Turkish Music Performances of the Past, Turkish Music Now and an exhibition in Fondren Library.
Opening and Lecture
This one hour concert with commentary will feature solo violin music by Bach, Ysaye and Bartók performed by Shepherd School undergraduate Michael Ferri.
Houston Folk Music Archive Celebration
Sponsored by Friends of Fondren Library and the Woodson Research Center
Thursday, Nov. 9, 6-9 p.m.
Ray Courtyard, Rice Memorial Center
Live music / Light refreshments / Old friends
Lecture and exhibition of Turkish music scores, recordings, and instruments.
Performance of Schubert's String Quartet in G Major by students from the Shepherd School of Music
Music from Fondren presents a concert with commentary by the Rolston String Quartet, graduate quartet in residence at The Shepherd School of Music.
Music by W.A. Mozart and Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer. will be featured in this free one hour event.
Lecture, Concerts and Exhibit of Classical, Contemporary, and Cross-Cultural Asian Music
Please join us for a one-hour concert with commentary featuring violinists from the Shepherd School of Music. Works by J.S. Bach, Prokofiev, Ysaÿe and Rochberg will be performed.
Catherine Branch Lewis is passionate about supporting inclusion on college campuses, in neighborhoods, and across the globe. As a person with cerebral palsy, she holds a unique perspective on the assets that dis(diff)ability imparts. Upon graduating from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in 2008, Dr. Lewis was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to research the role of art in social activism around the world. While abroad, she founded the “Music of Difference” project: a concert series whose goal is to encourage positive conversations about disability and diversity. Two Music of Difference albums have been released and the project has been presented at venues including Harvard University and the VSA International Disability Arts Convention in Washington, DC. Dr. Lewis received both her Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music. In 2014 she completed a fellowship with the national Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at University of Rochester Medical Center. Currently, Dr. Lewis serves as Assistant Director at Rochester Center for Community Leadership at University of Rochester. There, she collaborates with an invigorated group of colleagues to empower students to become engaged citizens and leaders capable of effecting positive social change. Dr. Lewis teaches a course about disability, mentorship, and inclusive higher education and coordinates peer mentor supports for University of Rochester students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition, she oversees a literacy tutoring program in partnership with Rochester City School District and advises undergraduate student organizations dedicated to political and community engagement.