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First Responders and Essential Employees can receive 50% off tickets to select concerts during the season!

Ticket Availability

First Responders and Essential Employees can receive 50% off tickets to select concerts during the season by bringing their work ID or other proof of employment to the DSO’s Guest Services counter or by using promo code FIRST50 at checkout.

Available Concert Dates

Pinchas Zukerman

Pinchas Zukerman

Pinchas Zukerman reigns as one of today’s most sought-after and versatile musicians. He is renowned as a virtuoso, admired for the expressive lyricism of his playing, singular beauty of tone and impeccable.

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Randall Goosby

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Internationally acclaimed for her emotionally charged performances, technical command and interpretive depth, Karina Canellakis returns to the Meyerson stage to bring us Dvořák’s orchestral poem, The Wood Dove, a dark poem focused on a woman who poisoned her husband to marry another man.

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Edo de Waart

Beethoven’s “Pastoral”

Having just celebrated his 80th birthday, Maestro Edo de Waart brings gravitas and expertise to the podium at the DSO. The concert features Argentenian pianist, Ingrid Fliter, known for her interpretations of Chopin, in Chopin’s virtuosic and colorful second concerto.

Thursday, 02/02, 7:30pm

Fire Shut Up in My Bones

New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow’s widely acclaimed memoir is the source for this extremely moving story of his traumatic youth in Louisiana. What an amazing collection of talent: composer Terence Blanchard, one of the most influential figures in American jazz; librettist Kasi Lemmons, director of such remarkable films as Harriet and Eve’s Bayou; and a top-flight cast including many of America’s most brilliant singing actors. Fire Shut Up in My Bones is an opera for today, revealing the black experience in this country as few other operas have done.

Wednesday, 02/08, 7:30pm

Terence Blanchard featuring E-Collective and Turtle Island String Quartet

Two-time Oscar® nominee, six-time Grammy®-winner and 2018 USA Fellow trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard has been a consistent artistic force for making powerful musical statements concerning pivotal moments in American culture – past and present.

Thursday, 02/09, 7:30pm
Alsop Conducts Scheherazade

Alsop Conducts Scheherazade

To open the program, Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz shows off DSO’s timpanist with her work Antrópolis. Then “the queen of improvisation” (Associated Press) Gabriela Montero will perform her own “Latin” Piano Concerto, which honors the spirit of the spirit of Latin America.

Thursday, 02/23, 7:30pm
Mendelssohn's Lobgesang

Mendelssohn’s “Lobgesang”

Paul McCreesh joins the DSO to conduct a grand spiritual concert including vocal soloists, the Dallas Symphony Chorus and the Lay Family Organ. Also known as his Symphony No. 2, Mendelssohn described the work as a “symphonic cantata.” Bearing a superficial similarity to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, it begins with three instrumental movements although on a much smaller scale and closes with a cantata-like structure for chorus, solo voices and orchestra.

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Six Brothers On Sax | Jazz at Symphony Center

Blending a montage of fusion, smooth and standards jazz tunes, six soulful jazz saxophonists, Keith Anderson, Mark Allen Felton, Jason Davis, Joseph Vincelli, Tom Braxton and Art Sherrod, Jr. return to Dallas at the Meyerson for a power-driven music performance. A joint partnership with The Black Academy of Arts and Letters.

Tuesday, 03/07, 7:30pm
Kings of Soul

Kings of Soul

With Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik at the helm, Kings of Soul shines a spotlight on the music of legendary artists Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, James Brown, Otis Redding, The Temptations, Al Green, Barry White, Smokey Robinson and Curtis Mayfield in an evening of soulful rhythms and melodies. Honoring the true “Kings” of classic soul, featured hits include Soul Man, Shop Around, Get Ready, Try a Little Tenderness, Stand By Me, Move On Up and Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher.

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Brahms Symphony No 3

Brahms Symphony No. 3

Although Brahms was just 50 when he wrote his Third Symphony, he looked back to younger days with the musical quotation of the motto Frei aber froh (“Free but happy”).

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Christian Schmitt | Gould Family Organ Recital Series

With invitations from the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Salzburg Festival and the Musikverein Vienna, ECHO award winner Christian Schmitt is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after concert organists of our time. Known for his virtuosic and charismatic playing, Christian is an “Artist in Focus” of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich as well as curator of the “International Organ Days.” Join us in welcoming him to the Meyerson!

Sunday, 03/19, 3:00pm
Back to the 80s

Decades: Back to the ’80s

Back to the 80’s is a power-packed concert of the decade’s #1 hit songs, including The Power of Love, Time After Time, Material Girl, Another One Bites The Dust, Footloose, Addicted to Love and many others. Featuring the music of such 80’s iconic stars as Madonna, Debbie Gibson, Huey Lewis & The News, Phil Collins, Queen, Joe Cocker, and others, Back to the 80’s contains all new arrangements by GRAMMY® Award-winner Jeff Tyzik and features three dynamic soloists who will bring the decade alive.

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Shostakovich Symphony No 4

Shostakovich Symphony No. 4

Known for his interpretations of Shostakovich, Jukka Pekka Saraste leads the Fourth Symphony, a dark and emotionally charged, groundbreaking work brought about by great suffering of the Stalin-era in the Soviet Union.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater | Jazz at Symphony Center

A joint partnership with The Black Academy of Arts and Letters.

Monday, 05/22, 7:30pm
Hungarian Highlights

Liszt & Ligeti

Jamie Martin takes us on a tour of Hungarian music from the original rockstar, Franz Liszt, to the modern avant-garde genius of György Ligeti, whose 100th anniversary of his birth we celebrate in 2023.

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Nothin But The Blues

Nothin’ But the Blues

Explore the early music that started the Blues and is at the heart and soul of nearly every form of popular music of the past 100 years, as we pay tribute to Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ma Rainey, Louis Armstrong, and more – these are the the first musical legends who sang their way into history.

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