“The Dallas Symphony has announced its lineup for the 2019 Soluna International Music & Arts Festival, happening April 4-28 at various venues in the Dallas Arts District and elsewhere in the city,” writes Mark Lowry in Monday’s (1/14) North Texas Performing Arts News. “Highlights include a world premiere collaboration [Caravan: A Revolution on the Road] between jazz musician Terence Blanchard, street dancer Rennie Harris and visual artist Andrew Scott, [and] Ellen Fullman’s Long Stringed Instrument, an installation … of an 85-foot-long string instrument…. As usual, there are many collaborations with local arts groups.” Events include a screening of Spike Lee’s 25th Hour; a community discussion about activism and the arts; Passport to the Park, a day of free, culturally diverse performances and activities at Klyde Warren Park; DSO chamber performances with audience members invited to join musicians onstage; the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving performing Revueltas’s music for the film The Night of the Mayas with Anita Martinez Ballet Folklorico and Mariachi Pegaso from Booker T. Washington HSPVA; Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Verdigris Ensemble; and DSO performances of Beethoven, Frank Martin, and William Grant Still led by Music Director Designate Fabio Luisi.

Posted January 15, 2019

In photo: Part of the Dallas Symphony’s annual Soluna International Music and Arts Festival is Passport to the Park, a day of free, culturally diverse performances and activities. Photo by Armando Conde