November 8, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Copland Clarinet Concerto

Moody Performance Hall

2520 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Two late-romantic works bookend this program – Gustav’s Mahler’s gorgeous Adagietto from his Symphony No. 5 and Josef Suk’s joyful Serenade for Strings. Jonathan Jones will impress on Copland’s concerto, which is known for its fearsome technical challenges and bittersweet lyricism.

$29-54, reserved seats


Main event starts at 7:30 p.m.
Richard McKay conducts
Gustav Mahler
Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Aaron Copland
Clarinet Concerto
Jonathan Jones, clarinet

Slowly and expressively
Rather fast

Josef Suk
Serenade for Strings, Op. 242

Andante con moto
Allegro ma non troppo e grazioso
Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo presto

Program duration:

90 minutes, including intermission

$29-54, reserved seats

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About the Artists

Richard McKay, music & artistic director

Richard McKay is a conductor of the symphonic and operatic repertory across the United States, Europe and South America. An established leader in the vibrant Dallas arts community, his recent performances have been hailed by critics as “spellbinding,” “finely paced,” and “perfectly shaped” (D Magazine and The Dallas Morning News).

McKay has worked with the Baltimore Symphony and Dallas Symphony, where he has assisted conductors Günther Herbig, Carlos Kalmar, Jaap van Zweden, and many others. He has led performances at the Aspen Music Festival where he was a fellowship conductor at the American Academy of Conducting. McKay has also conducted the Fort Worth Symphony, Dallas Opera Orchestra, Irving Symphony, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Mendoza Symphony, Estonian National Youth Symphony, and others. Other program highlights have included successful collaborations with Texas Ballet Theater and Bruce Wood Dance.

McKay holds a doctorate from the Peabody Conservatory where he trained with Gustav Meier, Markand Thakar, and Marin Alsop while serving as assistant conductor and chorus master of the Peabody Orchestras and Opera. He graduated with a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from The University of Texas at Austin, where he conducted performances at the Butler Opera Center and served as Music Director of the University Orchestra.

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