Moody Center for the Arts

Summer Music Series: A Celebration of Rice Public Art

Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020 – Tuesday, Jul. 21, 2020

12:00 PM

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The Moody has commissioned five composers from the Shepherd School of Music to create original works responding to individual objects in Rice’s Public Art collection. Each composer wrote a short solo or duet to be performed in front of the artwork. The five performances will be available on the Moody’s YouTube channel premiering on the following and days and times:

June 23, 12 p.m.
Ursula von Rydingsvard, Malutka II (2018), composer Daniel Zlatkin, cellist Russell Houston

June 30, 12 p.m.
Mark di Suvero, Po-um (Lyric) (2003), composer David Jones, percussionist Aaron Smith

July 7, 12 p.m.
Jaume Plensa, Mirror (2011), composer Jake Sandridge, cellist Bree Ahern and clarinetist Roy Park

July 14, 12 p.m.
Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #1115, composer Theo Chandler, oboist Virginia McDowell

July 21, 12 p.m.
Leo Villareal, Radiant Pathway (2010), composer Nicky Sohn, cellist David Dietz


  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hours change based on exhibition.
  • Free Hours: Always free and open to the public. Closed Sundays, Mondays, University Holidays, and during installation periods. Please check our website to confirm an exhibition is on view before planning your visit.

Directions & Parking

  • Paid Parking
  • The Moody Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Rice University, and is best reached by using Campus Entrance 8 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Street. As you enter campus, the building is on the right, just past the Media Center. There is a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the building. Payment for the Moody Lot is by credit card only. Maps are available at rice.edu/maps

Special Offers / Dining

Moody Cafe
Enjoy a coffee, beverage, or light bite to eat at the Moody Cafe, operated by Salento. The Cafe is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-2pm; visitors are also invited to use the laptop bar overlooking the Central Gallery (with free wi-fi) during open hours.

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