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The award-winning University of Memphis Opera at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music will present Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti and Dominick Argento's Miss Havisham's Wedding Night on April 25 at 7:30 pm and 27, at 3:00 pm. In Trouble in Tahiti, during the ten years Sam and Dinah have been living in suburban Anywhere, USA, they have drifted apart, wondering where the person they married went and who is the person sitting across the breakfast table.  Then, literature's famous Miss Havisham stops time, literally, to hold onto an image of the man who duped her by leaving her at the altar. 


Thomas Rimes (Master of Music, Orchestral Conducting, 2004) has been appointed 2nd Kapellmeister at the Musiktheater in Revier in the German city of Gelsenkirchen. With this senior conducting position, he will be responsible for the preparation and performances of numerous opera, ballet and musical productions in addition to symphony concerts. He has also worked in Germany as a conductor at the Staatstheater Kassel. As a masters student, Thomas studied with Pu-Qi Jiang. He was a graduate assistant in the opera area, under the supervision of Mark Ensley.


Announcing the 2014 Orff Summer Institute at the University of Memphis July 14 - 25. The Level I course is for anyone with musical training who wishes to acquire basic knowledge and pedagogic foundations in the Orff Schulwerk approach. Recommended for persons with no previous two-week training course. The course can be taken for-credit or non-credit. Learn more and register.

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