Posted by D Kovacs, Mar 17, 2016

Sorry such late notice!! This is happening this very weekend! However, I am assured that at least part of it will be streamed, and if you miss, there is likely to be some posted at the Music Department’s Vimeo site. There is a two-hour concert from last year’s event there now.

Southwestern Adventist University will celebrate the 23rd annual tradition of A Night at the Meyerson with the world’s largest performance of Stars, the ethereal composition by renowned Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds. Southwestern’s University Singers have performed the song in several concerts across the country, even benefitting from a master class with the composer himself. At Ešenvalds’s request, the 300-member Festival Choir will perform the song at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.

The concert is a collaboration of over 500 Southwestern Adventist University and high school student musicians and vocalists from all over the United States, including guest violinist Isabel Ong from the Juilliard School of Music. It will include performances by the University Singers, Southwestern’s elite traveling choir, the Wind Symphony, and the Symphony Orchestra.

A Night at the Meyerson is an opportunity for students to perform in a world-class environment; it is the culmination of a four-day Music Festival during which the high school students are coached by a team of clinicians from Southwestern’s Music Department. Proceeds from the ticket sales benefit scholarships for students with exceptional musical talent from all academic disciplines. Scholarships finalists have come from all over the United States and even Canada and Chile!

The public is welcome to attend all of the Music Festival events. A full weekend schedule is available. Tickets for A Night at the Meyerson are $20 for Dress Circle and $30 for Orchestra and Orchestra Terrace. Special discounts apply for students and large groups. For ticket sales, contact Southwestern’s Office of University Advancement at 817-202-6231 or buy online. Tickets will also be sold at the Meyerson box office starting at 6:00 p.m. on March 20.