Fine arts news briefs

Fine arts news briefs for Oklahoma for Nov. 11, 2012.
Published: November 11, 2012
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For more information, call 974-2415 or go to www.cmok.org.

UCO presents opera excerpts

The University of Central Oklahoma will present an evening of opera scenes at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E Fifth. The evening will feature scenes from operas by British composers.

For more information, call 359-7989.

OU concert Honors Veterans

The University of Oklahoma's Wind Symphony and combined choirs will present a Veteran's Day Patriotic Tribute at 4 p.m. Sunday in Catlett Music Center's Sharp Hall, 500 W Boyd. William Wakefield, Richard Zielinski, Mark Lucas and Larry Mallett will share conducting duties.

The program will feature Randall Thomson's “Testament of Freedom,” Morton Gould's “American Salute,” Ray Luke's march “The Oklahoman,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “It's a Grand Old Flag,” “Yankee Doodle” and an Armed Forces salute. Phil Fenn will narrate Aaron Copland's “Lincoln Portrait.”

For more information, call 325-4101 or go to www.ou.edu/finearts.

Sacred music

in concert

The University of Oklahoma School of Music will present a concert featuring sacred music by Claudio Monteverdi at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 in Catlett Music Center's Gothic Hall, 500 W Boyd. Part of the Sutton Concert Series, the program will feature Monteverdi's “Vespers” of 1610 and the “Selva Morale e Spirituale” of 1642. Both works are set in the grand Venetian split-choir style with echoing voices and instruments. Eugene Enrico will conduct the singers and a chamber orchestra.

For more information, call 325-4101 or go to http://music.ou.edu/.

Merging art

and music

Alexis Gideon will be performing the third installment in his critically-acclaimed multimedia opera series, “Video Musics III: Floating Oceans” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mainsite Contemporary Art gallery, 122 E Main.

“Video Musics III: Floating Oceans” is a 38-minute stop-motion animation video opera based on the works of the early 20th century Irish writer Lord Dunsany, and inspired by the time and dream experiments of the Irish physicist John William Dunne. A Q&A session will follow the screening.

For more information, call 360-1162 or go to www.normanarts.org.

Special events

Alzheimer's lecture offered

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive, welcomes Jordan J.N. Tang for a 6:30 p.m. lecture Wednesday, “Fighting Alzheimer's disease with Art and Science.” Tang, who is also a visual artist, holds the Puterbaugh Chair in Medical Research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, where he heads the protein studies research program.

His lecture will present a brief overview of the science and medicine being developed to treat Alzheimer's patients and the important role the arts play in the treatment of this disease. The lecture is free and open to the public.

To reserve a space, call 278-8237 or email rsvp@okcmoa.com.

Veteran's day poetry reading

Oklahoma Baptist University's English Department Reading Series will present a Veteran's Day poetry reading featuring Jason Poudrier at 7 p.m. Monday in the Geiger Center. Poudrier is an Iraqi Freedom veteran and Purple Heart recipient.

For more information, call 585-5401.