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UTSA hosts 'Fiesta Under the Stars De Colores: Performing Songs of Color'


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By Kris Rodriguez
Public Affairs Specialist

(April 19, 2010)--The UTSA Department of Music will host its 25th annual official Fiesta event, "Fiesta Under the Stars: De Colores: Performing Songs of Color" from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 23 in the University Center Ballroom (1.106) on the UTSA Main Campus. The fundraising dinner benefiting music scholarships features UTSA Department of Music faculty and students performing pieces from musicals

This year's theme, "De Colores: Performing Songs of Color," will feature student ensembles and faculty performing a variety of songs as broad as the color spectrum. Musical selections will have either the word "color" or the names of colors in the titles.

Scheduled performances include:

  • "Rhapsody in Blue," UTSA piano faculty member Kasandra Keeling and the UTSA Orchestra
  • "It Ain't Easy Bein' Green," UTSA Women's Choir
  • "Color My World," UTSA Concert Choir
  • "The Theme from The Pink Panther," UTSA Flute Ensemble
  • "Colors of the Wind" from the movie "Pocahantas," UTSA vocal faculty member Catherine Nix
  • "Green Finch and Linnet Bird" from the musical "Sweeney Todd," UTSA vocal faculty member Linda Poetschke
  • "Yellow Rose of Texas" and "Red River Valley," audience sing-along
  • "Over the Rainbow," featuring a choreographed dance performance

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres. The musical performance begins at 7:30 p.m. All seating is open and for tables of 10.

Tickets are $18 (ticketing fees may apply). Advance tickets are available online at the Fiesta Under The Stars website or by calling Naomy Ybarra at 210-458-4357



Oct. 5, 6 p.m.

Film Screening: The Head of Joaquin Murrieta by John Valadez

The Mexican American Studies Program will host a screening of this irreverent, entertaining and often disturbing tale that uses both fiction and documentary story telling devices to tear open a painful and long ignored history: the lynching of Mexican Americans in the southwest.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 6, 3 p.m.

State of the University

Join President Ricardo Romo as he gives his address to the UTSA community.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (UC 1.104), Main Campus

Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.

The Impact of the 84th Texas Legislative Session on Public Schools: Any Rain in Sight or Are Those Smoke Clouds on the Horizon?

Join the College of Education and Human Development's Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development for a discussion about what passed and what didn't in the last legislative session and what it means for Bexar County Public Schools. 
Durango Building 1.124 (Southwest Room), Durango Building

Oct. 8, 10 a.m.

Graduate Fair

Graduate School representatives from across the country will provide information on options after earning a bachelor's degree. Students, alumni and community members are welcome.
University Center Retama Galleria, Main Campus

Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UTSA CITE Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Kickstart your career as an entrepreneur at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) Technology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.
Business Building, Richard S. Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus

Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Architecture as Rendered Society

The UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, in partnership with AIA San Antonio’s Latinos in Architecture, presents architect Andrés Jaque, founder of the Office for Political Innovation, an architectural practice dually based in New York and Madrid.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus

Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Lecture by Composer Larry Groupe

The UTSA Music Department presents Emmy-award winning Composer Larry Groupe. Groupe has composed music for films such as "The Contender," "Straw Dogs" and "Miami Vice," and TV shows such as "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Ren and Stimpy" and "American Gladiators." Lecture is free and open to the public.
Arts Building Room 2.03.15-18, Main Campus

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