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University of Minnesota School of Music announces spring 2012 events

January 4, 2012

The University of Minnesota School of Music's spring 2012 events offerings include a concert by visiting artists The Parker Quartet; a presentation of Benjamin Britten’s "War Requiem"; the University of Minnesota Jazz Festival; the University Opera Theatre’s premiere of Robert Aldridge’s dramatic cantata "Parables"; and the school's Jazz Ensemble I and Symphonic Band present: "Meet in the Middle – Crossover works for Jazz and Concert Bands."

For a complete schedule of events, visit www.music.umn.edu or call (612) 626-1094 for a brochure.

Season highlights
All events will be held in Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 4th St. South, Minneapolis.

Guest Concert: The Parker Quartet
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8
Hailed as extraordinary by the New York Times, the Grammy Award-winning The Parker Quartet visits as part of the School of Music’s Creative Instructional Residency Initiative program. Program to include works by Mendelssohn, Kirchner and Dvořák.

Choral Event: Benjamin Britten’s "War Requiem"
7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1

University of Minnesota Jazz Festival Concert
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25
A concert featuring the U of M Jazz Ensembles and special guests the Hornheads.

Robert Aldridge’s "Parables"
7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 – Saturday, April 21; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22
Tickets: $22/$12 students and children. Two-for-one-tickets for U of M students, faculty, alumni, staff, and retirees general admission. For tickets, call (612) 624-2345 or visit tickets.umn.edu.
This dramatic cantata by Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein is a response to the growing racial and religious intolerance in the United States and abroad, the composers say.

Jazz Ensemble I and Symphonic Band present: "Meet in the Middle – Crossover works for Jazz and Concert Bands"
7:30 p.m. Monday, April 30

School of Music events are free unless otherwise noted, and all events are open to the public.

Convenient parking is available at the university's 19th Avenue and 21st Avenue parking ramps. Parking fees apply.

Established in 1902, the University of Minnesota School of Music offers a dynamic, comprehensive program to more than 550 music students in undergraduate and graduate programs, led by a world-class faculty of more than 50 artists, scholars and teachers. The School of Music presents more than 400 free concerts per year. Follow the School of Music on Facebook and Twitter.

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Hailed as extraordinary by the New York Times, the Grammy Award-winning The Parker Quartet visits as part of the U of M School of Music’s Creative Instructional Residency Initiative program.

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