Meadows School of the Arts

Film and Lecture: Dare to Drum

When: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 7:30pm
Dare to Drum

The new documentary film Dare to Drum chronicles the creation of a concerto for world percussion and orchestra, Gamelan D’Drum, and its world premiere with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2011. The film, which screened at the 2015 Dallas International Film Festival, features the work’s composer, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Stewart Copeland, and the SMU faculty members of the percussion group D’Drum who performed the piece with the DSO.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.1951 or visit www.daretodrumfilm.com

Ravel, Respighi and Mussorgsky

When: 
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 7:30pm
Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 2:30pm

The program opens with Valses nobles et sentimentales (1911-12), a suite of “noble and sentimental” waltzes by Maurice Ravel combining lilting rhythms, sharp dissonances and elegant sensuality. Fountains of Rome (1916-17) by Ottorini Respighi, whose music is considered the culmination of the Italian symphonic tradition, follows; part of the composer’s acclaimed “Roman trilogy,” it includes four movements, each depicting one of Rome’s famous fountains at a different time of day.

Price: 

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

Tickets

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

Paper Dolls

When: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 8:00am - Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 12:00pm

Paper Dolls displays photographs of collages created through the alteration and excavation of contemporary fashion magazines. Located in the newly renovated Hamon Arts Library lobby, this new body of work explores the intersections of new media, fashion advertising, photography and the body. The exhibition features new work by SMU former adjunct lecturer Justin Shull and SMU M.F.A. graduate Colleen Shull.

Reception with the artists Monday, October 19, 2015 at 7:00pm.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.1855.

Fashion Design Sketches by Nancy B. Hamon

When: 
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 8:00am - Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 12:00pm

The exhibition in the library’s Hawn Gallery features fashion design sketches, circa 1933-42, by Nancy B. Hamon (1918-2011) from the Jake and Nancy Hamon Papers, housed in Jerry Bywaters Special Collections in the Hamon Arts Library, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.1860.

New Opera for a New World

When: 
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 7:30pm

New Opera for a New World (NONW) was created to provide opportunities for young artistic professionals to collaborate and create original contemporary operatic works. NONW’s exciting inaugural performance pieces center on the intense and often overwhelming emotion of shame and how it plays a pivotal role in society today. Join us for the world premiere of these works!

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

Opera Free For All: Bite-size Arias/Big-size Talents

When: 
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 1:00pm

The Opera Free For All series’ popular 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 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.

Meadows Jazz Orchestra Fall Brown Bag Concert

When: 
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 12:45pm
Meadows Jazz Orchestra

The Meadows Jazz Orchestra is back and hotter than ever! Bring your lunch and relax in the Taubman Atrium for a lively midday concert by the Meadows Jazz Orchestra, directed by Dylan Smith. This concert will be a sneak peek at what the MJO has in store for the 2015-16 season. The MJO explores the range of large ensemble jazz from traditions of the great big bands to contemporary compositions. The ensemble features students involved in an array of degree programs and majors across the Meadows School of the Arts and the SMU campus.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

Wading Home opera

When: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 7:30pm

by Mary Alice Rich, based on a novel by Rosalyn Story

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.3580.

From “Man and His World” to the End of the World by Michael A. Morris

When: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
Where: 

In conjunction with the exhibition A to Z: Abracadabra to Zombies at the Pollock Gallery, artist Michael A. Morris will lecture about the apocalypse and utopia.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.1222.

Liudmila Georgievskaya and Friends: Music of Messiaen

When: 
Monday, September 14, 2015 - 7:30pm

Meadows faculty members Liudmila Georgievskaya, piano, Matt Albert, violin, and Paul Garner, clarinet, are joined by award-winning Meadows alumnus Francesco Mastromatteo, cello, for a chamber music recital featuring Olivier Messiaen’s Fantasy for Violin and Piano (1933) and Quartet for the End of Time (1941).

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787.

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