Music

Meadows Opera Theatre’s Opera Free For All: A Happy Bernstein Birthday!

When: 
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

In honor of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday in August 2018, we celebrate this amazing composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador and humanitarian through his “artful way of learning” with iconic scenes from West Side Story, On the Town, Wonderful Town, Trouble in Tahiti, A Quiet Place and Candide. In his words, those who can “Shout the Big Dreams” will save us!

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows at the Meyerson 2018

When: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 8:00pm

The 25th annual benefit concert for SMU Meadows will feature the critically acclaimed Meadows Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Paul Phillips, in the presentation of three works. Opening the program is Samuel Barber’s short, dramatic Essay No. 1 for Orchestra, followed by his Toccata Festiva for Organ and Orchestra, an exuberant, celebratory work composed in 1960 for the inauguration of a new organ at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.

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

Meadows Opera Theatre’s Opera Free For All: “Pépito” by Jacques Offenbach

When: 
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 1:00pm

Manuelita, the beautiful, flirtatious hostess of the local inn, has rejected the amorous advances of her childhood friend Miguel and rival Vertigo. Impressed by her loyalty to her fiancé, Pépito, Miguel agrees to take his place in the military so the couple can marry. However, a letter from Pépito presents stunning news for both Manuelita and Miguel! Learn who finally gets the girl in Offenbach’s charming, one-act comedy, produced in partnership with The Dallas Opera. Sung in English.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Emerging Artists Recital Series: Spring Concert

When: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 7:30pm

Stefan Engels, Leah Young Fullinwider Centennial Chair in Music Performance and professor of organ at SMU, brings together outstanding students from various departments in the Division of Music to present engaging concerts for the community. Performances include masterworks from the piano, organ, voice, brass and woodwind repertory.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Julius Quartet Spring Recital

When: 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 7:30pm

The Julius Quartet, Meadows’ new Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence, will present its spring concert.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

A Tree of Song

When: 
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 2:30pm

“A tree of yellow leaves, lit up by the evening sun, like notes that are waiting to be sung. All I do is listen to the tree and let its notes fall into my mind. …” This lovely text by Charles Bennett is representative of the afternoon’s program, which features choral works about nature and our relationship with the world around us.

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 Wind Ensemble: Showtime!

When: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 7:30pm

This can’t-miss program will feature music composed for stage and screen, and will include a guest appearance by multiple Tony Award-winning music director/conductor and Meadows alumna Kimberly Grigsby. Ms. Grigsby will conduct the world premiere of an arrangement by Dean Boras of pieces from shows that she has opened and directed. The program will also include Joseph Thalken’s Baby Face Nelson and the Femme Fatale, and other works composed for stage and screen.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

SYZYGY @ Moody Performance Hall

When: 
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 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: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Distinguished Performer Concert Series Stefan Engels: Faculty Organ Recital

When: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:30pm

Stefan Engels, Leah Young Fullinwider Centennial Chair in Music Performance and professor of organ at SMU, presents his spring faculty recital with works by Bach, Schumann, Scheidt and Karg-Elert.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

How Van Cliburn Got to Moscow

When: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Ohio State University School of Music

Van Cliburn’s 1958 victory in the first International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition was a legendary Cold War moment. Only 23 years old, Cliburn was thrust into the spotlight as a musician, but also as an emblem of the cultural competition between the United States and the Soviet Union. This presentation explains how both government and private efforts helped get Cliburn to Moscow, and the stakes of his performance on the world stage.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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