Music

Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Koch, Kancheli, Dvorak and Janacek

When: 
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 2:30pm

The concert opens with two short contemporary works: Danish composer Jesper Koch’s 1997 tone poem Alice under Skies, inspired by Alice in Wonderland, and Giya Kancheli’s Nu.Mu.Zu (2015), which expresses the composer’s hopes for a world without violence. Dvorak’s elegant Romance for Violin follows, with featured soloist Diane Kitzman, faculty member and principal first violin of the Dallas Symphony. The program concludes with Leos Janacek’s expressive, festive Sinfonietta, a 1926 work that begins and ends with fanfares for brass instruments.

Price: 

$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Songs of the Spirit

When: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 7:30pm

Meadows Chorale, Meadows Chamber Singers, Diva Dolce and the McKinney Boyd High School A Cappella Choir
The Meadows choirs are honored to be joined by the superb young artists of McKinney Boyd High School for this concert of works that explore messages of hope, despair, love, faith and gratitude.

Price: 

FREE
*In lieu of admission, the Meadows choirs ask that you make a donation to the North Texas Food Bank through ntfb.org; cash donations or nonperishable food items for the food bank will also be accepted at the concerts.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert

When: 
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 7:30pm

Join the Meadows Jazz Orchestra for an evening of big band music to close the fall semester. The MJO explores the range of large ensemble jazz from traditions of the famed big bands to contemporary compositions. The ensemble features students involved in an array of degree programs and majors across the Meadows School of the Arts and the SMU campus.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

SYZYGY: Music for 18 Musicians

When: 
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 7:30pm

SYZYGY, the contemporary music ensemble of SMU, in partnership with the Meadows Percussion Ensemble, presents Steve Reich’s large chamber work Music for 18 Musicians for pianos, keyboard percussion, winds, strings and vocalists. With hypnotic pulsing and ever-changing shades of consonant harmony, this work is considered a high-water mark in traditional minimalist composition.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows World Music Ensemble

When: 
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 7:30pm

The Meadows World Music Ensemble, under the direction of Jamal Mohamed, explores music from cultures and continents around the globe. The group combines traditional instruments from Africa, Asia and Latin America with standard western orchestral instruments to create unique interpretations of traditional folk melodies as well as original compositions. Hot drumming and imaginative improvisation are hallmarks of the group’s concerts, which have featured such guest artists as Glen Velez, Poovalur Sriji and K. Sridhar, among others.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Organ Studio Fall Recital II

When: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:30pm

The SMU Organ Studio will present its second fall recital of diverse organ works by noted composers.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Guitar Ensemble Fall Concert

When: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:30pm

The Meadows Guitar Ensemble presents a program of guitar duos, trios and quartets featuring music from Spain, Italy and Brazil.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Emerging Sounds: New Works by SMU Student Composers

When: 
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 7:30pm

Experience a varied and innovative concert of new works by SMU student composers. The styles and sounds are as diverse as the students themselves, but audiences can always count on an artistic and entertaining experience. Many compositions introduced in this series have gone on to win awards and launch professional careers – will this concert premiere another one? Come and see for yourself!

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Wind Ensemble: A Night in Buenos Aires: A Celebration of Tango

When: 
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 7:30pm

The MWE will reprise a sold-out, standing-room-only program from the 2012-13 concert season, A Night in Buenos Aires: A Celebration of Tango, featuring music by Astor Piazzolla (of course!), Igor Stravinsky, Frank Zappa, Michael Daugherty, John Mackey and John Philip Sousa – yes, Sousa really did write a tango! And since no tango program would be complete without dancers, this can’t-miss MWE program will be no exception!

Price: 

$14 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for students, faculty & staff

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Percussion Ensemble

When: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:30pm

The Meadows Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Jon D. Lee, presents its fall concert of new and classic works for percussion that run the gamut from light and fun to rhythmic and intense.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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