Concert

CANCELED: Julius Quartet Spring Recital

When: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 7:30pm

The Julius Quartet, Meadows’ Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence, gives their annual spring recital. For more information call 214.768.2787.

 

 

 

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Organ Studio Spring Recital

When: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:30pm

The SMU Organ Studio will present its spring recital with works of Weckmann, Bach, Liszt, Vierne and others. For more information call 214.768.2787.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Museum Concert: Bach – A Birthday Celebration

When: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:30pm

Celebrate the 334th birthday of the Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach in a unique way among the collections of the Meadows Museum. This program, which includes the joyous Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 and the powerful D Minor Concerto for two violins, features students and Meadows faculty Emanuel Borok and Aaron Boyd as soloists.

Price: 

$15 for nonmembers; $10 for museum members; $5 for SMU students, faculty and staff
Reservations required; call 214.768.8587.

Imperial Brass Concert

When: 
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Known in the SMU community for providing music for various academic ceremonies, Imperial Brass, an acclaimed Dallas-based brass ensemble, performs an exciting concert of music for brass and percussion. For tickets, call 214.870.8518 or visit www.imperialbrass.com.

Price: 

$20 for adults, $10 for seniors and students

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Mini Residency: Dan Tepfer, Jazz Pianist/Composer

When: 
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Dan Tepfer
Dan Tepfer residency

FRIDAY JANUARY 25 – FREE

Workshops 12 p.m.: Chamber Music Class with Dan Tepfer and the Julius Quartet

1 p.m.: Composition Masterclass

SATURDAY 1/26 - FREE

Dan Tepfer, Jazz Pianist/Composer

Dan Tepfer, termed “a remarkable musician” by The Washington Post and one “who refuses to set himself limits” by France’s Télérama, returns to SMU for a mini-residency that will include two recitals. In this first recital, the award-winning jazz pianist/composer will showcase his latest project, “Natural Machines,” in which he returns to his background in science for an exploration of the intersection between algorithms and improvisation. Using Yamaha’s Disklavier, he has written programs that respond in real time to his improvisations, leading to an exceptional melding of man and machine. Simultaneously, algorithmic projections create a mesmerizing visual universe that reveals the underlying musical structure. National Public Radio (NPR)’s 2017 short documentary on this project, Fascinating Algorithm, has been viewed over 1.4 million times on Facebook. For more information call 214.768.2787.

SUNDAY 1/27 - FREE

Dan Tepfer and the Julius Quartet

Jazz pianist/composer Dan Tepfer’s second recital, part of his mini-residency at SMU, will focus on two works. In the first half of the concert he will play excerpts from his acclaimed solo album Goldberg Variations / Variations, in which he performs J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations masterpiece as well as improvising upon it to “build a bridge across centuries and genres,” as The Wall Street Journal put it. New York Magazine called the album “elegant, thoughtful and thrilling,” while DownBeat declared it “one of the more audacious, accomplished recordings of the year.” In the second half of the concert, the vibrant Julius Quartet, Meadows’ Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence, will join Tepfer for a performance of his groundbreaking piano quintet, Solar Spiral, a three-movement piece commissioned by the Ravinia Festival. For more information call 214.768.2787.

For more information call 214.768.2787.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Wind Ensemble: Three-Ring Circus

When: 
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 7:30pm

Three-Ring Circus is, as one might expect, a program that is all about 3s! The program will feature three pieces for metal instruments: Ring, Flourish, Blaze by Augusta Read Thomas, Canzon septimi toni à 12 (for three choirs) by Giovanni Gabrieli, and a new fanfare for brass instruments by Meadows student Quinn Mason. Also featured will be three quasi-jazz works: Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs by Leonard Bernstein, Rhapsody in Blue (original “jazz band” version) by George Gershwin, and Blue Shades by Meadows alumnus Frank Ticheli. Two more “3s” round out the program: Stravinsky’s Three pieces for clarinet solo and two dancers, and Passages (in three movements) by Stephen Jones, written on commission for the MWE. The only thing missing is a waltz in three-quarter time – we’ll work on that!

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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, Heroes, 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 theuniversal 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 dance work to George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, with a story line inspired by the hope and determination of the immigrant experience in 1920s New York. Sanchez has been praised by critics for works that are “whimsical,” “spectacular” and “wildly ingenious.” Dwight Rhoden, co-founder and co-artistic director of the New York City-based Complexions Contemporary Ballet, will close out the program with Stellar Matter, 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 thebrightest and most talented students to SMU and Dallas. For more information call 214.768.2787.

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.

Distinguished Performer Concert Series - Alessio Bax Piano Recital: Italian Inspirations

When: 
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 7:30pm

Award-winning pianist Alessio Bax’s only Dallas recital this spring will feature a program titled “Italian Inspirations.” The Johnson-Prothro Artist-in-Residence will perform the spine-tingling sounds of Dallapiccola’s Quaderno musicale di Annalibera (Annalibera’s musical notebook) alongside Bach’s arrangement of the Alessandro Marcello oboe concerto, Rachmaninoff’s Variations on a Theme of Corelli, and two pieces by Liszt that drew inspiration from great Italians:

St. François d’Assise: La prédication aux oiseaux (St. Francis of Assisi: The Sermon to the Birds) and the diabolical Après une Lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata. Bax combines exceptional lyricism and insight with consummate technique, and is recognized as “among the most remarkable young pianists now before the public” (Gramophone). He catapulted to prominence with First Prize wins at both the Leeds and Hamamatsu International Piano Competitions, and is now a familiar face on four continents, not only as a recitalist and chamber musician, but as a concerto soloist who has appeared with more than 100 orchestras, including the London and Royal Philharmonic orchestras, Dallas and Cincinnati symphonies, NHK Symphony in Japan, St. Petersburg Philharmonic with Yuri Temirkanov, and the City of Birmingham Symphony with Sir Simon Rattle.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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

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