Tag: Meyerson Symphony Center

WRR101 Focus on the Arts: How the DSO is attracting young professionals to the concert hall

“This is the one show where I actually have the worst seat in the house, because my back is to everything that’s actually happening,” says Enrico Lopez-Yanez, Principal Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Presents Series. He’ll be leading the live orchestra in a performance with the spellbinding acrobatics of Troupe Vertigo in three concerts –… Read more »

WRR101 Focus on the Arts: A bright future ahead for the Greater Dallas Choral Society

You may also know the Greater Dallas Choral Society (GDCS) by its previous name – The Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas. A couple of years ago, the artistic staff of CCGD and most of the singers reorganized under the new name, but are continuing the 25-year legacy of CCGD. WRR’s Amy Bishop visited with Kimberley… Read more »

WRR101 Focus on the Arts: And the DSO Music Teacher of the Year award goes to…

“Elementary music teachers often get overlooked with the hard work that they’re doing to educate our children, and so we wanted to give a time to recognize them and celebrate their accomplishments,” says Jennifer Guzman, Director of Education for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The DSO has tapped Chris Drews from Leslie A. Stemmons Elementary School… Read more »

WRR101 Focus on the Arts: Rock drummer Stewart Copeland on composing, teaching, and his recent award from SMU

“I’m primarily known for aggressing upon inanimate objects,” says Stewart Copeland, drummer and founding member of the rock band The Police, referencing an award he recently received from the SMU Meadows School. “To be elevated among such illustrious company is a bigger deal for me than it is for that other illustrious company… So I… Read more »

WRR101 Focus on the Arts: DFW musicians unite to help animals in need

“I think my favorite thing, being a Dallas Symphony musician, is seeing the Meyerson lobby on that day filled with animals,” says Erin Hannigan, Principal Oboe for the DSO, referencing Artists for Animals’ annual benefit concert for shelter animals. In this feature with WRR’s Amy Bishop, you’ll hear more about the organization’s mission, history, and… Read more »

WRR101 Focus on the Arts: Why this Mozart concerto is dear to Alessio Bax’s heart

“Every Mozart concerto is an absolute gem and they’re all different from one another in different ways,” says pianist Alessio Bax. “This one is very dear to me because it is actually the one piece that made me fall in love with the piano.” Bax revisits Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 with the Dallas Symphony… Read more »

WRR101 Focus on the Arts: Ben Folds and the Dallas Symphony are uniting for a classically cool crossover experience

“I always hope that my shows can be a way in for some people,” says singer/songwriter/pianist Ben Folds. “What I want is for people to see the orchestra in the best possible light and then come back and see Prokofiev, or Ravel or Beethoven or Mozart or Mahler. There’s really insanely good music right around… Read more »

WRR 101 Focus on the Arts: Seriously, this Dallas Winds season opener is HUGE

“Any time that we can, we love to use the organ in the Meyerson because that Fisk organ is such an amazing instrument. It works so well with the wind band….just the combination of forces is really thrilling,” explains Jerry Junkin, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Dallas Winds. The Dallas Winds open their 2023-24… Read more »

WRR 101 Focus on the Arts: DSO’s Fabio Luisi makes Pops debut with American Songbook program

“We play for the audience, not for ourselves,” says Fabio Luisi, Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. “The reaction of the audience and the fact to have an audience while we’re playing is very important.” Now entering his fourth year with the DSO, Luisi will makes his Pops debut with the orchestra to lead… Read more »