Lyceum Music Series Continues Sept. 28 At Baylor

Sept. 27, 2000

by Richard Veit

Guest artist Dr. Michael Kurek will continue the Lyceum Series program at 8 p.m. Thursday, in Roxy Grove Hall. His lecture titled, "Exploring Metaphors for Faith in 21st Century Classical Music," will address ways in which his Christian faith influences his work as a serious art music composer.

Kurek serves as associate professor of composition and chair of the department of music composition and theory at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. His music has been performed in more than a dozen states, as well as in Paris, Tokyo, Copenhagen and Prague.

Two works for violin and piano from the late 18th and 20th century will be performed. Mozart's Violin Sonata in A major, K. 305 will be played by 18 year-old violinist Kathryn Eberle, who has won major awards in international competitions and has appeared as soloist with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and the New York String Orchestra. She will be joined by Jane Abbott-Kirk, associate professor of piano and has been a member of the Baylor music faculty since 1973.

Concluding the program will be a performance of one of Kurek's most recent compositions, his Violin Concerto.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991. Lyceum Series events are funded annually through the generosity of the Meadows Foundation of Dallas.

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