Spectrum Dance Theater + Donald Byrd, Rambunctious

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SPECTRUM DANCE THEATER
DONALD BYRD, EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
WITH THE AEOLUS QUARTET

RAMBUNCTIOUS:
A FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN COMPOSERS AND DANCE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 &
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016, 8:00 PM
AT McCULLOUGH THEATRE

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Presented in Partnership with
The UT Department of Theatre & Dance and KMFA-FM

This program is made possible by a generous grant from the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

“Spectrum…showed us again how contemporary dance, especially when paired with great live music, can be one of the most exciting of art forms.” – The Seattle Times

“The Aeolus Quartet is a powerful and thoughtful group of young musicians who are plotting an ascending course…” — Luke Quinton, Austin American-Statesman

Under the artistic leadership of Donald Byrd, Spectrum Dance Theater has become the preeminent modern dance company of the Pacific Northwest. Byrd’s body of work is varied and impressive, spanning more than four decades pushing the boundaries of movement and message.

Last season Byrd brought his racially charged piece The Minstrel Show Revisited to McCullough Theatre. This season Spectrum returns to showcase its boundary-pushing style with selections from its major work Rambunctious, set to American string quartet repertoire performed live by the New York-based Aeolus Quartet, who spent two years as the Butler School of Music’s (BSOM) first graduate string-quartet-in-residence. The program will feature the world premiere of a newly-commissioned quartet by BSOM composer Yevgeniy Sharlat.

In addition to $10 tickets for primary, secondary, and college students, Texas Performing Arts is now offering a limited number of $12 tickets to active and retired military personnel for all 2016-2017 Essential Series performances (excludes Broadway and special engagements). A military ID is required. For a schedule of upcoming 2016-2017 season performances, please visit www.TexasPerformingArts.org.

Rambunctious: A Festival of American Composers and Dance

Fanfare!
(Premiered May 15, 2014, Seattle)
Commissioned by an anonymous patron
Music: Charles Ives
Scherzo for String Quartet
Year Composed: 1903/04  First Publication: 1958
Cast: The Company

Solo/Duo
(Premiered May 15, 2014, Seattle)
Commissioned by Barbara Lewis
Music: Aaron Copland
Two Pieces for String Quartet
Year Composed: 1928  First Publication: 1958
Cast: Jaclyn Wheatley (solo)
Blair Jolly Eliot & Fausto Rivera (duo)

Septet
(Premiered May 15, 2014, Seattle)
Commissioned by The Evelyn Sharp Foundation
Music: Charles Wuorinen
String Quartet No. 2
Year Composed: 1979  First Publication: 1989

Cast: Alex Crozier, Madison Oliver, Emily Pihlaja, Sherman Wood
&
Andrew Pontius, Mary Sigward, Fausto Rivera

“I from myself am banish’d”
(Premiered May 15, 2014, Seattle)
Commissioned by the Glenn H. Kawasaki Foundation
Music: Vincent Persichetti
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 24
Year Composed: 1944  First Publication: 2006
Cast: Alex Crozier, Emily Pihlaja, Andrew Pontius, Sherman Wood

August 1, 1966
(World Premiere)
Commissioned by Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin
Music: Yevgeniy Sharlat
String Quartet No. 4
Year Composed: 2016
Cast: The Company

POST-PERFORMANCE TALKBACK
Thursday, November 17
Immediately following the performance in McCullough Theatre

For more information on this performance, please visit:
http://texasperformingarts.org/season/spectrum-dance-theater-rambunctiou....

CALENDAR LISTING
Thursday, November 17 & Friday, November 18, 2016, 8:00 pm –Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin presents Spectrum Dance Theatre at McCullough Theatre (2375 Robert Deadman Dr.). A map of the campus: texasperformingarts.org/visit/maps_directions. Tickets ($40 / Limited $10 student tickets / Limited $12 active & retired Military tickets /discounted tickets available for UT faculty & staff, and seniors) are on sale now at authorized ticket outlets, which include the Bass Concert Hall Ticket Office and all Texas Box Office outlets, online at TexasPerformingArts.org, or by calling (512) 477-6060 or (800) 982-BEVO.

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