University of Houston experts, including Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, professor and chair of the civil and environmental engineering department and direct of the Texas Hurrican Center for Innovative Technologies, are prepared to comment on the topics related to hurricane season preparation and response.
All operas are performed in UH's Moores Opera House. Tickets are $15 and $10 for students and seniors. A season pass covering all four operas is available for $45. For additional details on tickets, call the Moores box office at 713-743-3313 or visit www.music.uh.edu/opera/boxoffice.
The Moores Opera Center's 2009 - 10 season is as follows:
The Moores Opera Center is part of UH's Moores School of Music. It was founded in 1986 by director Buck Ross and provides Houstonians with quality productions each spring and fall. The center has presented a number of Houston premieres including Ricky Ian Gordon's " The Grapes of Wrath," Sergei Prokofiev's "The Love for Three Oranges," Carl Maria von Weber's "Der Freischütz," Samuel Barber's "Vanessa," Jules Massenet's "Chérubin," Gioachino Rossini's "Il viaggio a Reims" and Kurt Weill's "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny." Professional recordings include the center's productions of Dominick Argento's "Casanova's Wedding" and a DVD release of Robert Nelson's "A Room With a View."
To learn more about the Moores Opera Center, visit http://www.music.uh.edu/opera/.
MSM is one of the premier music schools in America. Offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, it serves approximately 600 students annually. Areas of study include composition, conducting, performance, theory and musicology. Its faculty consists of internationally recognized performers, composers and scholars. Among its ensembles are the Moores School Symphony Orchestra, Moores Jazz Ensemble, Moores Opera Center, Concert Chorale, Concert Women's Chorus, Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching Band, Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble. A majority of the school's concerts are performed in the 800 seat Moores Opera House. For more details on the Moores School of Music, visit http://www.music.uh.edu/.