May
13
8:00 PM20:00

Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

RACHMANINOFF  Piano Concerto No. 2

WAGNER  Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Numberg

DEBUSSY  Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun

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Composers have always used imagination inspired from nature, so it is no surprise that many have picked up their pens (or their quills!) to give us musical depictions of the fascinating creatures with whom we share the planet. Throughout the 2016‐17 Season, Symphony Goes Wild, the talented musicians of the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra will offer the most delightful and entertaining of these philharmonic fauna, from the smallest Mussorgsky’s Song of the Flea, to the largest Hovhaness’ And God Created Great Whales. Our musical zoo will include horses (Copland), lions (Rorem), elephants (Mancini, of course!), bears (Haydn and Bartok), Vaughan Williams (wasps), and Respighi (snakes!). Plus, familiar favorites like the murmuring insects and serenading birds of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, along with the charms of
Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals.

The 2016‐2017 Season will feature Greek pianist, Andreas Kerkezos, performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, the always popular Holidays with the Symphony performance, as well as violin prodigy, Kiarra Saito‐Beckman, performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 and the 12th Annual Great Movie Scores Quiz.

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Apr
15
8:00 PM20:00

Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

TCHAIKOVSKY  Variations on a Rococo Theme

BARTOK  Hungarian Sketches

RAVEL  Ma mere l'Oye

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Composers have always used imagination inspired from nature, so it is no surprise that many have picked up their pens (or their quills!) to give us musical depictions of the fascinating creatures with whom we share the planet. Throughout the 2016‐17 Season, Symphony Goes Wild, the talented musicians of the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra will offer the most delightful and entertaining of these philharmonic fauna, from the smallest Mussorgsky’s Song of the Flea, to the largest Hovhaness’ And God Created Great Whales. Our musical zoo will include horses (Copland), lions (Rorem), elephants (Mancini, of course!), bears (Haydn and Bartok), Vaughan Williams (wasps), and Respighi (snakes!). Plus, familiar favorites like the murmuring insects and serenading birds of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, along with the charms of
Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals.

The 2016‐2017 Season will feature Greek pianist, Andreas Kerkezos, performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, the always popular Holidays with the Symphony performance, as well as violin prodigy, Kiarra Saito‐Beckman, performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 and the 12th Annual Great Movie Scores Quiz.

The LCSO is going wild, so be sure to subscribe now as this is a symphonic safari you won’t want to miss!

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Mar
18
8:00 PM20:00

Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

SAINT-SAENS  The Carnival of the Animals

AUBER  Overture to The Bronze Horse

ANDERSON  Old MacDonald Had A Farm

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Composers have always used imagination inspired from nature, so it is no surprise that many have picked up their pens (or their quills!) to give us musical depictions of the fascinating creatures with whom we share the planet. Throughout the 2016‐17 Season, Symphony Goes Wild, the talented musicians of the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra will offer the most delightful and entertaining of these philharmonic fauna, from the smallest Mussorgsky’s Song of the Flea, to the largest Hovhaness’ And God Created Great Whales. Our musical zoo will include horses (Copland), lions (Rorem), elephants (Mancini, of course!), bears (Haydn and Bartok), Vaughan Williams (wasps), and Respighi (snakes!). Plus, familiar favorites like the murmuring insects and serenading birds of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, along with the charms of
Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals.

The 2016‐2017 Season will feature Greek pianist, Andreas Kerkezos, performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, the always popular Holidays with the Symphony performance, as well as violin prodigy, Kiarra Saito‐Beckman, performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 and the 12th Annual Great Movie Scores Quiz.

The LCSO is going wild, so be sure to subscribe now as this is a symphonic safari you won’t want to miss!

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Feb
18
8:00 PM20:00

Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

HUMMEL  Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in F Minor

HAYDN  Symphony No. 82 in C Major

SCHUBERT  Symphony No. 5 in Bb Major

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Composers have always used imagination inspired from nature, so it is no surprise that many have picked up their pens (or their quills!) to give us musical depictions of the fascinating creatures with whom we share the planet. Throughout the 2016‐17 Season, Symphony Goes Wild, the talented musicians of the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra will offer the most delightful and entertaining of these philharmonic fauna, from the smallest Mussorgsky’s Song of the Flea, to the largest Hovhaness’ And God Created Great Whales. Our musical zoo will include horses (Copland), lions (Rorem), elephants (Mancini, of course!), bears (Haydn and Bartok), Vaughan Williams (wasps), and Respighi (snakes!). Plus, familiar favorites like the murmuring insects and serenading birds of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, along with the charms of
Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals.

The 2016‐2017 Season will feature Greek pianist, Andreas Kerkezos, performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, the always popular Holidays with the Symphony performance, as well as violin prodigy, Kiarra Saito‐Beckman, performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 and the 12th Annual Great Movie Scores Quiz.

The LCSO is going wild, so be sure to subscribe now as this is a symphonic safari you won’t want to miss!

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Jan
21
8:00 PM20:00

Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

MENDELSSOHN  Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor

BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV  Flight of the Bumblebee

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Composers have always used imagination inspired from nature, so it is no surprise that many have picked up their pens (or their quills!) to give us musical depictions of the fascinating creatures with whom we share the planet. Throughout the 2016‐17 Season, Symphony Goes Wild, the talented musicians of the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra will offer the most delightful and entertaining of these philharmonic fauna, from the smallest Mussorgsky’s Song of the Flea, to the largest Hovhaness’ And God Created Great Whales. Our musical zoo will include horses (Copland), lions (Rorem), elephants (Mancini, of course!), bears (Haydn and Bartok), Vaughan Williams (wasps), and Respighi (snakes!). Plus, familiar favorites like the murmuring insects and serenading birds of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, along with the charms of
Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals.

The 2016‐2017 Season will feature Greek pianist, Andreas Kerkezos, performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, the always popular Holidays with the Symphony performance, as well as violin prodigy, Kiarra Saito‐Beckman, performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 and the 12th Annual Great Movie Scores Quiz.

The LCSO is going wild, so be sure to subscribe now as this is a symphonic safari you won’t want to miss!

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Dec
17
8:00 PM20:00

Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

J.S. BACH  Sheep May Safely Graze

STEPHENSON  We Three Kings

ANDERSON  Sleigh Ride

Join the LCSO for a Holiday Safari!  Don't miss our Annual Carol Sing-along and lots of holiday favorites!  It's sure to be an evening of fun for all family and friends! 

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Composers have always used imagination inspired from nature, so it is no surprise that many have picked up their pens (or their quills!) to give us musical depictions of the fascinating creatures with whom we share the planet. Throughout the 2016‐17 Season, Symphony Goes Wild, the talented musicians of the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra will offer the most delightful and entertaining of these philharmonic fauna, from the smallest Mussorgsky’s Song of the Flea, to the largest Hovhaness’ And God Created Great Whales. Our musical zoo will include horses (Copland), lions (Rorem), elephants (Mancini, of course!), bears (Haydn and Bartok), Vaughan Williams (wasps), and Respighi (snakes!). Plus, familiar favorites like the murmuring insects and serenading birds of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, along with the charms of
Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals.

The 2016‐2017 Season will feature Greek pianist, Andreas Kerkezos, performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, the always popular Holidays with the Symphony performance, as well as violin prodigy, Kiarra Saito‐Beckman, performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 and the 12th Annual Great Movie Scores Quiz.

The LCSO is going wild, so be sure to subscribe now as this is a symphonic safari you won’t want to miss!

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Nov
19
8:00 PM20:00

Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

CHOPIN  Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21

MILHAUD  Le boeuf sur le toit

BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 6 in F Major

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Composers have always used imagination inspired from nature, so it is no surprise that many have picked up their pens (or their quills!) to give us musical depictions of the fascinating creatures with whom we share the planet. Throughout the 2016‐17 Season, Symphony Goes Wild, the talented musicians of the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra will offer the most delightful and entertaining of these philharmonic fauna, from the smallest Mussorgsky’s Song of the Flea, to the largest Hovhaness’ And God Created Great Whales. Our musical zoo will include horses (Copland), lions (Rorem), elephants (Mancini, of course!), bears (Haydn and Bartok), Vaughan Williams (wasps), and Respighi (snakes!). Plus, familiar favorites like the murmuring insects and serenading birds of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, along with the charms of
Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals.

The 2016‐2017 Season will feature Greek pianist, Andreas Kerkezos, performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, the always popular Holidays with the Symphony performance, as well as violin prodigy, Kiarra Saito‐Beckman, performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 and the 12th Annual Great Movie Scores Quiz.

The LCSO is going wild, so be sure to subscribe now as this is a symphonic safari you won’t want to miss!

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Oct
15
8:00 PM20:00

Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra

TCHAIKOVSKY  Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  Overture to The Wasps

STRAVINSKY  Suite from The Firebird

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Composers have always used imagination inspired from nature, so it is no surprise that many have picked up their pens (or their quills!) to give us musical depictions of the fascinating creatures with whom we share the planet. Throughout the 2016‐17 Season, Symphony Goes Wild, the talented musicians of the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra will offer the most delightful and entertaining of these philharmonic fauna, from the smallest Mussorgsky’s Song of the Flea, to the largest Hovhaness’ And God Created Great Whales. Our musical zoo will include horses (Copland), lions (Rorem), elephants (Mancini, of course!), bears (Haydn and Bartok), Vaughan Williams (wasps), and Respighi (snakes!). Plus, familiar favorites like the murmuring insects and serenading birds of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, along with the charms of
Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals.

The 2016‐2017 Season will feature Greek pianist, Andreas Kerkezos, performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, the always popular Holidays with the Symphony performance, as well as violin prodigy, Kiarra Saito‐Beckman, performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 and the 12th Annual Great Movie Scores Quiz.

The LCSO is going wild, so be sure to subscribe now as this is a symphonic safari you won’t want to miss!

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Sep
3
7:30 PM19:30

Dallas Symphony Orchestra - Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy

Join the DSO and GRAMMY Award®- winner Arnie Roth for an unforgettable evening as the music of FINAL FANTASY returns to the Meyerson. Featuring Susan Calloway and the University of Texas at Arlington A Cappella Choir under the direction of Dr. Karen Kenaston-French and the thrilling music of renowned composer Nobuo Uematsu.

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Sep
2
7:30 PM19:30

Dallas Symphony Orchestra - Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy

Join the DSO and GRAMMY Award®- winner Arnie Roth for an unforgettable evening as the music of FINAL FANTASY returns to the Meyerson. Featuring Susan Calloway and the University of Texas at Arlington A Cappella Choir under the direction of Dr. Karen Kenaston-French and the thrilling music of renowned composer Nobuo Uematsu.

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May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Meadows Symphony Orchestra

The 23rd annual gala benefit concert for SMU Meadows will showcase the critically acclaimed Meadows Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Paul Phillips, and the Meadows Dance Ensemble in two major works: Martha Graham’s masterpiece Appalachian Spring (1944), which will be performed for the first time to a fully orchestrated version of Aaron Copland’s Pulitzer Prize-winning score, and the world premiere of a newly envisioned version of Stravinsky’s  Firebird Suite (1945), created by noted Mexican choreographers Claudia Lavista and Victor Manuel Ruiz, artistic directors of the acclaimed Delfos Danza Contemporanea in Mazatlán. Proceeds from the event provide scholarships for the Meadows Scholars Program, aimed at recruiting the brightest and most talented students to SMU and Dallas. 

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Apr
22
7:30 PM19:30

Meadows Wind Ensemble: Come to the Cabaret

  • Caruth Auditorium, Meadows School of the Arts (map)
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Come to the Cabaret features music perhaps better suited to a smoky bar than a concert hall and, in the case of one work (Kurt Weill’s Little Threepenny Music), an even seedier venue might be appropriate! The program will open with Little Threepenny Music, a setting of songs from Weill’s signature work, The Threepenny Opera, including the familiar “Mack the Knife.” Meadows faculty pianist Catharine Lysinger will join the MWE for a performance of the original jazz band setting of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and the program will conclude with David Sanborn’s Concerto for Saxophone, featuring Meadows faculty member and longtime principal saxophonist with the Dallas Wind Symphony, Donald Fabian, as soloist.

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Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

Dallas Chamber Symphony

Winner of the Dallas International Piano Competition 2015, South Korean pianist, Saetbyeol Kim, joins the Dallas Chamber Symphony for her subscription debut on Tchaikovsky’s popular Piano Concerto No. 1. This year’s Sight of Sound film and music selections are also debuted with full orchestra, making this evening a spectacular, multi-media finale to an amazing season.

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Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

Meadows Symphony Orchestra

  • Caruth Auditorium, Meadows School of the Arts (map)
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The MSO presents Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 (1806), considered one of the composer’s most gentle and poetic, yet complex, concertos, in which the piano and the orchestra seem to converse through multiple musical themes. Internationally renowned Professor of Piano and Joel Estes Tate Chair Joaquín Achúcarro will be guest soloist. The program also features Brahms’ Symphony No. 4, a monumental and compelling work of lyrical beauty; premiered in 1885, it was the composer’s final symphony.

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Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

Meadows Wind Ensemble: Take me out to the ball game!

  • Caruth Auditorium, Meadows School of the Arts (map)
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This program takes its name from the 1908 song by vaudeville songwriter Jack Norworth, written on a piece of scrap paper while on a train bound for New York City. There will be “no joy in Mudville,” or Caruth Auditorium, for that matter, as the program will feature a performance of the baseball classic Casey at the Bat. Even though joy might be in short supply, there will be plenty of“peanuts and cracker jack” to go ’round, as well as a seventh-inning stretch, complete with an organ sing-along of Take Me Out to the Ball Game! The “stretch” will also include a rousing rendition of Jack’s Rag by Meadows alumnus and former MWE graduate conducting assistant Benjamin Easley, based on the melody Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Meadows faculty violinist Matt Albert will also join the MWE for a performance of Michigan composer Kristin Kuster’s Two Jades for violin and wind ensemble.

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Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

Meadows Symphony Orchestra

  • Caruth Auditorium, Meadows School of the Arts (map)
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The program features the world premiere of Symphony No. 4 by Meadows alumnus Thomas Sleeper (M.M. ’80), a noted composer/conductor praised by critics for his rich lyricism and soaring melodies. Meadows Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Emanuel Borok will join the MSO for the Violin Concerto No. 1 by Polish composer Karol Szymanowski (1916); considered the first modern violin concerto, the work is noted for its ecstatic, sumptuous music. The program also includes the overture to Giuseppe Verdi’s famed tragic opera La forza del destino (the Force of Destiny).

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Oct
15
7:30 PM19:30

Meadows Wind Ensemble: Sounds for Sacred Spaces

  • Caruth Auditorium, Meadows School of the Arts (map)
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Sounds for Sacred Spaces represents a first-ever journey for the MWE, through a landscape of works that, while not intended specifically for worship, were composed for performance in “sacred spaces.” These works include the French composer, organist, ornithologist and devout Catholic Olivier Messiaen’s Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum (And I await the resurrection of the dead), J.S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Morten Lauridsen’s hauntingly beautiful O Magnum Mysterium and antiphonal brass works by Giovanni Gabrieli, as well as works by Simon Sargon, longtime Meadows faculty composer and music director at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas.

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