Pre-Concert Receptions – 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Plan to attend the pre-concert receptions that are open to all ticket holders. They begin one hour before each concert in the Bob Hope Lobby. Please come mingle with other patrons over delicious coffee and cookies!
Pre-Concert Talks – 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm
We also offer informative and entertaining pre-concert talks given by well-known music experts. Our pre-concert talks begin at 6:45 pm (45 minutes before each concert) and are open to everyone.
You may park on the inside curb (yellow painted curb) of Bishop Blvd. Once that is full, you may park in the Meadows Parking Center (under the Meadows Museum) or the H-Lot which is the lot on the south side of Owen Arts Center
DANISH STRING QUARTET
Monday, October 16, 2017, 7:30 pm at Caruth Auditorium at SMU
The 2017-2018 season will open with the return of the Danish Quartet, whose Dallas debut during our 2013-14 season generated exuberant praise from all quarters. The Quartet is well known in Europe, especially after winning the Carl Nielsen Prize, often considered Denmark’s premier cultural award. In the United States, their artistic stature has been confirmed by repeated invitations to perform as a part of New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center series.
TELEGRAPH STRING QUARTET WITH SIMONE DINNERSTEIN
Monday, November 13, 2017, 7:30 pm at Caruth Auditorium at SMU
The Telegraph Quartet has established an identity as a preeminent interpreter of both classical and contemporary chamber music. They have accrued an impressive slate of honors as the winner of the Fischoff and Naumburg Chamber Music Competitions in 2014 and 2016. Simone Dinnerstein, whose recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations brought her to international attention several years ago, joins the Telegraph Quartet for Brahms’ iconic Piano Quintet.
IMANI WINDS WITH PIANIST JON NAKAMATSU
Monday, January 29, 2018, 7:30 pm at Caruth Auditorium at SMU
The Imani Winds, featuring musicians of African-American and Latin American heritage, will be joined by Jon Nakamatsu, who has been invited back to DFW with astounding regularity ever since he won the Van Cliburn Competition in 1997. The Imani Winds have built an impressive record of building bridges between European, American, African, and Latin American musical traditions. Their acclaim includes having won two Grammy awards.
ELIAS STRING QUARTET
Monday, Febuary 26, 2018, 7:30 pm at Caruth Auditorium at SMU
The Elias Quartet, formed in England while its members were studying in Manchester, continued quartet studies at the Cologne Hochschule. They have since developed into one of the leading quartets of their generation. Typical of their press reviews was London’s Sunday Times critic proclaiming them to be “the best young string quartet I’ve heard in years.” Another reviewer noted that “this immensely talented string quartet has the rare quality of unforced spontaneity.” In addition to their celebrated performances and recordings of the standard quartet literature, they have also collaborated with such internationally celebrated artists as Leon Fleisher, Ralph Kirshbaum, and Jonathan Biss.
FAURE PIANO QUARTETT
Monday, April 16, 2018, 7:30 pm at Caruth Auditorium at SMU
After the Dallas debut of the Faure Piano Quartett in our series in 2016, there were immediate calls from audience and press alike to bring them back as soon as possible. We are proud to present them at our final concert of the season in order to again savor their visionary approach, developed in part by such innovative collaborations as with Germany’s NDR Big Band and with Rufus Wainwright.