Two Events Celebrate Filmmaking, Music

Film and music will take center stage in two events Friday night on the campus of UT Arlington.

American documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will speak at 7:30 p.m. at Texas Hall in a sold-out event, part of the Mavericks Speakers Series. Burns, who has earned critical acclaimed for his documentaries over the past two decades, will spend some time with students in a closed event at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building.

An Academy Award-nominee, Burns won an Emmy in 2001 for Jazz, a miniseries that followed the development of American Jazz from its development in African American culture to the height of its popularity between the 1920s and the 1940s.

Next door, in Irons Recital Hall, pianist John Solomon, Associate Professor of Music, will commemorate Frederic Chopin’s bicentennial with an all-Chopin recital. The free program will include: Etude Op.10 “Tristesse,” Ballade No.1 in G minor, Scherzo No.2 in B-flat-minor, Nocturne in B major Op.32, Sonata in B-flat minor “Funeral March”, and the Polonaise-Fantasie.

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