale University Press, received the Levenson Prize for the best book in pre-twentieth century Chinese studies. His research focuses on the role of the arts in the history of human relations in China, with an emphasis on issues of personal agency and social justice.

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• Thu 3/8/18 at - 7:30 PM

Creative Lecture Series: Jonathan Wei - The Telling Project

Talks/Lectures

Jonathan Wei will give a reading and presentation interspersed with video clips from The Telling Project and explain the importance and impact it has on veterans and society. Wei is a playwright, writer, producer and the founder and director of The Telling Project. His dramatic work has been staged at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Guthrie Theater, the Library of Congress and other major venues. He is a recipient of a Congressional Commendation and an Emmy, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities.

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• Wed 3/21/18 at - 7:00 PM

Alexandre Moutouzkine and Chloe Kiffer

Classical

Pianist Moutouzkine and flutist Kiffer present a program that was inspired by “Stravinsky: Discoveries and Memories”, the last book of Robert Craft (a conductor and Stravinsky’s longtime assistant).

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• Sat 3/24/18 at - 8:00 PM

Sandra Russ

Talks/Lectures

Dr. Russ is a distinguished University Professor and the Louis D. Beaumont University Professor in the department of psychological studies at Case Western Reserve University. Her research has focused on understanding how pretend play is involved in child development and in child psychotherapy. She id author of Pretend Play in Childhood: Foundation of Adult Creativity (2013).

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• Wed 3/28/18 at - 7:30 PM

Chamber Singers

Choral

Join the UT Dallas Chamber Singers and students from Advanced Voice for a choral concert.* *Conducted by KAthryn Evans, with Michael McVay accompanist.

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• Fri 3/30/18 - Sat 3/31/18 at - 8:00 PM

Vlad Glaveanu

Talks/Lectures

Vlad Glaveanu is Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark; Associate Professor II at the University of Bergen, Norway; and Associate Researcher at Paris Descartes University, France as well as Neuchatel University, Switzerland. His work explores the cultural psychology of creativity and has been published in over 100 articles and chapters. He is editor/co-editor of three major handbooks, including the forthcoming Creativity Reader.

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• Wed 4/18/18 at - 7:30 PM