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The Dallas Symphony College Card provides access to FREE concert tickets for college students from participating schools!

Ticket Availability

Throughout the season, the Dallas Symphony will publish which performances are available to College Card holders.

Each student card entitles the student to one (1) FREE ticket to the concerts listed below, plus a 25% discount on any additional tickets for those concerts. College Card holders access their free and discounted tickets by logging in to their online accounts. Once they are logged in, the discounts will be automatically available for included concerts.

If you have previously received a physical DSO College or Student Card, please call the Guest Services Center at 214-849-4376 or email us at customerservice@dalsym.com. If you already have a virtual card, no action is needed.

College Card Purchases

College students who didn’t receive a card through one of our education programs are eligible to purchase one for $25 via this link.

If you need assistance, please contact Guest Services by calling 214.TIX.4DSO or by completing the contact form.

Available Concert Dates

Jeanine De Bique

Symphonic Dances

America from three distinct viewpoints is on display in this stirring concert. The fantasy world of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft inspired Connesson’s “Celephais.” James Agee’s poem depicting a summer evening in a sleepy southern town personally resonated with Barber — the combination of Agee’s words and Barber’s music is pure magic. Rachmaninoff blends his love of his new American home with nostalgia for his native Russia in his Symphonic Dances.

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Cherry Rhodes | Gould Family Organ Recital Series

Cherry Rhodes is the first American to win an international organ competition (Munich). She has toured extensively through major music capitals of America, Europe and Asia with recitals in world-renowned cathedrals, churches concert and concert halls including Notre Dame, Royal Festival Hall (London), International Performing Arts Center (Moscow), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center. She returns to the Meyerson Symphony Center after having last performed here in 1993.

Sunday, 9/25

Don Quixote

Embark on a grand musical journey with Strauss’s Don Quixote. Cellist Jan Vogler plays the central role of Cervantes’s beloved Don, with other instruments representing various characters throughout including the brass taking a turn as a herd of sheep. The famous viola solo in Don Quixote features DSO’s very own, Meredith Kufchak, Principal Viola.

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Grimaud Plays Brahms

Hélène Grimaud Plays Brahms

Wildlife conservationist, activist, writer and virtuosic pianist, Hélène Grimaud returns to Dallas to perform Brahms’ First Piano Concerto, the composer’s first performed orchestral work. Grimaud’s thoughtful and tenderly expressive music making will ignite our emotions.

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Aretha Tribute

Aretha: A Tribute

Broadway diva Capathia Jenkins and three-time GRAMMY® nominee Ryan Shaw light up the Meyerson with all your favorite Aretha Franklin hits. Led by GRAMMY® Award-winning conductor John McLaughlin Williams, known for his engaging podium presence, this high-energy, glittering tribute to the Queen of Soul includes iconic favorites from Respect and Think to A Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, Amazing Grace and many more.

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Influences from Spain and Latin America

Ravel & Debussy

Two of Spain’s most beloved exports – distinguished conductor Juanjo Mena and soloist Javier Perianes – take the stage to celebrate Spanish and Latin contributions to classical music.

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Dia De Los Muertos

Día de los Muertos

Join us for a vibrant Day of the Dead concert, celebrating our lost loved ones with a colorful affirmation of life. The DSO’s annual tradition features traditional Latin American music and culture, dazzling guest artists, colorful festivities, decorated ofrendas and fun-filled events for the whole family.

Tuesday, 11/01
Perry, Schumann and Farrenc

Lise de La Salle Plays Schumann

Leading into our Women in Classical Music Symposium, we invite you to explore the work of three female composers who dared to make a difference in the world of classical music. The lesser-known, but no less deserving, Julia Perry and the great Clara Schumann and Louise Farrenc were highly educated and internationally trained musicians.

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Bruckner Symphony No 4

Nicola Benedetti

Benedetti’s innate musicianship and spirited presence makes her one of the most sought-after violinists today, coupled with the pre-eminent Scottish composer of his generation, James MacMillan’s music combines rhythmic excitement, raw emotional power and spiritual meditation. The Guardian described MacMillan as, “…a composer so confident of his own musical language that he makes it instantly communicative to his listeners.”

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Take 6: Spread Love at Christmas

Heralded by Quincy Jones as the “Baddest vocal cats on the planet!”, the Gospel Music Hall of Famers and most awarded a capella group of all time, Take 6, will be taking over the Meyerson stage to perform many of your all-time holiday favorites in a one-of-a-kind holiday celebration for the memory books!

Tuesday, 12/13

Naturally 7 | Jazz at Symphony Center

Transforming their voices into actual human instruments, Naturally 7 is the future of vocal music! The jaw-dropping acapella group performs effortlessly music of any genre from pop to jazz. Hearing and experiencing them will be an unforgettable performance memory one will not soon forget! A joint partnership with The Black Academy of Arts and Letters.

Tuesday, 12/20
Christmas Pops

Christmas Pops

The beloved tradition continues with the Dallas Symphony Chorus performing transcendent anthems, classical holiday favorites and sing-along carols. Our favorite Holiday vocalists join the DSO and the Dallas Symphony Chorus to bring a bit of Christmas magic to the Meyerson. Sprinkle in an appearance by you-know-who, a bit of snow, and the joyous music of the DSO and there is nothing quite like it!

Saturday, 12/03, 3:00pm & Friday, 12/09, 7:30pm