Internationally Acclaimed Artists and Lecturers Visit Baylor University as Part of 2013 Lyceum Series Events

Jan. 16, 2013
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WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2013) - With the start of a new semester, many are looking ahead to what events will take place during the next several months. Among the most notable and exciting are those of the Lyceum Series, an annual presentation of the Baylor School of Music.

"This series offers Baylor students and the surrounding community an opportunity to observe, listen and participate in an exciting program of 'mini-residencies' by some of this nation's leading musical authorities. The series is primarily an educational effort, so performances quite often are complemented by lectures and master classes (as in the case of Joyce Yang and the Moran Wind Quintet)," said Richard Veit, the concert and promotion manager for the School of Music at Baylor University.

The Lyceum Series is made possible by the Meadows Foundation of Dallas, and all of its events are free and open to the public. Below are listed some of the events.

Jan. 23-24, 2013: Joyce Yang

Korean pianist Joyce Yang is just 26 years old, but she has established an international reputation for her performances described by critics as masterful and captivating. Her accolades include winning a silver medal as the youngest contestant at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2005 and receiving an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2010.

While at Baylor, Yang will offer a master class lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23. The next day, she will play famous works by Beethoven, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Bartók and Gershwin in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Both events will take place in Roxy Grove Hall in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave.

Feb. 4, 2013: Robin Moore

Robin Moore, Ph.D., is a professor of ethnomusicology at The University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include music and nationalism, music and race relations, and socialist art aesthetics. He has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and the National Humanities Center.

Moore will present a lecture on ethnomusicology at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in Room 113 of Waco Hall East, 600 James Ave.

March 5, 2013: Philip Gossett

While listening to Metropolitan Opera broadcasts as a child, Philip Gossett, Ph.D., discovered a passion that would later shape his career as an American musicologist and historian. Newsweek likened his influential work with Italian opera to that of Maria Callas and Arturo Toscanini. In addition to receiving the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's "Distinguished Achievement Award" and $1.5 million prize for continued research in 2004, he was awarded the Cavaliere di Gran Croce, the Italian government's highest civilian award, and was appointed foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. He currently is the Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Chicago.

Gossett will present a lecture at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave.

April 4, 2013: Moran Wind Quintet

Comprised of faculty members from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music, The Moran Wind Quintet has toured extensively across the United States since it was formed in 1986. The quintet has recorded three CDs featuring the works of Blumer, Heiden, Higdon, Murdock and Lieuwen.

Members of the quintet will present a master class at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4. Later that day, the quintet will perform in a recital at 4 p.m. Both events will take place in Meadows Recital Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave.

April 14, 2013: Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas

The Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas was created in 1996 to give local children an opportunity to experience and participate in musical artistry. In addition to frequent performances with professional arts groups in Dallas, the chorus has performed across the United States and in international venues such as the Vatican and Toronto's Skydome.

The chorus will present a concert at 3:30 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall in the Glennis McCrary Music Building, 110 Baylor Ave.

by Brent Salter, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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