Music

Meadows Jazz Orchestra Brown Bag Concert

When: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 12:45pm

Bring your lunch and relax in the Taubman Atrium for a lively midday concert by the Meadows Jazz Orchestra. The MJO explores the range of large ensemble jazz from traditions of the famed big bands to contemporary compositions. The ensemble features SMU students involved in an array of degree programs and majors across the Meadows School of the Arts and the SMU campus.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Julius String Quartet Fall Recital

When: 
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 7:30pm

The award-winning Julius String Quartet, which is in its second year as the Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence at the Meadows School, gives its annual fall recital.

Price: 

FREE

Contact: 

For more information call 214.768.2787

Visiting Artist Lecture: Nyugen Smith

When: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

Drawing heavily on his West Indian heritage, New York-based artist Nyugen Smith is committed to raising the consciousness of past and present political struggles through his practice, which consists of sculpture, installation, video and performance. His work considers imperialist practices of oppression, violence and ideological misnomers. Smith earned an M.F.A.

Price: 

FREE

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 - 9:30pm

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

Paul Barnes: Guest Piano Recital/Lecture

When: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1:00pm

Praised by The New York Times for his “Lisztian thunder and deft fluidity,” and the San Francisco Chronicle as “ferociously virtuosic,” pianist Paul Barnes has electrified audiences worldwide with his intensely expressive playing and cutting-edge programming. Barnes has recorded 12 CDs and this year celebrates his 23-year collaboration with Philip Glass. Inspired by the untimely passing of many of his closest friends, Dr. Barnes will explore the profound musical treatment of love and death in the music of Glass, Franz Liszt and ancient Byzantine chant.

Price: 

FREE

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

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

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