Music

SYZYGY: The Soldier and the Fiddler – Igor Stravinsky and Wynton Marsalis

When: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

SYZYGY presents two major chamber works: Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier’s Tale) and Wynton Marsalis’s A Fiddler’s Tale for the same instrumentation, the latter of which contains a variety of jazz and blues influences. In the C.F. Ramuz tale depicted in Stravinsky’s piece, written during World War I, a soldier trades his violin to the devil in exchange for material prosperity. In Marsalis’s version, the story, adapted by Stanley Crouch, centers around a female jazz fiddler drawn by the devil into a record deal with a producer named Bubba Z. Beals.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Drew Lang: And now for something COMPLETELY different . . .

When: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 7:30pm

Faculty member Drew Lang presents a percussion recital with pieces and instruments that audiences might not expect to see, incorporating unusual solo instruments, electronics and a rock band, Scarlet Vermillion. Lang will be joined by fellow band members (and Meadows music alumni) Norman Stone and Eric Forman for instrumentals by King Crimson and Rush.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Vaughan Williams, Schubert and Sibelius

When: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 2:30pm

The MSO season opening concert features three uplifting works. The first is Ralph Vaughan Williams’ lovely Five Variants of “Dives and Lazarus,” based on the British folk tune “Dives and Lazarus” and commissioned for the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. It’s followed by Franz Schubert’s buoyant, optimistic Symphony No. 5; written in 1816 when the composer was just 19, it’s considered an homage to Mozart and Haydn. Rounding out the program is Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5, inspired by swans in flight.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Luis Sanchez: Mozart on the Fortepiano

When: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:00pm

Pianist Luis Sanchez, associate professor of piano and head of keyboard studies at Texas A&M University-Commerce, performs sonatas by W.A. Mozart on a beautiful replica of Mozart’s own fortepiano. For over two decades, Dr. Sanchez has maintained an active career as soloist, collaborative artist and teacher. He has appeared in concerts in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Opera Theatre’s Opera Free For All: Bite-Size Arias/Big-Size Talents

When: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 1:00pm

The Opera Free For All series’ annual popular opener showcases every member of the Meadows Opera Ensemble in 60-second arias and songs of their choice as they challenge themselves to make a strong, positive and lasting impression and declare, “This is who I am as a singing actor!” in only one minute. Audience members are invited to reconnect with some of their favorite singing actors, meet exciting newcomers and be the first to discover the stars of tomorrow!

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Alvin Zhu: Guest Piano Recital

When: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 1:00pm

Alvin Zhu, pianist and Young Steinway Artist, performs Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and other piano masterworks. Zhu is recognized internationally for his musical talent and versatility. Continuing the legacy of his grandfather, the Chinese piano master Gongyi Zhu, Alvin has had acclaimed performances throughout the United States, Italy, France, China and Australia and has appeared in Alice Tully Hall and Steinway Hall in New York, the Sydney Opera House and Beijing Concert Hall. Alvin performs at SMU as the 2017 winner of the Patrick Price International Piano Competition.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Wind Ensemble: Opening Night in the Dallas Arts District

When: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 7:30pm

The MWE opens its 2017-18 concert season with a festive performance at the Dallas City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District. The program will feature The Dallas Arts District Fanfare by Dallas composer Quinn Mason, Alvin Etler’s dynamic Concerto for Clarinet, featuring Daniel Goldman of the Dallas Opera Orchestra, and Arnold Schoenberg’s iconic Theme and Variations, Op. 43a.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Music at the Meadows: Milongas y Mas

When: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:30pm

Enrique Muñoz from Santisteban del Puerto, Jaén, Spain, performs his unique blend of Ibero-American guitar music. His program is inspired by the musical genre milonga, which originated in the Río de la Plata areas of Argentina and Uruguay in the late 19th century. Works performed will range from classical pieces of the 16th century to 19th- and 20th-century compositions. The performance will feature music from his forthcoming CD Latino, which celebrates the music of Spain and Latin America.

Price: 

$15 for nonmembers; $10 for museum members; $5 for SMU students, faculty and staff

Contact: 

For tickets or more information, call 214.768.8587.

Meadows Distinguished Performer Concert Series - Joaquín Achucarro: Piano Recital

When: 
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 7:30pm

The Distinguished Performer Concert Series at SMU Meadows School of the Arts opens its 2017-18 season with a rare solo recital by world-renowned concert pianist, recording artist and Joel Estes Tate Professor Joaquín Achúcarro. The concert will be held Friday, September 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. Admission is $14 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $8 for SMU students, faculty and staff.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

When: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 2:30pm
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 2:30pm

The Meadows School of the Arts will present two performances of the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on June 1 and 2 at 2:30 pm in the Margo Jones Theatre on the SMU campus. The cast consists of music and theatre students who are taking the American Musical Theatre course during SMU’s May Term.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

Lane Harder
214.563.5573
lharder@smu.edu

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