“The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will expand its classical concerts in the 2014-15 season,” writes Scott Cantrell in Sunday’s (2/16) Dallas Morning News. “In response to national trends, and to input from audience members, evening concerts will be moved earlier, to 7:30 p.m.… Next season will add two more concerts to the Meyerson series, and the more intimate ‘ReMix’ series at the Dallas City Performance Hall will be expanded from two to three concerts…. In his seventh season as music director, Jaap van Zweden will conduct 12 of the [22] programs. The orchestra also will continue its ‘DSO on the Go’ concerts in suburban communities and nearby cities. … The classical season will conclude with the three-week ‘Solana: International Music and Arts Festival,’ this first installment honoring artists who came to America for greater freedom. … The young American pianist-composer Conrad Tao, whose John F. Kennedy tribute The World Is Very Different Now was premiered by the DSO in November, will begin a two-year artist-in-residence appointment.” The season includes newer works by Mason Bates, Wolfgang Rihm, Christopher Rouse, and “a new piano concerto by Chase Dobson, a student at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.”

Posted February 18, 2014