Traditional carols, popular holiday songs, a tribute to Hanukah and more highlight a festive holiday concert by the Dallas Symphony Brass Quintet and guest artist Bradley Welch, organist of Highland Park United Methodist Church, on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts. The program includes such favorites as The First Noel, Ding Dong Merrily on High, and Mel Torme’s A Christmas Song, along with works by Bach and Handel.
“There’s nothing like a brass quintet with organ to raise the roof on the holiday season,” said Sam Holland, director of the Division of Music at the Meadows School. “This is a wonderful, family-friendly concert the entire community can enjoy.”
The concert is the third offering in the Meadows School’s new Faculty Artist Series. The quintet – composed of Dallas Symphony musicians Ryan Anthony (principal trumpet), Kevin Finamore (trumpet), Greg Hustis (principal horn), John Kitzman (principal trombone) and Matt Good (principal tuba) – began a long-term partnership with the Meadows School last year. The members also serve as adjunct faculty members in the Meadows Division of Music.
The concert will be held in Caruth Auditorium of the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. Tickets are $13 adults, $10 seniors, and $7 for SMU students, faculty and staff. Parking is available at Hillcrest and Binkley and in the garage beneath the Meadows Museum. For more information, please call the Meadows Ticket Office at 214.768.2787.