(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.
Take Back the Night is an international initiative to end violence. The event begins with banner making, followed by a march, presentations and poetry reading.
Sombrilla, Main Campus
Members of the UTSA community have published “Adapt and Overcome: Essays of the Student Veteran Experience,” an important book to help active duty military and veterans successfully transition to college life. The event includes a panel discussion with UTSA alumni student veterans who contributed chapters to the book. Guests can also purchase the book. All proceeds benefit the UTSA Student Veteran Association.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Graduate School is hosting a panel discussion for all of our current students, alumni and members of the San Antonio community who are interested in learning more about graduate education.
Graduate School and Research Building (GSR 1.204), Main Campus
The annual UTSA Graduate fair gives students an opportunity to meet representatives who can provide the information on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
University Center, Main Campus
A recruiter will speak to potential candidates for the Archer program. The Archer program has helped students land successful careers in public service.
Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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