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A new work by music lecturer Elena Ruehr will receive its premiere by acclaimed baritone Stephen Salters on Friday, April 17 at Jordan Hall as part of the BankBoston Young Artists Series. "Lullabies and Spring Songs" is a song cycle for baritone and piano with text by Langston Hughes. For more information, call 482-6661.

The Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico (considered one of the best orchestras in Mexico) has included Jose Luis Elizondo's Estampas Mexicanas ("Mexican Snapshots") in two upcoming concerts on April 22 and April 24 in Toluca, Mexico. Carlos Prieto Jr., son of the world-renowned cellist who graduated from MIT in 1959, will conduct the orchestra. Mr. Elizondo, who graduated from MIT in 1995 with a double major in electrical engineering and music, wrote Estampas Mexicanas as an assignment in a composition class with Professor Peter Child and the work was premiered by the MIT Symphony in December 1995.

Intrigued by the new setup of the Lewis Music Library? Want to be sure your students understand how to use the facility? Tours, lasting from five minutes to over an hour, are available on request to individuals or groups. Contact Peter Munstedt (x3-5636) to arrange a time.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 15, 1998.


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