AddThis Share1Rice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsMEDIA ADVISORYAmy [email protected]’s Shepherd School Chamber, Symphony orchestras to conclude fall semester with performancesHOUSTON – (Nov. 29, 2016) – Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra will offer their final concerts of the season on Dec. 1 and 2, respectively. Both performances will take place at 8 p.m., are free and open to the public and will take place in Alice Pratt Brown Hall’s Stude Concert Hall on the Rice University campus. Larry Rachleff, director of orchestras and the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Music, will conduct all the performances.WHAT: Shepherd School Chamber and Symphony orchestra concerts.WHEN: 8 p.m. Dec. 1 (chamber orchestra) and Dec. 2 (symphony orchestra).WHERE: Alice Pratt Brown Hall’s Stude Concert Hall, located on the Rice campus at 6100 Main St.The chamber orchestra concert will feature Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 in D Major, “Haffner” and Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, “Unfinished.” In addition, the orchestra will premiere Ouyang’s “ONEness” under the direction of Benjamin Manis, a graduate student in orchestral conducting. The symphony orchestra’s program will open with the world premiere of Shepherd School Associate Professor of Composition and Theory Karim Al-Zand’s “Ring the Bells at Break of Day,” followed by Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, conducted by Jerry Hou, associate conductor of the Shepherd School orchestras and featuring soloist Scott Cuellar, a doctoral student in piano performance. The concert will conclude with Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier Suite.”For more information on the performances, visit http://music.rice.edu. -30-For more information, contact Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or [email protected] news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu/.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related Materials:Shepherd School website: http://music.rice.edu/Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,910 undergraduates and 2,809 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for happiest students and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview.