Dallas Chamber Music premieres new work by SMU student

Thomas SchwanDallas Chamber Music will present the world premiere of Trio for Piano, Violin and Violoncello, a newly commissioned work by SMU student Thomas Schwan (right), at a concert at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Meadows Museum.

Schwan, an award-winning pianist and composer in the Meadows School of the Arts‘ master’s degree program in music, has two other compositions on the concert’s program: Sonata for Cello and Piano and Sonata for Violin and Piano. The works will be performed by Schwan and two internationally acclaimed soloists studying for their Artist Certificate at the Meadows School: violinist Lynda O’Connor and cellist Sebastien Hurtaud. The concert is underwritten by Norma and Don Stone.

Tickets are $20 each. For more information, contact Dallas Chamber Music, 972-392-3267.

For the Record: May 1, 2009

Alice Kendrick, Temerlin Advertising Institute, Meadows School of the Arts, received the national Billy I. Ross Advertising Education Award from the American Academy of Advertising at its national conference March 27, 2009 in Cincinnati. The award, which recognizes innovative work that advances the field of advertising education, was given jointly to Kendrick and Jami Fullerton of Oklahoma State University for their research and publishing in advertising education and multiculturalism.

Kendrick’s and Fullerton’s honor marks only the third time the Billy Ross Award has been given since its establishment in 2002.

Sebastien Hurtaud, an Artist Certificate candidate in cello in SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, won 1st prize in the 7th Adam International Cello Festival and Competition in Christchurch, New Zealand. He also won the Bach Prize for best performance of a work by Bach. The honor includes a cash prize, a recording contract with Naxos and a performance contract with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Hurtaud is a student of Andrés Díaz, associate professor of cello and international recording artist.

Hurtaud will present a free recital at 8 p.m. May 3 in O’Donnell Hall (Room 2130), Owen Arts Center. The event is open to all. For more information, call 214-768-1951.