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Past Event
The Shepherd School of Music
Thursday, September 28
Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra

About the Event

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Robert Spano

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 overflows with high spirits, vigor, and vitality. Music from the 12th century, an old Dutch music box, and an adventure into the avant-garde are just a few of the inspirations behind Oliver Knussen’s eclectic Two Organa. Acclaimed conductor Robert Spano, Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival and School and Fort Worth Symphony, leads the Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra in this performance, which opens with Brahms’s radiant Serenade No. 1.

BRAHMS Serenade No. 1 in D Major
KNUSSEN Two Organa (1995)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2

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Robert Spano
, conductor, pianist, composer, and teacher, is known worldwide for the intensity of his artistry and distinctive communicative abilities, creating a sense of inclusion and warmth among musicians and audiences that is unique among American orchestras. After twenty seasons as Music Director, he will continue his association with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Music Director Laureate. An avid mentor to rising artists, he is responsible for nurturing the careers of numerous celebrated composers, conductors, and performers. As Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival and School since 2011, he oversees the programming of more than 300 events and educational programs for 630 students and young performers. Principal Guest Conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra since 2019, Spano became Music Director Designate on April 1, 2021, and began an initial three-year term as Music Director in August 2022. He is the tenth Music Director in the orchestra’s history, which was founded in 1912.

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Directions & Parking

West Lot 2 is the parking lot for all Shepherd School of Music events. Access this lot via campus entrance #18 off Rice Boulevard. 

Overflow parking is available in West Lot 3 or in the Central Campus Garage, located just east of the music school (underneath the Jones Graduate School of Business) near campus entrance #20 off Rice Boulevard.

Stude Concert Hall, Duncan Recital Hall, Hirsch Orchestra Rehearsal Hall, and Wortham Opera Theatre are located in Alice Pratt Brown Hall on the Rice University campus.  Alice Pratt Brown Hall is wheelchair accessible. Signs inside the campus near entrances 1, 2, 8, and 20 provide directions to all visitor parking.


Alice Pratt Brown Hall
Stude Concert Hall

6100 Main St
Houston, TX 77005
United States