“After 37 years, the major force for contemporary music in Dallas is still the modern music ensemble, Voices of Change.”

Celebrating Our 2010-2011 Season:
Explorations & Images

  Oct. 10, 2010 Sunday Evening  
  High Wire Acts: music for small ensembles  
  Caruth Auditorium at SMU MAP
6:30 PM pre-concert forum with program annotator Laurie Shulman
7:30 PM concert

  Laura Elise Schwendinger
High Wire Act — flute, violin, viola, cello, piano
Witold Lutoslawski
Partita — violin, piano
Diego Luzuriaga
Tierra, Tierra — two flutes
Henri Lazarof
Duo-2004 — harp, percussion
Paul Moravec
Cool Fire — flute, two violins, viola, cello, piano


  Dec. 5, 2010 Sunday Evening  
  The Music of Xi Wang
World Premiere of the Voices of Change commissioned work
Echo. Poem. Image. by SMU composer Xi Wang.
Featuring guest artists Carol Leone, piano and Andrés Díaz, cello
  Caruth Auditorium at SMU MAP
6:30 PM pre-concert forum — with Xi Wang & Laurie Shulman
7:30 PM concert

  Steven Stucky
Four Album Leaves — solo piano
Xi Wang
Between — percussion duet
Chen Yi
At the Kansas City Chinese New Year Concert
          — string quartet
Xi Wang
Rhapsody — solo cello
Xi Wang
Echo. Poem. Image.
          — flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion

Xi Wang
Chen Yi

  Jan. 23, 2011 Sunday Evening    
  And Legions Will Rise — MUSIC FOR THE NEW YEAR
  Caruth Auditorium at SMU MAP
6:30 PM pre-concert forum — with program annotator Laurie Shulman    
7:30 PM concert

  Igor Stravinsky
Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo
Elliott Carter
Enchanted Preludes — flute, cello
Kevin Puts
And Legions Will Rise — marimba, clarinet, violin
Fant de Kanter
3 Lieder on Poems by Ingrid Jonker
            — viola, mezzo-soprano, piano
Poul Ruders
Horn Trio — horn, violin, piano

de Kanter

  Apr. 9, 2011 Saturday at 5pm
  Piano Puzzlers: NPR's Bruce Adolphe      
with composer & pianist, Bruce Adolphe, star of NPR's Piano Puzzlers        
Martin Lawrence Gallery
at the Galleria – Level 3,
between Nordstrom and Saks

Join us for Wine and light hors d’oeuvres
as we experience the sparkling wit and
fascinating musical inventions of Bruce
Adolphe. Enjoy his fiendishly clever
PIANO PUZZLERS: Guess "What Tune" in the
style of "What Composer" and win a gift.
Attire: Cocktail Casual     Prizes: Elegant Raffle

  Apr. 10, 2011 Sunday Evening    
  The Tiger's Ear: music of bruce adolphe      
Special guest composer, Bruce Adolphe, star of NPR's Piano Puzzlers
Featuring guest artists Marija Stroke, piano, Lucille Chung, piano,
Willa Henigman, oboe, and Elizabeth Racheva, soprano
  Caruth Auditorium at SMU MAP
6:30 PM pre-concert forum with Bruce Adolphe & Laurie Shulman
7:30 PM concert

  Bruce Adolphe
Three Secret Stories — violin, piano
Bruce Adolphe
Wind Across the Sky — soprano, violin, cello, piano
Bruce Adolphe
The Tiger’s Ear:
            Listening to Abstract Expressionist Painters

            — with slide show


Board of Directors for the 2010-2011 Season

Jack Waldenmaier, President
Habib Loriot-Bettaieb, Vice-President Development
Harvey Stiegler, Vice-President Operations
Francis Osentowski, Secretary
William F. Barstow, Treasurer
Heather Carlile
Alexander Djinov
Arend Julius Koch
Karen Moyer
Terry Thompkins

Ex Officio:
Maria Schleuning, Artistic Director
Eileen McKee, General Manager

Advisory Board:
Jo Boatright, Artistic Director Emerita
Emanuel Borok, Concertmaster, Dallas symphony Orchestra
Phillip Collins, City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs Liason
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 36th 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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