Meadows School of the Arts
PARISIAN REFRACTION: A Micro-Festival of Recent Ma



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Caruth Auditorium
Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
Dallas, Texas 75205

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$20 for all patrons

SMU’s SYZYGY is collaborating with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and ensembleNEWSRQ to present PARISIAN REFRACTION, a micro-festival of recent masterworks for soloists and ensemble.

In the festival’s opening program, four unique soloists take turns highlighting the extraordinary sonic capabilities of their instruments in recent works by Unsuk Chin and the late, great, Kaija Saariaho; both of whom hold extensive ties with Paris and French musical life. Soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon shines in bringing to life seven scenes from the fairy tales The Endless Story by Michael Ende and Alice through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. Samantha Bennett, violin, leads us into the entrancing world of Saariaho’s Graal Theatre, inspired by the eponymous book of Jacques Roubaud. Finally, Conor Hanick and George Nickson join forces to highlight the surprising breadth and combination of sounds in Chin’s Double Concerto for piano and percussion. Maurice Cohn, DSO assistant conductor, leads all works on this program.

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