June 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM


Dallas, Texas (April 22, 2019) – The Dallas Symphony Orchestra today announced a new concert for the DSO’s recently created Hardship Fund. The concert on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at 6:00 PM will benefit this newly established entity which will help DSO orchestra and staff members facing unforeseen difficulties. Ruth Reinhardt will conduct the DSO in a varied classical program. Tickets begin at $40 and may be purchased at mydso.com beginning on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

“Many of our closest friends and colleagues have found themselves dealing with unexpected health emergencies and hardships,” said Kim Noltemy, President & CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. “This concert will provide funding for a grant program that will give members of the DSO family a way to bridge the gap at a time when they need it most.”

The DSO’s Hardship Fund is newly created to enable orchestra and staff members to apply for grants so they can reduce financial stress as their families deal with serious illnesses. The most visible of those are health emergencies where the difference between the funds provided by long-term disability and financial obligations can be substantial.

“I was asked by many of our patrons how they could give to orchestra members facing troubling times, and this is a need that we felt should be filled,” said Noltemy.

Also at the concert, the DSO will bestow two titles to important musicians in the organization. Ryan Anthony will receive the title Principal Trumpet Emeritus, and Dwight Shambley will be named Young Strings Founder, Artistic Director Emeritus.

“Music has always been at the center of my life, and the Dallas Symphony and its patrons have supported me through very difficult years,” said Anthony. “Being on stage, being able to perform every week while being treated has provided strength and great joy. I thank Kim and my colleagues at the DSO for recognizing this need and addressing it so publicly.”

“Young Strings was founded to bring music to the lives of those who have never thought it could be an option for them,” said Shambley. “Through its 27 year history, it has continued to nurture our youngest musicians in Dallas, launch the careers of many players and inspire the imaginations of music lovers. I am honored to have established this tradition, and I know that as it continues to grow, we will see even more students and young adults have music as the center of their lives.” 

WHAT: Hardship Relief Benefit Concert


WHEN: Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM


WHERE: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas, 75201

Ruth Reinhardt conducts       
Emmanuelle Boisvert | Violin

MENDELSSOHN: The Hebrides Overture, “Fingal’s Cave”

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Lark Ascending

DVOŘÁK: Slavonic Dance in C minor, op. 46 No. 7

Slavonic Dance in G minor, op. 46 No. 8

COPLAND: “Saturday Night Waltz” from Rodeo

“Simple Gifts” from Appalachian Spring

STRAVINSKY: The Firebird: Suite (1919)  

TICKETS: Start at $40

Tickets may be purchased at mydso.com or 214.TIX.4DSO.




The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents the finest in orchestral music at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, regarded as one of the world's premier concert halls. As the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest, the DSO is committed to inspiring the broadest possible audience with distinctive classical programs, inventive pops concerts and innovative multi-media presentations. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the orchestra reaches more than 211,000 adults and children through performances, educational programs and community outreach initiatives. The DSO’s involvement with the City of Dallas and the surrounding region includes an award-winning multi-faceted educational program, community projects, popular parks concerts and youth programming. The DSO has a tradition dating back to 1900, and is a cornerstone of the unique, 68-acre Arts District in Downtown Dallas that is home to multiple performing arts venues, museums and parks; the largest district of its kind in the nation. The DSO is supported, in part, by funds from the Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas.