“The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2015-16 season of classical and pops concerts and an April 2016 European tour,” writes Scott Cantrell in Sunday’s (2/22) Dallas Morning News. Plans “also include a second springtime Soluna Festival, a third season of ReMix concerts at the Dallas City Performance Hall and more DSO on the Go concerts in neighboring communities. Next season will be Jaap van Zweden’s eighth as music director. On the two-week European tour he’ll lead performances in Amsterdam; Edinburgh, Scotland; Birmingham, England; Stuttgart, Germany; Basel, Switzerland; Vienna; and Madrid.… Other highlights of the classical series include the Berlioz Damnation of Faust, Mahler’s Das klagende Lied, Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony and concert performances of Tchaikovsky’s complete Nutcracker. The Dallas Symphony Chorus will join in the Berlioz and Mahler, and in yet another performance of Orff’s Carmina Burana. There will be world premieres of works by Jeremy Gill, John Borstlap and artist-in-residence Conrad Tao. Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 1 and Qigang Chen’s The Five Elements will have their first DSO performances…. Principal pops conductor Jeff Tyzik will return for his third season, leading tributes to Frank Sinatra and George Gershwin. The DSO also will accompany the film of West Side Story with Leonard Bernstein’s score.”

Posted February 24, 2015