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February 27 - March 2


It begins softly. A single snare drum. Then, a flute. Gradually, each instrument of the Dallas Symphony joins in. One after the other. Until Ravel's "Bolero" reaches one of the greatest climaxes in all of music. Also, the brilliant Louis Lortie performs Mozart's delicate Piano Concerto No. 21, "Elvira Madigan."

Watch as Maestro van Zweden talks about the two sides of Ravel. The Maestro's Choice>>

Jaap van Zweden conducts
Louis Lortie, piano


FAURÉ Pelléas et Mélisande
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21, "Elvira Madigan"
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2
RAVEL Bolero


  • Fauré

    Pelléas and Mélisande

    Fauré was the first to write music for this haunting drama, in 1898. More >>

  • Mozart

    Piano Concerto No. 21, Elvira Madigan

    This concerto became known as Elvira Madigan because its ethereal slow movement was used by Bo Widerberg in that 1967 film. More >>

  • Ravel

    Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2

    Ravel's score for the ballet Daphnis et Chloé is widely regarded to be his orchestral masterpiece. More >>

  • Ravel


    Captivating music, lush in its sounds, and tremendously exciting. More>>


  • Jaap van Zweden


    Highly acclaimed for performances with the world's leading orchestras, Jaap van Zweden is in his sixth season as Music Director of the Dallas Symphony. More>>

  • Louis Lortie


    French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie has attracted critical acclaim throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States for his interpretative voice across a broad range of repertoire. More >>


Watch as Maestro van Zweden talks about the two sides of Ravel.