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SOLUNA FESTIVAL 2019

Terence Blanchard

Schedule: Soluna Festival

Here's the full schedule for the Dallas Symphony's fifth Soluna: International Music & Arts Festival



published Monday, April 1, 2019

Photo: Egill Sæbjörnsson
When the Trolls Go Rolling In

 

 

Below is the schedule; you can see the complete festival guide at here, which has the DSO and its partners events, and you can search by venue, organization and type of event.


SOLUNA WEEK ONE

 

Twelfth Night

Dallas Theater Center

March 29-April 28

Multiple showtimes

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre

The Dallas Theater Center presents Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Wyly Theatre. Directed by 

More at www.dallastheatercenter.org/twelfthnight

 

Sibelius Violin Concerto and Haydn

Dallas Symphony

April 4, 6, 7

7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Meyerson Symphony Center

The festival will kick off with 2018 Musical America Instrumentalist of the Year, Augustin Hadelich, performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the DSO as part of the Texas Instruments Classical Series. The program will be repeated on April 6 and 7. Under the baton of John Storgårds in his DSO debut, the Dallas Symphony will also perform Haydn’s Surprise Symphony and Carl Nielsen’s powerful Fifth Symphony.

More at www.mydso.com/SOLUNA

 

Photo: Brian Whar
Aki Onda

Reflections and Repercussions

Crow Collection of Asian Art of the University of Texas at Dallas

April 4

8 p.m.

Crow Collection of Asian Art

A new work by sound artist Aki Onda will activate the galleries of the Crow Museum of Asian Art with a performance celebrating contemporary music and art. This fusion of the auditory and the visual will unfold beneath Jacob Hashimoto’s soaring site-specific installation which weaves through the gallery’s architecture and will be on view for the final day of Hashimoto’s Crow exhibition.

More at www.mydso.com/SOLUNA

 

Meadows at the Winspear

Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts

April 4

8 p.m.

Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House

The SMU Meadows Symphony Orchestra and SMU Meadows Dance Ensemble perform at the AT&T Performing Arts Center's Winspear Opera House, conducted by Paul Phllips. The event features world premiere choreography set to Rhapsody in Blue, The Chairman Dances, and The Planets.

More at www.ticketdfw.com/whats-on/2019/meadows/

 

Voodoo Jazz Sonata

Voices of Change

April 5

7:30 p.m.

Arts Mission Oak Cliff

The opening weekend will also include the Southwest’s premier contemporary chamber music ensemble, Voices of Change performing works by Julio Racine, Andrew Thomas, Toshio Hosokawa and Georgy Sviridov at Arts Mission Oak Cliff.

More at www.voicesofchange.org

 

An Evening with Susan Graham

The J.T. Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts at Texas Tech University

April 5

7:30 p.m.

Meyerson Symphony Center

Acclaimed American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will present an evening of song as a benefit for her alma mater, Texas Tech University, at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.

More at www.susangrahamdallas.com

 

Photo: Courtesy
Esperanza Spalding

Live From Here with Chris Thile

AT&T Performing Arts Center

April 6

4:45 p.m.

Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House

Live from Here with Chris Thile (formerly A Prairie Home Companion) will travel to Dallas for a live broadcast of the radio variety show. Presented by the AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House, the evening will feature music from Chris Thile and the show band, comedy sketches, guests Esperanza Spalding, The Head and the Heart, Jamie Lee, and more.

More at www.attpac.org

 

BlacKkKlansman: The Art of Film Scoring with Terence Blanchard

Dallas Film Society

April 7

5 p.m.

Alamo Drafthouse Cedars

A screening of Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman will be followed by an artist talk with renowned jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard. Blanchard wrote the music for all of the director’s films including BlacKkKlansman, and his deep knowledge of the arts will be highlighted at multiple events throughout the festival. This event is at 5 p.m. and will be held at Alamo Drafthouse Cedars. Presented by Dallas Fim Society.

More at https://drafthouse.com/show/soluna-blackkklansman-with-composer-terence-blanchard

 

Centuries of Song: Season Finale

The Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas

April 7

7:30 p.m.

Meyerson Symphony Center

The culmination of the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas’s season will feature the world premiere of two commissions by British composer Alan Bullard. Performed at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, this event is made possible by a grant from the TACA New Works Fund and a gift from CCGD founder, C. Michael Hawn.

More at www.thechildrenschorus.org

 

SOLUNA WEEK TWO

 

A Musician's View

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

April 8

7 p.m.

Meyerson Symphony Center

The second week of SOLUNA will begin with A Musician’s View, a pillar event of the festival, which will include performances of chamber works by members of the DSO. Audience members will be invited to join the musicians on stage or in the choral terrace of the Eugene McDermott Concert Hall at the Meyerson and enjoy post-concert refreshments and conversation with DSO members.

More at www.mydso.com/SOLUNA

 

Photo: Osamu Inoue
Rennie Harris

Caravan: A Revolution on the Road

Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective, Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theater Company, and Andrew F. Scott

April 9

7:30 p.m.

The Majestic Theatre

Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard, internationally renowned choreographer Rennie Harris and Dallas-based visual artist Andrew Scott will team up for an interdisciplinary world-premiere performance exploring the intersection of art and racial healing. With live music, dance, visual projections, sculpture and projection mapping, Caravan: A Revolution on the Road will examine the ability of art and music to bring about conversation, empathy and healing in difficult societal issues. This cornerstone event will be preceded that afternoon by a community discussion about activism and the arts, featuring Blanchard, Scott, Dallas-born dancer My’kal J. Stromile and activist Collette Flanagan and will be moderated by artist Vicki Meek. This event is a recipient of a grant from the TACA New Works Fund.

More at www.mydso.com/SOLUNA

 

When the Trolls Go Rolling In

Egill Sæbjörnsson, Dallas Art Fair and Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra

April 10

6 p.m.

River Bend in the Design District

The trolls will take Texas: artist Egill Sæbjörnsson will bring the infamous trolls he let run amok at the 2017 Venice Biennale to SOLUNA in When the Trolls Go Rolling In. Using a mix of sculpture, painting and video projection, Sæbjörnsson gives life to Ūgh and Bõögâr, two trolls who are curious about classical music. This project is a continuation of SOLUNA’s long-standing partnership with the Dallas Art Fair, the preeminent art fair in the state of Texas.

More at www.mydso.com/SOLUNA

 

1812 Overture and Bronfman Plays Liszt

Dallas Symphony

April 11, 12 and 13

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Meyerson Symphony Center

The second weekend of SOLUNA will feature the DSO and the Dallas Symphony Chorus on the stage of the Meyerson with music by Rachmaninoff, Liszt and Tchaikovsky as part of the Texas Instruments Classical Series. Conductor James Gaffigan will lead the orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s choral and orchestral work, The Bells. These performances will mark the first time that the DSO has performed this work in the orchestra’s 119-year history. Renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman will solo in Liszt’s virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 2, and the program will conclude with chorus and orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s theatrical 1812 Overture.

More at www.mydso.com/SOLUNA

 

Photo: Egill Sæbjörnsson
When the Trolls Go Rolling In

Rising Excellence

Dallas Black Dance Theatre's DBDT: Encore!

April 12-13

7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Moody Performance Hall

On April 12 and 13, Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s DBDT: Encore! will present Rising Excellence, featuring a new work commissioned by SOLUNA and choreographed by Boston Ballet II dancer My’kal J. Stromile, a Juilliard School and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts alumnus.

 

Opus 100 Organ Recital: Monica Czausz

Dallas Symphony

April 14

2:30 p.m.

Meyerson Symphony Center

Prize-winning organist Czausz returns to perform works by Bach, Seth Bingham, Copland, Paul Creston and more on the Lay Family Organ.

More at www.mydso.com/SOLUNA

 

SOLUNA WEEK THREE

 

Mariachi and Mayan Night

New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving and Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folkórico

April 14

5 p.m.

Moody Performance Hall

The New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving will present Mariachi and Mayan Night!, a salute to Mexico’s most-loved popular arts – mariachi and ballet folklorico.. The evening will feature Revueltas’s music for the film, The Night of the Mayas, choreography and dancers from Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico and Mariachi Pegaso from Booker T. Washington HSPVA.

More at www.mydso.com/SOLUNA

 

Julia Wolfe's Anthracite Fields

Bang on a Can All-Stars and Verdigris Ensemble

April 15

7:30 p.m.

Moody Performance Hall

Bang on a Can All-Stars and Verdigris Ensemble will perform Anthracite Fields. Written by Julia Wolfe, Anthracite Fields is a powerful oratorio that evokes Pennsylvania coal-mining life around the turn of the 20th Century and is the winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Called “unforgettably haunting” by the LA Times, this one-hour piece is set to a film by Jeff Suggs that is comprised of archival footage of coal country, providing context for the dreamlike commission. This will be the first performance of Wolfe’s work in Dallas since her appointment as the DSO’s Composer-in-Residence.

More at www.mydso.com/SOLUNA

 

Music and the Brain

Dallas Symphony

April 17

7 p.m.

Moody Performance Hall

A signature SOLUNA event, Music and the Brain, presented in partnership with UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, will return on April 17. The annual seminar will feature world-renowned clinicians and scientists discussing the universality of music and rhythm through the lens of neuroscience in a program titled Minds Connect: Music and the Social World.

More at www.mydso.com/SOLUNA

 

Photo: Barbara Luisi Photography
Fabio Luisi

Fabio Luisi Conducts the Dallas Symphony

Dallas Symphony

April 18-19

7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday

Meyerson Symphony Center

Fabio Luisi makes his first appearance on the Dallas Symphony’s podium since the announcement of his position as Music Director Designate. Luisi will lead the orchestra in Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and works by Frank Martin and “the Dean” of African-American composers, William Grant Still.

“I am honored to join the Dallas Symphony Orchestra during the fifth year of SOLUNA.” said Luisi. “The festival provides such fertile ground for new ideas, and it challenges the boundaries of classical music.”

This week also brings a special appearance by Lonnie Holley, one of the most renowned artists to come out of the Deep South and famed for his boundless improvisational and multidisciplinary creativity. At the Dallas Museum of Art, Holley will improvise on piano with his longtime collaborator, cellist Dave Eggar, and musicians from the Meadows POINT Ensemble. This performance will meditate on American history and ties into the museum’s forthcoming exhibition America Will Be!: Surveying the Contemporary Landscape.

More at www.mydso.com/SOLUNA

 

American Landscapes with Lonnie Holley

Lonnie Holley, Dave Eggar and The Meadows Point Ensemble

April 19

9 p.m.

Dallas Museum of Art

A special appearance by renowned artist and performer Lonnie Holley. Together with cellist Dave Eggar and performers from the SMU Meadows POINT ensemble, Holley’s improvisational performance meditates on American history and, in particular, his native Deep South heritage. Join us for an artist Q&A moderated by Matt Arnett prior to the performance.

More at www.dma.org

 

Jennifer Hudson with the Dallas Symphony

The Dallas Symphony

April 20

8 p.m.

Meyerson Symphony Center

The Oscar- and Grammy-winning Jennifer Hudson performs at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Hudson and the DSO will be led by Guest Conductor Sarah Hicks.

More at www.mydso.com/SOLUNA

 

SOLUNA WEEK FOUR

 

Musical Celebration of Isa Genzken

Nasher Sculpture Center

April 23

7:30 p.m.

Nasher Sculpture Center

Experience Nasher Prize Laureate Isa Genzken’s works surrounded by the music of Mozart. Dallas Symphony musicians perform an intimate chamber concert while encircled by sculpture and art, followed by a discussion of Genzken’s work led by Assistant Curator Leigh Arnold.

More at www.mydso.com/SOLUNA

 

Photo: Sheryl Anaya
The Language of Nature

The Language of Nature

The Cedars Union

April 24

8 p.m.

The Boedecker

SOLUNA will partner again with the new artist incubator The Cedars UnionSheryl Anaya and James Talambas will intertwine their respective mediums to compose a work that evokes humankind’s internal and collective rhythmic nature. A chamber performance by Talambas will pair Ellen Fullman’s Long String Instrument with DSO musicians beneath a suspension of delicately interwoven fibers by Anaya, creating an immersive web of dissonant light and consonant shadow.

More at www.mydso.com/SOLUNA

 

Stravinsky Firebird

The Dallas Symphony

Dallas Symphony

April 25 – 28

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday

Meyerson Symphony Center

In the final week of the festival, the DSO will present two of Stravinsky’s most-loved works, Fireworks and The Firebird, alongside Bernstein’s mesmerizing Age of Anxiety, in performance with conductor David Robertson and pianist Orli Shaham, as part of the Texas Instruments Classical Series.

More at www.mydso.com/SOLUNA

 

Falstaff

The Dallas Opera

April 26, May 1 and May 4 (at 7:30 p.m.); April 28 at 2 p.m.

Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House

In Verdi’s final work, he brings Shakespeare’s fat knight to hilarious life in this adaptation of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Toss in a jealous husband in disguise, two young lovers and multiple double crossings, and you have a madcap comedy that can only end happily for all!

More at www.dallasopera.org

 

Faces of Dallas

Verdigris Ensemble

April 26 – 28

7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Arts Mission Oak Cliff

The Verdigris Ensemble will present Faces of Dallas from April 26 through 28, a program celebrating the community and culture of Dallas. Synthesizing the poetry of local writers with visual artwork by Stephen Zhang, Verdigris will use a program of choral music to bring watercolor portraits of the people of different Dallas neighborhoods to life.

More at www.verdigrismusic.org/faces

 

Passport to the Park

April 27

10 a.m.

Klyde Warren Park

To close the festival, the interactive and family-friendly event Passport to the Park, a day of free, culturally diverse performances and activities at Klyde Warren Park, will return for its third year. Participants can take part in yoga with Exhale Spa, featuring classical music; help create a community mosaic art project; and explore scientific fun with the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. The afternoon will feature performances by New York-based Banda Magda, Booker T. Washington HSPVA’s Mariachi Pegaso Bruce Wood Dance, SMU World Music Ensemble and the TI Jazz Band.

“Across Dallas, our community will have the opportunity to engage with art in new and inspiring ways,” said Gillian Friedman Fox, Director of CONTEMPORARY & SOLUNA Programs. “Thoughtful art galvanizes subtle and significant change, prompting us to think critically and creatively about the world around us.” Thanks For Reading





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