The DSO’s adult education programs foster a passionate community of music lovers. Informal talks and lunches help you gain a deeper understanding of the music and the mission of the Dallas Symphony. 

Laugh and learn with the most knowledgeable music experts in North Texas (as well as an occasional surprise visitor) before every classical concert.  Presenters share stories and provide insight about the music being performed.  Sponsored in part by the DSO Guild, the Preludes are free for all concert patrons. The Performance Prelude schedule for the 20/21 Season will be announced in the fall. 


Bach's Lunch is a series of free, informal talks, led by local musicians and musicologists, for people interested in learning more about the fascinating world of classical music. They are held on specified Fridays at noon at the Meyerson Symphony Center, with complimentary lunch provided by Central Market. While attendance is free, reservations are required. To see a full calendar of Bach's Lunches for the 2019-20 season, click here. For more information, email Sarah Hatler at

Invite someone from the Dallas Symphony to address your group or organization, and provide an insider’s view on a topic of interest. From education to the economy, the DSO has a significant impact both locally and around the world. For more information, email Jen Guzman at