SOLUNA is the platform that the DSO uses to create and innovate here in Dallas and to reach a worldwide audience. By incorporating contemporary, visual and performing arts along with strong educational and science components, the festival invites audiences to experience music and art while interacting with their Dallas community in new and exciting ways. The DSO is redeﬁning what a symphony orchestra can be in its city by leveraging the talent in the Dallas Arts District and forging valuable community partnerships.
The fourth annual Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival presents a curated three-week experience, staging a series of performances and mixed-media installations by some of the most exciting contemporary artists working today, alongside concerts with Jaap van Zweden at the close of his Farewell Celebration Season as Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
“[SOLUNA is] one of the biggest game-changers in the Dallas cultural landscape.”
Programming for the 2018 festival is centered on the theme of Shadow and Light. From an ice skater transforming a Dallas parking lot into a skating rink and creating a dramatic display of choreography and shadow, to two Dallas artists turning the Nasher Sculpture Center’s sculptures into shadows that emerge from the dark, to the progression from darkness to redemption in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, this year’s SOLUNA showcases the diversity of artistic expression.
SOLUNA is for audiences who are looking to be engaged and experience new genre-bending performances. We hope that you will join us for your favorites and attend something new this year!
Welcome to SOLUNA 2018.
“SOLUNA bridges the gap between classical music and contemporary culture.”