March 8, 2009
Kingfishers in Dallas
On Tuesday night at 7:30pm, the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Jerry Junkin, will perform “Kingfishers Catch Fire” at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. (The Meyerson is the home of the Dallas Symphony, as well as the Dallas Wind Symphony. It’s a very nice hall, and the acoustics aren’t too shabby, either.) The program also includes (among other works) John Adams’ “Grand Pianola Music” and Steve Bryant’s incredible new piece for electronics and band, “Ecstatic Waters.” Steve’s piece is definitely one to hear live, and Kingfishers certainly benefits from hearing the surround trumpets in person, so if you’re anywhere near the Dallas area on Tuesday night, I hope you’ll come to the concert. Steve and I will be there. Adams: not so much. (Your loss, John Adams. Loser.) I believe there’s a promotion code to get free tickets, and I just need to find that code. Check back on Monday afternoon if you’re interested.
UT played the hell out of Kingfishers at the ABA convention last week, and with the acoustics of the Meyerson, I think Tuesday will be even better. As the cool kids are all saying nowadays, “Be there, or be square.”