Meadows School of the Arts

Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Berio, Saint-Saens and Rachmaninoff

When: 
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 3:00pm

Luciano Berio’s playful Quattro Versioni, which layers together four versions of a charming work by Boccherini, opens the concert, followed by Saint-Saens’ Concerto for Piano No. 2 in G minor. An instant success when it debuted in 1868, it remains one of Saint-Saens’ most popular works; award-winning guest pianist Hando Nahkur, who is pursuing his Artist’s Diploma degree at Meadows, is soloist. The concert concludes with Rachmaninoff’s imaginative and lively Symphonic Dances.

Price: 

$13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students and SMU faculty & staff

Tickets

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

Meadows Opera Theatre: Opera Free For All – “All Tricks, No Treats!”

When: 
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 1:00pm

This Halloween performance presents some of opera’s most dangerous and sinister characters as they ensnare, dupe, deceive and fool the innocents in their midst. It’s a nasty business, but what glorious music! It’s what opera is all about! Offered in the fall and spring, the Opera Free For All brown bag series features one-act operas and scenes from opera and musical theatre.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

CANCELED - Guest Piano Recital: Epifanio Comis

When: 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 1:00pm

The eminent Italian pianist and conductor Epifanio Comis, praised by critics as “a pianist with an extraordinary sensitivity and technique,” will be the special guest of the Meadows piano department in a mini-residency culminating with an afternoon piano recital of solo and chamber works. Comis was most recently awarded the First International Sergei Rachmaninov Award from the Rachmaninov Society of Moscow.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

Expanding Your Horizons Brown Bag Concert Series: Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan

When: 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 1:00pm

The Meadows School hosts the acclaimed Rajasthani Gypsy Caravan as part of its fall 2014 U.S. tour. The group performs traditional music and dance from Rajasthan in northwest India, known as the beginning of The Romany Trail, where the Gypsy migration departed from over 1000 years ago. Members of the group have performed worldwide and were featured in the award-winning documentary Latcho Drom.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

Faculty Piano Recital: Liudmila Georgievskaya

When: 
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 8:00pm

An honors graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Russian pianist Liudmila Georgievskaya received an Artist Certificate from SMU Meadows and is currently on the Meadows faculty. Described as “authoritative and musical” (Dallas Morning News) with a “sharp, inquisitive mind shaping the performance” (The Guardian), she has performed in Russia, Ukraine, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Uzbekistan, Panama and across the United States.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

Public Debate: The Texas Governor’s Race

When: 
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

SMU will conduct a public debate regarding the governor’s race between Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott. SMU debaters will present both sides of the issues and a public comments section will allow students and community members to make arguments as well. At the debate’s conclusion, a final ballot of the audience will be taken and announced. The debate program is sponsored by the Meadows Division of Communication Studies.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.1574.

Meadows Chorale, Meadows Concert Choir and Diva Dolce: “By the Waters”

When: 
Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 3:00pm

Meadows’ three outstanding choral ensembles – Meadows Concert Choir, Meadows Chorale, and Diva Dolce – will open the 2014-15 choral concert season with a program that explores water imagery in sacred and secular music. Healing waters that soothe the soul, turbulent waters that represent a lover’s anguish, or perhaps softly undulating waters that accompany a love song – all of these images and more will be presented in works by such composers as Palestrina, Barber, Brahms and Howells.

Price: 

FREE; in lieu of admission, the Meadows choirs request that a donation be made to the North Texas Food Bank through ntfb.org; food items may also be donated in person at the concert.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

Meadows Wind Ensemble: “The French Connection”

When: 
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 8:00pm
Jack Delaney

The MWE’s French Connection might not feature a high-speed car chase, with Gene Hackman pursuing an elevated train in a 1971 Pontiac LeMans, but it will feature a menu of works by composers who share a “connection” to France, and Paris, in particular. The program will also honor faculty artist and professor of harpsichord and organ Larry Palmer, who is celebrating his 45th year at SMU Meadows, in a performance of Francis Poulenc’s Suite Francaise for harpsichord and chamber orchestra.

Price: 

$13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students and SMU faculty & staff

Tickets

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

Comini Lecture Series: “Oracle’s Signs (and Sounds): An Iconographic Exploration of the Ancient Andean Gods’ Images”

When: 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 5:30pm

Marco Curatola-Petrocchi, Professor of History and Head of the Andean Studies Program, Catholic University of Peru

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.1222.

Young Educator Seminars (YES)

When: 
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 6:30pm
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 6:30pm
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 6:30pm
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 6:30pm

YES strives to connect music educators to the profession by offering meaningful Continuing Professional Education seminars throughout the year. The seminars serve as a catalyst that not only informs but connects teachers to one another, thereby strengthening the quality of music education in our schools. YES seminars are free and informal, and CPE credit may be earned. An up-to-date list of speakers and topics for each session can be found on Facebook.

March 06 Event will be Off campus

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.1951.

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