Dallas Symphony Orchestra and SOLUNA Announce Passport to the Park

Free event to be held at Klyde Warren Park

May 28, 2017 | 10:00 AM-2:30 PM

Dallas, TX (April 18, 2017) –  The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announces the schedule of events for Passport to the Park during the third annual Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival.

Drawing inspiration from Dallas’s diverse and international population, Passport to the Park is an interactive and family-friendly day of culturally diverse performances and activities in partnership with Klyde Warren Park and with generous support provided by the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District.

“Community partnerships are vital to SOLUNA,” said Gillian Friedman, Director of SOLUNA Projects. “By fostering valuable and long-term relationships within our local community, we are able to explore cultural diversity and scientific discovery in an effective and inclusive way.”

Passport to the Park kicks off with Exhale Spa’s Flow Yoga class, set to Bach melodies performed by Dallas Symphony Orchestra cellist Kari Kettering. This beginner yoga class is appropriate for those of any age or skill level.

The day’s various cultural offerings include performances by The Obscure Dignitaries, a world-folk and global pop collective; Mariachi Los Unicos, a student band from Greiner Middle School; Helping Hands Drums, a percussion group of local college students; the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy Jazz Band; and Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra Chamber Group. There will also be musically-focused science activities from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and visual arts projects for children led by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Teen Council.

To end the day, the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving, led by Mexican conductor Dr. Sergio Espinosa, will present Latino Connections! The Rhythms of Dance, featuring music inspired by dance - including works by famous Mexican and Argentine composers Márquez, Ponce, Revueltas, Moncayo and Ginastera - at Dallas City Performance Hall at 3:00 PM.  Selected string players from the orchestra program at The Hockaday School organized by Yung-Fang Hu Ludford, will join the orchestra for Ponce's Estampas Nocturnas. Tickets for Latino Connections! The Rhythms of Dance are $19 and can be purchased at mydso.com or by calling the Box Office at 214.849-4376.

 “SOLUNA is a unique experience to explore all that the City of Dallas and the Arts District has to offer,” said Jonathan Martin, President & CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. “City-wide collaborations such as Passport to the Park continue to make Dallas and SOLUNA a destination.”

Passport to the Park is free and open to the public. For more information, visit mydso.com/SOLUNA or call 214.849.4346.

WHAT:                  Passport to the Park

WHEN:                  May 28, 2017
                              10:00 AM-2:30 PM

WHERE:                Klyde Warren Park
                              2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Suite 403, Dallas, TX 75201

PURCHASE:         Admission is free. For more information, visit mydso.com/SOLUNA or call 214.849.4376


Full schedule of events

Ginsburg Family Great Lawn

10:00 – 10:50 am                     YOGA by Exhale Spa with live music by DSO cellist Kari Kettering

11:35 – 11:55 am                     Helping Hand Drums

12:35 – 12:55 pm                     Booker T. Washington HSPVA Gospel Choir

1:35 – 1:55 pm                         Helping Hand Drums

Muse Family Performance Pavilion

11:00 – 11:30 am                     The Obscure Dignitaries

12:00 – 12:30 pm                     Mariachi Los Unicos de Greiner Middle School

1:00 – 1:30 pm                         Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy Jazz Band

2:00 – 2:30pm                          Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra Chamber Ensemble

East Lawn

10:50 – 11:20 am                     Perot Museum – TECH Trucks

11:20 – 11:50 am                     Interactive Visual Art Activity for Kids

11:50 – 12:20 pm                     Perot Museum – TECH Trucks

12:20 – 12:50 pm                     Interactive Visual Art Activity for Kids

12:50 – 1:20 pm                       Perot Museum – TECH Trucks

1:20 – 1:50 pm                         Interactive Visual Art Activity for Kids

1:50 – 2:20 pm                         Perot Museum – TECH Trucks

Dallas City Performance Hall

3:00 pm - New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving: Latino Connections! – The Rhythms of Dance
(Ticketed performance)


About The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival

Anchored by DSO performances led by Music Director Jaap van Zweden, The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival will showcase internationally-acclaimed guest soloists, visual artists and performing artists alongside leading Dallas-based companies and ensembles. An annual, three-week multidisciplinary event, SOLUNA will stage performances and exhibitions at venues, prominent galleries and performance spaces throughout the Dallas Arts District. SOLUNA aims to steward authentic collaborations within the Dallas Arts District and serve as a magnet for artists and performers around the world. By incorporating strong educational and science components, audiences are invited to experience music and art and interact with their Dallas community in new and exciting ways.


About The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO)

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Jaap van Zweden, 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 250,000 adults and children through performances, educational programs and community outreach initiatives. A European Tour in March 2013 elevated the orchestra to national and international prominence. 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 it 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.


Media Contacts:
Denise McGovern, d.mcgovern@dalsym.com, 214.871.4024
Chelsey Norris, c.norris@dalsym.com, 217.871.4063