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  • DSO on the GO: Oak Cliff

    April 25

    DSO on the GO: Oak Cliff

    Ever dreamed of having a virtuosic orchestra play right in your backyard? Stop dreaming and come enjoy all your favorite breathtaking classical melodies when the Dallas Symphony Orchestra comes to your neighborhood! Bring friends and family for an evening that is sure to be a unique, intimate, and enchanting musical experience for listeners of all ages.

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  • DSO on the GO: Frisco

    April 27

    DSO on the GO: Frisco

    Ever dreamed of having a virtuosic orchestra play right in your backyard? Stop dreaming and start enjoying or all your favorite Pops melodies brought directly to you by the stunning musicianship of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra when they come to your neighborhood! Bring friends and family for an evening that is sure to be a unique, intimate, and enchanting musical experience for listeners of all ages.

     

    Come early to enjoy a complimentary Performance Prelude by Laurie Shulman in the Main Sanctuary at 5:00pm.

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  • Beethoven & Haydn

    April 28

    Beethoven & Haydn

    BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL
    In Vienna, A young musician becomes the pupil of an older master; they share coffee, chocolate and admiration. Composed a few years apart, the popular Gypsy trio is one of the finest by the elder statesman. Two sonatas herald the ascendance of the next musical star.

    Dallas City Performance Hall Address:
    2520 Flora St.
    Dallas, TX 75201

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  • Beethoven 9

    May 1 - 3, 5

    Beethoven 9

    BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL
    A not-to-be-missed concert experience. Hear the epic and timeless message of humanity and brotherhood when Music Director Jaap van Zweden leads the Dallas Symphony, Chorus, and soloists in Beethoven's inspiring and monumental "Ode to Joy," The Ninth Symphony. These concerts inaugurate a three-week Beethoven Festival of Symphonies, Concertos, and Chamber masterpieces.

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  • Alessio Bax & Chee-Yun

    May 3

    Alessio Bax & Chee-Yun

    BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL
    For expressivity, lyricism and grace these works have never been equaled. Alessio Bax and Chee-Yun, both in residence at SMU, bring this cheery, entertaining program to breathtaking life.

    Dallas City Performance Hall Address:
    2520 Flora St.
    Dallas, TX 75201

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  • Beethoven & Schubert

    May 6

    Beethoven & Schubert

    BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL
    No greater proof of Beethoven's genius can be found than his last, supreme violin sonata. A beautiful early sonata and a sublime trio by Schubert, rarely heard, rounds out this special evening.

    Dallas City Performance Hall Address:
    2520 Flora St.
    Dallas, TX 75201

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  • Bronfman Plays Emperor

    May 8 - 11

    Bronfman Plays Emperor

    BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL
    "Yefim Bronfman is a virtuoso with chops that defy comparison," says The New York Times. Yefim Bronfman plays Beethoven's majestic "Emperor" Concerto. And Jaap van Zweden leads the thrilling Seventh Symphony.

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  • Kreutzer Sonata

    May 10

    Kreutzer Sonata

    BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL
    Experience the Kreutzer Sonata, Beethoven's most brilliant, most dramatic violin sonata which has inflamed passions and inspired artists since its inception. The DSO's Co-Concertmasters share the spotlight in this exciting, virtuoso program.

    Dallas City Performance Hall Address:
    2520 Flora St.
    Dallas, TX 75201

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  • Beethoven's 5th

    May 15 - 18

    Beethoven's 5th

    BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL
    No other musical statement can match its raw power and bracing energy. Jaap van Zweden conducts Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Concertmaster Alexander Kerr, dazzling cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and internationally hailed pianist Martin Helmchen play Beethoven's joyous Triple Concertoto bring the Beethoven Festival to a magnificent conclusion!

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  • Beethoven's Archduke

    May 17

    Beethoven's Archduke

    BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL
    Intimate in scale, heroic in scope - the Archduke Trio is one of the great masterworks of music. DSO Co-Concertmasters and special guests showcase works chronicling the blossoming of Beethoven's genius, from bon vivant to iconic artist.

    Dallas City Performance Hall Address:
    2520 Flora St.
    Dallas, TX 75201

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  • DSO on the GO: Southlake

    May 22

    DSO on the GO: Southlake

    Ever dreamed of having a virtuosic orchestra play right in your backyard? Stop dreaming and come enjoy all your favorite breathtaking classical melodies when the Dallas Symphony Orchestra comes to your neighborhood! Bring friends and family for an evening that is sure to be a unique, intimate, and enchanting musical experience for listeners of all ages.

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  • Hollywood Hits

    June 6 - 8

    Hollywood Hits

    The glamour and excitement of Tinseltown come alive when the Dallas Symphony presents famous movie soundtracks from films classic and new. Take your seat for the best in entertainment with music that ignites the senses in sonic splendor only heard at the Meyerson.

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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    June 14

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Breathless Glances.

    Enchanted Kisses.

    Bewitching Smiles.

    Experience the charmed magic of A Midsummer Night's Dream through Mendelssohn's timeless music by the Dallas Symphony.  A performance by the young winner of the Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition caps this special, one-night-only performance.

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  • Let's Dance

    September 5 - 7

    Let's Dance

    Tango, Waltz and Cha-cha with the DSO as award-winning dancers strut their stuff on stage!

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  • 2014 DSO AT&T Gala

    September 13

    2014 DSO AT&T Gala

    Enjoy an elegant evening celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's home in the Meyerson and join us in looking forward to the next 25 years. Music Director Jaap van Zweden and renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman come together for what is sure to be a thrilling performance!

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  • Mahler 9

    September 19 - 21

    Mahler 9

    Mahler died just two years after composing his final, impassioned elegy, never having heard it performed.

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  • Hilary Hahn Performs Beethoven

    September 25 - 28

    Hilary Hahn Performs Beethoven

    Technology joins the symphony sounds of the DSO as van Zweden leads the Dallas premiere of American composer Mason Bates' water-inspired Liquid Interface. Hilary Hahn returns to the Meyerson stage performing Beethoven's extraordinary concerto for violin.

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  • Emanuel Ax

    October 2 - 5

    Emanuel Ax

    Emanuel Ax's playing has been called "ravishing" and "full of bravura." He will perform what is often called Mozart's finest piano concerto. Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8 is the second of the composer's "war symphonies" and reflects upon the philosophical tolls of war and humanity's yearning for a true and total peace.

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  • Rodgers and Hammerstein

    October 10 - 12

    Rodgers and Hammerstein

    Watch spectacularly remastered scenes from your favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein movie musicals as the DSO performs the hit scores.

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  • Tony DeSare

    October 24 - 25

    Tony DeSare

    This contemporary crooner has been called "two parts Frank Sinatra to one part Billy Joel" by The New York Times.

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  • Scheherazade

    October 30 - November 2

    Scheherazade

    Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade dazzles with its tales of 1001 nights and conjures all the romance and exoticism of the Near East.

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  • Scheherazade

    October 30 - November 2

    Scheherazade

    Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade dazzles with its tales of 1001 nights and conjures all the romance and exoticism of the Near East.

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  • Bluebeard's Castle

    November 6, 8

    Bluebeard's Castle

    Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle is a chilling tale of seven locked doors, one curious bride and a castle filled with dark secrets. Matthias Goerne and Michelle DeYoung take the lead in this work that had its North American premiere in Dallas in 1949. Mozart's "Little G Minor" symphony opens the program.

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  • Alisa Weilerstein

    November 14 - 16

    Alisa Weilerstein

    The Dallas Symphony Chorus debuts on the 2014/15 season in two Fauré favorites. Alisa Weilerstein, called "one of the most exciting American cellists of the new generation" by The New York Times, presents Elgar's masterpiece for the instrument.

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  • The Golden Age of Jazz

    November 21 - 23

    The Golden Age of Jazz

    Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik and guests celebrate the music and musicians who define America's great art form.

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  • DSO Christmas Pops

    December 5 - 7

    DSO Christmas Pops

    The Dallas Symphony's beloved traditions returns with an all-new concert featuring holiday favorites, Christmas classics, majestic choir music and a sing-along to familiar carols.

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  • Paganini

    January 8 - 11

    Paganini

    Newly-appointed artist-in-residence Conrad Tao brings his energy and spirit to Rachmaninoff's virtuosic concerto. Former DSO Music Director Eduardo Mata is remembered on the 20th anniversary of his death in a performance of Carlos Chavez's Sinfonia India, a work loved by Mata and performed on the first concert at the Meyerson.

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  • Beethoven's First

    January 22 - 25

    Beethoven's First

    DSO Principal French Horn David Cooper takes center stage in Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. The song cycle, composed at the request of legendary hornist Dennis Brain, features settings of British poets and reflects on the concept of night, from its most peaceful to its most sinister. Two "firsts" complete the concert program - the first Brandenburg Concerto of Bach and Beethoven's debut symphony.

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  • Serkin Performs Mozart

    January 29 - 30, February 1

    Serkin Performs Mozart

    As Prokofiev lost hope for the production of his opera The Fiery Angel, he found new life for the music in his Symphony No. 3. The DSO last performed the piece in 1995.The always-affable Peter Serkin brings spirit to Mozart's buoyant Piano Concerto No. 19. Rimsky-Koraskov's Capriccio espangnol takes us to Spain in this beloved piece based on Spanish folk tunes.

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  • Brahms Piano Concerto No 1

    February 12 - 15

    Brahms Piano Concerto No 1

    "It does have lots of horns, horns being quite the thing to express heroism," wrote Richard Strauss of his Ein Heldenleben, or A Hero's Life. Strauss' tone poem tells a tale of a hero, his battles, victories and the end of his life. Yefim Bronfman returns to the DSO performing Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1, the first large-scale orchestral composition of Brahms and a fitting complement to the Piano Concerto No. 2 heard in the 13/14 season.

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  • Disney in Concert

    February 20 - 22

    Disney in Concert

    Relive fond childhood memories with scenes from the new golden age of Disney animation accompanied by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Featuring music from Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and more.

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  • Winter Dreams

    February 26 - 28

    Winter Dreams

    Tchaikovsky's early work delightfully blends East and West with enchanting accents of Russian folk music.

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  • Winter Dreams

    February 26 - 28

    Winter Dreams

    Tchaikovsky's early work delightfully blends East and West with enchanting accents of Russian folk music.

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  • Ellis Hall Plays Ray Charles

    March 6 - 8

    Ellis Hall Plays Ray Charles

    A true Ambassador of Soul and protégé of Ray Charles brings the blazing spirit of Motown to the Meyerson. Selections include songs "Georgia on my Mind," "I Can't Stop Loving You," "Let the Good Times Roll," and other Ray Charles and Motown hits.

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  • Romeo and Juliet

    March 13 - 15

    Romeo and Juliet

    This concert week features a trio of DSO debuts. Case Scaglione, Associate Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, makes his conducting debut. As her debut with the DSO, pianist Lucille Chung performs young Dallas composer Chase Dobson's Piano Concerto No. 1. Dobson is currently a senior at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and his works have been heard around Dallas and nationally on the radio program From the Top.

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  • Romeo and Juliet

    March 13 - 15

    Romeo and Juliet

    This concert week features a trio of DSO debuts. Case Scaglione, Associate Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, makes his conducting debut. As her debut with the DSO, pianist Lucille Chung performs young Dallas composer Chase Dobson's Piano Concerto No. 1. Dobson is currently a senior at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and his works have been heard around Dallas and nationally on the radio program From the Top.

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  • Gil Shaham Performs Bach

    March 20 - 22

    Gil Shaham Performs Bach

    From small to large, this concert spotlights the range of orchestral playing and the magnificent sound of the DSO. Gil Shaham solos in two Bach violin concertos, accompanied simply by strings and harpsichord. Bruckner's "Romantic" Symphony calls for much larger forces allowing the sounds of the winds and brass to fill the hall.

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  • Symphonie Fantastique

    March 26 - 29

    Symphonie Fantastique

    The DSO performs the bewitching Berlioz masterpiece and presents the DSO debut of Daniil Trifinov.

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  • Symphonie Fantastique

    March 26 - 29

    Symphonie Fantastique

    The DSO performs the bewitching Berlioz masterpiece and presents the DSO debut of Daniil Trifinov.

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  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4

    April 9, 10, 12

    Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4

    The DSO presents the Dallas premiere of Christopher Rouse's Iscariot. The piece was written in 1989, and Rouse called it "my most autobiographical score to date."  American conductor Joshua Weilerstein makes his DSO debut on this concert conducting Mendelssohn's delightful "Scottish" Symphony and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with Ohlsson as soloist.

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  • Mozart Requiem

    April 16 - 19

    Mozart Requiem

    The Dallas Symphony and Trio Jean Paul present the US premiere of Wolfgang Rihm's Triple Concerto, a piece dedicated to the Trio and a co-commission of the DSO, the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra and Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. Mozart's Requiem marries choral forces with the Orchestra in one of the best-loved works of the classical repertoire.

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  • Callaway Sings Streisand

    May 1 - 3

    Callaway Sings Streisand

    Her "unabashedly romantic sensibility" coupled with an "extravagantly gorgeous" voice will dazzle as one of New York's biggest cabaret stars brings fresh spirit and soulful grace to the biggest hits of the greatest name in show business, Barbra Streisand.

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  • Bernstein 3

    May 14, 16

    Bernstein 3

    The American impresario gives voice to the eternal struggle of Creator and creation, father and son in his "Kaddish."

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  • Mahler 3

    May 21 - 23

    Mahler 3

    Writing about his Third Symphony to a colleague, Mahler said, "You can't imagine how it will sound!" With augmented orchestra and two choral forces, the Symphony is colossal in scope and sweeping in emotion.

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  • On Broadway!

    May 29 - 31

    On Broadway!

    Sylvia McNair's hauntingly beautiful vocals bring out the best and greatest of Broadway. "I could get used to this kind of ecstasy," raved Rex Reed for New York Observer. Jeff Tyzik leads the enchanting conclusion of the Dallas Symphony Pops Series season.

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