2013 Archives

Meadows School of the Arts kicks off
new community performance series

First performance a concert by the Meadows Wind Ensemble on Sept. 13

September 12, 2013

SMU Meadows School of the Arts is transporting its art and music into the community as part of a new “Meadows Community Series,” which will present five events in diverse venues throughout Dallas over the fall and spring semesters.

Meadows Wind EnsembleThe series launches with a concert by the Meadows Wind Ensemble at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 in the new Dallas City Performance Hall. Other offerings will include concerts by the Meadows Symphony Orchestra and Meadows choirs, a creative take on Shakespeare at NorthPark Center, and a dance performance and children’s creative movement class at Klyde Warren Park. (A full schedule and descriptions follow.)

The new series is part of Meadows’ ongoing initiative to engage the community with art, music, theatre, dance and more. Sam Holland, professor and director of the Division of Music at Meadows, says the series is about more than showcasing talented Meadows performers in new city locales; it’s also about inviting the audience members to have an aesthetic experience.

“People don’t come to concerts to learn something, or to be edified, or to be in the presence of greatness,” says Holland. “They come to feel something, to be moved by something greater than themselves. That is what the aesthetic experience is, and that is what we want to provide.”

Three of the events are ticketed, and two are free. Ticket prices range from $7-$13 and may be purchased at the door or online in advance at http://bit.ly/17WsBMU. For more information call the Meadows ticket office at 214-768-2787.


2013-2014 Meadows Community Series

Friday, Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.

What: Meadows Wind Ensemble Plays the Classics

Where: Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas 75201

Cost: $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students

The ensemble will play an evening of classics, including Paul Dukas’ Fanfare pour précéder “La Péri”; Richard Strauss’s Serenade in Eb, op. 7; Percy Aldridge Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy; and William Schuman’s George Washington Bridge. In addition, the Wind Ensemble will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the late Howard Dunn’s birthday. Dunn was the second conductor of the Meadows Wind Ensemble and founder of the Dallas Wind Symphony. 

Sunday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m.

What: Meadows Symphony Orchestra

Where: Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas 75201

Cost: $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students

The MSO presents a program of 20th-century gems, opening with Einojuhani Rautavaara’s 1995 rhapsodic Isle of Bliss, followed by two Maurice Ravel works written in homage to Baroque style, the 1919 Le tombeau de Couperin and 1910’s Pavane pour une infant. The concert concludes with the intrigue and grandeur of Suites 1 and 2 from Manuel de Falla’s 1919 The Three-Cornered Hat, a lively and lyrical work originally composed as a ballet for Sergei Diaghilev.

Sunday, Oct. 20 at 12 p.m.

What: Meadows Dance Performance and Children’s Creative Movement Class

Where: Klyde Warren Park, 1909 Woodall Rodgers Fwy., Dallas 75201

Cost: 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 fall Brown Bag Dance concert.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 3 p.m.

What: Meadows Chorale, Meadows Concert Choir & Diva Dolce

Where: Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., Dallas 75201

Cost: $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students

Saturday, April 26, 2014; time TBA

What: Shakespeare in the “Park”

Where: NorthPark Center, 8687 North Central Expwy., Dallas 75225

Cost: FREE

Working with Artist-in-Residence Will Power, theatre students will offer a creative take on  Shakespeare with minimal stage set and props.  

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