August 27, 2003

"Music In The Meadows" Series Offers Free Monthly Concerts At SMU's Meadows Museum Beginning Sept. 14

DALLAS (SMU) - The "Music in the Meadows" series, which features monthly concerts in the fall and spring at the Meadows Museum at SMU, opens its 2003-2004 season with "Classica Romano" at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14. "Classica Romano" is an ensemble of four international prize-winning Hungarian musicians, all of whom are studying for their Artist Certificate degrees at SMU, who perform a combination of classical and gypsy folk music. The participants include violinist Gyula Vadaszi, a regular soloist with both the Hungarian and Budapest Chamber Orchestras; violinist/violist Gabor Szabo, concertmaster of the Budapest Symphony Orchestra; violinist/violist Janos Bodor, first prize winner of both the Hubay and Zatureczky violin competitions; and cellist/bass/keyboard performer Peter Stoll, permanent soloist of the Hungarian Broadcast network. Stoll is a student of renowned cellist Nathaniel Rosen; the other three are students of Eduard Schmieder, the Algur H. Meadows Distinguished Professor of Violin and Chamber Music.

Additional fall concerts in the series, to be held at 3 p.m. in the museum's Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium, include "Jamal Mohamed: World Percussion Ensemble" on Oct. 12, featuring a "tour" of ethnic drumming by performer/recording artist and SMU faculty member Jamal Mohamed and his percussion students; "Shema," by distinguished composer and SMU faculty member Simon Sargon, based on the work of Holocaust survivor and poet Primo Levi and presented in conjunction with the Meadows Museum exhibition "Images of Human Tragedy in Black & White: Etchings by Francisco de Goya and Photographs by Jeffrey Gusky," on Nov. 9; and "Voices of Change," the world renowned contemporary music ensemble, on Dec. 7.

The "Music in the Meadows" series features performances by the outstanding music faculty and students of SMU's Meadows School of the Arts in an informal 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, please call 214-768-2516.