CONCERTS

Oct. 8 – 29
Thursdays at noon
SAMMONS LUNCH JAM
Sammons Park
2403 Flora street
Dallas, TX

Ticket Price: free
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON ARTS MAGNET STUDENTS PERFORM IN SAMMONS PARK. features performances of music, dance and theatre, as well as the work of visual artists. Audiences can bring their own lunches or purchase lunch from the food trucks on campus, and sit at café tables or on the lawn. For information: or www.attpac.org

Oct. 22

8 p.m.
ATTPAC PRESENTS AL DI MEOLA
Majestic Theatre
1925 Elm Street
Dallas, TX

Ticket Price: $36.75-$62.75
A bona fide guitar hero, perennial poll-winner and virtuoso of the highest order, Al Di Meola has also been recognized over the past 30 years as a prolific composer and respected artist with over 20 recordings as a leader. His creative output to date is staggering, whether it’s with his current World Sinfonia band or past musical endeavors like his electric Tour de Force group with Jan Hammer, Anthony Jackson, Steve Gadd and Mingo Lewis, the internationally acclaimed Trio with fellow guitar superstars John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia, the Rite of Strings trio with Stanley Clarke and Jean-Luc Ponty or the ’70s fusion super group Return To Forever with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White. And while his dazzling technique on both acoustic and electric guitars has afforded him regal status among the hordes of fretboard aficionados who regularly flock to his concerts, the depth of Di Meola’s writing along with the soulfulness and his inherent lyricism of his guitaristic expression have won him legions of fans worldwide beyond the six-string set. For information: 214-880-0202 or www.attpac.org

Oct. 22

7:30 p.m.
CLIBURN AT THE KIMBELL PRESENTS RISING STARS OF THE METROPOLITAN OPERA
Piano Pavilion Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX

“Rising Stars of the Metropolitan Opera” offers fans across North America a rare opportunity to experience remarkable young artists on the cusp of extraordinary careers. For more than 125 years, the Metropolitan Opera has been the artistic home of the greatest singers in the world. But the Met is also the launching pad for the opera stars of the future. Some of today’s leading artists got their first big break by winning the company’s national auditions, by being members of the young artist program, or by catching the attention of Met talent scouts. For information: or www.cliburn.org

Oct. 22

7:30 p.m.
DSO ON THE GO: SOUTHLAKE
White’s Chapel United Methodist Church
185 South White Chapel Boulevard,
Dallas, TX

MOZART: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio (6′) BRITTEN: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell) [without speaker] (18′) [intermission] CHAUSSON: Poème for Violin and Orchestra (16′)-with Eunice Keem, violin MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition (35′) For information: 214.692.0203 orwww.dallassymphony.com

Oct. 22

7 p.m.
FORT WORTH YOUTH ORCHESTRA PRESENTS SO AND JSO FALL CONCERT W/ CLIBURN ARTIST
St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church
509 West Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX

Featuring Jonathan Tsay, FWYO alumnus and Cliburn artist. For information: or http://www.fwyo.org/

Oct. 22

7:30 p.m.
SOUNDINGS: NEW MUSIC AT THE NASHER – YELLOW BARN’S MUSIC HAUL
Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street
Dallas, TX

Soundings: New Music at the Nasher begins its sixth season with Yellow Barn’s Music Haul, a traveling stage that will journey from Baltimore to Dallas and will instantly transform a street corner into a music hall. Yellow Barn, an international center for chamber music in Putney, Vermont, introduces its traveling concert stage that redefines what a concert hall can be, bringing music to grammar schools and conservatories, urban neighborhoods and arts-districts, city lots, and open fields. It plays for people regardless of their experience with or knowledge of music, their attention captured in the unexpected moment. With Yellow Barn’s Music Haul we realize music’s fundamental purpose and inherent ability to communicate in ways that defy definition and move us without explanation. Music Haul’s first traveling troupe, accordionist Merima Kljuco, percussionist Ian Rosenbaum and Rabbit Rabbit, the song-spinning duo of Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi, presents A Memory Palace, a program that looks at how we remember, sifting experience through memory in creating the elusive and poetic truth with which we define ourselves. For information: orhttp://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/

Oct. 22

7 p.m.
TOWER ARTS CONCERT: TENEBRAE
Highland Park United Methodist Church
3300 Mockingbird lane
Dallas, TX

Ticket Price: $20
Described as “phenomenal” (The NY Times) and “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone Magazine), Tenebrae, under the direction of Nigel Short, is one of the world’s finest vocal ensembles renowned for its passion and precision. For information: or www.hpumc.org/towerarts