Music

Meadows at the Winspear 2019

When: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 8:00pm

To kick off the celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary, SMU Meadows will showcase the critically acclaimed Meadows Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Paul Phillips, and the Meadows Dance Ensemble performing three world premieres by internationally acclaimed choreographers. Former Paul Taylor dancer Takehiro Ueyama will create a new work set to The Chairman Dances by noted American composer John Adams. Featuring powerful athleticism, as well as delicate gestures drawn from his Japanese heritage, Ueyama’s repertoire has been inspired by the beauty in nature, the duality of darkness and light in the universal human condition and the humanity and compassion in day-to-day living. Alex Sanchez, known for his musical theater work on and off Broadway, will create a new group work to George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Sanchez has been praised by critics for works that are “inspired,” “whimsical” and “spectacular.” Dwight Rhoden, co-founder and co-artistic director of the New York City-based Complexions Contemporary Ballet, will close out the program with a new work choreographed to an orchestral suite from Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Rhoden has established a wide-ranging professional career, earning distinction from The New York Times as one of the most sought-out choreographers of the day. Proceeds from the event provide scholarships for the Meadows Scholars Program, aimed at recruiting the brightest and most talented students to SMU and Dallas.

Price: 

$25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $17 for students, faculty & staff ($10 discount available for subscribers)

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787. For non-subscriber ticket purchases, call the AT&T Performing Arts Center box office at 214.880.0202.

A Celebration of Indonesian Music and Dance

When: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 7:30pm

SMU Meadows School of the Arts welcomes guest artists from Indonesia for a concert of music and dance. From Houston, The Honorable Nana Yuliana, Ph.D., Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia, will be in attendance, accompanied by three Houston-based dancers who will open the show with a Balinese welcome dance. Featured performers include Balawan, a musician/composer considered Indonesia’s preeminent guitarist and founder of the Batuan Ethnic Fusion band that combines traditional Balinese music with jazz; Ade Suparman, a Java-based composer and master of the kecapi (box zither), suling (Javanese bamboo flute) and gamelan (indigenous percussion music of Indonesia); and Nurrika, a choreographer and performer of Indonesian classical and folk dances. Also featured will be Indian musician and UNT faculty member Poovalur Sriji on mridangam (wooden double-headed drum of southern India) and clarinetist Jonathan Jones, both of whom performed with Balawan at festivals in Indonesia. The artists will be joined by Jamal Mohamed, director of the Meadows World Music Ensemble, and former and current students from the Ensemble, including musical veterans of the SMU-in-Bali program.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information about the artists, visit http://balawan.net and http://adesuparman.blogspot.com.For event information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Torke, Puts and Tchaikovsky

When: 
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 2:30pm

The concert opens with contemporary composer Michael Torke’s December, evoking his memories of “cozy cheer in the early days of winter” in Milwaukee. It is followed by Pulitzer-winning composer Kevin Puts’ bright and beautiful Flute Concerto, with Dallas Symphony flutist and Meadows faculty member Kara Kirkendoll as soloist. The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s richly expressive Fourth Symphony. Written during a turbulent period of his life in 1877-78, it focuses on the power and inevitability of fate, yet ends on a positive note recognizing the possibility of happiness. The composer called it “an echo of my most intimate spiritual life.”

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Season of Hope

When: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 7:30pm

We invite you to join the Meadows choirs for an evening of music inspired by this season of hope, love and renewal. We will reflect, contemplate, and all sing “Alleluia!”

Price: 

FREE
In lieu of admission, please make a donation to the North Texas Food Bank, either in person at the concert (cash, check, or non-perishable food item) or online at ntfb.org.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Graham Barber: Guest Organ Recital

When: 
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 7:30pm

Distinguished British organist Graham Barber, former professor of organ at the University of Leeds, U.K., will present a concert as part of his mini-residency at Meadows.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

The Great Stravinsky: An Evening of Chamber Music

When: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:30pm

In conjunction with the Meadows Museum exhibition Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936, experience the works of 20th-century composer Igor Stravinksy in an evening of chamber music by students from the Meadows School of the Arts, led by Aaron Boyd, the school’s director of chamber music.

Price: 

$15 for nonmembers; $10 for museum members; $5 for SMU students, faculty, and staff Reservations required; call 214.768.8587.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.8587

Meadows World Music Ensemble: Dunya

When: 
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 7:30pm

This special concert of music and dance celebrates the release of the Meadows World Music Ensemble’s first album, “Dunya,” which means “world” in Indonesian. Guest artists from Indonesia will join students and alumni of the Ensemble in an exciting performance of music rarely heard in the U.S.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Distinguished Performer Concert Series: Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung Piano Duo Recital

When: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 7:30pm

Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, award-winning pianists and Meadows’ Johnson-Prothro Artists-in-Residence, present an exciting program ranging from the most intimate works for piano four hands to the full symphonic exuberance of two pianos. The duo will perform Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), Stravinsky’s Petrouchka, Lutosławski’s Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Ravel’s La Valse and Piazzolla’s Two Tangos.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Wind Ensemble: The British Invasion

When: 
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 7:30pm

The British Invasion will feature a medley of hits by the greatest British Invasion bands of the ’60s (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Moody Blues and more!), arranged for rock band and the MWE by the brilliant arranger Daniel Davis. The program will also include works by Gustav Holst, Malcolm Arnold, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton and Arthur Sullivan. Caruth Auditorium will be awash in Union Jacks, including miniature flags distributed to members of the audience, to create the look and feel of London’s famous BBC Proms!

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

An Evening of Chamber Music

When: 
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 7:30pm

An evening of chamber music featuring members of our distinguished faculty in collaboration with some of our most gifted students. The program centers on two seminal masterworks by Mozart: his stormy C Minor Wind Serenade, and his tragic G Minor Viola Quintet.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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