Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family

Music Events

Eyes as Bright as Diamonds

Apr  11  |  2018

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center | 5:45PM

JEN RAY
SARAH JAFFE
DALLAS ART FAIR
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL DANCE CONSERVATORY
THE HALTOM COLOR GUARD
THE HALTOM DRUMLINE
MEMBERS OF THE DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
SMU BALLROOM

This newly commissioned performance explores the dark glamour of American life, its history of transformation and reinvention. Sarah Jaffe unites with squads of performers from the Dallas area to create a sense of pageantry, celebration and tension. 

FREE

The Diffracted Symphony

May  06  -  May  28  |  2018

NorthPark Center

SEBASTIEN LEON

L.A.-based sculptor and recording artist Sebastien Leon creates a site-specific sound sculpture which will be on display in SouthCourt throughout the festival. Inspired by the rib cage of a whale who has washed ashore, the newly-commissioned work plays an altered version Verdi’s Requiem, performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Jaap van Zweden.

FREE

A Musician's View

May  07  |  2018

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center | 7PM

MEMBERS OF THE DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Join musicians of the DSO on the stage and choral terrace of the Eugene McDermott Concert Hall for performances of chamber works that explore themes of shadow and light. Following the concert, stay for a champagne toast to celebrate the start of SOLUNA!

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ReMix: Mozart - Tchaikovsky - Berg

May  10  +  May  11  |  2018

Moody Performance Hall | 7:30PM

JAAP VAN ZWEDEN conducts
DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
CHRISTOPHER ADKINS cello
EMMANUELLE BOISVERT violin
DAVID BUCK flute
EMILY LEVIN harp
 

Enjoy an intimate evening with DSO musicians performing Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto, Berg’s Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Pezzo Capriccioso – beautifully haunting, thoughtful and spirited. Stay after the performance to mingle with the musicians at the post-concert reception. 

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Melodies of Certain Damange

May  11  |  2018

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center | 9PM

NAAMA TSABAR

Shattered guitars strung with piano strings assembled across the marble floor of the Meyerson Symphony Center define the performative space in this world premiere. Sound and movement materialize as performers activate the broken landscape in a composition that is both sonic and visual.

FREE

Las Personas No Van Juntas

May  13  |  2018

Dallas Museum of Art | Horchow Auditorium | 3PM

LIHUEL GONZÁLEZ

Inspired by Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, this performance examines the efficacy of translation between languages, and between language and music. Composition is performed by Dallas Symphony cellist Jeffrey Hood. 

FREE

Kid Koala's Vinyl Vaudeville

May  13  |  2018

AT&T Performing Arts Center Annette Strauss Square | 7:30pm

Join us as KID KOALA and an amazing team of dancers and puppeteers throw the silliest party in the history of silly parties! Now featuring turntables! Dancers! Giant spiders! Giant penguins! Brass playing ants! Dancing laptops! Singing robots! 9 foot ogres! Giant paper airplane fights!

Tickets go on sale beginning December 7th!

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Mariachi Wagner

May  15  |  2018

Moody Performance Hall | 7:30PM

GONZALO LEBRIJA
MARIACHI ROSAS DIVINAS


Contemporary Mexican artist Gonzalo Lebrija initiates a clash between traditional Mariachi and the music of Wagner in this world-premiere performance. Dallas’s only all-female mariachi ensemble performs a newly commissioned work by composer Jesús Echevarría, within Lebrija’s original set design. 

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Wagner's Die Walküre

May  18  +  May  20  |  2018

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center | 6PM + 2PM

JAAP VAN ZWEDEN CONDUCTS
DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
HEIDI MELTON soprano
MICHELLE DEYOUNG mezzo-soprano*
CHRISTA MAYER mezzo-soprano
SIMON O’NEILL tenor
MATTHIAS GOERNE baritone
JONGMIN PARK bass

Jaap van Zweden conducts the complete opera, from lovers’ passionate awakenings to the thrilling “Ride of the Valkyries.”

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Music of South America

May  19  |  2018

Latino Cultural Center | 7:30PM

VOICES OF CHANGE

The Southwest’s premier professional chamber music ensemble performs an evening of music by South American composers, featuring works by Ginastera, Villa-Lobos, Guarnieri and Aguila. 

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Beethoven's Ninth

May  24  -  May  26  |  2018

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center | 7:30PM

JAAP VAN ZWEDEN conducts
DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
ALEXANDER KERR violin
LISE LINDSTROM soprano
MICHELLE DEYOUNG mezzo-soprano*
STUART SKELTON tenor
MATTHIAS GOERNE baritone
DALLAS SYMPHONY CHORUS Joshua Habermann DIRECTOR

The ultimate symphony and the world premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff’s Violin Concerto No. 2 close Jaap van Zweden’s Farewell Celebration Season. With a stellar cast of internationally acclaimed soloists, this concert is not to be missed!

*DSO Artist-in-Residence

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Passport to the Park

May  27  |  2018

Klyde Warren Park | 10AM - 2:30PM

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL GOSPEL CHOIR
HELPING HAND DRUMS
UNT LATIN JAZZ LAB
W. E. GREINER FOLKLORICO DANCE COMPANY

An interactive and family-friendly day of free, culturally diverse performances and activities held at Klyde Warren Park. Join us in the morning for yoga with Exhale Spa, featuring DSO cellist Kari Kettering, and help create a community mosaic art project with the whole family.

FREE

Memorial Day Concert
+ Fireworks Display

May  28  |  2018

Flag Pole Hill | 8:15PM

RUTH REINHARDT conducts
DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
PARKS CONCERT SERIES 

In honor of America's veterans and first responders, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents a stirring concert of patriotic tunes that's free for the whole family. Pack up a picnic and enjoy an evening under the stars.

FREE