Fine Arts Chamber Players presents Hallam Family Concerts
Fine Arts Chamber Players present the 2020–2021 season of its free Hallam Family Concert Series: seven chamber music programs featuring Dallas’s top professional musicians. Typically performed in the Horchow Auditorium (Dallas Museum of Art), the season will be shared online for FACP audiences, and will shift to in-person performances if/when that is an option.
Audience members will have to register online for a viewing link to each performance. All online concerts will premiere at 3 pm with interactive elements.
Schedule of events
- October 17: From Keys to Strings - The 2020-2021 Hallam Family Concert season kicks off with a program of piano masterworks brilliantly transcribed for harp and guitar by the Davin-Levin Duo, including Claude Debussy’s Suite Bergamasque and its famous “Clair de Lune,” Florence Price’s nostalgic Three Roses, and György Ligeti’s arresting Musica Ricercata.
- November 21: What Is and What Will Be - Dallas-based MAKE Trio returns with a program of juxtapositions: reality and imagination, past and future, certainty and unknown. Including Béla Bartók’s Contrasts, possibly the most well-known piece for this combination of instruments, MAKE will also perform works by Maurice Ravel, Darius Milhaud, and Dallas composer Quinn Mason.
- January 23: Beethoven: Magnified - It’s an hour of mystery and music, featuring Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Serioso” quartet performed by The Cezanne Quartet, alongside writings by the Queen of Crime herself, Agatha Christie. Can you solve the case? This concert is especially for young listeners and those exploring the world of classical music.
- February 27: American Voices - In an immersive exploration of America’s diverse composition spectrum, the principal woodwinds of the Dallas Symphony will perform an all-American program of virtuoso chamber music, including Samuel Barber’s quintessential Summer Music and living composer Valerie Coleman’s dazzling Tzigane.
- March 27: Clara's Influence - A prodigious pianist and a gifted composer, Clara Schumann was a musical visionary, who also championed and inspired the music of Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Through her music and her writings, alongside works by Robert Schumann, Brahms, and a new piece by Dallas-based composer Jonathan Cziner based on her letters, discover the voice of one of classical music’s most influential women.
- April 24: Where the Water Meets the Shore - In a musical journey from the ocean to the Andean mountains, immerse yourself in sound worlds inspired by the wonders of nature with works for harp, flute, and string trio. William Grant Still’s heavenly “Summerland” opens the program, alongside pieces by Jean Cras and Miguel de Aguila that explore the personal side of the sea, and Gabriela Lena Frank’s rhapsodic ode to ancient Peru.
- May 22: Stars of Tomorrow - The Charles Barr Memorial Concert showcases the best and brightest of Dallas young musicians.