Meadows at the Meyerson

Event Information

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas

Join us for the 29th annual concert for SMU Meadows School of the Arts featuring the Meadows Symphony Orchestra led by conductor Paul Phillips.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Meadows Impact Scholarship Fund to support promising undergraduate and graduate students across all divisions from all backgrounds to foster a more vibrant and inclusive creative community.

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Area of Sponsorship:

Meadows Impact Scholarship Fund

Levels of support:

$5,000 Conductor - details

$2,500 Principal - details


Online registration for this event has closed. Please for contact Meadows Giving at 214.768.4189 or for information.

In-person seating at the dinner and concert is limited. Reservations will be taken in the order they are received.

Individual Tickets

If you have any questions, contact the Meadows Box Office at 214.768.2787

Martha Raley PeakMartha Raley Peak ’50
1927 – 2015

A lifelong musician, arts leader and patron, Martha Raley Peak was born and raised in Dallas. As a small child, she began playing the piano and, by age 12, had taken up the violin. By the time she was enrolled at Highland Park High School, she was giving piano lessons. Mrs. Peak attended Sullins Junior College and SMU, where she earned a Bachelor of Music with majors in violin and piano and was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda honor society.

Mrs. Peak was a dedicated philanthropist and arts advocate who went to great lengths to champion the careers of young musicians. She was a member of the Highland Park Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir for nearly seven decades and performed with the Dallas Civic Chorus from 1962 to 1973. She also served as a member of the Dallas Woman’s Club, the Dallas Country Club, the Dallas Petroleum Club, the Dallas Opera Board of Directors, the Dallas Symphony Association Advisory Governors, the Dallas Chamber Music Board of Governors and the Meadows School of the Arts Executive Board.

As a faithful supporter of SMU’s performing arts programs, Mrs. Peak regularly attended symphony, chamber music, dance and choral performances. She and her late husband, Preston, contributed to scholarships for Meadows School of the Arts students as well as to the Meadows Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, the Peak family established the Martha Raley Peak Endowed Centennial Chair and Director of the Meadows Symphony Orchestra, currently held by Maestro Paul Phillips, who will conduct his 25th Meadows at the Meyerson concert tonight. Together with her family, Mrs. Peak also founded the Peak Fellowship Ensemble-in-Residence, a multi-year fellowship at SMU Meadows that is made available to chamber music groups internationally. Launched in 2015, the fellowship is awarded every three years to the first-place laureate of the renowned Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC) in Canada. The residency is currently shared by the Los Angeles-based Viano String Quartet and the London-based Marmen Quartet.

Martha and Preston Peak raised their three daughters in Dallas. Mrs. Peak’s growing family, including 2 granddaughters and a great-grandson, celebrates her enduring legacy this evening.

Event Leadership

Event Leadership

Julie Butler
Event Chair

Debbie Tolleson
Event Chair

Meadows Executive Board

Jennifer Burr Altabef ’78, ’81

Sarah Fullinwider Perot ’83
Vice Chair

Gerald Alley ’75
Jorge Baldor ’93
Belle Berg ’71
Stephanie Chantilis Bray ’85
Diane Brierley
Brad Burns ’87
Julie Butler ’92
Diane W. Byrd ’89
Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo ’83
Jeanne Marie Clossey ’89
Martin Cox ’75
Frances Cudjoe-Waters
Linda Pitts Custard ’60
Pedie Danis ’95
Barbara Daseke
Giles Davidson
Rick del Monte
Sean Donovan’96
Sally Dunning
Laura Elcock
Matrice Ellis-Kirk
Bess Enloe ’60
Linda Perryman Evans
Heather E. Furniss ’82
Linda Gibbons
Clarence Gilyard, Jr. ’06
Doyle Glass ’84 ’88
Pilar Henry
Kelli Herd ’83
Ann Hobson
Joseph F. Hubach
Shemara Jeyarajah
Gene C. Jones
Barbara Lemmon
Pedro Lerma, Jr.
Charlene Marsh ’91
Sara Martineau
Stacey McCord ’92
Sharon McCullough
Scott J. McLean ’78
Peter M. Miller
Francie Moody-Dahlberg ’91
Edwin S. Morgan ’93
Pat Morgan-McEvoy
Alfreda B. Norman ’81
Marc V. Patrick ’93
Eric Paulson ’80
Anne Spivey Paup ’73
D.J. “Shangela” Pierce ’03
Caren H. Prothro
Paul Rasmussen ’04
Helen Risch
Frank Roby ’74
Martha Peak Rochelle ’76
Cindy Schwartz ’79
Marvin Singleton ’89
Claire Spaht ’94
Steven Stodghill
Elisa Summers
Emily Rich Summers ’66
Barb Sypult
Regina Taylor ’81
Andy Teller ’86
Mary Ann H. Till
Brad Todd
Debbie Tolleson
Lisa Troutt
Gail Turner
Jamie Gilmer Williams ’68

Ex Officio Members

Brad E. Cheves
Vice President for Development and External Affairs

Robert H. Dedman, Jr. ’80, ’84
Chair, SMU Board of Trustees

Samuel S. Holland, Ph.D.
Algur H. Meadows Dean

Elizabeth Loboa, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

R. Gerald Turner, Ph.D.