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March 4th, 2009
Juilliard students to perform at Texas State

STAFF REPORT

The prestigious Juilliard School will once again join Texas State’s Common Experience program with a performance on March 12 at 8 p.m. in Evans Auditorium.

Twelve students from Juilliard, in collaboration with performers from Texas State, will participate in a program called, “A Time to Break Silence: Songs Inspired by the Words and Writing of Martin Luther King. Jr.”

Wayne Oquin, Juilliard faculty member and Texas State alumnus, composed the piece, written for piano and baritone. Oquin will also direct the performance, which will include theatrical scenes, monologues based on the works of Lyndon Baines Johnson and MLK, original dance choreography and musical works. Texas State music professor Joey Martin will also perform a composition written by Oquin, with choreography and chorus by Juilliard dancers.

Juilliard, located in the Lincoln Center in New York City, counts among its more famous graduates jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, violinist Itzhak Perlman, director Steven Sondheim, operatic soprano Jessye Norman and actor Robin Williams. Regarded as one of the most exclusive schools in the country, Juilliard maintains a stricter admissions standard than most of the schools in the Ivy League. Many of the students from Juilliard visiting Texas State are already invloved in professional productions in New York and throughout the country.

The theme for the 2009 Common Experience program is “Civic Responsibility and the Legacy of LBJ.”

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the University Honors Program at (512) 245-2266, the University Seminar program at (512) 245-7952 or email Nico Schuler. For more information, on the Common Experience program, visit its website.

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  1. Thanks for posting this important announcement on March 4. I did a search for “Juilliard” on Newstreamz and an abbreviated version of this popped up but had the date for tonight’s concert listed as March 18 instead of March 12. You have it correct here, but I’m worried that someone might do a search as I did and not take the trouble to look further to this article. Thank you, Diann McCabe

  2. Check out the calendar link at the top of the page. Events are listed with date and time. Additional information can be found when one clicks on the event.

  3. By the way, the concert was terrific and Evans was packed. Dance, theatre, music–a marvelous time with Juilliard and Texas State–like nowhere else.

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