To kick off the celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary, SMU Meadows will showcase the critically acclaimed Meadows Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Paul Phillips, and the Meadows Dance Ensemble performing three world premieres by internationally acclaimed choreographers. Former Paul Taylor dancer Takehiro Ueyama will create a new work set to The Chairman Dances by noted American composer John Adams. Featuring powerful athleticism, as well as delicate gestures drawn from his Japanese heritage, Ueyama’s repertoire has been inspired by the beauty in nature, the duality of darkness and light in the universal human condition and the humanity and compassion in day-to-day living. Alex Sanchez, known for his musical theater work on and off Broadway, will create a new group work to George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Sanchez has been praised by critics for works that are “inspired,” “whimsical” and “spectacular.” Dwight Rhoden, co-founder and co-artistic director of the New York City-based Complexions Contemporary Ballet, will close out the program with a new work choreographed to an orchestral suite from Gustav Holst’s The Planets. Rhoden has established a wide-ranging professional career, earning distinction from The New York Times as one of the most sought-out choreographers of the day.
Proceeds from the event provide scholarships for the Meadows Scholars Program, aimed at recruiting the brightest and most talented students to SMU and Dallas. Tickets are available at TicketDFW.com or by calling 214.871.5000. For more information call 214.768.2787 or visit smu.edu/winspear.
Thursday, April 4, at 8 p.m.
TICKETS CALL 214 871-5000.
$25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $17 for students, faculty & staff