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6:30 pm8:30 pm
Annual School of Art Student Show

Opening Night Event-Annual exhibition of visual artwork from graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Art.

7:00 pm8:00 pm
The Nine Dreams

University of Houston Professor of Creative Writing and established author, Nick Flynn, presents an immersive performance of William Blake’s masterpiece, Vala, funded by the Mitchell Center. The performance marks the world premiere of the filmed sequence with an original score written and performed by Sarah Lipstate and Guy Barash. The audience will be invited to wander through the abandoned silos at Sawyer Yards encountering the dreams in a timed sequence with the culmination of a live performance by Drita Kabashi. Additional project collaborators include Meghan Finn and David Pym. Innovation Grants are awarded annually to faculty for partial or full funding of proposed projects which focus on campus and community enrichment through interdisciplinary collaborations and practices.

7:30 pm

Moores Opera Center at The University of Houston presents the Houston premiere of Osvaldo Golijov and David Henry Hwang’s Ainadamar - a haunting reflection on the life of poet and playwright Federico García Lorca, whose politics and sexuality led to his brutal execution during the Spanish Civil War. Golijov’s Grammy award-winning cinematic score grabs you from the very first beat – weaving together influences from around the world in a mesmerising mixture of opera and the traditional song of Andalusia.