"No orchestra in the world could play with more refinement of tone and ensemble, more subtlety of dynamics and color, more lovingly shaped lines.”

-Dallas Morning News


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Wagner Overtures

SEP 27-30 | 2018

CLAUS PETER FLOR CONDUCTS
AGA MIKOLAJ SOPRANO

WAGNER Overture to Tannhäuser
R. STRAUSS Four Last Songs
R. STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration
WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3

OCT 11-14 | 2018

RUTH REINHARDT CONDUCTS 
DAVID FRAY PIANO

HINDEMITH Concert Music for Strings and Brass
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
BEETHOVEN King Stephen Overture
KODÁLY Háry János Suite

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

OCT 19-21 | 2018

GIANCARLO GUERRERO CONDUCTS
LEONIDAS KAVAKOS VIOLIN

MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1
MUSSORGSKY-RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition

MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 5

OCT 25-28 | 2018

LEONIDAS KAVAKOS VIOLIN AND CONDUCTOR

MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish”
MOZART Symphony No. 31, “Paris”
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7

COPLAND APPALACHIAN SPRING

NOV 1-4 | 2018

DAVID ZINMAN CONDUCTS
JONATHAN BISS PIANO

COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2
ELGAR Enigma Variations

TCHAIKOVSKY — NUTCRACKER
AND SLEEPING BEAUTY

NOV 23-25 | 2018

ANDREW GRAMS CONDUCTS
ANDREW VON OEYEN PIANO

TCHAIKOVSKY Sleeping Beauty Selections
GRIEG Piano Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker Selections

MAHLER THE SONG OF THE EARTH

JAN 10-13 | 2019

DONALD RUNNICLES CONDUCTS
KELLEY O’CONNOR MEZZO-SOPRANO
RUSSELL THOMAS TENOR

MOZART Symphony No. 38, “Prague”
MAHLER The Song of the Earth (Das Liedvon der Erde)

DVOŘÁK’S NEW WORLD SYMPHONY

JAN 17-19 | 2019

KRZYSZTOF URBAŃSKI CONDUCTS
JAN LISIECKI PIANO

KILAR Orawa
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

JOHN ADAMS CONDUCTS JOHN ADAMS

JAN 31-FEB 2 | 2019

JOHN ADAMS CONDUCTS
LEILA JOSEFOWICZ VIOLIN
EMILY LEVIN HARP

JOHN ADAMS Short Ride in a Fast Machine
JOHN ADAMS Violin Concerto
DEBUSSY Sacred & Profane Dances
RESPIGHI Roman Festivals (Feste romane)

TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO

FEB 28-MAR 3 | 2019

CARLOS KALMAR CONDUCTS
KAREN GOMYO VIOLIN 

BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
WALTON Symphony No. 1

PINES OF ROME

MAR 7-10 | 2019

JURAJ VALČUHA CONDUCTS
STEFAN JACKIW VIOLIN

R. STRAUSS Don Juan
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
RESPIGHI Fountains of Rome (Fontane di Roma)
RESPIGHI Pines of Rome (Pini di Roma)

MAHLER’S TITAN SYMPHONY

MAR 14+15 | 2019

JAAP VAN ZWEDEN CONDUCTS
LOUIS LORTIE PIANO 

SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
MAHLER Symphony No. 1, “Titan”

BOLÉRO

MAR 21-24 | 2019

LIONEL BRINGUIER CONDUCTS
HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD PIANO

BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1
RAVEL Valses nobles et sentimentales
RAVEL La valse
RAVEL Boléro


SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO

APR 4-7 | 2019

JOHN STORGÅRDS CONDUCTS
AUGUSTIN HADELICH VIOLIN

HAYDN Symphony No. 94, “Surprise”
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
NIELSEN Symphony No. 5


1812 OVERTURE

APR 11-13 | 2019

JAMES GAFFIGAN CONDUCTS
YEFIM BRONFMAN PIANO
MANÉ GALOYAN SOPRANO
SERGEY SKOROKHODOV TENOR
ANDREI BONDARENKO BARITONE
DALLAS SYMPHONY CHORUS
Joshua Habermann DIRECTOR

RACHMANINOFF The Bells (Kolokola)
LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture


STRAVINSKY THE FIREBIRD

APR 25-28 | 2019

DAVID ROBERTSON CONDUCTS
ORLI SHAHAM PIANO

STRAVINSKY Fireworks
BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 2, “Age of Anxiety”
STRAVINSKY The Firebird (Complete)

 

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 4

MAY 9-12 | 2019

KARINA CANELLAKIS CONDUCTS
DANIEL MÜLLER-SCHOTT CELLO 

ELGAR Sursum Corda
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4
SCHUMANN Cello Concerto
ELGAR In the South (Alassio)

SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE

MAY 16-19 | 2019

PABLO HERAS-CASADO CONDUCTS
RENAUD CAPUÇON VIOLIN

BRAHMS Violin Concerto
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

 

 

HAYDN THE CREATION

MAY 24-26 | 2019

MATTHEW HALLS CONDUCTS
CAROLYN SAMPSON SOPRANO
JAMES GILCHRIST TENOR
JOSHUA HOPKINS BARITONE
DALLAS SYMPHONY CHORUS
Joshua Habermann DIRECTOR

HAYDN The Creation (Sung in English)

 

 


WOMEN ROCK
TINA, PAT, ARETHA

SEP 7-9 | 2018

JEFF TYZIK CONDUCTS

They left their indelible stamp on rock and roll with some of the most incredible music ever created: What’s Love Got To Do With It, Proud Mary, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, I Love Rock and Roll and Respect.

CARMINA BURANA

OCT 5-7 | 2018

BRETT MITCHELL CONDUCTS
CYNDIA SIEDEN SOPRANO
NICHOLAS PHAN TENOR
STEPHEN POWELL BARITONE
DALLAS SYMPHONY CHORUS
Joshua Habermann DIRECTOR
CHILDREN’S CHORUS OF GREATER DALLAS
Cynthia Nott & Terrie Preskitt-Brown DIRECTORS
 

CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS Rainbow Body
ELGAR Cockaigne Overture
ORFF Carmina Burana

Arguably one of the most popular orchestral pieces performed today, Carmina Burana astounds with extraordinary spectacle and thrilling vocals from the over 200 members of the Dallas Symphony Chorus.

A BERNSTEIN TRIBUTE

NOV 9-11 | 2018

JEFF TYZIK CONDUCTS

Leonard Bernstein’s legacy comes to glorious life as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs his landmark works from West Side Story, Candide, On the Town and more.

A JOHN WILLIAMS CHRISTMAS

NOV 30-DEC 2 | 2018

LAWRENCE LOH CONDUCTS
CHILDREN’S CHORUS OF GREATER DALLAS
Cynthia Nott & Terrie Preskitt-Brown DIRECTORS

John Williams and friends fill your holiday with selections from the Harry Potter and Home Alone movies, plus Christmas favorites and many more surprises for a magical start to the holidays.

MUSIC OF abba

JAN 25-27 | 2019

RAJATON VOCAL ENSEMBLE

Finnish phenom Rajaton joins the DSO to perform ABBA's greatest hits including Mamma Mia, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, Waterloo and Danicing Queen.

Due to an unfortunate change in rights, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is unable to present The Music Prince in the 2018/19 season.

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID
MOVIE IN CONCERT

FEB 22-24 | 2019

SARAH HICKS CONDUCTS

Join Ariel in her quest to be Part of Your World as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra accompanies the movie on the big screen.

LESLIE ODOM, JR.

MAR 29-31 | 2019

JEFF TYZIK CONDUCTS

The Tony® Award-winning Hamilton star performs with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. This singular concert experience includes Broadway, jazz and the standards we all love.

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S BROADWAY

MAY 3-5 | 2019

JAMES LOWE CONDUCTS

Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera… the list goes on and on. Andrew Lloyd Webber has created a collection of Broadway musicals unrivaled in their popularity.

STAR TREK AND BEYOND

JUN 14-16 | 2019

JEFF TYZIK CONDUCTS

An evening of the greatest science fiction movie scores ever written – Star Trek, 2001: A Space Odyssey, E.T the Extra-Terrestrial and Star Wars.

 

 


SCHEHERAZADE

JUN 9 | 2018

RUTH REINHARDT CONDUCTS

Her tales of 1001 Arabian Nights mesmerized a Sultan. This special one-night-only concert also features the Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition winner and side-by-side performances with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra.
 

JURASSIC PARK
MOVIE IN CONCERT

AUG 31+SEP 2 | 2018

CONSTANTINE KITSOPOULOS CONDUCTS

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, see Spielberg’s thrilling dinosaur adventure in HD with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performing the celebrated score by John Williams.

2018 DSO GALA CONCERT &
AFTER-PARTY

SEP 15 | 2018

KRISTIN CHENOWETH VOCALIST
MARY-MITCHELL CAMPBELL CONDUCTOR

Tony® Award-winner, star of stage and screen and classically trained soprano Kristin Chenoweth joins the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for an evening of her favorite Broadway show tunes, love songs and classical repertoire.

STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
MOVIE IN CONCERT

DEC 20-22 | 2018

JAYCE OGREN CONDUCTS

Join Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo and Chewie in the original intergalactic classic with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performing the Oscar-winning music of John Williams.

THE SECOND CITY GUIDE
TO THE SYMPHONY

JAN 4+5 | 2019

CASE SCAGLIONE CONDUCTS

The celebrated theater troupe takes a satirical (but loving!) look at the players, the composers and the personalities in a blend of original sketch comedy, new music and orchestral classics.

REMIX

Enjoy our informal concert experience, uniquely programmed at the intimate Moody Performance Hall, where you may bring your drink with you into the concert hall, and chat with the musicians after the concert.

SEP 21+22 | 2018
RUTH REINHARDT
 CONDUCTS

FEB 8+9 | 2019
ALEXANDER KERR
VIOLIN AND CONDUCTOR
NATHAN OLSON VIOLO

APR 18+19 | 2019
PROGRAM AND PERFORMERS TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

OPUS 100: oRGAN rECITAL SERIES

The Lay Family Concert Organ recital series features the finest organists from around the world.

SEP 23 | 2018
THOMAS HEYWOOD
 ORGAN

FEB 17 | 2019
JAMES O’DONNELL ORGAN

APR 14 | 2019
MONICA CZAUSZ ORGAN

 

 

 

THE BERNSTEIN BEAT

NOV 10 | 2018

JAMIE BERNSTEIN SPEAKER AND HOST

Jamie Bernstein, daughter of Leonard Bernstein, hosts a one-hour family concert about her father’s music modeled after his own groundbreaking Young People’s Concerts.

A JOHN WILLIAMS FAMILY CHRISTMAS

DEC 1 | 2018

LAWRENCE LOH CONDUCTS
CHILDREN’S CHORUS OF GREATER DALLAS
Cynthia Nott & Terrie Preskitt-Brown DIRECTORS

John Williams and friends fill your holiday with festive selections from the Harry Potter and Home Alone movies in this special one-hour concert for the whole family.

FIREBIRD & OTHER FEATHERED FRIENDS

JUN 1 | 2019

A one hour concert that will make spirits soar: Stravinsky’s thrilling Firebird, as well as Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky, an orchestral telling of the Dr. Seuss favorite Gertrude McFuzz and more.

 

 

 


TCHAIKOVSKY — NUTCRACKER
AND SLEEPING BEAUTY

NOV 23-25 | 2018

ANDREW GRAMS CONDUCTS
ANDREW VON OEYEN PIANO

TCHAIKOVSKY Sleeping Beauty Selections
GRIEG Piano Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker Selections

A JOHN WILLIAMS CHRISTMAS

NOV 30-DEC 2 | 2018

LAWRENCE LOH CONDUCTS
CHILDREN’S CHORUS OF GREATER DALLAS
Cynthia Nott & Terrie Preskitt-Brown DIRECTORS

John Williams and friends fill your holiday with selections from the Harry Potter and Home Alone movies, plus Christmas favorites and many more surprises for a magical start to the holidays.

A JOHN WILLIAMS FAMILY CHRISTMAS

DEC 1 | 2018

LAWRENCE LOH CONDUCTS
CHILDREN’S CHORUS OF GREATER DALLAS
Cynthia Nott & Terrie Preskitt-Brown DIRECTORS

John Williams and friends fill your holiday with festive selections from the Harry Potter and Home Alone movies in this special one-hour concert for the whole family.

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA
WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

DEC 5 | 2018

The world-renowned Jazz ensemble and GRAMMY® Award-winner Wynton Marsalis return to the Meyerson with Big Band Holidays filled with new and traditional arrangements of Yuletide favorites.

DALLAS SYMPHONY CHRISTMAS POPS

DEC 7-16 | 2018

LAWRENCE LOH CONDUCTS
DALLAS SYMPHONY CHORUS

Joshua Habermann DIRECTOR

The beloved tradition returns with Christmas classics, sing-along carols, the Dallas Symphony Chorus and the magnificence of the Meyerson decked out in her holiday finest.

BIG BRASSY CHRISTMAS &
ORGAN EXTRAVAGANZA

DEC 10 | 2018

LAWRENCE LOH CONDUCTS

Christmas favorites ring out as members of the DSO brass and percussion sections perform a special Christmas program featuring the Lay Family Concert Organ.

NEW YEAR’S EVE

DEC 31 | 2018

CASE SCAGLIONE CONDUCTS

An evening of Viennese elegance as the Dallas Symphony performs cherished Strauss waltzes and you toast the New Year with champagne at intermission.

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