(Feb. 25, 2010)--The UTSA Lyric Theatre and Opera will present the world premiere of "A Brief History of Root Vegetables" a new comic opera by UTSA Music Professor David Heuser, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 5 and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 7 in the Buena Vista Theater at the UTSA Downtown Campus.
"A Brief History of Root Vegetables" is a 21st Century farce concerning a disfunctional family who comes together for the funeral of the family matriarch. The main storyline involves a priceless gem they believe the deceased hid somewhere in the house and they attempt to find it while keeping it a secret from everyone else. Around the plot, a host of side stories unfold involving conflicts between fathers and their children, brothers and sisters and husbands and wives.
The UTSA Lyric Theatre and Opera is a student ensemble directed by UTSA Associate Professor William McCrary. For the production, the UTSA Orchestra will be conducted by Eugene Dowdy, UTSA associate professor of music.
Tickets are $24; $19 for seniors, military and students. Group sales of 10 or more are available for $11. Advance tickets are available by calling (210) 458-5685 or visiting UTSA Department of Music.
Join the combined UTSA Bands as they perform a program of holiday and seasonal-themed music! This program is appropriate for all ages and includes medleys and arrangements of well-known favorites. Tickets are $10; no free admission.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
UTSA's Department of Music hosts Dr. David Huron from Ohio State University as part of the Donald Hodges lecture series. Huron is a Canadian arts and humanities distinguished professor at Ohio State University.
UTSA Faculty Center, John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
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