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Media Advisory — February 25, 2009

Performance of Music Composed By Anthony Burgess To Be Webcast

Thomas F. Staley

EVENT: The Harry Ransom Center hosts a "Music from the Collections" event with Alan Roughley, executive director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, and pianist Dianne O'Hara as they read and perform works by Anthony Burgess.

WHEN: 7 p.m. (C.S.T.) on February 26.

WHERE: Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe streets.

BACKGROUND: Readings include segments of "A Clockwork Orange," "This Man and Music," "Nothing Like the Sun" and more. The musical performance will feature "Preludes 1-6," "Tango," "Rhapsody" and "2 Preludes and Fugues," among others.

This program will be webcast at www.hrc.utexas.edu/webcast.

Few people realize the author of "A Clockwork Orange" was also an accomplished and respected modern composer and visual artist. The Ransom Center holds a significant collection of Burgess materials, including manuscripts of some of the works to be performed. Learn more about the Burgess materials online.

Seating is free, but limited. The event is co-sponsored by the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.

More information on the Ransom Center's music collections can be found at www.hrc.utexas.edu/collections/guide/music.

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