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Students selected to show photos

An MIT jury has selected three MIT students--Naomi Horowitz, a graduate student in architecture; Marianna Shnayderman, a senior in materials science and engineering; and Lisa C. Smith, a senior in architecture--to be part of the 2004 Photographic Resources Center (PRC) Student Exhibition. The exhibition, on view through May 30, features works by students from the PRC's Institutional Plus Member schools in the Boston area. The gallery is at 832 Commonwealth Ave. in Boston and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends from noon to 5 p.m.

BMOP performs works by Ziporyn, Ruehr

"Next," a concert by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) on Friday, May 21 features music by "the next generation of prominent American composers" and includes the world premiere of "War Chant" by Evan Ziporyn, the Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Music, and "Sky Above Clouds," written in 1989 by lecturer Elena Ruehr, BMOP's composer-in-residence.

"Next" begins at 8 p.m. and a discussion with the composers hosted by Ruehr will start at 7 p.m. in New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall. The concert will feature Grammy-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, who will perform as soloist in Stephen Hartke's "Landscape with Blues" (2001), and pianist Ursula Oppens, who will perform August Read Thomas' "Aurora" (2000). Call (617) 363-0396 or go to http://www.bmop.org for tickets. Free tickets for MIT students are available at the Office of the Arts in Room E15-205.

Ziporyn has also composed the music for the upcoming American Repertory Theater's production of Sophocles' "Oedipus" (May 15 to June 12). I Nyoman Catra, former artist-in-residence at MIT and co-founder of MIT's Gamelan Galak Tika, will provide lead vocals in which the Greek chorus sings the original ancient Greek text set to Ziporyn's music. The play uses a translation by Stephen Berg and Diskin Clay and is directed by Robert Woodruff. For performance and ticket information, see http://www.amrep.org.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 12, 2004 (download PDF).


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