Concert

Meadows Wind Ensemble: MWE Plays the Classics

When: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:30pm

The Classics program has become a popular MWE tradition, a favorite of audiences and ensemble members alike. This year’s program will feature works by two British composers: Hammersmith: Prelude and Scherzo, Op. 52 by Gustav Holst and Concerto for Guitar and Chamber Orchestra by Malcolm Arnold, featuring Meadows alumnus Chuck Allred as soloist. The program will also include works by Aaron Copland, Vincent Persichetti and Igor Stravinsky.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

SYZYGY: 24HC

When: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 7:30pm

Music so new it was written last night! Meadows’ contemporary music ensemble SYZYGY, directed by Lane Harder, presents 24HC in partnership with the Meadows music composition department. 24HC stands for “24-hour concert,” meaning that composers will write music for randomly selected players from within SYZYGY between 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m., the performers will rehearse the work from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and the concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Come have fun at what is sure to be an entertaining evening of diverse approaches to contemporary music from SMU’s student composers.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Vaughan Williams, Schubert and Sibelius

When: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 2:30pm

The MSO season opening concert features three uplifting works. The first is Ralph Vaughan Williams’ lovely Five Variants of “Dives and Lazarus,” based on the British folk tune “Dives and Lazarus” and commissioned for the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. It’s followed by Franz Schubert’s buoyant, optimistic Symphony No. 5; written in 1816 when the composer was just 19, it’s considered an homage to Mozart and Haydn. Rounding out the program is Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5, inspired by swans in flight.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Brass Ensemble Concert

When: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:30pm
Where: 

The concert will feature brass students from the Division of Music performing works by Pezel, Gabrieli, Plog, Bruckner, Riegger and Haufrecht.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Concert for Kindness: Fundraiser for Operation Kindness No-Kill Animal Shelter

When: 
Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Concert for Kindness is an annual fundraiser event organized by Artists for Animals, with co-founders Erin Hannigan (SMU Meadows faculty member and principal oboist, Dallas Symphony) and renowned photographer Teresa Berg. The evening includes performances by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Avant Chamber Ballet and SMU Meadows School of the Arts. A silent art auction will feature works by area artists and students of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, along with a wine and dessert reception.

Price: 

$100 per person

Contact: 

For tickets and more information, visit artistsforanimalstx.com.

SYZYGY: Faces of Post-Minimalism

When: 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 4:30pm

SYZYGY, the contemporary music ensemble of the Meadows School of the Arts, presents a concert of music by post-minimalist composers including music by John Adams, Ingram Marshall, and SMU masters composition student Alex Shawver, among others. This will be a collaboration with Creative Computation featuring live video processing.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

SYZYGY: The Mechanics of Mystery

When: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

SYZYGY, the contemporary music ensemble of the Meadows School of the Arts, presents its spring concert featuring the music of Gyorgy Ligeti, SMU faculty composer Rob Frank, and a performance by the Meadows Percussion Ensemble in a performance of George Antheil's futurist dance score Ballet Mécanique.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

SYZYGY: New Music for Stage

When: 
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

SYZYGY, the contemporary music ensemble of the Meadows School of the Arts presents SMU student composers Alex Shawver, Dorian Stewart, Mikayla Dobson, German Lopez, Sam Henderson, and Gillian Perry in an evening of new micro-operas and micro-musicals. An SMU Engaged Learning project, these works are the culmination of a year-long collaboration between student composers, librettists, and students in the voice department. The project is directed by SMU senior music composition and film major Gillian Perry.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Together is Enough: Music by Lane Harder

When: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Lane Harder, faculty composer and director of SYZYGY, presents an evening of original music for guitar, orchestra, percussion ensemble, chamber strings, and voice.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Percussion Ensemble Spring Concert

When: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:30pm

The Meadows Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Jon D. Lee, presents its spring concert of new and classic works for percussion that run the gamut from light and fun to aggressive and intense. The program will feature a seminal work from the original “bad boy” of Western music, Ballet Mécanique by George Antheil. The “ballet” was originally conceived in 1924 to accompany a film by the same name and was scored for 16 specially synchronized player pianos, two grand pianos, electronic bells, xylophones, bass drums, a siren and three airplane propellers.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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