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Dallas Symphony’s Next Season: European Tour, 3 World Premieres

by Jerome Weeks 22 Feb 2015 7:59 PM

The Dallas Symphony’s next season will include a new European tour — this time including England, Scotland and Spain, in addition to the Netherlands, Germany and Austria. The season’ll re-up the ReMix series, the DSO’s smaller, more adventuresome concerts at the City Performance Hall (although just what most of those concerts will feature hasn’t been filled in yet). It continues the Lay Family Concert Organ series that started this season and it brings back the Soluna Festival — the Arts District-wide international arts festival that hasn’t even happened for the first time (it’s in May).

And the new season does all the usual things: We’ll get visiting stars like violinist Midori, some big-effort concerts like Berlioz’ Damnation of Faust, Carmina Burana and another opera-in-concert, this time the first act of Wagner’s Die Walkure.

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Erin Hannigan, principal oboist, DSO

But amidst all that, there’ll be three world premieres. One is by Conrad Tao. You may remember, he’s the young, artist-in-residence who wrote a new work for the JFK memorial last year. Another premiere is by Dutch composer John Borstlap. And the third is an oboe concerto written by composer-conductor Jeremy Gill expressly for DSO principal oboist Erin Hannigan.

Hannigan points out the symphony’s principal players have a grant fund they can dip into for special projects. She’s used it to produce three CDs. “And I thought, ‘What if I, you know, commissioned a concerto?'” she recalls. And she knew Gill from their days as colleagues at the Eastman School — he also plays the oboe, but he’s not written a concerto for the instrument, so this would definitely be new.

But does anyone really need another oboe concerto? They’re not exactly thin on the ground. There are ones by Mozart, Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Strauss, Haydn — and we haven’t even gotten to the 20th century.

“There’s actually a ton of material,” Hannigan agrees. “But I love the idea of premiering new works because it’s not been played 500 times, and I will forge my own path.”

That’s literally true in this case. Hannigan describes Gill’s new oboe concerto as lush and lyrical, and it includes a lengthy cadenza for her. That’s the classical music term for an improvised solo — like a jazz solo. It’s an opportunity she doesn’t get very often, she says.

“And I will take full advantage of it.”

Hannigan’s opportunity will come next January when the DSO premieres Jeremy Gill’s Serenada Concertante.

The full release:

Dallas Symphony 2015/16 Season

• Texas Instruments Classical Series is Jaap van Zweden’s eighth season as Music Director

• Season includes Three World Premieres, Three DSO Premieres

• Second year of groundbreaking SOLUNA: International Music and Arts Festival

• Dallas Symphony Returns to Europe on Spring 2016 Tour

• Act I of Wagner’s Die Walküre returns as special one-night-only, non-subscription concert

• Artist-In-Residence Conrad Tao Continues Two-Year Tenure with World Premiere of a New Composition

• ReMix Continues – spotlighting Dallas Symphony Musicians in New Music, Chamber Music and Solo Performance

• DSO Pops Season Showcases Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik, celebrates the 100th birthday of Sinatra, welcomes Chris Botti, more

• 2015 Dallas Symphony Gala on September 26 Features Legendary Violinist Pinchas Zukerman

• DSO on the GO Returns for Its Fourth Season

• Christmas at the DSO offers Beloved Classics, Jazzy Tunes and Celebrated New Year’s Eve

• Opus 100: The Lay Family Concert Organ Series welcomes three world-renowned soloists

• Inaugural class of Jaap van Zweden Scholars Embark on First Full Season

DALLAS, TX (February 22, 2015) – Music Director Jaap van Zweden and President and CEO Jonathan Martin announce the Dallas Symphony’s 2015/16 concert season. The new season includes a wide range of classical music, world premieres, artist debuts, exciting pops performances and partnerships in the arts through its SOLUNA Festival.

In his eighth season as Music Director, Jaap van Zweden has chosen a mix of cherished pieces and new works that showcase the supreme talent of the musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

“The orchestra and I have built artistic strength and quality together for the past seven years,” said van Zweden. “I know that each concert will be a special event.

“There are works we are presenting that have not been performed by the Dallas Symphony for quite some time – Bruckner’s Symphony No. 5, Mahler’s Das klagende Lied. These are beautiful, epic pieces that I am looking forward to sharing with our audiences.

“I have a great passion for opera, and I enjoy bringing it to the orchestra stage. In 2013 we presented performances of Wagner’s Die Walküre Act I, and we are bringing this music back to the Meyerson in a special performance before we take it on tour to Europe.

“We welcome world-class guest artists this coming season – Hélène Grimaud, David Fray, Leonidas Kavakos, Behzod Abduraimov, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Midori, Daniel Muller-Schott and Kirill Gerstein – but we also are spotlighting the incredible solo talent of our musicians, including Ryan Anthony, Gregory Raden, Demarre McGill, Erin Hannigan, Alexander Kerr, Angela Fuller Heyde and David Matthews.”

“I am thrilled to present this season’s programming and concert schedule,” said Jonathan Martin, President and CEO of the Dallas Symphony. “In 2015/16 we will perform many well-loved compositions, but we are also featuring a number of world premieres, DSO premieres and many pieces by American composers.

“In my tenure with the orchestra, I am proud to see that Dallas audiences are continuing to support the work we are doing at the DSO. The 2014/15 season had the highest subscription numbers since 2011. We are building a larger loyal audience at the Meyerson as we continue to expand our reach into the North Texas community through our DSO on the GO programs, concerts outside the Meyerson and education initiatives.”

World-Premiere Performances
The 2015/16 season will feature the world premieres of three new pieces. Artist-in-Residence Conrad Tao will reveal a new DSO-commissioned orchestra work during the 2016 SOLUNA Festival. Tao’s first piece for the Dallas Symphony, The World is Very Different Now, was premiered on November 22, 2013 during the JFK Memorial Concerts. The New York Times raved, “At 19, Mr. Tao knows his way around a large orchestra…as well as many an elder master.”

American composer Jeremy Gill’s Serenada Concertante for Oboe and Orchestra will premiere on January 29-31, 2016. The piece was written for DSO Principal Oboe Erin Hannigan who will be the work’s soloist.

The DSO will also premiere Solemn Night Music (Feierliche Abendmusik) by Dutch composer John Borstlap. Borstlap’s work appears on concerts on March 24-26, 2016. The piece is a joint commission of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.

DSO Premieres
Three pieces will also receive Dallas Symphony debuts during the 2015/16 season. Violinist Karen Gomyo performs Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 1 on concerts on November 19-22, 2015. Guest conductor Long Yu presents Qigang Chen’s The Five Elements for the first time on the Meyerson stage on January 7-10, 2016. The Prelude to Act 1 of Palestrina by Hans Pfitzner will be performed by the DSO for the first time during concerts conducted by Simone Young (in her DSO debut) on November 19-22, 2015.

American Music
“The Dallas Symphony is proud to include a number of American works on the season,” said Martin. “Some of the pieces are beloved works in the repertoire and others will make their appearance for the first time here in Dallas.”

American works on the 2015/16 classical season:
GLASS Violin Concerto No 1 (DSO Premiere) – November 19-22, 2015
GILL Serenada Concertante for Oboe and Orchestra (World Premiere) – January 29-31, 2016
ADAMS Tromba lontana – February 25-28,2016
COPLAND Quiet City – February 25-28, 2016
HIGDON Blue Cathedral – April 28-May 1, 2016
COPLAND Clarinet Concerto – May 27-28, 2016
TAO New Work (World Premiere) – June 3-5, 2016

Guest Conductors
The DSO will welcome guest conductors Donald Runnicles, David Zinman, Ton Koopman, James Gaffigan, Jun Märkl, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Nicholas Carter and Andrew Grams. Conductors Simone Young (Artistic Director of the Hamburg State Opera and Music Director of the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra) and Long Yu (Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director of the Shanghai Symphony, and Artistic Director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra) will make their DSO debuts.

Guest Soloists
The TI Classical season will welcome pianists Hélène Grimaud, Kirill Gerstein, Katia and Marielle Labèque, David Fray, Louis Lortie and Behzod Abduraimov (DSO debut); violinists Midori, Karen Gomyo and Leonidas Kavakos; guitarist Pepé Romero; cellist Daniel Müller-Schott and vocalists Michelle DeYoung, Clifton Forbis, Susanna Phillips, Charles Castronovo, Ruxandra Donose, Laurent Naouri, Henk Neven, Kathryn Lewek, Nicholas Phan and Noel Bouley.

DSO Musicians in the Spotlight
The superb talent of the DSO musicians will be highlighted when a number of players take center stage. Concertmaster Alexander Kerr, entering his fourth season with the DSO, will perform Walton’s Violin Concerto. Principal Oboe Erin Hannigan will give the world premiere of Jeremy Gill’s Serenada Concertante for Oboe and Orchestra, a piece written specifically for her. Principal Trumpet Ryan Anthony will perform the solo trumpet on Copland’s Quiet City (joined by David Matthews on English horn) as well as on John Adams’ Tromba Lontana (joined by trumpet Kevin Finamore). Principal Flute Demarre McGill will give his first solo performance since joining the DSO in 2013. McGill will perform C.P.E. Bach’s Concerto in A Major during an all-Baroque program. Principal clarinet Gregory Raden will perform Copland’s jazz-inspired Clarinet Concerto during concerts at the 2016 SOLUNA Festival. At ReMix on March 11 & 12, 2016, Principal Second Violin Angela Fuller Heyde brings Edgar Meyer’s Violin Concerto to the Dallas City Performance Hall stage.

Opera in Concert
Music Director Jaap van Zweden has made a commitment to present opera in concert on the Meyerson stage. During the 2014/15 season, the DSO featured Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle with soloists Matthias Goerne and Michelle DeYoung. In 2015/16, van Zweden will bring back the first act of Wagner’s Die Walküre for a one-night-only performance on April 1, 2016. The DSO will take this spectacular work on its Spring 2016 European Tour.

Dallas Symphony Chorus and Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas Perform Orchestral and Choral Masterworks
The 2015/16 season features the glorious voices of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Joshua Habermann. The group will perform on Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust, Orff’s Carmina Burana and during the holidays on the Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops.

The Chorus will also join Music Director Jaap van Zweden on Mahler’s epic Das klagende Lied during the SOLUNA Festival. The work is rarely performed in its three-movement version, and the chorus will play a central role in the piece.

“The 2015-2016 season of choral works is a feast for the imagination. In The Damnation of Faust the chorus plays everything from gentle gnomes to shepherds to drunken students – all make appearances in Berlioz’s bold and heroic narrative of Dr. Faust, who can be saved from Lucifer’s clutches only by the purity of love itself. Christmas Pops follows with traditional carols and beloved seasonal melodies that are sure to delight young and old alike,” said Habermann. “2016 brings two thrilling choral programs, beginning with Carmina Burana, the epic song of fate and one of the most recognizable openings in the entire repertoire. The season closes with a unique opportunity to hear Mahler’s Das klagende Lied, a romantic fairytale of love and betrayal by one of history’s greatest orchestral composers.”

The Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas is the featured ensemble on The Nutcracker (November 27-29, 2015). They will also join the adult chorus on the Berlioz and the Orff.

“The Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas is elated to have the opportunity to perform these productions with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Chorus next season,” said Cynthia Nott, Artistic Director of the Children’s Chorus. “Working at this level of artistic music making can be a life changing experience for a young singer. We look forward to these performances.”

Subscriptions for the 2015/16 season go on sale to the general public on February 22, 2015. Subscribers to a Classical 16 package receive free parking for the season ($160 value). Classical packages for 16 concerts start at $249. Single tickets will go on sale in late Summer. For more information and to purchase subscriptions, please call 214.TIX.4DSO or visit .

The second annual SOLUNA: International Music & Arts Festival will present more commissioned works by renowned international visual artists and exciting partnerships with Dallas arts organizations. The 2016 SOLUNA Festival includes concerts and presentations from Monday, May 16 to Sunday, June 5, 2016.

Jaap van Zweden conducts two programs during the three weeks. On May 27 and 28, the DSO presents Mahler’s Das klagende Lied, a three part song-cycle that tells the story of brother knights, one kind-hearted and the other dark-spirited, who vie for the hand of a queen. Murder, and minstrels flutes play into this work that ends in destruction of a kingdom. The DSO last performed this piece in 1979 under the baton of Eduardo Mata.

The Lay Family Concert Organ takes center stage in performances of Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3, “Organ” on June 3-5. The program also features Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5, “Egyptian”, and the world premiere of Conrad Tao’s DSO-commissioned orchestral work.

Visual artists, projects and partner organizations will be announced after the inaugural SOLUNA in May 2015.

Building on the success of its Spring 2013 performances in Europe, Jaap van Zweden and the DSO will return to 9 European cities in April 2016. The orchestra will perform two programs on the tour: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Wagner’s Die Walküre (Act I) with soloists Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano, Clifton Forbis, tenor, and Kristinn Sigmundsson, bass-baritone; and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 with soloist David Fray, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad).

The current schedule is as follows:
April 6, 2016 Eindhoven, Netherlands
April 8, 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 10, 2016 Edinburgh, Scotland
April 12, 2016 Birmingham, England
April 13, 2016 Stuttgart, Germany
April 14, 2016 Basel, Switzerland
April 17, 2016 Vienna, Austria
April 20, 2016 Madrid, Spain
April 21, 2016 Madrid, Spain
(Dates and cities subject to change)

“The artistic success of our last tour in March 2013 inspired European concert presenters to ask for our return, and this tour is the result,” said Martin. “Touring is a vital to the day-to-day life and on-going artistic development of an orchestra. The intensity of traveling together, the focus required to perform night after night in Europe’s celebrated musical capitals, creates an unprecedented dynamic of cooperation and artistic excellence.

“This translates to many benefits for the organization: even greater musical excellence for audiences at home; elevation of the reputation of the DSO; attraction of the finest instrumental soloists and guest conductors; and it even has philanthropic benefit. Touring garners greater philanthropic support from individuals, who take pride in the fact their home-town orchestra is succeeding on the international stage, and corporations, who see touring as worthy of their support for strategic reasons, such as elevating their brand recognition overseas.”

The Dallas Symphony’s new concert series ReMix, presented with support from TACA, has welcomed guest performers, guest conductors and DSO musicians in concert, all in the relaxed and inviting environment of the Dallas City Performance Hall. From Copland and Adams to tango and songs, the series offers a new perspective on orchestral music and a wide range of genres.

This year, ReMix will feature:
• DSO musicians in a program of chamber ensemble music (September 11-12, 2015).
• Principal Second Violin Angela Fuller Heyde in a performance of Edgar Meyer’s Violin Concerto (March 11-12, 2016).
• A concert featuring Bravo! Vail Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott as piano soloist, conducted by Karina Canellakis (May 20-21, 2016).
“Every ReMix concert is an adventure,” said Jonathan Martin. “We continue to explore new ideas, themes and repertoire for the series, and we’ve seen audiences grow and embrace these new concerts. We’re excited to continue presenting ReMix and making it a program that can’t be missed.”

The 2015/16 ReMix concerts are available for the first time as a package. All three concerts may be purchased for $49 as an add-on to subscription packages.

Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik begins his third season with the DSO and continues to lead exciting concerts that are full of excitement and entertainment.

“I love presenting pops programs that are a terrific mix of spectacular music and sheer entertainment,” said Tyzik. “The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is playing tremendously, and it’s a joy to work with the ensemble to really entertain audiences. This year we will spotlight all different kinds of music, especially American music, from Gershwin to Broadway to Frank Sinatra.”

The Pops season kicks off on September 4-6 when the DSO welcomes Curtis Stigers in a tribute to Frank Sinatra on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Broadway star Ashley Brown, who originated the role of Mary Poppins on Broadway, brings her signature style to the Meyerson with Come to the Cabaret (October 23-24, 2015). Dallas Symphony’s Christmas Pops, a holiday tradition, returns with the radiant soprano of Ava Pine as guest soloist.

The DSO celebrates two masters of American music with programs of Gershwin and Bernstein. Jeff Tyzik conducts Gershwin’s Greatest Hits January 22-24, 2016. The program showcases selections from Porgy and Bess as well as other of the composer’s best-loved works. Valentine’s weekend 2016 (February 12-14) welcomes Tony and Maria to the Meyerson in a screening of the film West Side Story. The Dallas Symphony will perform Bernstein’s iconic score live to the film.

Classical Mystery Tour comes to Dallas on March 11-13, 2016, with their Tribute to the Beatles. From Imagine to Yesterday and Yellow Submarine, the songs of the Fab Four will sound even better with symphony orchestra. Hailed as the “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by The New York Times, Grammy-Award winner Irish fiddler Eileen Ivers, original musical star of Riverdance, and her band bring a very special St. Patrick’s Day concert to the Meyerson (March 18-19, 2016).

Star trumpeter Chris Botti returns to the Meyerson in concerts April 22-24, 2016. This Grammy Award-winning instrumentalist and his band bring jazz and American songbook favorites in a concert that is sure to thrill.

Subscriptions for the 2015/16 Pops season go on sale to the general public on February 22, 2015. Subscribers to the Super Pops series of 14 concerts receive free parking for the year ($140 value). Super Pops concert subscriptions start at $319. Single tickets will go on sale in late Summer. For more information and to purchase subscriptions, please call 214.TIX.4DSO or visit .
GALA 2015

Legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman joins the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jaap van Zweden for the annual Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala. This year’s Gala will be held at the Meyerson Symphony Center on September 26, 2015. The event is always filled with great music, wonderful friends and the finest of Dallas glamour.

Full gala tickets (including the pre-concert reception and seated dinner) start at $1250 each. For more information about the full Gala experience, contact 214.871.4090 or [email protected]

Tickets to the Concert and After-Party only start at $99 and are available as an add-on to 2015/16 Dallas Symphony season subscription packages. Concert/After-Party tickets may be purchased online at, or contact the Dallas Symphony Box Office at 214.TIX.4DSO.

For three seasons, the DSO has performed in areas away from its Downtown Dallas home. The orchestra has been welcomed in Frisco, Southlake, Terrell, Duncanville, Denton, Mansfield and more.

“With each performance in these cities, our reach and impact grow,” said Martin. “The audiences are so welcoming, and we enjoy performing to patrons right in their neighborhoods.”

Remaining cities for the 2014/15 season include Denton (April 1) and Oak Cliff (April 30). Final venues and cities for 2015/16 will be announced in late summer.

DSO on the GO is generously supported by TACA (The Arts Community Alliance) and The Ebby Halliday companies.


Christmas at the DSO will prove to be another season of family, fellowship and tradition. The beloved Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops returns and features radiant soprano Ava Pine. Due to popular demand, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will make its Meyerson return in two evenings of creole-themed excitement (December 22-23). The DSO features the talent of its brass, percussion and the Lay Family Concert Organ in the Brass and Organ Spectacular (December 7).

2015 ends with all the glitter and excitement of Vienna as Assistant Conductor Karina Canellakis takes the podium in the annual New Year’s Eve concert (December 31, 2015). 2016 will swing into gear with the return of Cirque de la Symphonie on January 2 and 3.


The DSO continues to feature the magnificent Lay Family Concert Organ in a series of three performances during the 2015/16 season. Prize-winning Dallas organist Bradley Hunter Welch will perform on October 31, 2015 for An Organ Spooktacular, a concert that showcases the grandly impressive elements of the instrument.

Notre Dame Cathedral organist Olivier Latry comes to Dallas as recitalist on April 17, 2016 . The New York Times has hailed Latry as “a brilliant instrumentalist” and “a superior organist”.

Todd Wilson is the third guest on Opus 100, performing on May 22, 2016. Wilson is head of the Organ Department at The Cleveland Institute of Music and Curator of the E.M. Skinner pipe organ at Severance Hall in Cleveland, OH. He is also Director of Music and Worship at Cleveland’s Trinity Cathedral, and House Organist for the newly-restored Aeolian organ at the Stan Hywet Home and Gardens, Akron, OH. He is praised as “… a fabulous virtuoso with fleet feet, a prodigious memory and technique to burn” by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

2015/16 marks the first full season that the DSO/Jaap van Zweden Scholars will participate in concerts, chamber music, education and outreach activities. Arriving in January 2015, three scholars will continue their studies in performance, entrepreneurship and community engagement.

“We are getting such a unique experience being here with the Dallas Symphony,” said first-year Scholar Alex Jenkins. “It benefits us in so many ways: we get professional orchestral experience that helps us move forward in the audition process; we will be part of community engagement here in Dallas to learn how to bring music into the everyday lives of those who live here; and we will see how a professional orchestra is run which is different than the orchestras of our schools. We will be playing at the highest level which can only enhance our education as complete musicians.”

“This season has so much for everyone,” said Martin. “Old favorites, inspiring works, new sounds and great traditions. We hope you join us as we continue to build on our artistic excellence and community service in 2015/16.”

Photos of guest artists, DSO musicians and Music Director Jaap van Zweden may be accessed here.
For a playlist featuring music to be performed in 2015/16, please visit our Spotify channel. To access the 2015/16 season brochure, visit Issuu.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra 2015/16 Season Calendar
September 4-5, 2015 at 7:30PM | September 6, 2015 at 2:30PM
The Sinatra Century
Dallas Symphony Pops Series

Jeff Tyzik conducts
Curtis Stigers, vocalist
Including I’ve Got You Under My Skin, New York, New York and The Lady is a Tramp
September 11-12, 2015 at 7:30PM
Dallas City Performance Hall

Featuring chamber ensembles of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
September 26, 2015 at 8:45PM
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala 2015

Jaap van Zweden conducts
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
October 1-3, 2015 at 7:30PM | October 4, 2015 at 2:30PM
Ravel Piano Concerto
Texas Instruments Classical Series

Jaap van Zweden conducts
Hélène Grimaud, piano

RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major
MAHLER Symphony No. 1 (including the ‘Blumine’ movement)

October 7, 2015 at 7:30PM
Peking Dreams – Direct From Beijing
DSO Special Concerts

The National Acrobats and Circus of the People’s Republic of China
October 8-10, 2015 at 7:30PM | October 11, 2015 at 2:30PM
Brahms Symphony No. 1
Texas Instruments Classical Series

Jaap van Zweden conducts
Midori, violin

SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1
October 15-16, 2015 at 7:30PM | October 18, 2015 at 2:30PM
Bruckner Symphony No. 5
Texas Instruments Classical Series

Jaap van Zweden conducts

BRUCKNER Symphony No. 5
October 23-24, 2015 at 7:30PM
Come to the Cabaret
Dallas Symphony Pops Series

Stuart Chafetz conducts
Ashley Brown, vocalist
October 31, 2015 at 11:00PM
Halloween Organ Spooktacular
Opus 100: The Lay Family Concert Organ Series

Bradley Hunter Welch, organ

October 29-31, 2015 at 7:30PM | November 1, 2015 at 2:30PM
Concierto de Aranjuez
Texas Instruments Classical Series + Super Pops Series

Yan Pascal Tortelier conducts
Pepe Romero, guitar

RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole
RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez
FRANCK Symphony in D minor
November 5 & 7, 2015 at 7:30PM | November 8, 2015 at 2:30PM
Dvořak Cello Concerto
Texas Instruments Classical Series

Jun Märkl conducts
Daniel Müller-Schott, cello

WAGNER Overture to The Flying Dutchman
STRAVINSKY Petrushka (1947 version)
DVOŘAK Cello Concerto

November 12 & 14, 2015 at 7:30PM
The Damnation of Faust
Texas Instruments Classical Series
David Zinman conducts
Ruxandra Donose, mezzo-soprano (Marguerite)
Charles Castronovo, tenor (Faust)
Laurent Naouri, bass-baritone (Mephistopheles)
Dallas Symphony Chorus
Joshua Habermann, director
Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas
Cynthia Nott, director

BERLIOZ La Damnation de Faust
(Sung in French, with English surtitles)
November 19-21, 2015 at 7:30PM | November 22, 2015 at 2:30PM
Holst The Planets
Texas Instruments Classical Series + Super Pops Series

Simone Young conducts
Karen Gomyo, violin
Women’s Voices of the Dallas Symphony Chorus
Joshua Habermann, director

PFITZNER Palestrina, Prelude to Act 1 (DSO Premiere)
GLASS Violin Concerto No. 1 (DSO Premiere)
HOLST The Planets
November 27-28, 2015 at 7:30PM | November 29 at 2:30PM
The Nutcracker in Concert
Texas Instruments Classical Series

Andrew Grams conducts
Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas
Cynthia Nott, director

TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker (Complete)
(Orchestra only)

December 4-20, 2015
Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops

Lawrence Loh conducts
Ava Pine, soprano
Dallas Symphony Chorus
Joshua Habermann, director
December 5, 2015 at 11:00AM
A Dallas Symphony Family Christmas
Lawrence Loh conducts
Ava Pine soprano
December 7, 2015 at 7:30PM
Organ and Brass Spectacular

Featuring brass and percussion players of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Lay Family Concert Organ
December 22-23, 2015 at 7:30PM
Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Back by popular demand, Preservation Hall Jazz Band captures the cheerful spirit of the French Quarter with a dash of Creole spice to flavor your holiday season.
December 31, 2015 at 7:30PM
New Year’s Eve with the DSO

Karina Canellakis conducts

January 2, 2016 at 7:30PM | January 3, 2015 at 2:30PM
Cirque de la Symphonie
DSO Special Concerts

Karina Canellakis conducts

January 7-9, 2016 at 7:30PM | January 10, 2015 at 2:30PM
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 3
Texas Instruments Classical Series + Super Pops Series
Long Yu conducts
Kirill Gerstein, piano

QIGANG CHEN The Five Elements (Wu Xi) (DSO Premiere)
MUSSORGSKY-RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor

January 14-16, 2016 at 7:30PM
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Texas Instruments Classical Series + Super Pops Series

Donald Runnicles conducts
Alexander Kerr, violin

BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
WALTON Violin Concerto
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
ELGAR In the South (Alassio)

January 22-23, 2016 at 7:30PM | January 24, 2016 at 2:30PM
Gershwin’s Greatest Hits
Dallas Symphony Pops Series
Jeff Tyzik conducts
Janice Chandler-Eteme, soprano
Kevin Deas, bass-baritone

Overture to Funny Face
“I Loves You, Porgy” from Porgy and Bess
Rialto Ripples
Lullaby for String Orchestra
Cuban Overture
Porgy and Bess: Concert Highlights
January 29-30, 2016 at 7:30PM | January 31, 2016 at 2:30PM
Mozart 39 & The Magic Flute Overture
Texas Instruments Classical Series

Jaap van Zweden conducts
Katia and Marielle Labèque, pianos
Erin Hannigan, oboe

MOZART Overture to The Magic Flute
POULENC Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
JEREMY GILL Serenada Concertante for Oboe and Orchestra (World Premiere)
MOZART Symphony No. 39

February 4-6, 2016 at 7:30PM | February 7, 2016 at 2:30PM
Shostakovich 7
Texas Instruments Classical Series

Jaap van Zweden conducts
David Fray, piano

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad)
February 12-13 2016 at 7:30PM | February 14, 2016 at 2:30PM
Dallas Symphony Pops Series

Jayce Ogren conducts

(Movie with Orchestra)
February 25-27, 2016 at 7:30PM | February 28, 2016 at 2:30PM
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1
Texas Instruments Classical Series

James Gaffigan conducts
Behzod Abduraimov, piano
Ryan Anthony, trumpet
Kevin Finamore, trumpet
David Matthews, English horn

ADAMS Tromba lontana
COPLAND Quiet City
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4
MARCH 2016

March 3-5, 2016 at 7:30PM | March 6, 2016 at 2:30PM
Bach and Beyond
Texas Instruments Classical Series

Ton Koopman conducts
Demarre McGill, flute

TELEMANN Suite No. 3 (from Tafelmusik)
C.P.E. BACH Flute Concerto in A major
HANDEL “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” from Solomon
J.S. BACH Suite No. 3
March 11-12, 2016 at 7:30PM | March 13, 2016 at 2:30PM
A Tribute to the Beatles
Dallas Symphony Pops Series

Martin Herman conducts
Classical Mystery Tour
March 11-12, 2015 at 7:30PM
Dallas City Performance Hall

Angela Fuller Heyde, violin

EDGAR MEYER Violin Concerto
Additional repertoire to be announced
March 18-19, 2016 at 7:30PM
Celtic Fire
Dallas Symphony Pops Series

Jeff Tyzik conducts
Eileen Ivers, Irish Fiddle

March 24-26, 2016 at 7:30PM
Beethoven’s Fifth
Texas Instruments Classical Series + Super Pops Series

Jaap van Zweden conducts
Leonidas Kavakos, violin

BARTOK Violin Concerto No. 2
BORSTLAP Solemn Night Music (Feierliche Abendmusik) [world premiere]
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5
APRIL 2016

April 1, 2016 at 7:30PM
Die Walküre

Jaap van Zweden conducts
Michelle DeYoung (Sieglinde), mezzo-soprano
Clifton Forbis (Siegmund), tenor
Kristinn Sigmundsson (Hunding), bass-baritone

WAGNER Die Walküre (Act One) [without intermission]
April 17, 2016 at 2:30PM
Opus 100: The Lay Family Concert Organ Series

Olivier Latry, organ
April 22-23, 2016 at 7:30PM | April 24, 2016 at 2:30PM
Chris Botti and His Band
Dallas Symphony Pops Series

April 28-30, 2015 at 7:30PM | May 1, 2016 at 2:30PM
Carmina Burana
Texas Instruments Classical Series

Nicholas Carter conducts
Kathryn Lewek, soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Noel Bouley, baritone
Dallas Symphony Chorus
Joshua Habermann, director
Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas
Cynthia Nott, director

HIGDON Blue Cathedral
BRAHMS Song of Destiny
ORFF Carmina Burana
MAY 2016

May 13-14, 2016 at 7:30PM | May 15, 2016 at 2:30PM
Symphonic Oscars
Dallas Symphony Pops Series

Richard Kaufman conducts

Selections from favorite movie scores including Jaws, Gone with the Wind, Breakfast
at Tiffany’s and many more.
May 20-21, 2015 at 7:30PM
Dallas City Performance Hall

Karina Canellakis conducts
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Program TBD
May 22, 2016 at 2:30PM
Opus 100: Lay Family Concert Organ Series

Todd Wilson, organ
May 27-28, 2016 at 7:30PM
Van Zweden Conducts Mahler
Texas Instruments Classical Series
SOLUNA: International Music & Arts Festival

Jaap van Zweden conducts
Gregory Raden, clarinet
Susanna Phillips, soprano
Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano
Clifton Forbis, tenor
Henk Neven, baritone
Dallas Symphony Chorus
Joshua Habermann, director
COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
MAHLER Das klagende Lied
JUNE 2016

June 3-4, 2016 at 7:30PM | June 5, 2016 at 2:30PM
Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony
Texas Instruments Classical Series
SOLUNA: International Music & Arts Festival

Jaap van Zweden conducts
Louis Lortie, piano
Stefan Engels, organ

TAO New Orchestral Work [world-premiere]
SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5 (Egyptian)
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony)
Artists and repertoire subject to change.