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SMU Meadows School of the Arts Announces Community Performances Series

SMU Meadows School of the Arts announces the Meadows Community Series. The six community concerts will feature talented students at diverse Dallas venues. The series will include performances by the Meadows Wind Ensemble, SYZYGY, Meadows choirs, Meadows Opera Theatre, Meadows Symphony Orchestra and dance.

Tickets for four of the concerts range from $7 to $25. Two of the concerts are free. Discounts are available for three and four concert purchases. Discounts are also available for Meadows season subscribers.

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&w=f0e1bffa1e7d72e1d85ad2ad7d4badfd or by calling 214-768-2787.

Meadows Community Series | Spring 2015

Friday, January 30 at 8 p.m.
The Best of the Meadows Wind Ensemble
Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas (75201)
$13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students

This City Performance Hall concert will give Dallas audiences a chance to hear an electric – and eclectic! – program that the Meadows Wind Ensemble is preparing for a gala February concert in San Antonio at the prestigious Texas Music Educators Association Conference. The conference is attended by well over 25,000 music professionals annually, and the MWE was selected to perform through a rigorous audition process. This “Best of the MWE” program will feature Michael Daugherty’s Motown Metal, Darius Milhaud’s La création du monde and William Bolcom’s First Symphony for Band.

Thursday, February 19 at 8 p.m.
SYZYGY New Music Ensemble Presents Vox Femina
Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas (75201)
$13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students, faculty & staff

Dan Welcher’s song cycle Vox Femina headlines a diverse showcase of 20th– and 21st-century music that also includes works by James MacMillan, Amy Beth Kirsten and Mason Bates.

Sunday, March 22 at 7 p.m.
Choral Concert: In Dreams
Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas (75201)
$13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students, faculty & staff

“Carry me to the place where dreams fly…”  These words from the Robert Bode poem, “In Dreams,” represent the inspiration for the concert, which features the Meadows Concert Choir, Meadows Chorale and Diva Dolce.  Included in the program will be works by Eric Whitacre, John David Earnest and Pēteris Vasks.

Friday, March 27 at 11 a.m.
Meadows Opera Theatre Presents “Sopranos Anonymous”
Elliot Hall in Highland Park Presbyterian Church, 3821 University Blvd., Dallas (75205)
FREE

Admitting that they cannot control their chronic high-note addictions, acute drama-queen compulsions and incurable obsession to steal the spotlight from others, a group of tightly wound sopranos gathers together in a meeting for the purpose of working towards recovery from their coloratura catastrophes, fioratura follies and countless diva difficulties. Conceived and directed by Courtney Stancil (a soprano).

Sunday, May 3 at 12 p.m.
Dancing in the Park
Klyde Warren Park, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas (75201)
FREE

Meadows dance students present a creative movement class for children in grades K-6 followed by excerpts of their original, student-choreographed ballet, modern and jazz works created for the Meadows School’s Sharp Show senior showcase.

Sunday, May 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Soluna Festival – Meadows Symphony Orchestra Concert
Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas (75201)
$25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for students, faculty & staff

The Meadows Symphony Orchestra will perform a special concert as part of the 2015 Soluna International Music & Arts Festival presented in May by the Dallas Symphony. The concert will reprise three works presented earlier in the MSO season, including Above Light by award-winning Meadows faculty composer Xi Wang; Saint-Saens’ Concerto for Piano No. 2 in G minor, featuring guest pianist Hando Nahkur, an international prizewinner and the first student accepted into Meadows’ prestigious Artist Diploma program; and Rachmaninoff’s imaginative and lively Symphonic Dances. Dallas Morning News critic Scott Cantrell praised the MSO’s earlier performance of Symphonic Dances as “absolutely touched by magic”; those who missed it will now have another chance to experience the magic themselves!

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