Concert

Meadows at the Winspear 2019

When: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 8:00pm

To kick off the celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary, SMU Meadows will showcase the critically acclaimed Meadows Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Paul Phillips, and the Meadows Dance Ensemble performing three world premieres by internationally acclaimed choreographers. Former Paul Taylor dancer Takehiro Ueyama will create a new work set to The Chairman Dances by noted American composer John Adams. Featuring powerful athleticism, as well as delicate gestures drawn from his Japanese heritage, Ueyama’s repertoire has been inspired by the beauty in nature, the duality of darkness and light in the universal human condition and the humanity and compassion in day-to-day living. Alex Sanchez, known for his musical theater work on and off Broadway, will create a new group work to George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Sanchez has been praised by critics for works that are “inspired,” “whimsical” and “spectacular.” Dwight Rhoden, co-founder and co-artistic director of the New York City-based Complexions Contemporary Ballet, will close out the program with a new work choreographed to an orchestral suite from Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Rhoden has established a wide-ranging professional career, earning distinction from The New York Times as one of the most sought-out choreographers of the day. Proceeds from the event provide scholarships for the Meadows Scholars Program, aimed at recruiting the brightest and most talented students to SMU and Dallas.

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. For non-subscriber ticket purchases, call the AT&T Performing Arts Center box office at 214.880.0202.

A Celebration of Indonesian Music and Dance

When: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 7:30pm

SMU Meadows School of the Arts welcomes guest artists from Indonesia for a concert of music and dance. From Houston, The Honorable Nana Yuliana, Ph.D., Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia, will be in attendance, accompanied by three Houston-based dancers who will open the show with a Balinese welcome dance. Featured performers include Balawan, a musician/composer considered Indonesia’s preeminent guitarist and founder of the Batuan Ethnic Fusion band that combines traditional Balinese music with jazz; Ade Suparman, a Java-based composer and master of the kecapi (box zither), suling (Javanese bamboo flute) and gamelan (indigenous percussion music of Indonesia); and Nurrika, a choreographer and performer of Indonesian classical and folk dances. Also featured will be Indian musician and UNT faculty member Poovalur Sriji on mridangam (wooden double-headed drum of southern India) and clarinetist Jonathan Jones, both of whom performed with Balawan at festivals in Indonesia. The artists will be joined by Jamal Mohamed, director of the Meadows World Music Ensemble, and former and current students from the Ensemble, including musical veterans of the SMU-in-Bali program.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information about the artists, visit http://balawan.net and http://adesuparman.blogspot.com.For event information call 214.768.2787

Meadows World Music Ensemble: Dunya

When: 
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 7:30pm

This special concert of music and dance celebrates the release of the Meadows World Music Ensemble’s first album, “Dunya,” which means “world” in Indonesian. Guest artists from Indonesia will join students and alumni of the Ensemble in an exciting performance of music rarely heard in the U.S.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Distinguished Performer Concert Series: Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung Piano Duo Recital

When: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 7:30pm

Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung, award-winning pianists and Meadows’ Johnson-Prothro Artists-in-Residence, present an exciting program ranging from the most intimate works for piano four hands to the full symphonic exuberance of two pianos. The duo will perform Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), Stravinsky’s Petrouchka, Lutosławski’s Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Ravel’s La Valse and Piazzolla’s Two Tangos.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Wind Ensemble: The British Invasion

When: 
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 7:30pm

The British Invasion will feature a medley of hits by the greatest British Invasion bands of the ’60s (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, The Moody Blues and more!), arranged for rock band and the MWE by the brilliant arranger Daniel Davis. The program will also include works by Gustav Holst, Malcolm Arnold, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Walton and Arthur Sullivan. Caruth Auditorium will be awash in Union Jacks, including miniature flags distributed to members of the audience, to create the look and feel of London’s famous BBC Proms!

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Opera Theatre’s Opera Free For All: I Want Magic

When: 
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 1:00pm

Magical, mystical scenes of enchantment and deception from opera and musical theatre take the stage in classics from Mozart, Schwartz, von Weber, Previn and Offenbach.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Liudmila Georgievskaya: Valentine’s Day Piano Recital

When: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 7:30pm

Award-winning pianist and faculty member Liudmila Georgievskaya presents a Valentine’s Day concert of Romantic and post-Romantic masterpieces for the piano. Dr. Georgievskaya is a critically acclaimed performer who maintains a teaching and concert career in Europe and the Americas.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

CLAY & Things - Opening Reception

When: 
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: 

SITE131 welcomes the Fall 2018 season with CLAY + Things, set for September 8 - December 14, 2018.

The rare presentation includes Texas ceramicists Eric & Morgan Grasham’s curious taxidermy and clay figures, Julia Jalowiec’s (BFA '18) jolly figurative groupings, Jessica Kreutter’s mysterious global composites, Shelby David Meier’s (MFA '17) re-imagined porcelain objects, SMU Associate Professor Brian Molanphy’s wall-hung invented shapes, and Angel Oloshove’s brilliantly colored globes. New York artist Jenny Hata Blumenfield contributes wall-mounted relief tile “paintings.” Curated by SITE131 Director Joan Davidow.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

Brian Molanphy
bmolanphy@smu.edu

Meadows Jazz Orchestra Brown Bag Concert

When: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:45pm

Bring your lunch and relax in the Taubman Atrium for a lively midday concert by the Meadows Jazz Orchestra. The MJO explores the range of large ensemble jazz from traditions of the famed big bands to contemporary compositions. The ensemble features SMU 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

Lazos sobre el Atlantic/Ties over the Atlantic

When: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:30pm

Museum Guitar Concert: Luis García Perez

A native of the Canary Islands, Luis Alejandro García Perez has won more than 10 international awards, including First Prize and the Festival d’Ordino Prize at the 89th Musical Youth Competition of Spain (Madrid, 2018), and First Prize, Prize Llobet, and the Audience Award at the International Guitar Competition of Barcelona “Miquel Llobet” (2017). This program will mark his debut in the Americas and features a variety of music and composers, from the Afro-Cuban songs of Ernesto Lecuona to music from the shores and great cities of the Iberian Peninsula.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.8587

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