Dallas will host two musical premieres marking the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s death. Prominent leaders have been remembered though music like this for centuries. While musical styles have changed, the human need for such music hasn’t.
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Only $9,000 left to raise – out of $95,000 for a documentary on the world-premiere collaboration between Police drummer-composer Stewart Copeland, the Dallas Symphony, conducted by Jaap van Zweden and the percussion ensemble D’Drum. But there’s only 2 days left.
The Dallas Symphony has a new, two-year contract, and the Dallas Opera has balanced its budget – two years ahead of schedule. Not bad, considering both groups were in severe financial trouble in 2011.
The DSO left two weeks blank when it announced its new schedule in January, two weeks at the City Performance Hall. Those concerts are DSO CEO Jonathan Martin’s first steps in broadening the orchestra’s appeal with something fresher, more casual and more adventuresome.
See what happens when the Dallas Symphony tours Europe? He’ll be there May 8-12.
We put the question to Scott Cantrell, the Dallas Morning News’ music critic, who’s been trekking around Austria and Germany covering the Dallas Symphony.
The DSO is on tour in Europe — perhaps you’ve heard? — and KERA’s Bill Zeeble caught up with them in Vienna over the weekend. But the Austrians weren’t as welcoming as the Dutch were …
Extended ovation in the great Concertgebouw hall, shaking hands, a bouquet, a Wagnerian encore — and what looked like sweat or tears in conductor van Zweden’s eyes.
We catch up with the DSO’s director of artistic planning to talk about tour logistics, acoustics, the problems with rosewood and ivory — and why tomorrow will be very special for the symphony.
It’ll be a big homecoming for music director Jaap van Zweden, showing off his new orchestra to his old pals in Amsterdam. Then there’ll be Vienna, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg …