In Friday’s (5/1) Dallas Morning News, Scott Cantrell reports, “The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 2010 European tour has become another casualty of the international recession. Originally scheduled for next February and March, the tour is being postponed until at least 2012. ‘Obviously, it’s a bit of a disappointing decision,’ said Doug Adams, the DSO’s president and CEO, ‘but one that everybody agrees is the responsible thing to do. When we committed to the tour, last September, there were plenty of endowment funds for touring. Since then, those have really taken a hit, and we would have really had to raise more funds.’ … Adams said DSO endowments in general are down about 35 percent from their highs. The tour was to have been underwritten mainly by two endowment funds designated specifically for touring. … This was to have been the DSO’s first European tour since 2003 and its first under music director Jaap van Zweden. The nine-city itinerary included concerts in van Zweden’s native Amsterdam as well as Berlin and Vienna.”

Posted May 1, 2009

Photo: Jaap van Zweden leads the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Credit: Jason Kindig