Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announces FULL STEAM AHEAD

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announces


Promoting Arts Education and Equal Opportunity for Girls in the World of STEAM

Initiative Kicks off With a Concert Featuring the Women of the DSO
Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at 7:30 PM


Dallas, TX (July 11, 2019) – The Dallas Symphony Orchestra today announced the launch of Full STEAM Ahead, an initiative designed by a small group of senior women business executives from Capital One, AT&T and Texas Instruments, and local Dallas leaders, to promote arts education and equal opportunity in the world of  science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Full STEAM Ahead will build advocates for the arts, and provide girls access to and opportunities for education initiatives that integrate arts and technology.

Full STEAM Ahead will kick off on Tuesday, November 5, with a benefit concert hosted by Matrice Ellis-Kirk featuring the women of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Principal Guest Conductor Gemma New (Dolores G. & Lawrence S. Barzune, M.D. Chair) will lead a performance at 7:30 PM at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. 

“Skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and creativity are vital in today’s workplace,” said Jana Etheridge, Managing VP, Chief of Staff & Customer Office at Capital One. “Full Steam Ahead in partnership with the women musicians of the DSO and the business community will provide girls the opportunity to build these skills early on in order to be successful in the future regardless of the field they pursue.”

“Integration of arts in education can spur innovative thinking and overall creativity,” said Kim Noltemy, President & CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. “We hope to inspire young women to explore studies and careers in STEAM, and we hope that events such as this evening’s concert will spark curiosity into the role of arts in a well-rounded education.”

Tickets for this concert are $20 and are available at mydso.com or by calling Guest Services at 214.TIX.4DSO. Children may accompany their parents for free to this concert (up to four free tickets per family). Proceeds will benefit the efforts of Full STEAM Ahead.

WHAT:                  Full STEAM Ahead Concert with the Women of the Dallas Symphony

WHEN:                  Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM

WHERE:                Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center


GEMMA NEW conducts

JESSIE MONTGOMERY                   Starburst for strings

VIVALDI                                            Concerto in F major “Autumn” from The Four Seasons
Eunice Keem, violin and director

J. STRAUSS, Jr.                                 Pizzicato Polka

MENDELSSOHN:                              Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

TICKETS:               $20 and are available at mydso.com or by calling Guest Services at 214.TIX.4DSO.

About the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Designate Fabio Luisi, 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 annually. 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.