First the not-so-good news — in-person tickets for this Meadows School of the Art‘s Meadows Impact Scholarship Fund event on Tuesday, April 20, will not be available due to the pandemic limitations. Now for the great news: It will be livestreamed which means virtual attendance is free.
The hybrid event will be SMU’s 28th Annual “Meadows at the Meyerson” honoring second-generation philanthropist/civic leader/SMU alumna Mary Anne Sammons Cree ’51. Thanks to Mary Anne, countless buildings and programs throughout North Texas have benefited from her guidance and generosity. At SMU she recommended that The Rosine Foundation at Communities Foundation of Texas fund The Rosine Smith Sammons Lecture Series in Media Ethics to honor her late mother Rosine Smith Sammons, who graduated from SMU in the 1920s with a major in journalism.
Benefiting Meadows School of the Art’s Meadows Impact Scholarship Fund, event Co-Chairs Somer and Doyle Glass along with Honorary Co-Chair Linda Perryman Evans have arranged for the Meadows Symphony Orchestra to perform five works under the direction of conductor Paul Phillips on the Meyerson stage.
The program highlighting Latin American and Spanish music will include “Danzón No. 4” by Mexico City-based Arturo Márquez; “El Amor Brujo” by Spanish composer Manual de Falla with featured soloist Angelic Mata; “Pavane for a Dead Princess” by composer Maurice Ravel; and “Tangazo” and “Milonga del Ángel.”
In addition to the concert, SMU President R. Gerald Turner and Algur H. Meadows School Dean Samuel Holland will provide remarks.
According to Holland, “It is a special joy to honor Mary Anne Sammons Cree, who has given so much to the arts, cultural and educational landscape of North Texas over a lifetime of philanthropy. And, in the year of COVID-19, the Meadows School is proud to present an exquisite live (and livestreamed) program of Latin American and Spanish music performed by the incomparable Meadows Symphony Orchestra. We look forward to our return to the Meyerson stage after such a challenging year. It promises to be a great experience all around.”
Patron and corporate sponsorships start at $1,500 with proceeds “providing vital financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate Meadows students, include those from underrepresented populations.”
* Photo credit: Kim Leeson