The Dallas Architecture Forum and
Voices of Change
365 Modern Music
Saturday, 12 November 2016
2 to 4 pm
Private residence on White Rock Lake designed by Frank Welch, FAIA
Enjoy an informal afternoon with modern music, modern architecture, mingling, and refreshments.
The Dallas Architecture Forum is pleased to announce a collaboration with Voices of Change to present contemporary music in architecturally significant modern residential architecture.
"We are excited to partner with Voices of Change to present this innovative program", said Forum Executive Director Nate Eudaly. "Attendees will be able to hear a brief program of outstanding contemporary classical music in a unique setting -- a residence designed by Frank Welch, FAIA, one of Texas' most distinguished architects. This will be a unique opportunity not to be missed".
Voices of Change, the Grammy-nominated chamber music ensemble performing late 20th and 21st century classical music, and The Dallas Architecture Forum, celebrating twenty years of presenting programs about inspired design, will collaborate to present an informal afternoon featuring outstanding modern music in the setting of great modern architecture. Attendees will be able to hear musicians from Voices of Change in a brief concert; meet the esteemed architect of the residence, Frank Welch, FAIA; and take a tour of the home. Participants will also be able to visit with the musicians and other attendees while enjoying light refreshments following the performance.
Tickets for this event are $45 per person, and space is very limited.
Confirmed attendees will receive residence address.
Tickets can be purchased at:
About Voices of Change
Voices of Change is the Southwest’s premiere professional chamber music ensemble dedicated to the performance of the music of our time. Now in its 41st 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.
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, The Dallas Foundation, the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts), Times Ten Cellars and WRR-101.1 FM.
About Frank Welch and Associates, Inc.
Frank Welch & Associates is a Dallas-based architecture firm whose roots go back to 1959 when Frank Welch opened his first office in West Texas. A reputation for distinguished design grew rapidly with the practice, which originally focused on single-family houses. Now the firm’s work includes a broad range of building types throughout the Southwest and beyond.?Recognized by over 50 awards for design excellence, the work of Frank Welch & Associates reflects an unfailing commitment to responsive design solutions - designs shaped by programmatic needs and contextual circumstance. In the proudest tradition of good design, the firm seeks highly refined solutions that are succinct in their meaning. A guiding ambition in each project is to render the complexity of contemporary life and technology in architectural terms that are fundamental and convincing. The result is an architecture that excites and pleases as it assures and comforts.
About the Dallas Architecture Forum
The Dallas Architecture Forum is a not-for-profit civic organization that brings leading architectural thought leaders from around the world to speak in Dallas and also fosters important local dialogue about the major issues impacting our urban environment. The Forum was founded in 1996 by some of Dallas’ leading architects, business, cultural and civic leaders, and it continues to benefit from active support and guidance from these citizens. The Forum fulfills its mission of providing a continuing and challenging public discourse on architecture and urban design in - and for - the Dallas area. The Dallas Architecture Forum's members include architects, design professionals, students and educators, and a broad range of civic-minded individuals and companies intent to improve the urban environment in North Texas. The Forum has been recognized nationally with an AIA Collaboration Achievement Award for its strategic partnerships with other organizations focused on architecture, urban planning and the arts. For more information on the Forum, visit www.DallasArchitectureForum.org.
Among the over 130 speakers who have addressed the Forum’s Lecture Series are Shigeru Ban, Brad Cloepfil, Diller + Scofidio, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Daniel Libeskind, Thomas Phifer, Rafael Vinoly, Juhani Pallasmaa, AIA Gold Medal Winner Peter Bohlin, and regional architects David Lake and Ted Flato. Pritzker Prize winners speaking to the Forum have been Kazuyo Sejima, Rafael Moneo, Thom Mayne, Rem Koolhaas and Norman Foster (the latter two in collaboration with the ATT Performing Arts Center). Other speakers for the Forum have been leading designers Calvin Tsao, Andrée Putman, and Karim Rashid; landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh; and National Trust President Emeritus Richard Moe. Important critics, authors and patrons who have spoken to the Forum include Emily Pulitzer, Terence Riley, Pulitzer Prize winners Robert Campbell and Blair Kamin, Aaron Betsky, and the late David Dillon.
The Forum organizes and presents an annual series of Panels—local, informal, open, and offered free of charge as a public service to the community—led by a moderator who brings a subject of local importance along with comments by participating panelists. Moderators and Panelists have also come from both other Texas cities as well as from national institutions that were connected with particular Panel subjects. Panels offer attendees the opportunity to participate in creating discourse. Important topics addressed in Panels in recent years include: “Thoughts on the Dallas Comprehensive Plan”; “The Kimbell Expansion: A Discussion”; “Filling Out the Dallas Arts District”; and “Re-envisioning the Trinity”.
For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org. For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.