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Meadows Prize-Winning Violist Nadia Sirot Joins SYZYGY Ensemble

Nationally noted violist Nadia Sirota, winner of the 2013 Meadows Prize at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, will join SYZYGY, the Meadows new music ensemble, to present the world premieres of six works commissioned from music composition students and recent graduates. The concert takes place Thursday, October 10 at 8 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. Admission is free; for more information, call 214-768-2787 or follow @MeadowsSYZYGY on Twitter.

The Menil Collection Presents a Pianist, a Poet and a Painter

A new series of occasional conversations at the Menil Collection, A Common Language invites artists from different disciplines to focus on and consider particular works of art in the collection. For the inaugural program, three notable artists – the pianist Sarah Rothenberg, the poet Tony Hoagland, and the painter Carl Palazzolo – will share ideas about art and artistic practice and, looking beyond their own fields and experiences, consider what they, as artists, have in common. Regarding a particular work of art, they may diverge widely in opinion, setting the stage for agreement or disagreement as they invite audience participation.

Remembering the Old Big Tex

We’re only a day away from getting a nearly, brand-spanking new Big Tex. As everyone in Dallas remembers, Big Tex, the State Fair of Texas icon, caught fire on Friday, October 19, 2012. After a year of secrecy, a new Big Tex will be unveiled in Big Tex Circle on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 2 p.m.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Announces Curator Retirement and Appointment

Gary Tinterow, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, today announced an important curatorial transition for the Museum: Anne Wilkes Tucker, founding Curator of the Department of Photography, will retire in June 2015, having led the Department since 1976. Malcolm Daniel, longtime Curator and former Head of the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has been appointed to succeed her.

Dallas Museum of Art Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Awards to Artists

The Dallas Museum of Art is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2014 Awards to Artists. The Museum’s annual awards were established in 1980 by the Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund and the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund to recognize exceptional talent and potential in young visual artists who show a commitment to continuing their artistic endeavors. The Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund is awarded to artists between 15 and 25 years of age who reside in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, or Colorado, while the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund is open to residents of Texas under the age of 30.

Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas Opens Season at Mesquite Arts Center

In a program highlighting the talents of local composer, Dede Duson, the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas (CCGD) will launch its 2013-14 season with a concert at the Mesquite Arts Center on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. The concert, which will feature CCGD’s Concert I, Women’s Youth, and Youth Choruses, will be led by conductors Cynthia Nott, Kelly Pfaffenberger, and Nora Henson, respectively. The concert, entitled What We Have Once Enjoyed, will also include works by Morton Lauridsen, René Clausen, and more.