Meadows Symphony Orchestra

Meadows at the Winspear 2019

When: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 8:00pm

To kick off the celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary, SMU Meadows will showcase the critically acclaimed Meadows Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Paul Phillips, and the Meadows Dance Ensemble performing three world premieres by internationally acclaimed choreographers. Former Paul Taylor dancer Takehiro Ueyama will create a new work set to The Chairman Dances by noted American composer John Adams. Featuring powerful athleticism, as well as delicate gestures drawn from his Japanese heritage, Ueyama’s repertoire has been inspired by the beauty in nature, the duality of darkness and light in the universal human condition and the humanity and compassion in day-to-day living. Alex Sanchez, known for his musical theater work on and off Broadway, will create a new group work to George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Sanchez has been praised by critics for works that are “inspired,” “whimsical” and “spectacular.” Dwight Rhoden, co-founder and co-artistic director of the New York City-based Complexions Contemporary Ballet, will close out the program with a new work choreographed to an orchestral suite from Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Rhoden has established a wide-ranging professional career, earning distinction from The New York Times as one of the most sought-out choreographers of the day. Proceeds from the event provide scholarships for the Meadows Scholars Program, aimed at recruiting the brightest and most talented students to SMU and Dallas.

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. For non-subscriber ticket purchases, call the AT&T Performing Arts Center box office at 214.880.0202.

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

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

Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Clyne, Bernstein and Beethoven

When: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 2:30pm

The program opens with Anna Clyne’s This Midnight Hour, a single-movement work composed in 2015. It was inspired by poems of Baudelaire and Nobel-winning poet Juan Ramón Jiménez evoking nighttime, emotional abandon, wild movement, and sounds and perfumes mixing in the night air. Next, in honor of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday year, the MSO will perform Bernstein’s Three Meditations from “Mass,” featuring faculty member and international performing artist Andres Díaz on cello. The concert concludes with Beethoven’s magnificent Symphony No. 5.

Price: 

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

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Meadows Symphony Orchestra: Concerto Competition Winners’ Concert

When: 
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 7:30pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2:30pm

The program 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

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