“After 35 years, the major force for contemporary music in Dallas is still the modern music ensemble, Voices of Change.”


Celebrating Another Extraordinary Season!
2009—2010:


  Oct. 11, 2009 Sunday Evening    
  Stepping Out
Featuring music by nationally-acclaimed north texas composer Cindy McTee  
  Caruth Auditorium at SMU MAP
6:30 PM pre-concert forum with Cindy McTee & Laurie Shulman
7:30 PM concert

  Tomas Svoboda
Discernment of Time for Gong Solo
Cindy McTee
Stepping Out — flute, percussion
Cindy McTee
Circle Music — bassoon, piano
George Crumb (honoring his 80th Birthday Oct. 24)
Vox Balaenae— flute, cello, amplified piano
Cindy McTee
Capriccio per Penderecki — solo violin
Cindy McTee
Bricolage — flute, computer
Jennifer Higdon
Dark Wood — bassoon, violin, cello, piano
Cindy McTee
Changes — cello, double bass




  Jan. 10, 2010 Sunday Evening    
  Skyriding
Featuring music by nationally-acclaimed composer Margaret Brouwer
  Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church MAP
6:30 PM pre-concert forum with Margaret Brouwer & Laurie Shulman      
7:30 PM concert

  Christopher Rouse
Ricordanza for Solo Cello
Kenji Bunch
Suite for Viola and Piano
Margaret Brouwer
Trio — clarinet, violin, piano
Margaret Brouwer
Skyriding — flute, violin, cello, piano
Margaret Brouwer
Clarinet Quintet — string quartet, clarinet                  




  Feb. 21, 2010 Sunday Evening    
  Time After Time
Featuring Guest Artists:
Carol Leone, piano & Paul Phillips, conductor
  Caruth Auditorium at SMU MAP
6:30 PM pre-concert forum with program annotator Laurie Shulman
7:30 PM concert


  Leonard Bernstein
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
G. Bradley Bodine
Rhapsodia for flute and marimba
David Liptak
Cold Litanies — flute, cello, piano
György Kurtág
Varga Balint Ligaturaja — violin, cello, piano
Fred Lerdahl
Time After Time — flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion




  Apr. 11, 2010 Sunday Evening    
  Café Music
 
Featuring Guest Artists:
Emanuel Borok, Andrey Ponochevny & Shields-Collins Bray
 
 
Caruth Auditorium at SMU MAP
6:30 PM pre-concert forum with Jake Heggie & Laurie Shulman
7:30 PM concert
  Paul Schoenfield
Four Souvenirs — violin, piano
Chia-Yu Hsu
Reverie and Pursuit — tuba, piano
Sergei Prokofiev
Sonata for Two Violins
Jake Heggie
Deepest Desire — mezzo-soprano, flute, piano
Paul Schoenfield
Café Music — violin, cello, piano




 
 
Apr. 25, 2010 Sunday Evening at 7:30 PM

BLISS - Concert Performance & Gala Event
Exclusive Reading of a New Opera by Joe Illick and Reception benefitting Voices Of Change

Featuring:  Gina Browning, soprano    Jonathan Blalock, tenor    Lane Johnson, baritone
Corey Trahan, baritone    Seth Carico, bass-baritone    Joe Illick, piano
 
Wyly Theatre — 9th Floor (overlooking the Dallas Arts District) MAP  

7:30 PM Spotlight on Maestro Joe Illick, composer and pianist
7:45 PM Concert Performance of BLISS, opera by Joe Illick
9:15 PM Gala Reception catered by Wolfgang Puck
  About BLISS
One of the 16th century's greatest scientists discovers
a process so radical that the Church suppresses all of
his writings. Four hundred years later, his discovery
comes to light again, and is just as revolutionary.
Is the world ready for Bliss?
Filled with stirring, passionate music, Joe Illick's new
opera explores the intersection of science and spirit.


                                     


October 10, 2009 Saturday at 4:00 PM
SoundBites XV
LOCATION: Chocolate Secrets (3926 Oak Lawn at Avondale) MAP

Maria Schleuning, violin
Capriccio per Penderecki (for solo violin)
by Cindy McTee (b. 1953)

Join us for another in our series of SoundBites
featuring delicious wine tastings
and live performances of new music.
  • Lively conversation
  • Excellent wines
  • Brilliant new music performed live
FREE ADMISSION                                                                


January 9, 2010 Saturday at 4:00 PM
SoundBites XVI
LOCATION: Times Ten Cellars: Annex (2018 Kidwell St., Dallas 75214) MAP
Helen Blackburn, flute
Helen Blackburn, flute
Music of Margaret Brouwer

Join us for another in our series of SoundBites
featuring delicious wine tastings
and live performances of new music.
  • Lively conversation
  • Excellent wines
  • Brilliant new music performed live
FREE ADMISSION


February 20, 2010 Saturday at 4:00 PM
SoundBites XVII
LOCATION: Times Ten Cellars: Annex (2018 Kidwell St., Dallas 75214) MAP
Jonathan Jones, clarinetPaul Garner, clarinet
Jonathan Jones & Paul Garner, clarinets
Five Duets, music by Ingolf Dahl
 

Join us for another in our series of SoundBites
featuring delicious wine tastings
and live performances of new music.
  • Lively conversation
  • Excellent wines
  • Brilliant new music performed live
FREE ADMISSION


April 10, 2010 Saturday at 4:00 PM
SoundBites XVIII
LOCATION: Times Ten Cellars: Annex (2018 Kidwell St., Dallas 75214) MAP

Ellen Rose, viola
Principal violist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Ellen Rose appears frequently with the
Voices Of Change ensemble.

Program: Sonata for Solo Viola
by Paul Hindemith

Join us for another in our series of SoundBites
featuring delicious wine tastings
and live performances of new music.
  • Lively conversation
  • Excellent wines
  • Brilliant new music performed live
FREE ADMISSION


November 8, 2009 Sunday at 11:00 AM 'till 1
SALON! A Gathering and a Performance
LOCATION: The Home of Maria Schleuning and Richard Giangiulio
(8176 San Benito Way, Dallas TX 75218)
MAP
Kari Nostbakken


featuring Kari Nostbakken, cello
Program
Shostakovich: Sonata in D minor op.40 for Cello and Piano

Join us for SALON! A Gathering and a Performance
featuring light food and drink, stimulating conversation
and live music by Voices Of Change cellist, Kari Nostbakken.

ADMISSION $35 in advance online here:



a Voices Of Change Special Event                                                               


February 28, 2010 Sunday at 11:00 AM 'till 1
SALON! A Gathering and a Performance
LOCATION: The Home of Drs Donald and Ellen Seldin
(11525 St. Michaels Dr., Dallas TX 75230)
MAP
Simon Sargon, composer


featuring music by Simon Sargon

Program
Clear Midnight
Zachary Altman, baritone
Gregory Hustis, horn
Out of the Depths —World Premiere
Zachary Altman, baritone
Sebastien Hurtaud, cello
Simon Sargon, piano
Join us for SALON! A Gathering and a Performance
featuring light food and drink, stimulating conversation
and live music sponsored by Voices Of Change.

ADMISSION $35 in advance online here:

a Voices Of Change Special Event                                                               


April 11, 2010 Sunday at 5:30 PM
North Texas Young Composers Award Concert
LOCATION: Caruth Auditorium Lobby at SMU
(6101 Bishop Blvd., Dallas, TX 75205) MAP
Performances of music by this year's award winners,
including the college-level Russell Horn Award.
Presented in conjuction with the Dallas Symphony's
North Texas Young Composers Project.
  • Four World Premieres
  • Admission FREE
competition information


Board of Directors for the 2009-2010 Season

Jack Waldenmaier, President
Habib Loriot-Bettaieb, Vice President
Francis Osentowski, Secretary
William F. Barstow, Treasurer
Heather Carlile
Alexander Djinov
Richard Harwood
Fern W. Jaffee
Arend Julius Koch
Karen Moyer
Harvey Stiegler

Ex Officio:
Maria Schleuning, Artistic Director
Eileen McKee, General Manager
Phillip Collins, City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs Liason

Advisory Board:
Jo Boatright, Artistic Director Emerita
Emanuel Borok, Concertmaster, Dallas symphony Orchestra
Dr. Robert Frank, Composition Chair, SMU Meadows School
Herb Levy, Artistic director, Other Arts
Dr. Paul Phillips, Composer & Conductor, SMU Meadows School
Mary Alice Rich, Composer and Educator
Dr. Laurie Shulman, Annotator and Author


About Voices of Change

Voices of Change is the Southwest's premiere professional chamber music ensemble dedicated to the performance of music of our time. Now in its 35th year, Voices of Change fills a unique niche in the music world by performing small ensemble works by 20th and 21st century composers, encouraging and preserving the impulse of musical creativity and imagination.

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Founded in 1974 by pianist Jo Boatright and clarinetist Ross Powell, Voices of Change is one of the longest-lived and most distinguished new music ensembles in the United States. In 1999, Voices of Change was a finalist for the prestigious Grammy Award for Best Performance by a Small Classical Ensemble. The CD, Voces Americanas, features works of five living composers of Hispanic descent. The Grammy nomination is a first for any Dallas/Fort Worth area chamber music ensemble. Voices of Change has been awarded the annual ASCAP Award for Adventuresome Programming an unprecedented five times and has recorded LPs and CDs on the CRI, Crystal, Innova, Albany, Centaur, and Redwood labels.

The artists are first-tier professional musicians playing music written by well-known and up-and-coming professional composers. The music of living composers is challenging and requires the skill and dedication of accomplished classical musicians to be played.

The ensemble has been privileged to host nearly one hundred composers who have come to hear, discuss, and often participate in the performance of their pieces. Voices of Change has presented over 70 world premieres (more than 25 of which were commissioned by the ensemble), performed music by over 300 composers, and made numerous recordings, including 5 CDs. Voices of Change is also dedicated to commissioning new works and recording them. The ensemble co-produces an annual young composers competition to introduce and support the music of promising college and high-school composers.

Voices of Change is supported by: The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, Aaron Copland Fund for New Music, the EPIK Foundation, TACA, The 500, Inc., The Dallas Foundation, the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts), Times Ten Cellars and WRR-101.1 FM.

“The Beethoven, the Debussy, the Corigliano of tomorrow – they are all out there. We deserve to hear them, and they deserve to be heard …Voices of Change, Dallas’ enduring new-music chamber music ensemble, has built its reputation and educated area audiences with an eclectic approach, programming a strong mixture of 20th-century classics and new, innovative works by living composers.”
— Wayne Lee Gay, FW Star Telegram