Dallas Symphony Orchestra announces stellar lineup of programs for new season


As one of the nation’s premier performing arts organizations, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) presents world-class performances in Dallas and beyond. The orchestra’s 2022-23 season kicks off with new pieces and favorite works that will inspire audiences.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs in the Eugene McDermott Concert Hall at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.(Sylvia Elzafon)

Texas Instruments Classic Series

Acclaimed Music Director Fabio Luisi has led outstanding performances on the Texas Instruments Classical series since launching his tenure in 2020. In its third season, he will present “Don Quixote” by Richard Strauss on his first concert weekend as part of the DSO’s Texas Instruments Classical Series. Luisi is a world famous interpreter of Richard Strauss.

The season will continue with Verdi’s Requiem, “Carmina Buranaand Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony.

18 impressive artists will make their DSO debut, including Lida Pimiento, James Conlon, George Li and Jukka-Pekka Saraste. In addition, the DSO will present two world premieres including “Arquitecta” by DSO Composer-in-Residence Angélica Negrón. This will be Negrón’s third season with the DSO, and she will also perform in a co-hosted concert with main guest bandleader Gemma New.

A slideshow screen from the Dallas Symphony's annual Women in Classical Music symposium.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Annual Women in Classical Music Symposium.(Courtesy of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra)

Amplify new voices

The DSO’s 2022-23 programming reflects the diversity of our country. From Latina/o vocal amplification to tracks that reflect the black experience in America, the DSO uses its stage as a platform to share unique perspective and voices.

Pianist Gabriela Montero will present the Dallas premiere of her first piano concerto, “Latin”, in tribute to the spirit of the peoples of Latin America. Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena will also make his DSO debut alongside pianist Javier Perianes with Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major. For her DSO debut, Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique will perform solo in the nostalgic and melancholy “Knoxville: Summer 1915” by Samuel Barber. The DSO will also present a new work by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, the Afro-British composer’s “Solemn Prelude”.

The fourth annual DSO Women in Classical Music Symposium will take place November 6-9. This year’s symposium will feature a keynote address by soprano Julia Bullock, who will also receive the Excellence Award. Previously honored as 2021 Artist of the Year and “Agent of Change” by Musical America, Bullock is a much sought-after soprano on the opera stage – not to mention an innovative curator in high demand by broadcasters. art, museums and schools. look alike. A preview of the symposium, musical director Fabio Luisi will lead a program of historical composers featuring Julia Perry, Clara Schumann and Louise Farrenc.

Guests of the Dallas Symphony's annual Christmas Pops tradition pose with Santa Claus.
Guests enjoy the Dallas Symphony’s annual tradition of Christmas pops.(Courtesy of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra)

Programs for everyone

The 2022-23 Pops Series, presented by Capital One, will feature Pops Principal Conductor Jeff Tyzik. This will be Tyzik’s 10th season with the DSO, and he’ll lead three weekends of concerts featuring music from across history: “Kings of Soul”, “Nothin’ But the Blues” and “Decades: Back to the 80s”.

Much-loved family favorites will also return, including Movies in Concert. ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ will be directed by Lawrence Loh, who will also direct the DSO in ‘ET the Extra-Terrestrial’. Loh will extend family fun throughout the holiday season with the traditional Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops, complemented by the Dallas Symphony Chorus, and the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas will return to join in the festivities after a two-year hiatus.

The DSO’s popular Next Stage digital concert series, presented by PNC Bank, will also continue. Select concerts from the Texas Instruments Classical Series and the Pops Series Presented by Capital One will be available for on-demand viewing through the DSO’s media portal.

Another season of inspiration

There’s something to entertain everyone at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra this season. Visit http://dallassymphony.org/ to find your next show to attend.

A photo of the Raven I sculpture by Arie Van Selm
Raven I by Arie Van Selm(Sylvia Elzafon)

Raven I by Arie Van Selm

The DSO also invites customers and guests to enjoy “Crow I”, the newest addition to public art next to the Meyerson. Created by Dallas-based Dutch artist Arie Van Selm, the nine-foot-tall bronze sculpture was unveiled in the park adjacent to the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in fall 2021 and is a gift from Patti and Bill Kramer and Paula S. Lambert.

“We are thrilled that ‘Crow I’ has joined Eduardo Chillida’s ‘De Musica’ in the park,” said Kim Noltemy, Ross Perot President and CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. “The park is such an adjunct to the Meyerson, and we were looking for a piece of art to continue to attract our patrons at concerts and daytime visitors to downtown Dallas. We thank Patti, Bill and Paula for helping to make this work public.

“Crow I” is part of a series of works by Van Selm. “I saw a crow in the snow and watched it for a long time, he says. “I was mesmerized by the clear black shape of the crow on the pure white ground. I saw elegance and strength in his appearance and gait. I immediately made some drawings. Since then, I have been under his spell.

“I hope the community cherishes the artwork and appreciates it as a timeless addition to Dallas’ public art offering,” says Van Selm. “The marriage of music, visual arts, and the Meyerson’s incredible architecture in this space is unmissable, and I’m thrilled the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has made a wonderful home for the sculpture.”


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