Performance

Michael Kirkendoll: Piano Works by Frederic Rzewski

When: 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 1:00pm

Called “the very model of a 21st-century musician,” pianist Michael Kirkendoll has established himself at the forefront of contemporary pianism. A piano professor at the University of Kansas, he is a dedicated advocate for the music of the 20th and 21st centuries, and his performances have been heralded as “inspired,” showcasing “extraordinary” technical gifts and “superior intelligence.” Dr. Kirkendoll will perform works by the brilliant composer Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938).

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Fall Brown Bag Dance Series

When: 
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 12:00pm
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:30pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:00pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 12:30pm
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:00pm

The Division of Dance presents lunchtime performances of 10-15 original, student-choreographed works in multiple genres including ballet, modern, jazz, tap and hip-hop.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

“In the Blood” by Suzan-Lori Parks

When: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 8:00pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 8:00pm
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 2:00pm

Directed by Rhonda Blair

In the Blood reimagines elements of Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter in a modern setting. Hester is now a woman living in poverty with her five children. She decides to ask the various fathers for assistance, with tragic consequences. Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks has won numerous awards and honors, including a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Tony Award. In the Blood, which premiered in 1999, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in drama.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

SYZYGY: The Soldier and the Fiddler – Igor Stravinsky and Wynton Marsalis

When: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

SYZYGY presents two major chamber works: Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier’s Tale) and Wynton Marsalis’s A Fiddler’s Tale for the same instrumentation, the latter of which contains a variety of jazz and blues influences. In the C.F. Ramuz tale depicted in Stravinsky’s piece, written during World War I, a soldier trades his violin to the devil in exchange for material prosperity. In Marsalis’s version, the story, adapted by Stanley Crouch, centers around a female jazz fiddler drawn by the devil into a record deal with a producer named Bubba Z. Beals.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Luis Sanchez: Mozart on the Fortepiano

When: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:00pm

Pianist Luis Sanchez, associate professor of piano and head of keyboard studies at Texas A&M University-Commerce, performs sonatas by W.A. Mozart on a beautiful replica of Mozart’s own fortepiano. For over two decades, Dr. Sanchez has maintained an active career as soloist, collaborative artist and teacher. He has appeared in concerts in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Opera Theatre’s Opera Free For All: Bite-Size Arias/Big-Size Talents

When: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 1:00pm

The Opera Free For All series’ annual popular opener showcases every member of the Meadows Opera Ensemble in 60-second arias and songs of their choice as they challenge themselves to make a strong, positive and lasting impression and declare, “This is who I am as a singing actor!” in only one minute. Audience members are invited to reconnect with some of their favorite singing actors, meet exciting newcomers and be the first to discover the stars of tomorrow!

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Wind Ensemble: Opening Night in the Dallas Arts District

When: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 7:30pm

The MWE opens its 2017-18 concert season with a festive performance at the Dallas City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District. The program will feature The Dallas Arts District Fanfare by Dallas composer Quinn Mason, Alvin Etler’s dynamic Concerto for Clarinet, featuring Daniel Goldman of the Dallas Opera Orchestra, and Arnold Schoenberg’s iconic Theme and Variations, Op. 43a.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Music at the Meadows: Milongas y Mas

When: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 6:30pm

Enrique Muñoz from Santisteban del Puerto, Jaén, Spain, performs his unique blend of Ibero-American guitar music. His program is inspired by the musical genre milonga, which originated in the Río de la Plata areas of Argentina and Uruguay in the late 19th century. Works performed will range from classical pieces of the 16th century to 19th- and 20th-century compositions. The performance will feature music from his forthcoming CD Latino, which celebrates the music of Spain and Latin America.

Price: 

$15 for nonmembers; $10 for museum members; $5 for SMU students, faculty and staff

Contact: 

For tickets or more information, call 214.768.8587.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

When: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 2:30pm
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 2:30pm

The Meadows School of the Arts will present two performances of the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee on June 1 and 2 at 2:30 pm in the Margo Jones Theatre on the SMU campus. The cast consists of music and theatre students who are taking the American Musical Theatre course during SMU’s May Term.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

Lane Harder
214.563.5573
lharder@smu.edu

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.

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