In the fervor of JFK hype, it’s nice to step back for a bit of meditation. You can do that Saturday at the Nasher’s latest installation of Soundings, titled In Memoriam JFK happening at the Dallas City Performance Hall (2520 Flora St.). Yellow Barn presents this program by the Brentano String Quartet, clarinetist Charles Neidich and pianist Seth Knopp as part of the ongoing series in a collection designed to express musically those feelings that remain difficult to discuss. They’ll play compositions by John Cage and Olivier Messiaen, and also premiere a newly commissioned piece by Steven Mackey called One Red Rose. Mackey’s latest came to being through joint sponsorship from the Nasher, Yellow Barn and Carnegie Hall and you can hear it first on Saturday. Tickets cost $10 to $25 for this 7:30 p.m. concert. Get them at tickets.attpac.org.
Sat., Nov. 23, 2013