More from the DMA online, less from Europe, stats on the Texas film industry, a season announcement from the Lexus Broadway Series: healthy, fibrous things to chew on in this morning’s Roundup.
Posts Tagged 'Dallas Symphony'
The Dallas Bach Society will perform Bach’s St. John Passion, while the Dallas Symphony will perform his St. Matthew for the first time in 50 years. The one concert is church-ensemble small, the other’s symphonic-big. The one’s aiming for early-music authentic … and so’s the other one?
Yep, classical composers in elimination rounds. Why should college basketball fans have all the fun (and rage and competitive zeal)?
The DSO’s last record distribution deal ended in 2006. Since then, if you wanted a recording of the DSO with conductor van Zweden, you had a choice of two CDs on Amazon. That’s it. And no downloads. That’s going to change April 1.
Conductor Jaap van Zweden is getting a proclamation from Mayor Rawlings this week — while financially, the DSO has shifted from staving off insolvency to trying to retire its multi-million dollar deficit.
The past two years, a dozen North Texas arts groups — including some of the biggest — have scrambled to hire a new managing director or CEO. Why have they become so hard to find? And why do the arts need them, anyway?
Good choice, no?
The gift of $300,000 to the Dallas Symphony will help cover general operating costs. It’s part of $1 million the foundation is giving to 13 different North Texas arts and culture groups.
Mark Melson managed three tours by the Dallas Symphony to Europe, five trips to Carnegie Hall and helped pick Jaap van Zweden to be the orchestra’s conductor. He even hosted a regular radio show on WRR for seven years.
In headhunting for a new CEO, the Dallas Symphony has hired … a new headhunter. Another day in the Arts District – but at least the changes have moved from resignations to hirings.