Mirroring Dallas’s cosmopolitan landscape, the musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra have come from around the globe to make exceptional music here. Meet the artists who help the DSO achieve its international acclaim.
GRAMMYĀ® Award winner Fabio Luisi launched his tenure as Louise W. & Edmund J. Kahn Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) at the start of the 2020/21 season. In January 2021, the DSO and Luisi announced an extension of the Music Directorās contract through the 2028/29 season. A maestro of major international standing, the Italian conductor is also set to embark on his sixth season as Principal Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and in September 2022 he assumed the role of Principal Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo. He previously served for six seasons as Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera and nine seasons as General Music Director of the Zurich Opera.read more
MauriceĀ Cohn joined the DSO as Assistant Conductor (Marena & Roger Gault Chair) in September 2021. In his time with the orchestra, he has conducted family concerts, youth programs and special events as well as acts as cover conductor for Music Director Fabio Luisi and all guest conductors on the Texas Instruments Classical Series. Cohn led the world premiere of Mason Batesās Philharmonia Fantastique in October 2021, and he conducted the DSO for the Mavericksās Dirk Nowitzki jersey retirement event in January 2022.read more
GRAMMYĀ® Award winner Jeff Tyzik is one of America’s most innovative and sought after pops conductors. Tyzik is recognized for his brilliant arrangements, original programming and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages. This is the eleventh season that Tyzik has held The Dot and Paul Mason Principal Pops Conductor’s Podium at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as Principal Pops Conductor of both the Detroit Symphony and the Oregon Symphony. The 2023/24 season will mark Tyzik’s 30th season as Principal Pops Conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Tyzik made his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in July 2022 at the Blossom Festival and will conduct the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra in the 23/24 season.read more
Enrico Lopez-YaĆ±ez is the newly appointed Principal Conductor of Dallas Symphony Presents. He was also recently named Principal Pops Conductor of the Pacific Symphony. In addition, Lopez-YaĆ±ez serves as the Principal Pops Conductor of the Nashville Symphony. Lopez-YaĆ±ez is quickly establishing himself as one of the nationās leading conductors of popular music and becoming known for his unique style of audience engagement. Also an active composer/arranger, Lopez-YaĆ±ez has been commissioned to write for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Houston Symphony, San Diego Symphony and Omaha Symphony, and has had his works performed by orchestras including the Baltimore Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, National Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and Utah Symphony among others.read more
Anthony Blake Clark
Dallas Symphony Chorus Director Anthony Blake Clark (Jean D. Wilson Chair) is a leading voice among his generation of choral conductors. He is in demand by both amateur and professional choral artists because of his āreadily apparent musicalityā (Baltimore Sun), and his conviction that lives can be changed by participating in classical music, whether on the stage or in the audience.read more