NANCY A. N AS H E R A ND DAV ID J. HAE M IS E G G E R FA M I LY
J A A P VA N Z W E D E N
M U S I C D I R E C TO R
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CONTENTS DALLAS DREAMS BIG SOLUNA ‘17 ©SYLVIA ELZAFON
DREAMSPACE, AGENCE 5970 SOLUNA ‘17
About the Festival
10 PRELUDE + POSTLUDE EVENTS
14 SOLUNA 2018 EVENTS
46 ARTISTS + PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS 62 SOLUNA VENUE MAP
NEW AT SOLUNA: ARRAY
24 STRENGTH OF COLLABORATION ©SYLVIA ELZAFON
28 VISUAL ARTS FRAMEWORK
JAAP VAN ZWEDEN
SANJIV YAJNIK Dallas Symphony Association
LOUISE W. & EDMUND J. KAHN MUSIC DIRECTORSHIP
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Thank you for joining me, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and our fantastic guest artists for the fourth Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival.
I am pleased to welcome you to the fourth annual Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival.
As I finish my tenure as Music Director of the DSO, I reflect on the successes that we have had together here in Dallas. There is no question that SOLUNA is one of those incredible accomplishments. We are doing something here in Dallas that is totally unique.
The arts are deeply personal to me, especially classical music. When I hear the beauty of a symphony fill a concert hall, the feeling I get is simply indescribable. Beyond classical music, Dallas draws inspiration from the artists of Deep Ellum, the galleries of the Design District and the stages of the Arts District, merged with countless technological advances. Together, with education and science components, these creative worlds have the power to accelerate innovation and drive a vibrant, rich community.
SOLUNA offers me the wonderful opportunity to present some of my favorite works. Along with my great colleagues, I am pleased to return to Moody Performance Hall for the intimate ReMix series featuring our superb DSO soloists. ©MARK KITAOKA
Wagner’s Die Walküre will be a highlight of my tenure, and I could not be more pleased to bring this fantastic work, in its entirety, to the Meyerson. We have assembled a cast of singers known throughout the world for their performances of these roles.
Thank you for making the Dallas Symphony a part of your life, and thank you for supporting and enjoying SOLUNA.
Spearheaded by the renowned Dallas Symphony Orchestra, SOLUNA bridges the classical and contemporary arts, bringing together international artists and local performers alike in unique and unexpected collaborations. It underscores Dallas as a premier cultural destination and invites new and seasoned patrons of the arts to find common ground. SOLUNA is just one way the DSO is drawing in new and diverse audiences, while creating a lasting impact in the community in which we live, work and learn. I encourage you to explore all SOLUNA has to offer. Thank you for your commitment to the arts – I hope they continue to inspire you.
Dallas Symphony Association
City of Dallas
PRESIDENT & CEO
Welcome to the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival. I am thrilled to be in Dallas to experience my first festival and share in the excitement of this innovative series of events.
Greetings! On behalf of the City of Dallas and the Dallas City Council, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the fourth annual Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival. The festival offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the Dallas Arts District, the largest contiguous cultural district in the nation, and celebrate Dallas’s rich cultural legacy and diversity of expression.
As the role of an orchestra in a city evolves, we acknowledge our duty to push the boundaries of our genre. Programs like SOLUNA focus on moving to the next level of artistic exploration and collaboration. The DSO must engage the audiences of today with programs that thrill and inspire. We connect classical music with education, science and technology and other disciplines so that we can reach beyond what is expected from an orchestra and ensure that the DSO is central to the cultural conversation today and in the future. It is fitting that this unique festival coincides with the conclusion of Jaap van Zweden’s Farewell Celebration Season as Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Through his decade-long tenure, he has pushed the boundaries of the orchestra artistically and programmatically.
This year, and in years to come, SOLUNA will expand the influence of classical music, explore the connections between artistic disciplines and help the DSO reimagine what a symphony orchestra can be.
Led by our renowned Dallas Symphony Orchestra and its celebrated Maestro, Jaap van Zweden, Dallas will host artists, musicians and performers of international stature in boundary-pushing events sure to challenge and inspire. SOLUNA will focus attention on Dallas as a worldwide cultural destination as it invites our citizens to explore everything the arts in Dallas have to offer. The arts play an indispensable role in establishing a successful and vibrant city. A bold venture, SOLUNA demonstrates our city’s commitment to keeping Dallas in the forefront of cultural development and expression.
HENRI SCARS STRUCK ARTIST TALK SOLUNA ‘17
DREAMS AND PRAYERS OF ISAAC THE BLIND SOLUNA ‘17
DIVISOR PIRATA, PIA CAMIL SOLUNA ‘17
In my final concert, we will return to the music of Beethoven, paired with something new. Alexander Kerr will perform the world premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff’s Violin Concerto No. 2, and the DSO, along with the Dallas Symphony Chorus, will present the glorious Beethoven Symphony No. 9. I cannot think of a more appropriate way to celebrate a wonderful decade in Dallas.
REMIX: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM SOLUNA ‘17
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
TRAVELING LADY JESSICA MITRANI SOLUNA ‘17
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On behalf of the citizens of Dallas, we wish you the best for a memorable, joyous and successful festival.
Enjoy SOLUNA 2018!
IS… TRAVELING LADY JESSICA MITRANI SOLUNA ‘17
SOLUNA is the platform that the DSO uses to create and innovate here in Dallas and to reach a worldwide audience. By incorporating contemporary, visual and performing arts along with strong educational and science components, the festival invites audiences to experience music and art while interacting with their Dallas community in new and exciting ways. The DSO is redefining what a symphony orchestra can be in its city by leveraging the talent in the Dallas Arts District and forging valuable community partnerships.
Programming for the 2018 festival is centered on the theme of Shadow and Light. From an ice skater transforming a Dallas parking lot into a skating rink and creating a dramatic display of choreography and shadow, to two Dallas artists turning the Nasher Sculpture Center’s sculptures into shadows that emerge from the dark, to the progression from darkness to redemption in
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, this year’s SOLUNA showcases the diversity of artistic expression. SOLUNA is for audiences who are looking to be engaged and experience new genre-bending performances. We hope that you will join us for your favorites and attend something new this year! Welcome to SOLUNA 2018.
“The SOLUNA Festival has some serious ambitions.” KERA
The fourth annual Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival presents a curated three-week experience, staging a series of performances and mixed-media installations by some of the most exciting contemporary artists working today, alongside concerts with Jaap van Zweden at the close of his Farewell Celebration Season as Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
DREAMSPACE AGENCE 5970 SOLUNA ‘17
“A festival unlike any other, a prestigious event.”
“SOLUNA bridges the gap between classical music and contemporary culture.”
MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT SOLUNA ‘17
“[SOLUNA is] one of the biggest game-changers in the Dallas cultural landscape.”
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LEAD ER S HI P JAAP VAN ZWEDEN Music Director
ANNA-SOPHIA VAN ZWEDEN SOLUNA Festival Co-Founder & Advisor
PETER CZORNYJ Vice President of Artistic Operations
GILLIAN FRIEDMAN Director of SOLUNA Projects
JAAP VAN ZWEDEN
2006 FEB 16 First appearance with the DSO
2007 FEB 1 Named DSO Music Director 2008 MAR 15 First album released
with van Zweden and the DSO, Beethoven 5 & 7 SEP 10 First concert as Music Director SEP 18 Conducted world premiere of Steven Stucky’s August 4, 1964
DA LLAS SYMPHON Y OR CHESTR A with the
2009 SEP 2 Conducted world premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (Nina Kortova, soloist)
At the conclusion of Jaap van Zweden’s final season as Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, we take a look back at some of the key moments that defined his tenure.
2010 DEC 15 Tchaikovsky: Symphony
No. 4; Suite No. 4, “Mozartiana” CD released
2011 MAY 11 Performed with the DSO at Carnegie Hall, NY premiere of Stucky’s August 4, 1964
NOV 8 Named Musical America 2012 Conductor of the Year
2012 JUN 26 Stucky: August 4, 1964 CD released
2013 MAR Led DSO’s European tour to
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Eindhoven, Amsterdam, Vienna, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Hannover
A DV I SO RY PAN E L HOWARD RACHOFSKY CO-CHAIR
NANCY A. NASHER
RON SPEARS CO-CHAIR
RUBEN E. ESQUIVEL
MAYOR MIKE RAWLINGS
NOV 21 Conrad Tao’s the world is very different now premiered for JFK Memorial Concert
2014 SEP 13 First DSO simulcast to Klyde Warren Park
2015 MAY 4 Led first Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival featuring Mahler Symphony No. 3 and Bernstein Symphony No. 3, “Kaddish”
2016 MAR 11 Mahler: Symphony No. 3 CD released
JULIE K. HERSH
2017 SEP 14 First concert of Farewell Celebration Season
2018 MAY Farewell concert ©MARK KITAOKA
AMBASSADOR RON KIRK
APR 11 Led first My DSO Concert
performances of Wagner’s complete Die Walküre and Beethoven Symphony No. 9, “Choral”
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P RE LU DE + POST LUD E E V EN TS WED | APR 11
EYES AS BRIGHT AS DIAMONDS | 5:45PM WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT
APR 13 - 29 DON GIOVANNI
MAY 6 - 28 THE DIFFRACTED SYMPHONY
MON | MAY 7 A MUSICIAN'S VIEW | 7PM
THU | MAY 10 REMIX: MOZART — TCHAIKOVSKY — BERG | 7:30PM Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
EYES AS BRIGHT AS DIAMONDS WED | APR 11
AT&T Performing Arts Center Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre
WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT
MAY 30 - JUL 1
JEN RAY DALLAS ART FAIR
DALLAS THEATER CENTER
This newly commissioned performance explores the dark glamour of American life, its history of transformation and reinvention. Sarah Jaffe and squads of women unite to create a sense of pageantry, celebration and tension.
White Rabbit Red Rabbit is a lively, global sensation. Slyly humorous and audaciously pointed, this “theater entertainment meets social experiment” is unlike anything, and will make you question everything.
FRI | MAY 11 REMIX: MOZART — TCHAIKOVSKY — BERG | 7:30PM MELODIES OF CERTAIN DAMAGE | 9PM SAT | MAY 12 MUSIC AND THE BRAIN | 1PM
SUN | MAY 20 WAGNER'S DIE WALKÜRE | 2PM
TUE | MAY 22 CALLIGRAPHY: SHADOW AND LIGHT | 7:30PM
THU | MAY 24 BEETHOVEN'S NINTH | 7:30PM
SUN | MAY 13
BEETHOVEN'S NINTH | 7:30PM
LAS PERSONAS NO VAN JUNTAS | 3PM SAT | MAY 26 BEETHOVEN'S NINTH | 7:30PM TUE | MAY 15 MARIACHI WAGNER | 7:30PM
AT&T Performing Arts Center Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
APR 13 – 29
JUN 1 - 3
THE DALLAS OPERA
TEXAS BALLET THEATER
Don Giovanni has been seducing opera audiences for years! With one of Mozart’s most popular scores, and the dashing Mariusz Kwiecień as the title character, conducted by Emmanuel Villaume, this will be a production that can’t be missed.
A mesmerizing tale of romance upended by an evil spell that continues to thrill every audience.
BREAKING SHADOWS | 8PM
FRI | MAY 25
AT&T Performing Arts Center Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
MUSIC OF SOUTH AMERICA | 7:30PM
ARRAY | 6PM
KID KOALA'S VINYL VAUDEVILLE | 7:30PM
SAT | MAY 19
SUN | MAY 27 PASSPORT TO THE PARK | 10AM
WED | MAY 16 WAGNER: A GENIUS IN EXILE | 7:30PM
MON | MAY 28 MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT | 8:15PM
THU | MAY 17 DISCOVERING DIE WALKÜRE | 7PM
MAY 30 - JUL 1
GRUBNIK + SUZANNE | 9PM
WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT
FRI | MAY 18
JUN 1 - 3
WAGNER'S DIE WALKÜRE | 6PM
ARRAY VISUAL ARTISTS L—R: ERIC TRICH, ALEJANDRA CAMARGO, TRAMAINE TOWNSEND, JAMES TALAMBAS, JEREMY MCKANE, CARMEN MENZA, SHERYL ANAYA, JORDAN CASTILLEJA, MATTHEIU BROOKS (NOT PICTURED: DARCY NEAL)
NEW AT SOLUNA
A R R AY The Bomb Factory houses a ticketed experience that features internationally recognized musicians collaborating with Dallas performance ensembles and institutions. In its inaugural year, Array welcomes thirteentime GRAMMY® Award nominated hip-hop artist NAS with members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. On the same stage, Big Gigantic, a Colorado-based saxophonist/ producer duo known for their transcendent live shows, collaborates with the Dallas Mavericks Drumline. This exciting partnership elevates the “wall of sound” that Big Gigantic is known for. The evening will include additional performances by Kaleo, Jacob Banks, Cure For Paranoia and Zhora.
“Collaborative and interdisciplinary performances are core to SOLUNA’s identity,” explains Gillian Friedman, Director of SOLUNA Projects. “The festival is committed to showcasing cross-genre partnerships at a high artistic level, marrying international artists with talented Dallas-based ensembles.” GRAMMY® NOMINATED ARTIST NAS
This year SOLUNA is excited to launch Array, a new pillar event presented in partnership with Capital One. This multisensory experience spans two exciting venues, The Bomb Factory and Canton Hall. Array invites culturally curious patrons to experience music, art and technology in a social and interactive environment. Taking this core event to the downtown atmosphere of Deep Ellum is a natural next step for the festival, and allows SOLUNA to reach new audiences.
Next door at Canton Hall, Array is open to the public where guests are invited to experience six interactive visual art installations. Curated by local artist and creative specialist Erica Felicella, patrons are invited to touch, influence and listen to art for an immersive
experience. “This collective of artists exposes a band of the creative thread that our city has to offer in multiple spaces creating a cornucopia of light, sound and technology,” she says. Tramaine Townsend has created a 360-degree virtual reality experience titled ACCLAIM, which highlights newly commissioned animation. Eric Trich has partnered with fabricator Jordan Castilleja to create a 3D relief of a face that will protrude from the wall and will overlay faces of guests upon the sculpture in a work called PARTIAL PERSONALITY. Elsewhere in the space, graphics are projected onto a stunning polygonal sculpture, creating a kaleidoscope effect which will be heightened by originally composed sound. This commissioned multidimensional piece, Staring at the Sun, is created by Carmen Menza and Mattheiu Brooks. Additional installations are on display by Sheryl Anaya, Alejandra Camargo, Jeremy McKane, Darcy Neal and James Talambas. All of the artwork throughout Array has been created by Dallas artists specifically for this event. “We are excited to bring some of Dallas’s talent out into the public eye for Array so
that all of the city may experience a journey through immersive art,” shares Felicella. Guests who purchase a ticket to the Bomb Factory portion of Array are encouraged to head over to Canton Hall throughout the night to get a full experience of music, art, dance and collaboration. Local food trucks will be located outside of the venues for guests of the show to enjoy and to encourage socializing about the event. “As different as they may seem, the classical music of the symphony, the edgy artwork of Deep Ellum and countless innovations in the tech industry all share roots in Dallas’s culture, and Array encompasses them all. Array will expand upon SOLUNA’s extraordinary mission to bridge the classical and contemporary arts, while simultaneously attracting new and diverse audiences,” says Sanjiv Yajnik, Chairman of the Dallas Symphony Association Board of Governors and President of Capital One Financial Services. “I am thrilled that Capital One and the DSO are partnering to create a lasting impact in the community where we live, work and learn through SOLUNA’s newest pillar event.”
EVENTS NorthPark Center
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
THE DIFFRACTED SYMPHONY
A MUSICIAN’S VIEW
MAY 6 - 28
MEMBERS OF THE DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
MON | MAY 7
Moody Performance Hall JAAP VAN ZWEDEN CONDUCTS
REMIX MOZART — TCHAIKOVSKY — BERG MAY 10 + 11
L.A.-based sculptor and recording artist Sebastien Leon creates a site-specific sound sculpture, which will be on display on Level One between Neiman Marcus and Dillard’s throughout the festival. Inspired by the rib cage of a whale that has washed ashore, the newly commissioned work plays an altered version of Verdi’s Requiem, performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Jaap van Zweden.
JAAP VAN ZWEDEN CONDUCTS DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHRISTOPHER ADKINS CELLO EMMANUELLE BOISVERT VIOLIN DAVID BUCK FLUTE EMILY LEVIN HARP
Join musicians of the DSO on the stage and choral terrace of the Eugene McDermott Concert Hall for performances of chamber works that explore themes of shadow and light. Following the concert, stay for a champagne toast to celebrate the start of SOLUNA!
VAN ZWEDEN CONDUCTS ELGAR SOLUNA ‘17
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TCHAIKOVSKY Pezzo capriccioso BERG Violin Concerto MOZART Flute and Harp Concerto
UNTITILED (BABIES), NAAMA TSABAR
A MUSICIAN’S VIEW SOLUNA '17
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
MELODIES OF CERTAIN DAMAGE FRI | MAY 11 9PM
NAAMA TSABAR Shattered guitars strung with piano strings assembled across the marble floor of the Meyerson Symphony Center define the performative space in this world premiere. Sound and movement materialize as performers activate the broken landscape in a composition that is both sonic and visual.
Moody Performance Hall
SAT | MAY 12 1PM
DALLAS SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION UT SOUTHWESTERN – Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute
©ESTUDIO SUR FOTOGRAFÍA
Drs. Jonathan Fisher, Assal Habibi, Lisa Wong and Robert Zatorre, world-renowned brain scientists and clinicians, discuss music and art’s incredible power to shape young minds and influence early childhood learning. Discover how music is perceived and enjoyed in an afternoon of multimedia lectures and engaging performances.
LAS PERSONAS NO VAN JUNTAS
MUSIC AND THE BRAIN
MUSIC AND THE BRAIN
The Bomb Factory + Canton Hall
Dallas Museum of Art | Horchow Auditorium
LAS PERSONAS NO VAN JUNTAS
SAT | MAY 12 6PM
SUN | MAY 13 NAS
BIG GIGANTIC KALEO JACOB BANKS CURE FOR PARANOIA ZHORA
COLLABORATING WITH: MEMBERS OF THE DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA DALLAS MAVERICKS DRUMLINE BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HSPVA GOSPEL CHOIR DALLAS NEO-CLASSICAL BALLET
KID KOALA’S VINYL VAUDEVILLE SUN | MAY 13
LIHUEL GONZÁLEZ Inspired by Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, this performance examines the efficacy of translation between languages, and between language and music. The composition will be performed by Dallas Symphony cellist Jeffrey Hood.
AT&T Performing Arts Center Annette Strauss Square
KID KOALA Join us as KID KOALA and an amazing team of dancers and puppeteers throw the silliest party in the history of silly parties! Now featuring turntables! Dancers! Giant spiders! Giant penguins! Brass playing ants! Dancing laptops! Singing robots! 9 foot ogres! Giant paper airplane fights!
Moody Performance Hall
MARIACHI WAGNER TUE | MAY 15 7:30PM
GONZALO LEBRIJA MARIACHI ROSAS DIVINAS Contemporary Mexican artist Gonzalo Lebrija initiates a clash between traditional Mariachi and the music of Wagner in this world-premiere performance. Dallas’s only all-female mariachi ensemble performs a newly commissioned work by composer Jesús Echevarría, within Lebrija’s original set design.
AT&T Performing Arts Center Nancy B. Hamon Hall
WAGNER: A GENIUS IN EXILE + BETWEEN SILENCE
DISCOVERING DIE WALKÜRE
WED | MAY 16
THU | MAY 17
ANTOINE WAGNER DALLAS FILM SOCIETY
DR. JACOB-IVAN EIDT DALLAS GOETHE CENTER UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS
A lyrical documentary and a new video take the audience through an intimate journey into the world of composer Richard Wagner through the lens of his great-great-grandson and visual artist Antoine Wagner. The evening begins with cocktails at 6:30PM and concludes with a discussion led by the artist.
Dr. Jacob-Ivan Eidt will speak about the origins of Wagner’s romantic ideal of the complete work of art – a combination of Greek tragedy, Beethoven’s musical innovation and Germanic mythology – as it is embodied in his masterpiece Die Walküre.
mydso.com/SOLUNA ©TRACY MARTIN
VAN ZWEDEN CONDUCTS WAGNER'S DIE WALKÜRE
Alamo Drafthouse Cedars
©COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
GRUBNIK + SUZANNE, JEFF GIBBONS + GREGORY RUPPE
WAGNER: A GENIUS IN EXILE
Nasher Sculpture Center
GRUBNIK + SUZANNE THU | MAY 17 9PM
©COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
JAAP VAN ZWEDEN CONDUCTS
WAGNER’S DIE WALKÜRE MAY 18 + 20
JEFF GIBBONS + GREGORY RUPPE This immersive installation, with a performative element by vocal artist Liz Tonne, brings the Nasher Garden to life, giving voice to a tree as the sculptures fade to dust. The performance utilizes sound technology invented by the artists to present a psychologically charged experience.
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
6PM + 2PM
JAAP VAN ZWEDEN CONDUCTS DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HEIDI MELTON SOPRANO MICHELLE DEYOUNG† MEZZO-SOPRANO CHRISTA MAYER MEZZO-SOPRANO SIMON O’NEILL TENOR MATTHIAS GOERNE BARITONE JONGMIN PARK BASS WAGNER Die Walküre (Complete opera in three acts) (Sung in German with English surtitles) T H E R O B E R T E . T I T U S FA M I LY
mydso.com/SOLUNA †DSO Artist-in-Residence
Latino Cultural Center
The Cedars Union
Artist’s Studio, Design District
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
MUSIC OF SOUTH AMERICA
CALLIGRAPHY: SHADOW AND LIGHT
JAAP VAN ZWEDEN CONDUCTS
SAT | MAY 19
TUE | MAY 22
MAY 24 - 26
VOICES OF CHANGE The Southwest’s premier professional chamber music ensemble performs an evening of music by South American composers, featuring works by Ginastera, Villa-Lobos, Guarnieri and Aguila.
SAT | MAY 19
Multimedia artist and professional figure skater Jennifer Wester explores how light and shadow affect movement in even their most monochromatic forms in this whimsical world-premiere performance. Wester does the unimaginable as she transforms a Dallas parking lot into a magical ice skating rink, utilizing synthetic ice, lighting and projection while performing against an original music composition of sounds harvested from her own skates.
MASTER SHEN-LONG CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART Join artist Master Shen-Long for an exclusive studio experience where he will create a bold new calligraphic ink work in front of a live audience. Using video technology, the audience is invited to watch the artist in action in real-time from all angles.
JAAP VAN ZWEDEN CONDUCTS DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ALEXANDER KERR VIOLIN LISE LINDSTROM SOPRANO MICHELLE DEYOUNG† MEZZO-SOPRANO STUART SKELTON TENOR MATTHIAS GOERNE BARITONE DALLAS SYMPHONY CHORUS Joshua Habermann DIRECTOR JONATHAN LESHNOFF Violin Concerto No. 2* BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9, “Choral”
mydso.com/SOLUNA †DSO Artist-in-Residence *WORLD PREMIERE
JAAP VAN ZWEDEN CONDUCTS ELGAR SOLUNA ‘17
BREAKING SHADOWS, JENNIFER WESTER
Klyde Warren Park MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT SOLUNA ‘17
PASSPORT TO THE PARK SUN | MAY 27 10AM
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL GOSPEL CHOIR HELPING HAND DRUMS LOS TEXMANIACS RED BARAAT UNT LATIN JAZZ LAB W. E. GREINER FOLKLORICO DANCE COMPANY An interactive and family-friendly day of free, culturally diverse performances and activities held at Klyde Warren Park. Join us in the morning for yoga with Exhale Spa, featuring DSO cellist Kari Kettering, and help create a community mosaic art project with the whole family.
Flag Pole Hill
MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT + FIREWORKS DISPLAY MON | MAY 28 8:15PM
RUTH REINHARDT CONDUCTS DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PARKS CONCERT SERIES In honor of America’s veterans and first responders, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents a stirring concert of patriotic tunes that’s free for the whole family. Pack up a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars. PRESENTED BY
THE DIFFRACTED SYMPHONY, SEBASTIAN LEON
Strength of Collaboration
SOLUNA and The Cedars Union, an incubator for the arts, are partnering to present a world-premiere performance by Dallas native, Jennifer Wester. During the performance of Breaking Shadows, Wester will turn the parking lot adjacent to The Cedars Union into a skating rink composed of synthetic ice. Through the use of lighting and projection, Wester will perform a 40-minute piece that demonstrates how the body breaks light to create shadows.
The vast talent in Dallas and the spirit of collaboration that is a hallmark of our city makes SOLUNA a festival unlike any other. The festival’s growth and evolution is due to the dedication, support and creativity of individuals, organizations and institutions in our community.
With the support of NorthPark Center, SOLUNA has commissioned L.A.-based artist Sebastien Leon to create a new sound sculpture titled The Diffracted Symphony. Inspired by the rib cage of a whale that has washed ashore, the large work will feature a manipulated version of a recording of the
Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jaap van Zweden, performing Verdi’s Requiem. This sonic experience will be on view at NorthPark Center on Level One between Neiman Marcus and Dillard’s for all to experience throughout the duration of the festival.
This year’s festival has also established new collaborations with many local ensembles, including Haltom Color Guard and Drumline, Mariachi Rosas Divinas, SMU Ballroom and the UNT Latin Jazz Lab. With the valuable platform of Passport to the Park, SOLUNA is able to continue to nurture many new partnerships and invite student and professional ensembles alike to perform on the main stage at Klyde Warren Park in front of thousands of visitors.
PASSPORT TO THE PARK SOLUNA ‘17
Through the SOLUNA Festival, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has committed to forming strong partnerships with its neighboring organizations and institutions. These partnerships have resulted in co-commissions and presentations, multi-disciplinary collaborations and opportunities for the incredible work of local performing arts institutions to shine. This year, SOLUNA is excited to welcome three new partners to the festival: NorthPark Center, The Cedars Union and Voices of Change.
Lastly, SOLUNA is proud to partner with Voices of Change, Dallas’s revered modern chamber ensemble which includes many musicians of the Dallas Symphony. Contemporary pieces from South American composers will be performed in a compelling evening of chamber music at the Latino Cultural Center.
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SPONSORS RULES OF THE GAME SOLUNA ‘16 ©MARK KITAOKA
The DSO is supported in part by funds from the Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas.
DIVISOR PIRATA, PIA CAMIL SOLUNA ‘17
DALLAS SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF EXECUTIVE OFFICE Kim Noltemy, President & CEO
Michelle Miller Burns, Executive Vice President for
Denise McGovern, Vice President of Communications Chelsey Norris, Communications Manager
Institutional Advancement & COO
Quin Phillips, Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Sarah Whitling, Manager of Strategic Initiatives
Peter Czornyj, Vice President of Artistic Operations Jamie Allen, Director of Education Alan Bell, Assistant Stage Manager Tom Brekhus, Senior Production & Pops Concerts
Manager Gillian Friedman, Director of SOLUNA Projects Shannon Gonzalez, Stage Manager Sarah Hatler, Education Coordinator Carolyn Jabr, Mgr. of Young Strings + Teen Programs Todd Joiner, Artistic Administration Manager Nathan Lutz, Director of Operations
Margaret M. Moore, Administrative Assistant to ©SYLVIA ELZAFON
Ben Spagnuolo, Artistic Operations Coordinator Ryan Sullivan, Chorus Administrator Kenneth Winston, Lighting Board Operator
GUEST SERVICES CENTER
Paula N. Anderson, Director of Guest Services Eric Burleson, Guest Services Manager Anthony Henson, Guest Services Coordinator Charles Hudgins, Guest Services Manager Brooke Stelmazewski, Guest Services Manager
James Leffler, Director of Development Tab Boyles, Director of Event Planning Lilian E. Godsey, Manager of Donor Stewardship Kelly Halaszyn, Sr. Manager of Corporate Giving Courtney Helms, Development Operations Manager Amanda Hyde, Individual Giving Coordinator Lawson Malnory, Events Coordinator Toni Miller, Manager of Endowment & Planned Giving Maggie Pinson, Development Operations Coordinator Alma Rouse, Director of Development Operations Liza Voznessenskaia, Sr. Mgr. of Fnd. + Gov. Relations Jamie Winholtz, Sr. Manager of Individual Giving
Sean Kelly, Vice President of Marketing Daniel Acosta, Sr. Marketing Manager, Subscriptions Kathryn Barrett, Symphony Store Manager Blake Burgess, Director of Direct Sales Mallory Coulter, Marketing Manager, Pops + Specials Arielle Delery Graphic Designer Matt Donnelly, Jr. Graphic Designer Leigh Hopkins, Marketing Manager, Classical Thomas Mears, Group Sales Education Specialist Jena Tunnell, Group Sales Manager Courtney Zimmerman, Director of Marketing
HUMAN RESOURCES + FACILITIES
Debi Peña, Vice President of People and Facilities Carl Baines, Desktop + Systems Administrator Amanda Cook, Payroll + Human Resources Manager David Lane, Director of IT James Nugent, III, Office Services Coordinator Breanna Turnley, Community + HR Liaison Judith Washington, Data Quality Associate
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
Drew Cameron, Chief Financial Officer Leeanne Hay, Accounts Receivable Coordinator Alice Monroe, Budget Analyst Carol Schmucker, Staff Accountant Deanie Sewell, Controller Lonnie Striplin, Senior Staff Accountant
Allison Brodnax, Director of Volunteer Services Maliska Haba, Manager of Volunteer Services
BY MURI EL QUA N CA R D Curator-At-Large
Chinese painting plays with shadow and light to represent our physical world. For SOLUNA, Master Shen-Long demonstrates his calligraphic skills in a startling performance captured live by cameras. Richard Wagner anticipated contemporary cinematic and multimedia art by integrating music and drama. The composer’s greatgreat-grandson, visual artist Antoine Wagner, 28
explores this artistic legacy in a new video. Between Silence hinges on the confluence of crisp blue skies and ghostly snowscapes combined with the synergy of sound and silence. Jennifer Wester further addresses the relationship between artistic creation and its reception in a performance reminiscent of pre-cinematic spectacle. The artist’s body moves interpretively across an ice skating rink emerging from a three-dimensional field of light and shadow. Jen Ray treats the subject metaphorically to expose the excesses of American society. In Eyes As Bright As Diamonds, she creates a sonic and visual feast by combining elements from American popular culture — a lead singer, a color guard and a drumline. Also fascinated by cultural hybridity, Gonzalo Lebrija works with a group of female Mariachi to interpret compositions by Wagner. This nonconventional musical performance transcends cultural rifts. Lihuel González’s multimedia performance, Las personas no van juntas (They Just Don’t Match), interprets a speech about the Ninth Symphony into various languages and a musical score. The young Argentinian artist challenges the
concept of translation, exposing symbiosis and disruption. Grubnik + Suzanne, a nocturnal performance in the garden of the Nasher Sculpture Center imagined by Dallas artists Jeff Gibbons and Gregory Ruppe, offers a further dislocation of language by intersecting unexpected elements: human voices and a talking tree. The performance engages visitors in a shadowy world of palpable, yet unearthly experiences. Naama Tsabar creates a sculptural arrangement and performance space in the lobby of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony
Center. Melodies of Certain Damage is an environment of shattered guitars activated by musicians playing in unusual postures. At NorthPark Center, Sebastien Leon’s sound sculpture, The Diffracted Symphony, offers another sort of wreckage: the painful sight of a disembodied whale rib cage accompanied by excerpts from Verdi’s Requiem. SOLUNA 2018 encapsulates contrasting views, cautionary tales and allusions to the desire for freedom, asking whether light must always be attained at the price of darkness.
CALLIGRAPHY: SHADOW AND LIGHT
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Wagner’s Die Walküre, both written in the fervor of the 19th century, were key inspirations for this year’s visual arts line-up. These prophetic works can be seen as battles between light and shadow, their beauty residing in a tension between a glorified present and an uncertain future. In a series of commissioned works by visual artists, SOLUNA reflects on the symbolic space defined by the interplay of darkness and light.
VISUAL ARTS FRAMEWORK
BETWEEN SILENCE (2018), ANTOINE WAGNER
LAST CALL, JEN RAY
Shadow and Light
THE DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2017/18
EYES AS BRIGHT AS DIAMONDS JEN RAY
Jaap van Zweden Music Director Louise W. & Edmund J. Kahn Music Directorship
Principal Guest Conductor (Vacant) Dolores G. & Lawrence S. Barzune, M.D. Chair
Jeff Tyzik Principal Pops Conductor Dot & Paul Mason Principal Pops Conductor’s Podium
Ruth Reinhardt Assistant Conductor Joshua Habermann Chorus Director
Christopher Adkins Principal Fannie & Stephen S. Kahn Chair
Theodore Harvey Associate Principal Jolyon Pegis Associate Principal Jeffrey Hood Abraham Feder Una Gong Jennifer Humphreys Kari Kettering Nan Zhang
Jean D. Wilson Chorus Director Chair
Michael L. Rosenberg Chair
Nathan Olson Co-Concertmaster Fanchon & Howard Hallam Chair
Gary Levinson Sr. Principal Associate Concertmaster Emmanuelle Boisvert Associate Concertmaster Robert E. & Jean Ann Titus Family Chair
Eunice Keem Associate Concertmaster Diane Kitzman Principal Filip Fenrych Maria Schleuning Susan Ager-Breitbarth Lucas Aleman Miika Gregg (Leave of Absence) Mary Reynolds Andrew Schast Nora Scheller Motoi Takeda Associate Concertmaster Emeritus Daphne Volle Bruce Wittrig
Angela Fuller Heyde Principal Barbara K. & Seymour R. Thum Chair
Alexandra Adkins Associate Principal Sho-mei Pelletier Associate Principal Bing Wang Bruce Patti* Mariana Cottier-Bucco Lilit Danielyan* Heidi Itashiki Andrzej Kapica Shu Lee Aleksandr Snytkin* Lydia Umlauf Kaori Yoshida* *Performs in both Violin I and Violin II sections
Hortense & Lawrence S. Pollock Chair
Barbara Sudweeks Associate Principal Ann Marie Brink Associate Principal Mitta Angell Pamela Askew Thomas Demer Valerie Dimond John Geisel Christine Hwang David Sywak
Diane & Hal Brierley Chair
L. Russell Campbell Associate Principal Kevin Finamore Thomas Booth Assistant Principal
Barry Hearn Principal Chris Oliver Associate Principal Darren McHenry + Bass Trombone
Nicolas Tsolainos Principal Anonymously Endowed Chair
Tom Lederer Co-Principal Roger Fratena Associate Principal Paula Holmes Fleming Brian Perry Dwight Shambley Clifford Spohr Principal Emeritus
Matthew Good Principal Dot & Paul Mason Chair
Brian Jones Principal Dr. Eugene & Charlotte Bonelli Chair
Douglas Howard Associate Principal
David Buck Principal Joy & Ronald Mankoff Chair
Deborah Baron Associate Principal + Piccolo Kara Kirkendoll Welch
Douglas Howard Principal Margie & William H. Seay Chair
Ronald Snider Assistant Principal Daniel Florio
Erin Hannigan Principal Nancy P. & John G. Penson Chair
Willa Henigman Associate Principal Brent Ross David Matthews + English Horn
Gregory Raden Principal Mr. & Mrs. C. Thomas May, Jr. Chair
Emily Levin Principal Elsa von Seggern Principal Harp Chair
Vacant Resident Organist Lay Family Chair
STAFF KEYBOARD Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, Junior Group & Innovators Chair
APRIL WED 11 | 5:45PM MORTON H. MEYERSON SYMPHONY CENTER World Premiere (SOLUNA Commission) SARAH JAFFE VOCALIST SQUADS BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL DANCE CONSERVATORY THE HALTOM COLOR GUARD THE HALTOM DRUMLINE MEMBERS OF THE DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA NORA SCHELLER VIOLIN LYDIA UMLAUF VIOLIN VALERIE DIMOND VIOLA NAN ZHANG CELLO SMU BALLROOM ARTISTIC TEAM SHERRI SEGOVIA CHOREOGRAPHER CARLOS ALONSO-PARADA COSTUME STYLIST
ARTIST STATEMENT This site-specific performance explores the dark glamour of American life and its history of transformation and reinvention. Eyes As Bright As Diamonds invites a variety of performers from the Dallas area to join singer/songwriter Sarah Jaffe in an exuberant and passionate multi-layered performance circulating and flowing around the Meyerson Symphony Center’s grand staircase. The performance begins with flag bearers parading through the main space, energizing the audience and calling them to attention. A drumline, tap dancers, ballroom dancers and an all-female string quartet from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra join them in a series of overlapping routines. These performers symbolize the variety of influences and the hybridization that continually shape America. At the center of the performance is Sarah Jaffe, one of Dallas’s most widely recognized performers, who has also been influenced by the confluence of American culture.
Paul Garner Associate Principal + E-Flat Stephen Ahearn Christopher Runk + Bass Clarinet
Steven Harlos Pops Gabriel Sanchez Classical Anastasia Markina Classical
Karen Schnackenberg Principal Mark Wilson Associate Principal Luke Bryson Interim Assistant Melanie Gilmore Choral
Sarah Jaffe presents three songs examining the triumphs and excesses of our complex shared history. The performance is dynamic with a sensation of pageantry, celebration and tension, ending on a contemplative note. The string quartet performs a waltz for ballroom dancers who circle and flow through the space. Each pair of dancers gradually exits until one dancer finds herself alone. This lone dancer invites us to ask how we create and shape (or even destroy) our unique American story.
Ted Soluri Principal Irene H. Wadel & Robert I. Atha, Jr. Chair
Scott Walzel Associate Principal Peter Grenier + Contrabassoon
David Cooper Principal (Leave of Absence) Howard E. Rachofsky Chair
Paul Phillips Artistic Advisor to the Music Director
Scott Walzel Dir. of Orchestra Personnel + Engagement
Linda VanSickle Chair
Haley Hoops Yousef Assi Kevin Haseltine Alexander Kienle Assistant Principal/Utility
Shannon Gonzalez Stage Manager Alan Bell Assistant Stage Manager Kenneth Winston Lighting Board Operator
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Special thanks to those who helped to make this project possible, curator Muriel Quancard, Gillian Friedman from the SOLUNA Festival and performer Sarah Jaffe. Thank you to all the performers participating in the project Eyes As Bright As Diamonds. Thanks to Jason Forrest for his continued creative support. And a special thank you to Thorsten Albertz and Ana Michelon of Albertz Benda Gallery.
Approximate duration 20 minutes. Please join us following the performance for a conversation with the artist.
THE DIFFRACTED SYMPHONY SEBASTIEN LEON
A MUSICIAN’S VIEW
MON 7 | 7:00PM MORTON H. MEYERSON SYMPHONY CENTER
6-28 NORTHPARK CENTER | Level One between Neiman Marcus and Dillard’s World Premiere (SOLUNA and NorthPark Center Co-Commission) JASON FRANCESCO HEATH, PH.D. EXPERIENTIAL COMPOSITION STEPHEN DEWEY SOUND DESIGN JOHN FIFE AT “FIFE METAL WORKS” FABRICATION
EBONEE THOMAS FLUTE ERIN HANNIGAN OBOE PAUL GARNER & GREGORY RADEN CLARINETS TED SOLURI BASSOON ALEXANDER KIENLE & KEVIN HASELTINE HORNS L. RUSSELL CAMPBELL TRUMPET NATHAN OLSON, ANGELA FULLER HEYDE, EUNICE KEEM & FILIP FENRYCH VIOLINS ANN MARIE BRINK VIOLA ABRAHAM FEDER, JOLYON PEGIS & JEFFREY HOOD CELLOS BRIAN PERRY BASS
“I tremble, and I fear the judgment and the wrath to come, when the heavens and the earth shall be moved. The day of wrath, that day of calamity and misery; a great and bitter day, indeed.” (Extract from Verdi’s Requiem) From pollution and climate change to a soaring human population that bleeds into available resources, humanity has officially entered the Anthropocene period. This era witnesses the alteration of the Earth’s surface atmosphere, climate, oceans and lands as a result of collective human activities, causing biodiversity to drastically decline by 60 percent from 1970 to 2017, according to the Zoological Society of London. Sebastien Leon’s sound sculpture The Diffracted Symphony, inspired by the rib cage of a whale washed ashore, plays an altered version of Verdi’s Requiem, as a funeral mass for the biological state of the world. The recording used is of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 2014 performance conducted by Jaap van Zweden. Leon’s plea is to recognize that the challenge of our times is for humanity to understand its power for both destruction and preservation, and our urgent need to act as the caretakers of the Earth’s balance. Sebastien Leon
NIELSEN Serenata in vano (Approximate duration 8 minutes)
Allegro non troppo ma brioso – Un poco adagio – Tempo di marcia
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll
(Approximate duration 18 minutes)
RAVEL Sonata for Violin and Cello (Approximate duration 21 minutes) Allegro I. II. Très vif III. Lent IV. Vif, avec entrain
LACHNER Finale: Allegro ma non troppo from Nonet in F major
(Approximate duration 9 minutes)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Nancy A. Nasher and NorthPark Center, Taylor Zakarin, Kristin Casner, Anna-Sophia van Zweden, Muriel Quancard, Gillian Friedman, Kelly Halaszyn, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Zoe, Amy and Ronald Guttman
This program will be performed without intermission and will conclude at approximately 8:00 PM. Please join us in the lobby following the performance for a champagne toast!
P R O G R A M N OT E S A MUSICIAN'S VIEW BY PAUL SCHIAVO
NIELSEN Serenata in vano BORN Sortelunge, Denmark; June 9, 1865 DIED Copenhagen; October 3, 1931 Carl Nielsen was the first Danish composer of international stature, and he is still considered the musical voice of his homeland. He is remembered especially for his six symphonies — works of keen originality and inventiveness. Nielsen composed his Serenata in vano in 1914 for a group of Danish instrumentalists undertaking a concert tour. Since they were to perform Beethoven’s popular Septet, Op. 20, Nielsen scored his piece for an unusual quintet derived from that work. The composer, who often conceived his music as dramatic scenarios, described this little serenade as follows: “Serenata in vano is a humorous trifle. First the [performers] play in a somewhat chivalric and showy manner to lure the fair one out onto the balcony, but she does not appear. Then they play in a slightly languorous strain, but that hasn’t any effect either. Since they have played in vain (in vano), they don’t care a straw and shuffle off home to the strains of the little final march, which they play for their own amusement.”
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll BORN Leipzig; May 22, 1813 DIED Venice; February 13, 1883 “Of this day, my children, I can really tell you nothing, nothing of my emotions, nothing of my exaltation, nothing, nothing. I will simply relate the bare dry facts. When I woke, I heard a sound, swelling ever more, until I could no longer believe I was dreaming. Music sounded, and what music! 34
When it stopped, R. came to me ... and handed me the score of the Symphonic Birthday Greeting.” So reads a passage from Christmas Day, 1870, in the diary kept for her children by Cosima Wagner, the recipient of the remarkable birthday gift whose presentation it describes. “R.” refers to her husband, the composer Richard Wagner. The music that woke her that Christmas morning was his Siegfried Idyll. Wagner wrote this work to mark Cosima’s first birthday as his wife. (The couple had married in August 1870.) Wagner initially promised that the music would remain Cosima’s alone, but his chronic shortage of funds forced him to sell the score to his publisher in 1877. By this time he had abandoned the title Symphonic Birthday Greeting and given the composition the name by which it is known today. While the genesis of this work and its mood of gentle rapture are intimately bound up with Wagner’s domestic situation, its musical substance is connected to his opera Siegfried, which was nearing completion at the time he wrote the Idyll. Chief among the work’s themes is one derived from the love duet in the opera’s third act. Other ideas, including instrumental birdsongs, are also derived from Siegfried. In all, some half a dozen themes flow through the composition. Wagner frequently combines two or more of them in counterpoint, weaving a beautiful melodic tapestry. The music is generally restrained, though once or twice it swells passionately. It concludes serenely, a final glimmer of the initial theme dissolving into a glowing chord.
RAVEL Sonata for Violin and Cello BORN Ciboure, France; March 7, 1875 DIED Paris; December 28, 1937 Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello originated in 1920 as a single-movement piece conceived as a tribute to another great French composer of the early 20th century, Claude Debussy. Two years later Ravel added further material, creating a full-length sonata in four movements. This work marked a new direction in Ravel’s music, the rich aural textures and sensuous tone of musical Impressionism giving way to a lean, angular modernity. “The music is stripped to the bone,” Ravel wrote of it. “Harmonic charm is renounced, and there is an increased ... emphasis on melody.” The first movement begins with a brief arching phrase sounded repeatedly by the violin. Against it, the cello introduces a melody that unfolds more freely. Ravel’s extension of this and a second theme, which gives the impression of statements and answers at close quarters, is exceptionally ingenious, leading the movement at length to a quiet, luminous close. The second movement brings an unusual scherzo, one that makes extensive use of pizzicato, harmonics (the thin, glassy sonorities produced through light pressure on the strings) and unconventional bowing. The music is extremely challenging, so much so that the violinist entrusted with the sonata’s first performance protested the movement’s difficulty to Ravel. “The cello has to sound like a flute,” she complained, “and the violin like a drum.” She added that “no one will play it except virtuosos.” The ensuing slow movement, very much the heart of the composition, begins like a hymn but builds to a strong initial climax. A second theme, in character like a folk song, follows a similar path, rising to a violent outburst.
A return to the first idea rounds the movement into a broad A-B-A design. Ravel marks the finale Vif, avec entrain (“Lively, with zest”). The two instruments share a rhythmically complex main theme and several subsidiary ideas, often trading phrases and echoing each other’s statements in spirited contrapuntal play. Ravel also recalls, fleetingly, the arching phrase that opened the sonata.
LACHNER Finale from Nonet in F major BORN Rain am Lech, Bavaria; April 2, 1803 DIED Munich; January 20, 1890 Ludwig van Beethoven is revered today for his symphonies and concertos, his sonatas and string quartets, his opera Fidelio and the magisterial Missa solemnis. Yet in his lifetime, and for long afterwards, his most popular composition was his Septet, Op. 20, a light work of unambiguously sunny character. Completed in 1800, this work enjoyed tremendous success wherever it was performed and engendered numerous compositions modeled on it to varying degrees. We have already encountered a distant descendant in Nielsen’s Serenata in vano. But whereas Nielsen reduced Beethoven’s ensemble of seven wind and string instruments, other composers saw fit to expand it. Among the works that do this is Franz Lachner’s Nonet, whose final movement closes this program. Lachner was active as a composer and conductor in Munich, where he spent his entire career. He published his Nonet in 1875, though he may have composed it much earlier. The piece adds flute and oboe to the instrumentation of Beethoven’s Septet but retains that work’s genial tone. This is especially true of the last of its four movements, whose music rides a stream of cheery melodies and features lively instrumental colloquy. 35
A MUSICIAN'S VIEW MUSICIAN BIOS ANN MARIE BRINK VIOLA Associate Principal Viola of the Dallas Symphony since 1999, Ann Marie Brink has performed in solo and chamber music recitals across the country. Before coming to Dallas, Brink was one of the youngest members of the Pensacola Symphony, performing in the viola section while a freshman in high school. She received her bachelor's in music from the Cleveland Institute of Music and her master's in music from The Juilliard School. L. RUSSELL CAMPBELL TRUMPET Russell Campbell, a native Texan, joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in September 2004 as Associate Principal Trumpet. After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Houston with James Austin, Campbell went on to study at The Juilliard School under Raymond Mase and Mark Gould. Since the summer of 2013 he has also served as Principal Trumpet in the Music in the Mountains summer festival orchestra in Durango, Colorado.
EUNICE KEEM VIOLIN Violinist Eunice Keem has established herself as a dynamic and engaging artist, equally compelling as both soloist and chamber musician. A Chicago native, she attended Carnegie Mellon University for her music studies. After joining the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in September of 2011, she began her position as Associate Concertmaster in the 2014/15 season. Keem has participated in numerous summer music festivals, including the Breckenridge, Crested Butte and Grand Teton Music Festivals. ALEXANDER KIENLE HORN A native of Portland, Oregon, Alexander Kienle is the Assistant Principal/Utility Horn of the Dallas Symphony. His musical adventures started at age five, when he banged upon the toy bells at Montessori school, and at age six with piano lessons. He picked up the horn at eleven, because the school band already had more than enough trumpets. Since then, Kienle has performed with ensembles around the world. Kienle is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Jerome Ashby and Julie Landsman.
FILIP FENRYCH VIOLIN Born in Poland, violinist Filip Fenrych joined the Dallas Symphony in 2008. Prior to joining the DSO, he served as an Assistant Concertmaster in the San Antonio Symphony. He made his concerto debut in Germany at age 14, and has since performed around the world. He is currently a member of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland. Fenrych studied at Oberlin Conservatory, University of North Texas and the Cleveland Institute of Music.
NATHAN OLSON VIOLIN A native of Berkeley, California, Nathan Olson holds the position of Co-Concertmaster with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and is former Adjunct Faculty at the University of North Texas. An enthusiastic chamber musician, Olson is a member of the Baumer String Quartet and won the Silver Medal at the Fischoff Competition. While completing his music degrees at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Olson earned minors in both Mathematics and Music Theory. â€ƒ JOLYON PEGIS CELLO Jolyon Pegis is an Associate Principal Cello with the Dallas Symphony as well as Principal Cello of the Chautauqua Symphony. He is a former Principal Cello of the San Antonio Symphony as well as a former faculty member at the D'Angelo School of Music at Mercyhurst College. Pegis made his formal New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1990 and is a winner of the Artists International Awards in NYC. He has appeared as soloist with the orchestras of Dallas, San Antonio, Virginia, Chautauqua, Bozeman (MT) and West Virginia.
ANGELA FULLER HEYDE VIOLIN Violinist Angela Fuller Heyde joined the DSO as Principal Second Violin in September of 2009. Previously, she served as Concertmaster of the Houston Symphony and as a first violinist of the Minnesota Orchestra and has been a guest Concertmaster with the orchestras of Atlanta, Bergen (Norway), Indianapolis and Seattle. Fuller Heyde and her husband, DSO Associate Principal Horn, David, have two daughters, Lauren and Nicole.
BRIAN PERRY BASS Prior to his appointment in 2013, Brian Perry was a member of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra for nine seasons. Perry earned his music degrees from Boston University and the University of North Texas. His principal teachers include Larry Moore, Jeff Bradetich and Edwin Barker. Perry is currently adjunct lecturer of double bass at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University.
PAUL GARNER CLARINET Paul Garner joined the Dallas Symphony in 1993 as Associate Principal and E-flat clarinetist. He is also a member of the contemporary music ensemble Voices of Change and the Music in the Mountains festival in Colorado. A dedicated teacher, Garner is presently on the faculty of Southern Methodist University where he teaches clarinet and chamber music. He holds degrees from Michigan State University and the University of Kansas.
GREGORY RADEN CLARINET Appointed Principal Clarinet of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 1999, Gregory Raden also served as Assistant Principal Clarinet of the National Symphony Orchestra and Principal Clarinet of the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra and Charleston Symphony. He has been heard as guest principal with the orchestras of Minnesota, Saint Louis, San Francisco, Saint Paul and Bergen (Norway) Philharmonic. Raden is Adjunct Associate Professor of Clarinet at Southern Methodist University. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music.
ABRAHAM FEDER CELLO Abraham Feder began his tenure with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as a section cellist in the fall of 2016. Prior to his appointment, he was Principal Cellist of the Sarasota Orchestra from 2008-2016. Feder completed his masterâ€™s degree under the tutelage of Desmond Hoebig at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. He received his Bachelor of Music at The Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with David Soyer and Peter Wiley.
ERIN HANNIGAN OBOE Erin Hannigan joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as Principal Oboe in 2001. She was formerly a member of the Rochester Philharmonic from 1994-2001. She has appeared as guest Principal Oboist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Hannigan is adjunct Associate Professor of Oboe at Southern Methodist University and teaches at the Festival Institute at Round Top in the summers. KEVIN HASELTINE HORN Kevin Haseltine, from Houston, joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2015. He received his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music in 2014, as a student of Gail Williams and Jon Boen. During that time, Haseltine was also a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, giving him the opportunity to frequently perform with the Chicago Symphony. Before coming to Dallas, Haseltine was a Fellow at the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.
TED SOLURI BASSOON Ted Soluri became Principal Bassoon of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2015. Prior to his appointment, he held the same position with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for 11 years and the Santa Fe Opera for nine. Soluri has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Florida State University and his Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. EBONEE THOMAS FLUTE Ebonee Thomas holds degrees from Southern Methodist University and the New England Conservatory of Music. She was most recently Principal Flute of the Knoxville Symphony and previously Principal Flute of the Florida Grand Opera. Thomas also held a one-year position with the Houston Symphony and was a fellow of the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. She has a passion for teaching and maintains a full private studio.
MUSIC AND THE BRAIN MAY
MELODIES OF CERTAIN DAMAGE NAAMA TSABAR
SAT 12 | 1:00PM MOODY PERFORMANCE HALL THANK YOU TO THE MUSIC AND THE BRAIN PRESENTING SPONSOR:
MAY FRI 11 | 9:00PM MORTON H. MEYERSON SYMPHONY CENTER World Premiere (SOLUNA Commission) COLLABORATING PERFORMERS ROSE BLANSHEI JEANANN DARA TAJA CHEEK (L'RAIN) JASON KOEN AT “THE BOX COMPANY” PLATFORM FABRICATION
OPENING REMARKS MARK GOLDBERG, M.D. Chair, Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, UT Southwestern Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute BRAIN INTERLUDE
PROGRAM NOTES Naama Tsabar creates sensually driven sculptures, installations and performances that evoke questions of power and bravado found in musical and social environments. Her work investigates the themes of intimacy, performativity, sexuality and excess with a minimalist aesthetic. Throughout her practice, Tsabar repeatedly returns to the iconic act of breaking the guitar. In Melodies of Certain Damage she focuses on the moment following the climactic destructive act. Broken pieces of guitars are scattered on the floor of the Meyerson Symphony Center’s atrium. Strings are reattached to the debris in an unconventional way, creating a site-specific instrument. Introducing the iconic action into a functioning order undermines the historically gendered use of the guitar in Rock-and-Roll. It also transforms the object into a place. The performers insert themselves into a landscape of vestiges organized into a new working order. Utilizing this unique configuration, Tsabar composed a score in collaboration with predominantly female musicians. The floor-bound installation imposes a different configuration between instrument and body. Musicians must lay on the ground or find atypical positions to interact with the instrument. Given the physical nature of the installation, movement comes into play for musicians to navigate the broken landscape. This choreography generates a vulnerability for the performer and the audience, which produces a new kind of intimacy.
TEACH ME A SONG: LIFELONG LEARNING THROUGH MUSIC LISA WONG, M.D. Assistant Co-Director, Arts and Humanities Initiative, Harvard Medical School DALLAS SYMPHONY YOUNG STRINGS ENSEMBLE THE BRAIN'S CRESCENDO: HOW MUSIC TRAINING IMPACTS CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSAL HABIBI, PH.D. Assistant Research Professor of Psychology, University of Southern California Brain and Creativity Institute INTERMISSION BRAIN INTERLUDE PRESTON WILES, M.D. Medical Director, UT Southwestern Student Wellness and Counseling Center; Professor of Psychiatry THE JOURNEY INWARD: A MULTI-SCALE TOUR THROUGH THE BRAIN JONATHAN FISHER, PH.D. Director, Neurosensory Engineering Lab, New York Medical College Founder, The Neurodome Project FROM PERCEPTION TO PLEASURE: WHY WE LOVE MUSIC ROBERT ZATORRE, PH.D. Professor of Neurology, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University CLOSING REMARKS MICHELLE MILLER BURNS Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement & COO
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Alexandra Garcia Waldman, Páramo — Naama Tsabar
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LAS PERSONAS NO VAN JUNTAS (THEY JUST DON’T MATCH) LIHUEL GONZÁLEZ MAY SUN 13 | 3:00PM
MARIACHI WAGNER GONZALO LEBRIJA MAY TUE 15 | 7:30PM MOODY PERFORMANCE HALL
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART | HORCHOW AUDITORIUM
World Premiere (SOLUNA Commission)
Texas Premiere JEFFREY HOOD CELLO
MARIACHI ROSAS DIVINAS JESÚS ECHEVARRÍA MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT JASON KOEN AT “THE BOX COMPANY” FABRICATION
Las personas no van juntas (They just don’t match) consists of four videos surrounding a stage, waiting to be activated by a musician. On the videos, a philosopher’s speech about Nietzsche’s wish for Zarathustra to be the continuation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is translated simultaneously from Spanish into English into German and back into Spanish. It explores the interpretative, figurative and appropriative qualities of translation. At the same time, a discourse about the possibility of translation between words and music is created.
Mariachi Wagner is a musical experiment, during which a series of phonic and visual expressions from Latin American and European cultures interact. Works by the German composer Richard Wagner are interpreted by a mariachi, a group of traditional musicians from Western Mexico. The two separate cultures coexist as Gonzalo Lebrija imagines impromptu relationships between languages, codes, symbols and forms. This staged performance utilizes appropriations, transformations, vicissitudes and ruptures conceivable in a transcultural process.
The video of the original speech shows a person engaged in the act of remembering, of establishing connections and of linking the relationships present in the spoken word in order to transmit concepts. It is a connection made between the power of words, thought and gestures. This relationship of possible meanings is then embodied in each step of the translation process; each agent attempts to be as faithful as possible to the speech they receive, a speech that becomes invariably porous as it is appropriated by each of them. As they sit in front of the camera, attention is placed on their focused expressions as they receive and process information: a catalogue of tense gestures, curiosity and attention. Meanwhile, the book of sheet music retransmits the operation. This sheet music is composed from the four speeches, and is then appropriated by a musician and activated in different moments throughout the performance. The Spanish word for translation, traducción (from the latin traductio) is composed of three parts: the prefix trans (from one to the other), the verb ducere (to guide) and the suffix –cion (action)—the action of guiding from one (language or tongue) to the other. Las personas no van juntas is visual choral performance with a foundation of words. Each agent (philosopher, translators and musician) is captured in an audiovisual portrait that requires physical closeness in order to perceive the particular modulations of voice, intonations and gestures. A thought construction that is made visible through gesticulations, signals and tics, almost like a catalogue.
Deeply rooted in Mexican culture, Mariachi is a traditional musical genre that originated in the state of Jalisco and was performed by musicians wearing charro outfits. The all-female Dallas-based Mariachi, The Rosas Divinas, executes a score adapted from Wagner with their traditional instruments (guitar, guitarrón, violin, trumpet and harp). Wagner has been universally appropriated by the classical tradition. His music is seen as a referent, not only in his local context, but in Western culture. His work is characterized by operatic musical forms and develops stories inherent to the romantic tradition. The vibrations, sequences, lyrics, sounds and costumes convey various codes and meanings. The tension caused by the exchange implies a process of transculturation. In this nonconventional musical performance, Lebrija exposes the transfiguration that results from the exchange between techniques, practices and cultural manifestations. Music functions here as a bridge that transcends the frictions generated by tangible borders, hegemonic power, temporality, romanticism and vulnerability. Gonzalo Lebrija
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Gustavo Varela, Ana Rosberg, Gerardo Naumann, Nele Wohlatz, Jeff Hood, Gachi Prieto, Katherine Brodbeck, Gillian Friedman, Muriel Quancard
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Jesús Echevarría; Laura Garza; Aldo Álvarez Tostado; Luis Fernando Maciel; Mauricio Vázquez; Pilar Garza; Silvia Ortiz, Inés López-Quesada, José Noé Suro at Galería Travesía Cuatro; Galerie Laurent Godin; Muriel Quancard, Gillian Friedman, Sarah Whitling, Nathan Lutz and Tom Brekhus at SOLUNA
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GRUBNIK + SUZANNE JEFF GIBBONS + GREGORY RUPPE WAGNER: A GENIUS IN EXILE + BETWEEN SILENCE ANTOINE WAGNER MAY WED 16 | 7:30PM ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CEDARS
MAY THU 17 | 9:00PM NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER World Premiere (SOLUNA and Nasher Sculpture Center Co-Commission) Featuring LIZ TONNE and TREE
BETWEEN SILENCE (2018) ANTOINE WAGNER WAGNER: A GENIUS IN EXILE (2013) ANDY SOMMER DIRECTOR ANTOINE WAGNER NARRATOR (Duration 54 minutes)
PROGRAM NOTES Antoine Wagner presents two films that encompass his photographic and video practice. Wagner: A Genius in Exile, a lyrical documentary by Andy Sommer, follows Antoine, Richard Wagner’s great-great-grandson, on a journey across Switzerland where the famed composer envisioned some of his great works and the theory of the Gesamtkunstwerk, a synthesis of music, literature, stage design and architecture creating the idea of a “Total Artwork.” In order to comprehend the composer, Antoine returns to sites where his ancestor lived, meeting historians, musicologists, musicians and enlightened amateurs, while exploring landscapes that were sources of inspiration. There, he develops a stunning series of photographs titled Exil (2013). In this body of work and others such as Cadence (2015) and Reflections (2017), he explores formal and semantic correspondence between music and visual arts. Opening the program, his latest video Between Silence (2018) continues to question the interdependence of music and silence and the aesthetic phenomenon of synesthesia. The video is set in the Austrian Alps and shot in Super 8, HD and 16mm film. The sound is recorded in silent places insolated by this past winter’s heavy snow falls.
Grubnik + Suzanne offers an otherworldly excursion in the garden of the Nasher Sculpture Center after dark. A web of interconnected systems dispenses visual and audio elements. A tree emits signals converted into a semi-intelligible language, a voice emerges from a hole in the ground, in this cavity appears a spectral doppelgänger of the singer and scattered sounds form an infrastructure for the whole. In the velvety obscurity, the once familiar garden is metamorphosed into a sort of Phantasmagoria. In the late 18th century, Phantasmagoria was a performing art form presented in a darkened theater to give the illusion of the supernatural. Images of ghostly apparitions were created by light and shadows using magic lanterns to frighten the audience. Like them, Grubnik + Suzanne relies on present-day technologies – a video projection, a midi interface capturing the electrical signal of the tree, a computer generated code translating the signal into language. Like in Phantasmagoria, the technology is hidden although always present and indispensable. But Grubnik + Suzanne has different intents. It calls upon our senses to arouse our imagination. We may lose our place momentarily, only to return to our own experience. The disembodied vocals of Suzanne appear to converse with the tree, keeping us at a distance. The tree articulates incomprehensible elements of the English language while the voice doesn’t form any words. The disarticulation of language keeps us further away. Through revoking all obvious reference to technology, Gibbons and Ruppe reveal our dependence upon it. As a relational structure, our body and mind aspire to be part of the whole. Like the tree and the concealed singer, they respond to stimuli in their environment. This prompts the question of integration and separation, belonging and isolation. In this immersive installation, our psychological and physiological experiences may turn into infinite deceit unless we accept our subjection. Or perhaps, we might imagine that there is more to this world than our senses are capable of detecting. Liz Tonne Liz Tonne is an improviser and interpreter of contemporary composition. Using an array of extended vocal techniques, her work explores the edge of the voice as an instrument. As a member of the pioneering ensemble undr quartet she contributed to the presentation of a new wave of ambient minimalism expressed at the turn of the last century often referred to as lowercase music.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Andy Sommer, Patricia Houtard, Francois Duplat, David Daurier, Laurence Chandler, Emily Bromfield, Schnopy Eberherr, Kim Jana, Federico Sommaruga — Antoine Wagner
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Thank you to The Nasher Sculpture Center, Muriel Quancard, Jed Morse, Liz Tonne, SOLUNA, Gillian Friedman, Darcy Neal (programming), Danny Skinner (production), Bruce Blay (sound technician) and Grae (artists’ assistant). — Jeff + Greg
Approximate duration 90 minutes
BREAKING SHADOWS JENNIFER WESTER
CALLIGRAPHY: SHADOW AND LIGHT MASTER SHEN-LONG
MAY SAT 19 | 8:00PM THE CEDARS UNION
MAY TUE 22 | 7:30PM ARTIST'S STUDIO
World Premiere (SOLUNA and The Cedars Union Co-Commission)
World Premiere (SOLUNA and Crow Collection of Asian Art Co-Commission)
The body without a shadow is a body in the dark. The shadow without a canvas is an infinite projection of invisibility. Movement needs parameters to be received just as a viewer needs perspective.
For over 50 years, Master Shen-Long, a contemporary master of the classical Chinese literati perfections of painting, poetry and calligraphy, has pioneered new approaches to painting that have made him one of the most innovative ink artists of this generation.
Breaking Shadows employs ice skating as the medium to explore the play of shadows of the self – how they interact with each other and with the body. It captures and presents perspectival shifts of the self as its focus moves from the figure to umbra and back again, while the skater’s form flows through space simultaneously in motion and motionless.
Influenced by his deep understanding of Buddhist, Confucian and Daoist philosophies, Master Shen-Long’s bold and experimental work challenges traditional assumptions about Chinese painting, and raises important concepts regarding mankind’s relationship with the universe.
The work creates an experiential commentary on the often-overlooked components of the self that make up the whole. An atmospheric musical composition of sounds harvested from ice-skating will accompany the performance, transforming an empty parking lot into a skating rink of enlightenment. Jennifer Wester
His artistic philosophy is grounded in three philosophical concepts found in Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism: in Confucianism, the concept of “integration between Nature and Mankind”; in Daoism, the concept of “one is wholly in harmony with the way of nature”; and in Buddhism, the concept of “everyone can become Buddha, and through cultivation we can recover our wisdom ability and enlightenment power.” In this one-night exclusive performance, Master Shen-Long creates a bold new calligraphic ink work at his studio in front of a live audience. Using video technology, the audience is invited to watch the artist in action in real-time from all angles, as he unveils a new original poetic composition that celebrates the inner light found in all beings. Light and shadow dance across an enormous handmade sheet of traditional high quality Xuan paper (rice paper), whereupon the artist writes using Chinese ink infused with metallic gold power. Sound is enhanced to hear the meditative stroke of brush to paper.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Special thanks to Marco Garavaglia, Baz Laarakkers, Courtney Cox Wakefield, Can Turkyilmaz, Clayton Smith and Ben Griffith.
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A RTISTS + PA RT N ER O R GA N I Z AT I O NS
CHRISTOPHER ADKINS GRAMMY®-nominated cellist Christopher Adkins was appointed Principal Cello of the Dallas Symphony in 1987. He previously served with the Milwaukee, New Haven and Denver symphonies. A native of Denton, Texas, Adkins holds degrees from the University of North Texas and Yale University. He also serves as adjunct Associate Professor of music at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Adkins is married to Dallas Symphony violinist Alexandra Adkins.
SHERYL ANAYA Sheryl is a Puerto Rican artist residing in Dallas. Her work explores themes related to identity, personal experience and memory. While largely focused on life-sized, fiber-based installations, she also explores similar themes through the use of photography and found objects. She has exhibited her work locally, regionally and nationally.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Jaap van Zweden, presents the finest in orchestral music at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, regarded as one of the world's premier concert halls. The largest and oldest performing arts organization in the Southwest, the DSO serves 230,000 patrons each year, including 30,000 children, through performances, educational programs and community enrichment initiatives. In addition to the Texas Instruments Classical Series and the Pops Series, DSO programming includes ReMix, DSO on the GO, Family Concerts and Dallas Symphony Presents.
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. Twenty years later, the now 28-location chain has been named "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly
Born in Nigeria and based in England, 25-year-old singer/songwriter Jacob Banks creates soul music that’s uncompromisingly honest but thrillingly cinematic. A self-taught musician who began singing, playing guitar and writing songs at the age of 20, Banks got his start at open mic nights around Birmingham in 2011 and quickly won major attention for his commanding vocal presence and daringly intimate songwriting.
DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER The AT&T Performing Arts Center is a nonprofit foundation that operates and programs a 10-acre campus comprised of three premier performance venues and a park in downtown Dallas.
drummer Jeremy Salken who interpret traditional DJ-based music with live instruments and have successfully created an innovative, distinct sound that’s all their own. Their transcendent live shows are a showcase of brilliant improvisation and a tightly-knit bond between Salken and Lalli, who breathlessly alternate between keys, sax and laptop, building a futuristic wall of sound that keeps the crowd on its feet.
BIG GIGANTIC Big Gigantic is the Boulder, Colorado-based duo of saxophonist/ producer Dominic Lalli and
Over the last decade, conductor Jaap van Zweden has become an international presence on three continents. This season marks a major milestone as he completes his ten-year tenure as Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and simultaneously is Music Director Designate in New York, anticipating his inaugural season (2018/19) as the 26th Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. He continues as Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, a post he has held since 2012.
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and "the best theater in the world" by Wired. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis, not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star-studded special events.
Audiences enjoy the best and most recent from Broadway and offBroadway; the finest dance companies from across the globe co-presented with TITAS Presents; and top concerts, performers and cutting-edge speakers. Thousands of students explore and more deeply experience the arts through the Center’s education program, Open Stages.
Nathan De'Shon Myers, students in this choir are learning through lectures and collaborations with national gospel recording artists.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HSPVA DANCE CONSERVATORY The Booker T. Washington Dance Conservatory is part of the nationally recognized Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Celebrating excellence since 1976, the school has received recognition through the Arts Schools Network Exemplary Schools Awards, Texas Medal of the Arts Awards and numerous national rankings of top high schools and magnet schools.
MATTHEIU BROOKS Mattheiu Brooks is a distinguished interactive installation and performance artist here in Dallas. He has exhibited his work at the Dallas Museum of Art, while also contributing performances and installations for the Modern Art Museum, Dallas Aurora festival and the UTD Gallery. Brooks is a master at blending calculated technology with beautifully precise abstract creativity.
Emmanuelle Boisvert joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as Associate Concertmaster in September 2011. She came to Dallas from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where she served 23 years as Concertmaster— the first woman ever to be appointed Concertmaster of a major orchestra. She has worked with many eminent conductors including Herbig, Järvi, Graf, Vonk, Abbado, Sanderling and Tortelier, receiving acclaim for her release of John Williams’s Violin Concerto with Leonard Slatkin.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HSPVA GOSPEL CHOIR A rarity in secondary music education to date, this curriculumbased gospel choir is quickly substantiating its addition to the school’s course schedule. With over six million views on social media and an ever-growing student and community interest, this group brings sounds of joy and inspiration to audiences both near and far. Under the guidance of its founding director,
David Buck was appointed Principal Flute of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in the 2017/18 season. He was previously Principal Flute of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and has also held positions with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Oregon Symphony. A native of Philadelphia, Buck is a graduate of The Juilliard School. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, flutist Jung-Wan Kang.
ALEJANDRA CAMARGO Raised in Venezuela, Alejandra Camargo is a Dallas-based graphic designer, artist and muralist. She works as a digital art director for Publicis Hawkeye, but her passion for painting drives her to work after hours and weekends on various art projects. She has done collective and solo shows throughout Dallas’s gallery circuit. Her energetic and whimsical murals can be found in Deep Ellum, the Design District, Oak Cliff and custom B&G Letters in East Dallas.
THE CEDARS UNION The Cedars Union is a 501(c)(3) not-forprofit organization. The CU was founded to provide resources including studios, tools, programs and pro-bono services for creatives; foster a collaborative and supportive artist community and advance the arts in North Texas.
CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO IN DALLAS Inaugurated in 1918 at Fort Worth and relocated to Dallas in 1939, the Consulate General in Dallas provides services to over one million Mexicans in 121 counties in North Texas. This year, the Consulate celebrates 100 years of providing assistance to Mexicans and strengthening partnerships with North Texas communities and institutions. Join us in celebrating our Centennial and Mexico’s art, culture and history!
CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN ART The Crow Collection of Asian Art is located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District dedicated solely to the arts of Asia with a growing permanent collection featuring works from Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand,
CURE FOR PARANOIA Cure for Paranoia has become the new face of the storied Deep Ellum neighborhood. The musicians that make up the hip-hop group have their own bold energy and personal styles that would best be described as aggressively funky. Between Tomahawk Jonez’s and JayAnalog’s production, Stanley Francisko’s airy vocals and Cameron McCloud’s brisk lyrical delivery, the band has designed its own brand of “trippy soulinfused hip-hop.” They quickly made a name for themselves and were awarded Dallas Observer’s “Best New Act” in 2016 and “Best Group Act” in 2017.
DALLAS ART FAIR
Located at the Fashion Industry Gallery, the 2018 Dallas Art Fair will take place on Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15 and will feature prominent national and international art dealers and galleries exhibiting artworks by modern and contemporary artists. The Preview Gala on Thursday, April 12 marks the launch of the tenth edition and benefits the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center and Dallas Contemporary, and will offer patrons and collectors the first look prior to the public opening.
DALLAS FILM SOCIETY The Dallas Film Society (DFS) celebrates films and their impact on society. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, DFS recognizes and honors filmmakers for their achievements in enhancing the creative community, provides educational programs to students to develop a better understanding of the role of film in today’s world and
promotes the City of Dallas and its commitment to the art of filmmaking. The annual Dallas International Film Festival (May 3-10) has been named by Movie Maker Magazine as one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World.”
that emphasize neoclassic ballet to the DFW community. The vision of the company is to serve as a platform for collaborative works that invite artists of all genres to come together in order to create wholly aesthetic cultural programs. These productions include both revivals of historically poignant ballets and new, experimental works that often incorporate film, original music and costumes designed by visual artists.
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
DALLAS GOETHE CENTER The Dallas Goethe Center is an institution dedicated to fostering German language and culture in North Texas. Founded in 1965, it serves the community by developing an appreciation and understanding of German art, drama, music, language, literature and history, and cultivates mutual understanding between the people of German speaking countries and those of the United States of America.
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the ten largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum is its global collection, encompassing more than 24,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. The DMA acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engages people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming.
Dallas-based artist, Jordan Castilleja is a multimaterial fabricator who received his BFA from SMU. He has developed a combination of techniques using traditional and digital sculpting methods to produce objects that engage dialogue between spatial perception and subjective concepts.
Originally from Venezuela, Cottier-Bucco came to the United States when she was six years old, which is when she started to play the violin. She earned her Bachelor of Music at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with Alexander Kerr. Prior to joining the orchestra full time in September 2015, she was a member of the DSO/ Jaap van Zweden Scholars Program.
Tibet and Vietnam, spanning the ancient to the contemporary. Rotating exhibitions from contemporary artists, renowned collections, and in partnership with other art institutions throughout the world are showcased in the museum.
drumline performs both on and off the court, on game day and outside appearances. The Dallas Mavericks Drumline represents the best of what Dallas has to offer in regards to in game entertainment.
DALLAS MAVERICKS DRUMLINE The Dallas Mavericks Drumline is a group of musicians dedicated to bringing the power and intensity of percussive art to the arena of professional basketball. Founded in 2003, the
DALLAS NEOCLASSICAL BALLET
THE DALLAS OPERA Producing outstanding mainstage and chamber opera attracting national and international acclaim, The Dallas Opera is committed to extensive community outreach, technical innovation and education. The company launched an annual residency program for women conductors, hosts a national annual vocal competition, has presented the American premieres of five operas and commissioned additional world premieres including Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick (2010) and Joby Talbot’s Everest (2015).
Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet was established in 2011 by Artistic Director Emilie Skinner to bring collaborative concerts
STEVEN MICHAEL WALTERS AND CHAMBLEE FERGUSON IN THE CHRISTIANS
DALLAS THEATER CENTER Dallas Theater Center (DTC) performs to an audience of more than 90,000 North Texas residents annually. DTC engages, entertains and inspires a diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living by consistently producing plays, educational programs and community initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency.
Multi-GRAMMY® Awardwinning mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung appears regularly with the world’s top orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic and the Concertgebouworkest. She has also performed at the prestigious festivals of Ravinia, Tanglewood, Edinburgh and Lucerne. Equally at home on the opera stage, she has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Teatro alla Scala, Bayreuth Festival, Berliner Staatsoper and the Paris Opera.
VALERIE DIMOND Valerie Dimond is a graduate of The Juilliard School and former Assistant Principal Viola of the New Jersey Symphony. She has appeared as soloist in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with
the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Bartók Concerto, and had her Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert solo recital broadcast live on radio. She has toured with the Apple Hill Chamber Players and recorded with the Amelite Consortium. Before Dallas, she worked in Los Angeles’s recording industry and played for over 125 Hollywood motion pictures.
DR. JACOB-IVAN EIDT Dr. Eidt received his PhD in Germanic Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and his M.A. in German Literature and Philosophy from the Katholische Universität Eichstätt, Germany. His teaching and research interests include German Romanticism, the age of Goethe and Richard Wagner. He has published articles on German poetry, opera and film, is chair of the Department of Modern Languages at University of Dallas and the Vice President of the Dallas Goethe Center.
FLAG POLE HILL PARK Established in 1929, Flag Pole Hill is a 107.1 acre metropolitan park located at White Rock Lake. Offering a stunning view of the lake, the park features a large pavilion equipped for gatherings, picnics and skateboarding.
Matthias Goerne is one of the most internationally sought-after singers and a frequent guest at renowned festivals and concert halls. He has collaborated with the world’s leading orchestras, conductors and pianists. Goerne has appeared on the world’s premier opera stages including the Royal Opera House, the Opéra National de Paris and the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Born in Weimar, he studied with Hans-Joachim Beyer in Leipzig, and with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
Jesús Echevarría studied with composer Francisco Núñez, violinist Balbi Cotter and Mexican folklorist Héctor Sánchez Campero. He is a founding member of the group On’ta, affiliated with the new Mexican song movement and collaborates with the Coordinación Nacional de Música y Ópera del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. In 2014 his soundtrack for the film Huérfanos received a nomination for the “Ariel” award in México. Echevarría regularly publishes and lectures on Mexican music and Latin American folklore.
JEFF GIBBONS JONATHAN FISHER, PH.D. Assistant Professor of Physiology at New York Medical College and the Director of the Neurodome project, Dr. Jonathan Fisher has forged partnerships to engineer events and installations that bring neuroscience and brain health awareness to the public. As a performing artist he explores the interface between human expression and technology, and had his Carnegie Hall debut on piano in 2007. Dr. Fisher received his PhD in physics from the University of Pennsylvania and postdoctoral training in neuroscience at The Rockefeller University.
Jeff Gibbons (b. 1982, Detroit) is an artist, musician, film maker, poet, curator and often collaborator, living and working in Dallas. Select exhibitions include The Power Station, The GossMichael Foundation and Oliver Francis Gallery. His work has shown internationally in Mexico, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Japan. He co-created the exhibition series Deep Ellum Windows (2012) with Justin Ginsberg and the project space Culture Hole (2016) with Gregory Ruppe. He is currently represented by Conduit Gallery.
The Dallas Symphony Chorus is the official vocal ensemble of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. This all-volunteer organization consists of members who devote their time, effort and considerable talent to regularly scheduled rehearsals and performances with the Dallas Symphony, as well as appearances in the greater Dallas metroplex, across the United States and with orchestras in venues around the world.
DALLAS SYMPHONY CHORUS
JOSHUA HABERMANN This season marks Joshua Habermann’s seventh year as Chorus Director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus. Habermann is also Music Director of The Desert Chorale, a professional chamber choir based in Santa Fe, New Mexico and an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Texas. A passionate advocate for music education, Habermann has served on the faculties at San Francisco State University and the University of Miami.
completed her doctoral work at UC Irvine, investigating the effects of musical training in musicians, non-musicians and patients with auditory impairments. Currently, she is the lead investigator of a five-year longitudinal study, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, investigating the effects of childhood music training on brain, cognitive and social development. Dr. Habibi is a classically trained pianist.
THE HALTOM COLOR GUARD LIHUEL GONZÁLEZ Lihuel González (b. 1986, Buenos Aires) graduated from film school at the Universidad del Cine. She participated in various fellowships such as ContiFNA (2013) and the Artist Program of the DiTella University (2014) while receiving a grant from the National Fund of the Arts. In 2015 she exhibited at the Young Art Biennial of Buenos Aires. She received the Fundación Klemm Award and the Pira ADM Mexico DF scholarship in 2016. She teaches at the Universidad de Buenos Aires.
ASSAL HABIBI, PH.D. Assal Habibi is an Assistant Research Professor of Psychology at the Brain and Creativity Institute at University of Southern California. Dr. Habibi
The Haltom Color Guard is a performing ensemble from Haltom High School. In the fall, the guard performs with the Pride of Haltom Marching Band and contributes pageantry and art to bring the marching show alive. In the spring, they move indoors to compete in the North Texas Color Guard Association.
THE HALTOM DRUMLINE
JENNIFER HUMPHREYS Jennifer Humphreys joined the cello section of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in September of 2014. Before coming to Dallas, she was a section member of the Atlanta Symphony and Assistant
Kaleo is a nominated four-piece band from Iceland who now call the US home. Their split upbringing: the isolated heritage that results from coming of age in Iceland paired with the fresh inspiration of moving to America, the band has built a sound to match the disparate landscapes. A gorgeous and raucous blend of rock, folk and blues, Kaleo’s debut LP titled A/B showcases the band’s multi-layered dynamics and ability to play different genres with equal skill.
SARAH JAFFE Sarah Jaffe’s endearingly stark narratives have gone from homespun folkpop songs to decidedly cathartic pop ballads without losing any of their thoughtfulness or intimacy. Instrumentations now veer more towards electro-pop, but her storytelling and heartfelt lyricism is still every bit as cerebral. She’s toured, performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and shared the stage with Norah Jones, Erykah Badu, Chelsea Wolfe and Cyndi Lauper, to name a few. Jaffe also has a writing partnership with hiphop producer S1 and the duo’s first collaboration, “Bad Guy” appears on Eminem’s GRAMMY® Award-winning MMLP2.
KARI KETTERING Kari Kettering joined the DSO cello section in 2003. A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, she completed a bachelor's degree in music at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a master's in music at Indiana University, where she studied with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. Kari plays a cello made in 1710 by Joseph Guarneri filius Andreas that is graciously on loan from Richard and Enika Schulze.
Klyde Warren Park has become an oasis in the heart of Dallas, providing connectivity between Downtown and Uptown. This unique space offers over 1,300 free programs and events annually. In addition, the park provides table tennis, putting green, foosball, badminton, a dog park and a Reading and Games Room – all free of charge for the community to enjoy.
LATINO CULTURAL CENTER The Latino Cultural Center (LCC) is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. Established in 2003, the LCC’s mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for the preservation, development and promotion of Latino and Hispanic arts and culture.
ALEXANDER KERR Alexander Kerr assumed the role of Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in September 2011. Previously, Kerr held the position of Concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam and the Cincinnati and Charleston Symphony Orchestras. After nine years, he assumed the endowed Linda and Jack Gill Chair in Music as Professor of Violin at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
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Helping Hand Drums (HHD) was founded in 2014 by two former high-school classmates from McKinney, Texas to transform their passion for music into a fundraising tool that could benefit local community
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Jeffrey Hood, from Portage, Michigan, joined the DSO cello section in September 2011. He was previously a New World Symphony fellow and a member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra. Hood received his Bachelor of Music and Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and a master's degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music. His primary teachers include Steven Doane, Stephen Geber and Crispin Campbell.
The Haltom Percussion Studio is made up of 9-12th grade students from Haltom High School’s concert ensembles. In addition, its participants perform with the Pride of Haltom Marching Band, Jazz Band and the Percussion Ensemble. Members consistently earn top honors in region, area and state level solo and ensemble activities. The Haltom Drumline was named Champion at the 2015 Lonestar Drumline Contest in the “Silver Novice Class” and Champion at the 2016 Lonestar Drumline Contest in the “Red Advanced Class.”
Principal of the Charlotte Symphony. Humphreys's summers are spent as a member of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and the Grand Teton Music Festival. Since 2016 she has served as Adjunct Faculty at Texas Christian University. She also enjoys cycling, cooking, gardening and yoga.
organizations. Under the leadership of co-founder Lawson Malnory, HHD has hosted events supporting or in collaboration with the Assistance League, Bridge the Gap Chamber Players, Uplift Preparatory Schools, South Dallas Strings, the We Are All Homeless project, the Samaritan Inn and the Dallas Symphony.
DIANE KITZMAN Principal Violinist Diane Kitzman joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 1981. She is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Michigan. She is an active chamber music performer and teacher in the Dallas area and has performed with Chamber Music International and the Dallas Bach Society. She is an Adjunct Professor of Violin at Southern Methodist University.
Kid Koala is a worldrenowned scratch DJ, music producer and award-winning graphic novelist. He has released four solo albums on Ninja Tune, the most recent being 12 Bit Blues. He has released two graphic novels: Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet. He has also been involved in collaborations such as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030 and The Slew. Kid Koala has toured with the likes of Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, Arcade Fire, Money Mark, A Tribe Called Quest, Mike Patton, DJ Shadow and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
GONZALO LEBRIJA Gonzalo Lebrija (b. 1972, Mexico DF) uses the mediums of photography, video, sound, painting and sculpture to capture the aesthetic experience of time. Select solo exhibitions include Marfa Contemporary, Marfa; La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain; Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Mexico; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico DF; the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. He lives in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he recently founded the artist-run space, Serenata.
SEBASTIEN LEON Sebastien Leon's (b. 1973, France) multidisciplinary work brings to life ethereal physical environments that are at once tangible yet unmistakably abstract. His music, generated by slick multi-channel sound sculptures, is mostly composed of field recordings mixed with instrumental loops and sequenced by algorithmic formulas. Not unlike his pictorial work, Leon’s experiential soundscapes loop to eternity, triggering in its listeners a hypnotic sense of place. Based in Los Angeles, he has exhibited internationally at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Park Avenue Armory in New York and UCCA in Beijing.
for Staatsoper Hamburg, and Turandot in Beijing and for Covent Garden. Highlights of 2017/18 include Marie (Wozzeck), Salome and Turandot in Vienna, Brünnhilde in Hamburg and Turandot in San Diego.
GRAMMY® Award-winners, Los Texmaniacs are the new kings of TexMex. Anointed by Flaco Jimenez, Los Texmaniacs feed the masses with only the best in musical fare. Founded by Max Baca (bajo sexto, vocals), the Texmaniacs are a product of his wideranging experience touring and recording with Flaco Jimenez, the original Texas Tornados, Los Super Seven and even the Rolling Stones. Max has participated on eleven GRAMMY®winning projects and is the premiere first-call bajo sexto player in the world.
JEREMY MCKANE A Dallas local, Jeremy McKane travels the world documenting the threats facing our oceans with an emphasis on protecting what is left. He is best known for LUCiD, an installation that is currently on a world tour with the Ocean Plastics Laboratory. As a commitment of the G7 Summit, the German Ministry has licensed his work for the next three years as it travels the globe. His latest work, “Life Support,” is a piece of the ocean, which allows people to see and feel the very thing that supports life.
MARIACHI ROSAS DIVINAS Mariachi Rosas Divinas have been captivating audiences since their very first performance in 2005. As the first and only all-female mariachi in the DFW Metroplex and one of few in the country, they
Lise Lindstrom has commanded the stages of The Metropolitan Opera, San Diego Opera, San Francisco Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Wiener Staatsoper, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Teatro alla Scala, among others. Recent engagements include Brünnhilde for Opera Australia, Färberin (Die Frau ohne Schatten)
CHRISTA MAYER German mezzo-soprano Christa Mayer has established herself as one of her generation’s leading Wagnerian singers
Emily Levin is the Principal Harp of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the youngest harpist with a major American orchestra. She is the Bronze medal winner of the USA International Harp Competition, the Classical Recording Foundation’s 2017 Young Artist of the Year, a Finalist in the International Harp Contest in Israel, and a winner of the 2016 Astral Artists auditions. Emily completed her Master of Music from The Juilliard School in 2015, and undergraduate degrees in Music and History from Indiana University.
and is a frequent guest soloist with both the Bayreuth Festival and the Salzburg Easter Festival. She has also appeared in concert collaboration with some of today’s most acclaimed conductors and orchestras, in the world’s most eminent performance halls, including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Vienna Musikverein, the Berlin Philharmonie and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
CARMEN MENZA As an interdisciplinary Dallas artist, Carmen Menza’s practice spans new media, light sculptures, filmmaking and experiential public art installations. Her films have screened at Dallas Aurora, Dallas VideoFest and on KERA. Her software-based light work is part of the permanent collection at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary Museum in Dallas. She has exhibited in numerous shows and received her BFA in jazz guitar performance from the University of North Texas.
HEIDI MELTON The young American dramatic soprano Heidi Melton has recently performed with the Vienna Philharmonic, Oper Frankfurt, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI in Torino and the Metropolitan Opera. In the 2017/18 season Melton made her role debut as Brünnhilde in a new production of Götterdämmerung at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe followed by performances of the complete Ring Cycle in the spring. Melton is the recipient of many prestigious awards and prizes, including the George London Foundation’s George London Award.
have broken away from traditional stereotypes. Bringing the heart-felt style of mariachi music with their precise musical execution is what sets these young women apart in a male-dominated genre. Under the direction of Tabitha Sanchez Barrientos, these vivacious women bring life back into traditional music that began in the small pueblos of 19th-century Mexico.
MORTON H. MEYERSON SYMPHONY CENTER
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is an icon of artistic excellence. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei and internationallyrenowned acoustician Russell Johnson, the concert hall is home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and hosts concerts and public events by leading Dallas arts and philanthropic organizations.
MOODY PERFORMANCE HALL The Moody Performance Hall provides a lyrical and elegant addition to the Dallas Arts District, focusing on providing professional performance space for emerging and mid-sized local performing arts organizations. Moody Performance Hall is the place to discover the next generation of great arts organizations and be captivated by the energetic and multifaceted creative spirit of local Dallas artists!
NAS Ever since a 17-year-old Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones appeared on Main Source's 1991 classic "Live at the Barbeque," hip-hop would be irrevocably changed. With music in his blood courtesy of famed blues musician father Olu Dara, the self-taught trumpeter attracted crowds with his playing at age 4, wrote his first verse at age 7 and, with 1994’s Illmatic,
created one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time before he could legally drink. Two decades on, the rap icon has gone on to receive 13 GRAMMY® nominations. Nas remains an incendiary, outspoken and brutally candid rapper on the recently released Life is Good, his tenth album and sixth to debut at the top of the Billboard 200.
Darcy Neal is an electronic artist, LED enthusiast and workshop curator. She is the co-founder of Lady Brain Studios, a creative powerhouse originally established in Dallas that builds custom electronics, sculptures and other props with an emphasis on physical computing and immersive lighting.
NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center is home to the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world. Designed by architect Renzo Piano in collaboration with landscape architect Peter Walker, the museum presents exhibitions of works from the Nasher Collection as well as rotating installations by celebrated and emerging contemporary artists.
NORTHPARK CENTER NorthPark Center is the preeminent shopping center in the Southwest with more than 230 stores and restaurants, including more than 70 market exclusives. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s and Dillard’s, NorthPark offers an unparalleled collection of luxury boutiques set amid internationally acclaimed 20th and 21st century art, awardwinning architecture and extraordinary landscaping, as well as a 1.4-acre garden, CenterPark. NorthPark consistently ranks as one of the top five performing shopping centers in the United States and is North Texas’ number one tourist destination.
(Macbeth), Don Basilo (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Sir Giorgo (I puritani) and Hunding (Die Walküre). Park studied voice at the Korea National University of Arts. ©LISA KOHLER
SIMON O’NEILL Described as "THE Wagnerian tenor of his generation,” Simon O’Neill is a principal artist with the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala and the Bayreuth and Salzburg festivals. He is a Fulbright Scholar, was awarded the Arts Laureate of New Zealand and holds a Doctor of Music (honoris causa) from the Victoria University of Wellington. O’Neill became an Officer of New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
New York-based artist Jen Ray (b. 1970, Raleigh, North Carolina) creates large drawings and performances inhabited by Amazonian women in a variety of guises and costumes. These compelling and powerful women present a multivalent idea of female identity. Selected international exhibitions and performances include Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; Kunstverein Kassel, Germany; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Kunsthal KAdE, Netherlands and Albertz Benda Gallery, New York.
RED BARAAT Six musicians are whipping a New York City crowd into a frenzy with an unprecedented, high energy, gut-busting fusion of jazz, hip-hop beats, rock muscle, funky go-go and scalding hot bhangra.
MASTER SHEN-LONG GREGORY RUPPE
Gregory Ruppe (b. 1979, Houston) is an artist, musician and collaborator currently living and working in Dallas, Texas. Selected exhibitions and performances include Apples, Brooklyn; Réunion Gallery, Zürich; Hiroshima Art Center, Hiroshima; The Glasgow International at The Modern Institute, Glasgow; The Calder Museum, HepworthWakefield, UK; The Berlin Becher Triennial, Berlin and The Dallas Museum of Art. He co-founded the project space Culture Hole (2016) with Jeff Gibbons and film series Sunscreen (2015) with Danny Skinner.
An international multidisciplinary artist, Master Shen-Long is a contemporary master of the classical Chinese literati perfections of painting, poetry and calligraphy. He works in a variety of styles, formats and techniques, including ink painting, oil painting, sculpture and photography. Recent public presentations include at Loyola University Museum of Art and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Select publications include Wisdom of the Heart Sutra (2011) and Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch (2014).
The SMU Ballroom dance team is a social organization dedicated to all things ballroom. Members range from the social ballroom dancer to the intense competitor. SMU Ballroom persists as one of the most competitive collegiate ballroom clubs in the state of Texas while keeping true to its core purpose of fostering a social atmosphere where members can relax while doing what they love; that is, to dance.
RUTH REINHARDT Ruth Reinhardt, born in Saarbrücken, Germany, received a master’s degree in conducting from The Juilliard School where she studied with Alan Gilbert. She was appointed Assistant Conductor of the DSO in the 2016/17 season, and was selected to participate in the LA Philharmonic’s Dudamel Fellowship for the 2017/18 season. She has recently guest conducted the Cleveland Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Malmö Symphony and the Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur in a concert televised throughout Switzerland.
A horn section blares, everybody shouts and the group’s charismatic leader, Sunny Jain, holds the explosive songs together with rhythms from his dhol – the Indian double-headed drum that provides bhangra with its frenetic heartbeat. The line of patrons couldn’t get enough of Red Baraat – a riveting octet that NPR has dubbed “The best party band in years.”
JONGMIN PARK Jongmin Park was the winner of the Song Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2015 and has been a member of the prestigious ensemble at Wiener Staatsoper since 2013. His 2017/18 season roles include Ferrando (Il trovatore), Vodník (Rusalka), Banco
prestigious organizations. Sywak works with young musicians through the DSO’s Symphony YES! program and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra.
TRAMAINE TOWNSEND JAMES TALAMBAS James Talambas is a multidisciplinary new media artist, composer and DJ. He employs technology, improvisation and space into the pieces he composes to create site- and musician-specific electro-acoustic bodies of work. As the owner of New Media Recordings in Fort Worth, he also writes scores and sound design for films, and has also produced pieces for international artists.
STUART SKELTON NORA SCHELLER A native of Minnesota, violinist Nora Scheller began her orchestral career in high school, substituting in professional orchestras from the age of 15. She attended the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with DSO Concertmaster Alexander Kerr, and she joined the Dallas Symphony in 2014. Scheller has participated in the Verbier and Aspen music festivals, and was Assistant Concertmaster of the Aspen Chamber Symphony in 2013.
Stuart Skelton is one of the finest heldentenors on the stage today, critically acclaimed for his outstanding musicianship, tonal beauty and intensely dramatic portrayals. He is engaged by the most prestigious orchestras and opera companies around the globe and collaborates regularly with today’s most heralded conductors including Edward Gardner, Daniele Gatti, Philippe Jordan, Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas, Jaap van Zweden and Franz Welser-Möst.
As a mixed-media visual artist from Dallas, Tramaine Townsend primarily uses photography, design, film and animation for his installations. A strong purveyor of aesthetic, his work has taken on the role of narration to create bodies of work with a storyline, usually within itself or for a larger construct that he is continuously building.
ERIC TRICH DAVID SYWAK Violist David Sywak has been a member of the Dallas Symphony since 1996. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Rochester and completed graduate work at the University of Southern California and The Juilliard School. He has been invited to perform as guest artist with Voices of Change, Fine Arts Chamber Players, Bravo! Vail Music Festival and other
TEXAS BALLET THEATER Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) is the only fully professional classical ballet company in North Texas and is honored to serve as resident company for AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas and Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. TBT is an internationally recognized company built on a rich 56-year history. It boasts a repertoire that is creative, expressive and collaborative.
Eric Trich is a Dallas-based new media artist. His formative years studying at the Art Institute and the Meadows School of Art at SMU inspired him to continue his pursuit of designing interactive installations and developing virtual and augmented reality for new platforms. After college, Trich opened 1111 Studio Gallery in the Design District.
she studied with Desiree Ruhstrat. Before joining the Dallas Symphony in 2014, she substituted with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and attended the prestigious Schleswig-Holstein Academy Orchestra Festival for two summers.
NAAMA TSABAR Naama Tsabar (b. 1982, Tel Aviv, Israel) creates installations and performances that examine the multi-sensory zones of nightlife and their associations with notions such as danger, seduction and subversion. Selected exhibitions and performances include Prospect New Orleans 4; the Museum of Art and Design, New York; the High Line Art, New York; MoMA PS1, New York; the Palais de Tokyo, Paris and the Tel Aviv Museum.
UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS
The University of Dallas is a leading Catholic university widely recognized for academic excellence by well-known publications, organizations and accrediting bodies. It offers distinctive individual undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the liberal arts, business and ministry that are characterized by an exceptional, engaged faculty, a commitment to shaping principled, well-skilled leaders and academic rigor in the Catholic intellectual tradition.
UNT LATIN JAZZ LAB The UNT Latin Jazz Lab is a large jazz ensemble that ventures into the musical realm that exists between the rich legacy of Latin
VOICES OF CHANGE Voices of Change is the Southwest’s premier professional chamber music ensemble dedicated to modern chamber music. Now in its 43rd year, Voices of Change fills a unique niche in the music world by performing small ensemble works by 20th and 21st century composers. They focus on living composers and actively pursue commissioning and recording new works.
ANTOINE WAGNER Antoine Wagner (b. 1982, Evanston, Illinois) is a French-American visual artist and filmmaker. He holds degrees from Northwestern University and Sciences-Po Paris. He has completed residencies at the Robert Wilson Watermill Foundation in Watermill, NY and at the Villa Medici in Rome. Selected solo exhibitions include DECK, Singapore; the Völkerkunde Museum Hamburg; the Hermes Collection, Paris and the Lambert Foundation, Avignon, France.
UT SOUTHWESTERN – PETER O’DONNELL JR. BRAIN INSTITUTE UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty includes many distinguished members, including six who have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1985. By leveraging UTSW’s medical research and clinical expertise, the goal of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute is to usher in new therapies and alleviate the tremendous suffering caused by brain diseases and disorders.
W. E. GREINER FOLKLÓRICO DANCE COMPANY The W. E Greiner Ballet Folklórico Dance Company has been active in Dallas, Texas, for the past two years under the direction of Koreyci C. Santiago. Their repertoire includes folklórico dances from many states including Jalisco, Veracruz, Michoacán, Guerrero and Tamaulipas. The mission of the group is to provide a healthy and educational environment in which children are given the opportunity to learn about Mexican culture and history through traditional regional dances.
JENNIFER WESTER Jennifer Wester is a multimedia artist with a degree in Computing and the Arts from Yale University. Prior to her studies, she compiled an extensive resume in figure skating, including five years on Team USA in international competition and multiple professional ice shows and tours.
LISA WONG, M.D. Dr. Lisa Wong is a pediatrician, musician, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and codirector of the Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School. A member of Longwood Symphony Orchestra, she served as LSO President for 20 years and wrote Scales to Scalpels: Doctors Who Practice the Healing Arts of Music and Medicine. She is a passionate advocate for life-long learning and healing through the arts, serving on the boards of Conservatory Lab Charter School, New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston Arts Consortium for Health and National Academies Committee on Arts and Humanities in STEMM.
ROBERT ZATORRE, PH.D. Dr. Zatorre is a cognitive neuroscientist at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University focused on the neural substrate for auditory cognition, with special emphasis on speech and music. He and his collaborators have published over 280 scientific papers on topics including pitch perception, musical imagery, absolute pitch, music and emotion, perception of auditory space and brain plasticity in the blind and the deaf. In 2006 he became the founding co-director of the international laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound research (BRAMS), a multiuniversity consortium dedicated to the cognitive neuroscience of music.
Lydia Umlauf received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where she studied with Alexander Kerr. She is also an alumnus of the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy program for gifted precollege musicians where
American rhythms and the profound tradition of jazz improvisational forms. The performance presents original compositions and musical arrangements of jazz standards in the Latin jazz idiom by the students. The band is under the direction of UNT Instrumental/Jazz Studies faculty member José M. Aponte.
A native of Dallas, she returned to the city in 2016 and now resides in Oak Cliff where she is currently expanding her artistic portfolio of works centering on life-long passions.
NAN ZHANG Nan Zhang started studying cello when she was five years old. She holds an Artist Certificate from Southern Methodist University. Nan has participated in a number of festivals in China, P.R.C., Canada and the U.S. and
has also received awards from many competitions, including first prize in the first Annual Chamber Music International Competition (CMIC) in Dallas, Texas. Zhang joined the DSO in 2011 after serving as Assistant Principal Cellist at The Dallas Opera since 2008.
ZHORA Zhora has a reputation for high-energy performances and striking visuals. Her addictive melodies and imagery give a thirst for a fresh pop voice and exciting new flavor. Vocalist Taylor Rea of Zhora was introduced to North Texas as a pop electronic act with genre bending aesthetics and sweetheart synth ballads. Soaring through a voyage of light and sound, Rea’s voice encompasses the heart and surrenders your soul to the rhythm and beats.
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