Meadows opera and orchestra set to perform new events
Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 23:01
The SMU Meadows School of the Arts will be featuring several special student performances this week.
The Meadows Symphony Orchestra will be performing a “Student Conductors” concert Friday and Sunday at Caruth Auditorium in the Owens Fine Arts Center.
The “Stars of Tomorrow” concert will feature the winners of the annual Meadows Concerto Competition.
The winners are selected from a highly competitive field of Meadows’ students to perform with the orchestra.
This year, the winners and featured soloists are Daniel Hawkins playing the horn, and Rebecca Roose singing soprano.
The concert will be led by graduate students who are enrolled in the conducting program through Meadows School of the Arts.
The featured student conductors are Parisa Zaeri, Jonathan Moore and Eldred Marshall.
The concert will also feature the winners of the Meadows Undergraduate Concerto Competition as soloists.
The music of the program will include Mozart’s “Magic Flute Overture,” Rossini’s “Una voce poco fa,” Prokofiev’s “Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Saint-Saëns’ “Morceu do Concert,” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 2.”
The concert will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday and 3 p.m. on Sunday.
Another performance by the Meadows Symphony Orchestra taking place this week is the Meadows Opera Theatre production of “Albert Herring.”
The event will take place in the Bob Hope Theatre on Feb. 7 at 8 p.m., Feb. 8 at 8 p.m., Feb. 9 at 8 p.m., and Feb. 10 at 2 p.m.
The opera, written by Benjamin Britten, is a virtuso comic masterpiece about the story of the only virgin left in a small English town who is crowned May King and later goes on to discover the world outside the sheltered life.
The opera is sung in English with English super titles.
“Albert Herring” is also a part of the official Britten 100 International Centenary Celebration of the composer’s birth.
Tickets for both performances can be purchased online and are priced at $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7 for students, faculty and staff.