“After 38 years, the major force for contemporary music in Dallas is still the modern music ensemble, Voices of Change.”

Celebrating Another Thrilling Season: 2011-2012

Sept. 18, 2011 Sunday at 11:30 AM
Salon-Brunch
LOCATION: the Home of Deidra & Gordon Cizon (call for address: 214-378-8670)


Program: Flute and Marimba Duos
Helen Blackburn, flute
Drew Lang, percussion

Join us for Salon-Brunch
A Gathering and a Performance featuring light
food and drink, stimulating conversation and
live music by Voices of Change musicians.


Oct. 8, 2011 Saturday at 4:00 PM
SoundBites XXIII
LOCATION: Times Ten Cellars: Annex (2018 Kidwell St., Dallas 75214) MAP        


Program: Music of Faye-Ellen Silverman

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


 
Oct. 9, 2011 Sunday Evening
[$30 at the door]
Runes & Ritual: Joelle Wallach

Featuring special guest composer Joelle Wallach
Pre-concert forum in O’Donnell Hall in Owen Arts Center

Caruth Auditorium at SMU MAP
6:30 PM pre-concert forum — with Joelle Wallach & Laurie Shulman
7:30 PM concert
Tania Leon:   De Memorias (woodwind quintet)
Stacy Garrop:   Little Bits (clarinet, violin, cello, piano)
Joelle Wallach:   Revisitation of Myth (piano, viola, mezzo-soprano)
Faye-Ellen Silverman:   Conversations (alto flute, clarinet)
Conversations Continued
David Lang:   Stick Figure [from “Child”] (clarinet, piano, cello,
percussion and 1-2 other non-percussionists)
Joelle Wallach:   Spiritual
Joelle Wallach:   Runes and Ritual (piano quartet)



Oct. 30, 2011 Sunday at 5:00 PM
SoundBites XXIV
LOCATION: Times Ten Cellars: Annex (2018 Kidwell St., Dallas 75214) MAP        


Vincent Persichetti: Parable XIV
John Holt, trumpet


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


Nov. 6, 2011 Sunday Evening
[$30 at the door]
Spirals

with Special Guest Composer, Arthur Levering
Caruth Auditorium at SMU MAP Parking Info
6:30 PM pre-concert forum — with program annotator Laurie Shulman
7:30 PM concert
Alan Hovhaness:   Quartet #1, op. 8 (string quartet)
Vincent Persichetti:   Parable XIV for solo trumpet
André Jolivet:   Suite en Concert pour flute et percussion
(4 percussion)
Aaron Jay Kernis:   Air for Violin and Piano
Chinary Ung:   Spiral VI (clarinet, violin, cello, piano)
Arthur Levering:   Cloches II (flute/picc., clarinet/bass clarinet, piano,
percussion, violin, viola, cello, bass) with conductor



Jan. 21, 2012 Saturday at 3:00 PM
Salon-Tea
LOCATION: the Home of Eleanor Krebs (call for address: 214-378-8670)


Program: Music of Francis Osentowski 
Program Details

Join us for Salon-Tea
A Gathering and a Performance featuring light
food and drink, stimulating conversation and
live music by Voices of Change musicians.


Feb. 12, 2012 Sunday at 2:30 PM
Free Family Concert
LOCATION: Oak Lawn United Methodist Church
(3014 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219) MAP
Mary Alice Rich & Francis Osentowski
Featuring members of the Voices of Change
Education Committee, the GDYO Scholarship
Strings and students from Booker T. Washington
High School.

Mary Alice Rich, composer, violinist, educator
Francis Osentowksi, composer, pianist, and
former chair of Northlake College Music Department
Margaret Crites Barrett, composer
Alexander Djinov, cellist

No admissions charge. Donations to Voices of
Change will be gratefully accepted.


Feb. 25, 2012 Saturday at 3:00 PM
Exclusive: Salon & Benefit Concert
LOCATION: the Home of Jack Waldenmaier & Heather Carlile
(call for address: 214-378-8670)

Jo Boatright, piano
featuring Jo Boatright, piano
founding Artistic Director, Voices of Change

Program: My Musical Affairs

Something Old: Schumann
Something New: Crumb
Something Borrowed: All composers
Something Blue: Schoenfield

Join us for this year's exclusive
Salon & Benefit Concert

A Gathering and a Performance featuring light
food and drink, stimulating conversation and
a special performance by pianist Jo Boatright.

[reg. $100 if not purchased online]


Mar. 4, 2012 Sunday at 4:30 PM
SoundBites XXV
LOCATION: Times Ten Cellars: Annex (2018 Kidwell St., Dallas 75214) MAP


Gabriela Lena Frank: Four pre-Inca Sketches    

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


Mar. 11, 2012 Sunday Evening
[$30 at the door]
Circles & Sketches                        

Details
Caruth Auditorium at SMU MAP Parking Info
6:30 PM pre-concert forum — with program annotator Laurie Shulman
7:30 PM concert
Fabian Panisello:   Etudes - Chroma I,II,III,IV (solo piano)
John Luther Adams:   Red Arc / Blue Veil (piano, mallet percussion,
and processed sounds)
James Matheson:   Falling (piano trio)
Gabriela Lena Frank:   Four Pre-Inca Sketches
Luciano Berio:   Circles (soprano, harp, and two percussion)



Apr. 15, 2012 Sunday at 11:00 AM
Salon-Brunch
LOCATION: the Home of Maria Schleuning & Rick Giangiulio
(call for address: 214-378-8670)


Program: Music of Thomas Schwann    

Join us for Salon-Brunch
A Gathering and a Performance featuring light
food and drink, stimulating conversation and
live music by Voices of Change musicians.
[$50 at the door]


May 5, 2012 Saturday at 4:30 PM
SoundBites XXVI
LOCATION: Martin-Lawrence Gallery at The Galleria
(13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas 75240) MAP



Claude Baker: Elegy
Maria Schleuning
, violin

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


May 6, 2012 Sunday Evening
[$30 at the door]
Season Finale with Claude Baker

Featuring special guest composer Claude Baker
Caruth Auditorium at SMU MAP Parking Info
6:30 PM pre-concert forum — with Claude Baker & Laurie Shulman
7:30 PM concert
Claude Baker:   Elegy for Violin
Martin Kennedy:   Four songs for flute and piano
Claude Baker:   Three Fantasy Pieces for viola and percussion
Bohuslav Martinû:   Duo #1 for violin and cello
Claude Baker:   Tableaux Funebres (piano quintet)



Participants:
Voices of Change, Dallas
Fifth House Ensemble, Chicago
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, San Francisco
Atlanta Chamber Players, Atlanta
Boston Musica Viva, Boston
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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 38th 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 more than one hundred composers who have come to hear, discuss, and often participate in the performance of their pieces. Voices of Change has presented over 75 world premieres (more than 25 of which were commissioned by the ensemble), performed music by over 300 composers, and made numerous recordings, including five 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, Target Corporation, the EPIK Foundation, TACA, Automotive Advertising, 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


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Maria Schleuning, artistic director
Maria Schleuning, artistic director
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