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

April 11, 2002


DALLAS (SMU) -- The Meadows Wind Ensemble at Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts concludes its 2001-2002 season with "Serenades and Diversions" at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, in Caruth Auditorium of the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. The program will feature a performance of Marcel Dupré's "Heroic Poem" with Larry Palmer as organ soloist. The program will also include performances of Dvorak's "Serenade in d minor" and Mozart's "Wind Serenade in c minor." Parking for the event is available at Hillcrest and Binkley and in the parking garage beneath the Meadows Museum. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for students and SMU faculty and staff. For more information, please call the Meadows Ticket Office at 214-768-2787.

SMU's finest wind, brass and percussion players compose the Meadows Wind Ensemble, under the guidance of conductor Jack Delaney. The ensemble has performed at major music festivals and conferences throughout the U.S. and Europe, winning acclaim from leading contemporary composers for thoughtful and faithful performances of their works. The ensemble has recorded two CDs on the Gasparo label, including The Drums of Summer, which won first prize in the international CD competition at the 2001 Internationale Musiktage Vocklabruk in Austria.

Jack Delaney, director of bands at the Meadows School, teaches courses in conducting and wind literature. He has conducted professional and student ensembles throughout Europe, South America and the U.S., including performances in Boston's Symphony Hall and Dallas's Meyerson Symphony Center. Delaney has received numerous honors and awards, including the 1999-2000 Algur H. Meadows Distinguished Teaching Professorship at the Meadows School and the 2001 Achievement in Music Award from the Ohio University of Music Alumni Association.

Larry Palmer, professor of organ and harpsichord at the Meadows School, is internationally known as a performer, scholar and teacher. He has been harpsichord contributing editor to The Diapason since 1969, has written more than 100 scholarly articles and is the author of two indispensable reference works on church music and the harpsichord. He has also made two solo recordings for The Musical Heritage Society and produced five CDs for Encore Performance/Limited Editions Recordings. In recent seasons he has served as an organist and harpsichordist for the Dallas Symphony, given solo recitals in the U.S., France and Portugal, and been seen nationally in the PBS television documentary "Landowska: Uncommon Visionary." He holds degrees from Oberlin College Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music.