Premiere of Rodriguez’s Work Celebrates New O’Donnell Building

Commissioned by UT Dallas, the world debut of a new orchestral work will mark the opening of the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building.

UT Dallas professor Robert Xavier Rodríguez, who holds the Endowed Chair in Art and Aesthetic Studies, has composed De Rerum Natura, which he will conduct with the Musica Nova orchestra at 8 p.m. Nov. 9 in the O’Donnell Building’s 1,200-seat lecture hall.