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

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Tuesday, April 23

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.

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.

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


April 23
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Caruth Auditorium
6101 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205
Dallas, 75205
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