Meadows Symphony Orchestra

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

Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Britten and Mahler

When: 
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 2:30pm

The program features two pieces from Benjamin Britten’s tragic 1945 opera Peter Grimes, the composer’s first to become a critical and popular success. Four Sea Interludes, which includes “Dawn,” “Sunday Morning,” “Moonlight” and “Storm,” and the Passacaglia both provide psychological cues in the opera’s dramatic story of a fisherman accused of murdering his apprentices. The second half of the concert features Gustav Mahler’s ebullient, colorful Symphony No. 4, which explores themes of childhood, innocence and spirituality. Its final movement is based on a German song that translates as “The heavenly life,” offering a child’s view of heaven, and will feature soprano soloist and Meadows alumna Alissa Roca.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Clyne, Bernstein and Beethoven

When: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 2:30pm

The program opens with Anna Clyne’s This Midnight Hour, a single-movement work composed in 2015. It was inspired by poems of Baudelaire and Nobel-winning poet Juan Ramón Jiménez evoking nighttime, emotional abandon, wild movement, and sounds and perfumes mixing in the night air. Next, in honor of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday year, the MSO will perform Bernstein’s Three Meditations from “Mass,” featuring faculty member and international performing artist Andres Díaz on cello. The concert concludes with Beethoven’s magnificent Symphony No. 5.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Concerto Competition Winners’ Concert

When: 
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2:30pm

The program features winners of the annual Meadows Concerto Competition, who are chosen to perform with the orchestra from a highly competitive field of talented Meadows undergraduate and graduate students.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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