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PARISIAN REFRACTION: A Micro-Festival of Recent Masterworks for Soloists and Ensemble

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Thursday, April 25

PARISIAN REFRACTION: A Micro-Festival of Recent Masterworks for Soloists and Ensemble

7:30 p.m.

Caruth Auditorium / Owen Arts Center

$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.

Utilizing 40 excerpts of diary entries and writings from Franz Kafka, Kurtag’s Kafka Fragments is a deeply wrought and emotional hour-long journey for violinist and soprano. Drawing inspiration from Kurtag’s meetings in Paris with the art psychologist Marianne Stein, this work covers a vast array and scope of the human experience, at times haunting, tender and vivid. Noted for her “dazzling, virtuoso singing” (Boston Globe), Lucy Fitz Gibbon is a dynamic musician whose repertoire spans the Renaissance to the present and has been a recently featured performer at Marlboro and Tanglewood. Samantha Bennett, hailed by the Chicago Tribune as a violinist “requiring no caveats, full of subtlety and poise,” is both a member of the

Dallas Opera violin section and a leading interpreter of contemporary works, having worked extensively with today’s leading composers and as Co-Founder and Artistic Director of ensembleNEWSRQ.

To purchase tickets online, please visit https://smu.universitytickets.com. For more information call 214-768-2787.


April 25
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Caruth Auditiorium
Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on SMU campus
Dallas, TX 75205
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