Concert

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

Duo Scordatura and SYZYGY: The Commissioned Project

When: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 7:30pm

Duo Scordatura, a string duo comprised of Meadows master’s conducting student Nicholas Leh Baker (violin) and Faith Magdalene Jones (viola), and members of SYZYGY, the Meadows School’s contemporary music ensemble, present an evening of commissioned works for piano trio as well as works inspired by the paintings of Dallas-based artist Jennifer Ayyad, who will present her works at the concert. The concert will feature music by Nick Norton, SMU master’s composition student Alex Shawver and others.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Dallas Bach Society: Repertorio

When: 
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Award-winning Soprano Nell Snaidas and the Baroque Guitar and Lute and Chamber Ensemble will present masterpieces from the Baroque and Renaissance periods in the unique setting of the Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall, where audience members will be surrounded by masterworks from the Museum's collection. Seating is limited, advance ticket purchase required. This special concert is made possible through collaboration with the Dallas Bach Society.

Price: 

$30 adults; $25 seniors and students; discounts available for museum members

Museum members may contact the museum membership office at museummembership@smu.edu to receive a discount promo code.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.871.5000 or visit www.ticketdfw.com.

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