Concert

Meadows at the Meyerson 2017

When: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 8:00pm

The 24 annual gala benefit for SMU Meadows will feature the critically acclaimed Meadows Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Paul Phillips, in a concert of works by Ravel, Fauré and Delibes. Opening the program is Ravel’s La Valse, which the composer called his “choreographic poem for orchestra”; the music conjures whirling crowds of waltzing couples in an imperial court with unmistakable brooding undertones.

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

Meadows Distinguished Performer Concert Series: Alessio Bax Solo Piano Concert

When: 
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 7:30pm

Johnson-Prothro Artist-in-Residence Alessio Bax, gold medalist of both the 1997 Hamamatsu International Piano Competition and the 2000 Leeds International Piano Competition and a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, presents his only solo recital in the DFW area this season. The concert will feature works by Mozart, Schubert, Scriabin and Ravel.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787 or visit www.alessiobax.com

Cézanne Quartet

When: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 7:30pm

Join the Cézanne Quartet as they present their final concert as the Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence at SMU Meadows. Beginning the program is Haydn’s “Sunrise” Quartet, Op. 76, No. 4, an incredible example of tonal painting with the first violin depicting the rising sun over warm pedal tones. Next on the program is Britten’s Quartet No. 1, a piece reminiscent of the colors and sounds used in his well-loved opera Peter Grimes. What better way to end the program and the Cézanne Quartet’s tenure at SMU than Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 131?

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787 or visit www.cezannequartet.com.

Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Concerto Competition Winners’ Concert

When: 
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 2:30pm

The program includes Three Studies from Couperin by Thomas Ades and features winners of the annual Meadows Concerto Competition, who are chosen to perform with the orchestra from a highly competitive field of talented Meadows undergraduate and graduate students.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

The Ecstasies Above

When: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 7:30pm

“In Heaven a spirit doth dwell whose heart-strings are a lute…” So begins The Ecstasies Above, a setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem Israfel by British composer Tarik O’Regan. The Meadows Chorale, joined by members of Meadows’ new music ensemble, SYZYGY, will present this shimmering work – and others – in a concert featuring music that celebrates celestial wonders.

Price: 

FREE

In lieu of admission, the Meadows choirs ask that you make a donation to the North Texas Food Bank through ntfb.org; cash donations or nonperishable food items for the food bank will also be accepted at the concerts.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Distinguished Performer Concert Series: Alessio Bax and the Escher String Quartet: Russian Evening

When: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 7:30pm

Two Avery Fisher Career Grant winners, the Escher String Quartet and pianist Alessio Bax, who is also a Johnson-Prothro Artist-in-Residence at SMU Meadows, will join forces for the first time in a special Russian program including the stunning Quartet No. 9 by Shostakovich and the larger-than-life Piano Quintet by Sergei Taneyev.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Chamber Orchestra Student Conductors’ Concert

When: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 7:30pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 2:30pm

The concert features a smaller-scale version of the Meadows Symphony Orchestra, led by students in the master’s degree program in orchestral conducting and featuring winners of the Meadows Undergraduate Concerto Competition.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Emanuel Borok Valentine’s Concert: Music and Poetry Inspired by Love, with narrator Mark Landson

When: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 7:30pm

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a free evening of beautiful music and poetry dedicated to lovers everywhere. Distinguished violin Artist-in-Residence Emanuel Borok, retired concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony, and pianist Annie Lin will perform romantic works by Brahms, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and other well-known composers. Accompanying them will be narrator Mark Landson, founder of Neo Camerata and Open Classical, who will read love poems by Shakespeare, Keats, Burns and King Solomon, among others.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Edoardo Bellotti: Guest Organ Recital

When: 
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 7:30pm

Edoardo Bellotti, professor of organ, harpsichord and improvisation at the Eastman School of Music, will present an organ recital with works by Frescobaldi, Bach and others.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Wind Ensemble: An Eclectic Mix

When: 
Friday, February 3, 2017 - 7:30pm

An Eclectic Mix represents the perfect musical mismatch, a plaid-on-plaid combination of styles and composers! The program will feature String Theory Manouche, a gypsy jazz ensemble led by local banjo and guitar virtuoso Kim Platko, a longtime friend of the MWE. The ensemble also welcomes Tony Award-winning music director and conductor Kimberly Grigsby (’91), who will return to Meadows to conduct a medley of Broadway tunes.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

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