Music

Sound and Society: What 'The Brain on Music' Tells Us About Social Cognition and Empathy

When: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Presented by Dr. Zachary Wallmark and sponsored by Digital Humanities Group @ SMU.
This talk will take a contemporary look at a topic as old as Plato-the power of music to affect behavioral and emotional changes and, in turn, social organization. Combining tools from humanistic music studies with digitally and empirically informed perspectives from the cognitive sciences, Dr. Wallmark will present results from neuroimaging and behavioral experiments exploring the links between music perception and social empathy.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Lenten Organ Recital Series

When: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12:00pm

The SMU Meadows organ department is partnering with Highland Park United Methodist Church to present three lunchtime concerts featuring the church’s impressive Dobson pipe organ. These free, 30-minute recitals will showcase music for the Lent and Easter season in an informal setting. SMU organ students who will perform include Katie Minion (March 8), Joshua Zentner-Barrett (March 22) and Richard Gray (April 5).

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information, visit hpumc.org/music or call 214-521-3111.

PLUS Quartet

When: 
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Enjoy an evening of string chamber music with the PLUS Quartet and SMU Faculty member Brian Perry. Works featured are Mendelssohn's String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13, Dvorak's Serenade for string quintet, and Schubert's G Major String Quartet D. 887.
Filip Fenrych, violin
Aleksandr Snytkin, violin
Ann Marie Brink, viola
Jeff Hood, cello
Brian Perry, double bass

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

Ann Marie Brink
ahbrink@smu.edu
214-850-6726

COMPOSED Documentary Screening

When: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Southern Methodist University SMU hosts 'Composed' a new documentary about how classical musicians both experience and can address performance anxiety. This event is free and open to the public. A special Q&A will also take place directly following the screening. Composed invites you into the world of professional classical music, for an exploration of the many causes of and solutions for performance anxiety.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Lifetime Finances for Musicians

When: 
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

It features Chuck Berginc who formerly was a licensed financial advisor, has been honored by the American Federation of Musicians for his work as a negotiator for members of the Phoenix Symphony, and he is also Principal Trumpet in Phoenix and Chautauqua. There may not be anything more important for our students to learn than how to take care of themselves financially when they launch their professional careers. Please urge your students to take advantage of this opportunity.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information email Tom Booth at tbooth@smu.edu

Guest Seminar with Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Christopher Rouse

When: 
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Christopher Rouse will present a guest seminar on his music prior to the premiere of his "Symphony No. 5" by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra this weekend at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Hall. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

Robert Frank
214.768.2142
robfrank@smu.edu

Concert for Kindness: Fundraiser for Operation Kindness No-Kill Animal Shelter

When: 
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Concert for Kindness is an annual fundraiser event organized by Artists for Animals, with co-founders Erin Hannigan (SMU Meadows faculty member and principal oboist, Dallas Symphony) and renowned photographer Teresa Berg. The evening includes performances by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Avant Chamber Ballet and SMU Meadows School of the Arts. A silent art auction will feature works by area artists and students of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, along with a wine and dessert reception.

Price: 

$100 per person

Contact: 

For tickets and more information, visit artistsforanimalstx.com.

Boris Slutsky: Two Piano Master Classes

When: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Consistently acclaimed for his exquisite tonal beauty and superb artistry, Boris Slutsky emerged on the international music scene when he captured the First Prize at the 1981 William Kapell International Piano Competition. Since his orchestral debut at Carnegie Hall, Slutsky has appeared on nearly every continent as soloist and recitalist. He is chair of the piano department at the Peabody Conservatory. The master classes will be given to advanced piano students at Meadows School of the Arts; the public is invited to attend.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.1951

SYZYGY: Faces of Post-Minimalism

When: 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 4:30pm

SYZYGY, the contemporary music ensemble of the Meadows School of the Arts, presents a concert of music by post-minimalist composers including music by John Adams, Ingram Marshall, and SMU masters composition student Alex Shawver, among others. This will be a collaboration with Creative Computation featuring live video processing.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

SYZYGY: The Mechanics of Mystery

When: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

SYZYGY, the contemporary music ensemble of the Meadows School of the Arts, presents its spring concert featuring the music of Gyorgy Ligeti, SMU faculty composer Rob Frank, and a performance by the Meadows Percussion Ensemble in a performance of George Antheil's futurist dance score Ballet Mécanique.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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