Meadows School of the Arts

Meadows Symphony Orchestra

When: 
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 8:00pm
Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 3:00pm

The program includes the Overture to The School for Scandal, Samuel Barber’s first composition for full orchestra; premiered in 1933, it captures the wit and energy of the 18th-century dramatic comedy that inspired it. International concert artist and Meadows professor of cello Andrés Díaz is guest soloist for the challenging Cello Concerto No. 2 by Russian composer Dmitry Kabalevsky, a stunning work of lyricism and pathos. Also featured is Sibelius’s remarkable Symphony No.

Price: 

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

Tickets

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

Young Educator Seminars (YES)

When: 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 6:30pm

Young Educator Seminars is pleased to announce that Richard Crain, President of The Midwest Clinic, will be the featured speaker for the September 24 meeting. 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.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.1951.

Faculty Chamber Music Recital: Liudmila Georgievskaya and Friends

When: 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 8:00pm

Dallas Symphony and Meadows faculty members Barbara Sudweeks, viola, and Paul Garner, clarinet, together with award-winning Meadows alumni Thomas Schwan, pianist and composer, and Liudmila Georgievskaya, pianist and Meadows faculty member, present a fascinating program ranging from Mozart to Berg.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

Meadows Opera Theatre: Opera Free For All – “Bite-Size Arias/Big-Size Talents”

When: 
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 1:00pm

The Opera Free For All brown bag series opener showcases every member of the Meadows Opera Theatre 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 their favorite young 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.

Public Debate: Should the U.S. legalize marijuana?

When: 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
Where: 

SMU’s debate team will host a one-hour public debate on whether or not the U.S. should legalize marijuana. Audience members will be encouraged to make arguments during the public comment part of the debate. The event will conclude with an audience ballot and presentation of results. The debate program is sponsored by the Meadows Division of Communication Studies.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.1574.

The Meadows Wind Ensemble Plays the Classics

When: 
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 8:00pm

The MWE classics concert has become an annual tradition, featuring repertoire chosen by members of the Ensemble. This year’s concert will feature as guest artists the Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet performing a work composed specifically for them, Scott Switzer’s Breaking Out for bassoon quartet and wind orchestra. The program also includes Antonín Dvořák’s Serenade in D minor, op. 44, and Paul Hindemith’s 1950s “classic” for concert band, the Symphony in Bb.

Price: 

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

Tickets

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

Guest Piano Recital: Nancy Weems

When: 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 1:00pm

The Meadows piano department presents guest pianist Nancy Weems in an afternoon recital. An endowed professor at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, Weems has given performances throughout the world and appeared as a guest artist with numerous symphony orchestras. One critic called her “A rare treasure... Nancy Weems is an extraordinary pianist, grand in scope, and powerful in her interpretation, possessing fantastic technique.”

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

Faculty Recital: Larry Palmer, Harpsichord and Organ

When: 
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 8:00pm

For his 45th annual faculty recital at SMU, Dr. Palmer will play organ works by Saint-Saens, Bach, De Grigny, Calvin Hampton, Wilbur Held and Thomas Hewitt-Jones. Also featured will be harpsichord works by Rameau, Busoni, Hessenberg, Frederico Mompou and Domenico Scarlatti.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

Faculty Artist and Distinguished Alumni Recital Series: Alexander Kobrin, piano, and Emanuel Borok, violin

When: 
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 8:00pm

International concert artists Alexander Kobrin, 2005 Gold Medal winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and Emanuel Borok, retired concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and currently Distinguished Artist-in-Residence in violin at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, will present the first of three concerts devoted to the complete collection of Beethoven’s 10 sonatas for violin and piano. The pair’s additional two concerts will be presented March 7 and May 11, 2015.

Price: 

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

Tickets

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

Brazen Brass 5

When: 
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 8:00pm

Brazen Brass 5, an ensemble-in-residence at SMU Meadows and national winner of the 2014 Aspen Music Festival and School Brass Quintet Fellowship, presents a lively evening of music for brass instruments. The program includes works by Malcolm Arnold and Oskar Böhme, as well as newer works commissioned and composed within the past few years.

As winners of the Aspen fellowship, members of Brazen Brass 5 studied and performed this summer with the world-renowned American Brass Quintet and participated in more than 50 concerts as part of Aspen’s orchestral and chamber music programs.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

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