Shepherd School Chamber, Symphony orchestras to present final concerts of the season

Cover photo: Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra performance at the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall last October.
Photo credit: Jennifer Taylor.

Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music Chamber and Symphony orchestras will perform their final concerts of the spring semester April 20 and 21, respectively. Both performances will take place at 8 p.m. in Alice Pratt Brown Hall’s Stude Concert Hall on the Rice University campus. Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestral Conducting, will direct both performances.

The Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, featuring soloist Erik Wheeler and associate conductor Jerry Hou; Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56; and Haydn’s Symphony No. 96 in D Major, “Miracle.” The Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra will perform Schoenberg’s Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31 and Strauss’ “Alpine Symphony.”

The concert Friday, April 21 is now sold out. No tickets are available.