Contact: Victoria Winkelman or Kami Duncan
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
(214) 768-3785 or (214) 768-2788

February 1, 2002

“MUSIC IN THE MEADOWS” CONCERTS FEBRUARY 9 & 14 IN CONJUNCTION WITHBLACK HISTORY MONTH AND MEADOWS MUSEUM GOYA EXHIBITION

DALLAS (SMU) -- The “Music in the Meadows” concert series at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows Museum continues with performances February 9 and 14.

In honor of Black History Month, students of SMU percussion instructor and recording artist Jamal Mohamed will present a lecture and demonstration of African drumming on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. The concert is part of the Meadows Museum’s “Second Saturday” family event from 1-4 p.m. The event will feature docent-guided tours that highlight the influences of African art in the museum collection and a take-home art activity at which visitors of all ages can create bookmarks portraying historical figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Thursday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m., outstanding piano students of Joaquín Achúcarro at the Meadows School of the Arts will perform five pieces from the piano suite Goyescas by Enrique Granados. Achúcarro, an internationally renowned concert pianist and the Joel Estes Tate Professor of Piano at the Meadows School, will introduce the works and provide background on Granados, who is considered one of Spain’s greatest composers. Granados was fascinated by the paintings and etchings of the Spanish master Francisco de Goya (1746-1828), and he composed Goyescas as a tribute to the artist and to the colorful culture of 18th -century Madrid that he portrayed. The concert is being held in conjunction with the Meadows Museum’s special exhibition, Goya’s Mastery in Prints: “La Tauromaquia” and “Los Disparates,” on display through April 1.

The “Music in the Meadows” series features student/faculty performances in a setting that encourages audience interaction. All concerts are free and open to the public.

The Meadows Museum is located at 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. For more information, call 214-768-2516.


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