Friday, October 6
Meadows Wind Ensemble: Beat! Beat! Drums!
Caruth Auditorium / Owen Arts Center
$17 for adults; $13 for seniors; $11 for students, faculty and staff
With a title borrowed from Walt Whitman, the accompanying music couldn’t be more fitting, as the MWE will definitely march to the beat of a different drummer—perhaps more than one! The program will feature performances of works by two of the most prominent members of the MWE’s family of composers who quite literally helped put the Ensemble on the map, so to speak—Eric Ewazen’s Inuit-inspired Eternal Dance of Life, written on commission for the MWE and the legendary percussion ensemble NEXUS, and Warren Benson’s iconic The Passing Bell (Mr. Benson, not coincidentally, brought the members of NEXUS together and acted as their mentor until his death.). The program will also include the first MWE performance of renowned composer Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto. Program notes for the concert will, of course, include Mr. Whitman’s poem!
To purchase tickets online, please visit https://smu.universitytickets.com. For more information call 214-768-2787.
The performance will be both in-person and livestreamed. To register to watch online, visit https://bit.ly/SMUMeadowsLive.