Performance

Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Torke, Puts and Tchaikovsky

When: 
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 2:30pm

The concert opens with contemporary composer Michael Torke’s December, evoking his memories of “cozy cheer in the early days of winter” in Milwaukee. It is followed by Pulitzer-winning composer Kevin Puts’ bright and beautiful Flute Concerto, with Dallas Symphony flutist and Meadows faculty member Kara Kirkendoll as soloist. The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s richly expressive Fourth Symphony. Written during a turbulent period of his life in 1877-78, it focuses on the power and inevitability of fate, yet ends on a positive note recognizing the possibility of happiness. The composer called it “an echo of my most intimate spiritual life.”

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

PLAY: "The Cherry Orchard" by Anton Chekhov

When: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 2:00pm
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 2:00pm

Chekhov’s final play is a modern masterpiece. Madame Ranevskaya returns to her family estate in the Russian countryside just as the estate may be sold for debts. Selling their famous cherry orchard would rescue the estate – will it be done? Chekhov’s comedy uses frustrated love, identity, class, just-missed opportunities, and a group of delightful, contradictory characters to examine the nature of social change and the human struggle for happiness.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

What Makes a Citizen?

When: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Reception at 6 p.m.

Price: 

$25; $20 for DIHC members; $10 for educators and students; discounts for groups of 5 or more

Contact: 

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Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Britten and Mahler

When: 
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 2:30pm

The program features two pieces from Benjamin Britten’s tragic 1945 opera Peter Grimes, the composer’s first to become a critical and popular success. Four Sea Interludes, which includes “Dawn,” “Sunday Morning,” “Moonlight” and “Storm,” and the Passacaglia both provide psychological cues in the opera’s dramatic story of a fisherman accused of murdering his apprentices. The second half of the concert features Gustav Mahler’s ebullient, colorful Symphony No. 4, which explores themes of childhood, innocence and spirituality. Its final movement is based on a German song that translates as “The heavenly life,” offering a child’s view of heaven, and will feature soprano soloist and Meadows alumna Alissa Roca.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

PLAY: "A Lie of the Mind" by Sam Shepard

When: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 8:00pm
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 2:00pm

This award-winning play by the late Sam Shepard follows the jagged, complex relationship between two families. Considered a landmark work by a playwright at the height of his powers, it moves between Montana and California, husbands and wives, parents and children, and brothers and sisters. Both raw and moving, funny and frightening, A Lie of the Mind explores the hungry heart of the American landscape.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

United: Featuring the Dallas Street Choir

When: 
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:30pm

For our first concert of the season, we are thrilled to be joined by our friends from the extraordinary Dallas Street Choir, under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Palant. Founded in 2014, the Dallas Street Choir offers a musical outlet for those experiencing homelessness and severe disadvantage. The choir made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2017. Join us for this celebration of the unifying power of song!

Price: 

FREE
In lieu of admission, please make a donation to the North Texas Food Bank, either in person at the concert (cash, check, or non-perishable food item) or online at ntfb.org.

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Wind Ensemble: In the Beginning . . .

When: 
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 7:30pm

In the Beginning . . . will open with (what else?!) A Big Bang – the world premiere of a fanfare for brass and percussion by Meadows composer Alex Shawver. It seems only fitting that our Big Bang be followed by Darius Milhaud’s classic from 1923, La création du monde – the first work to successfully combine jazz with so-called “classical” elements. Gershwin, who is also represented in the MWE’s 2018-19 season, often gets credit for this with his iconic Rhapsody in Blue, but Milhaud actually beat him to the punch by one year. The program will also include performances of two works inspired by La creation …: a second world premiere by Alex Shawver, his ominously titled The Destruction of the World, and Aaron Copland’s seldom-performed Music for the Theatre. Both works pay homage to Milhaud stylistically, and even mirror his form and instrumentation to a degree. For fans of “fusion” music, this is a definite can’t-miss concert!

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

SYZYGY: Ancient Voices of Children

When: 
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 7:30pm

SYZYGY presents George Crumb’s landmark chamber work Ancient Voices of Children with Meadows Performer's Diploma student Lauren Davis as the mezzo-soprano soloist. Also featured on the program is Meadows alumna Olga Amelkina-Vera’s work for Pierrot ensemble, Submerged Worlds, a piece that won the 2018 American Prize for Composition in its category. Amelkina-Vera’s piece was directly influenced by Crumb’s music. The program will also feature music that influenced Crumb’s unique compositional voice, including Anton Webern’s Five Pieces, Op.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Christophe Mantoux: Organ Guest Recital

When: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:30pm

Prize-winning organist Christophe Mantoux, who will replace Professor Stefan Engels during Engels’ sabbatical leave in fall 2018, will present a recital with works of Bach and French masters. Mantoux is professor of organ at the Conservatoire régional de Paris and Pôle supérieur de Paris in France and a winner of the prestigious First Prize in Interpretation at the Chartres International Organ Competition. His international career as a concert organist has taken him to more than 20 countries on four continents.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Haydn’s "Seven Last Words of Christ"

When: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 6:30pm

Meadows Chamber Music Ensembles

Experience Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ for string quartet as led by Aaron Boyd, director of chamber music at the Meadows School of the Arts, in the context of the religious art and objects on display in the Meadows Museum.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.8587

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