Dallas, Texas (January 11, 2021) â€“ This January the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and Deutsche Grammophon will jointly present a new digital concert recorded live at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas. HĂ©lĂ¨ne Grimaud joins the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and conductor Nicholas McGegan as soloist in Mozartâ€™s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, and McGegan leads Mozartâ€™s Symphony No. 40 in G minor. The performance will be recorded in concerts from January 14-16, 2021, and will premiere on Friday, January 29, 2021, at 8:00PM CET/1:00PM CST on both the new DG Stage and as part of the DSOâ€™s Next Stage Digital Concert Series Presented by PNC.
Kim Noltemy, DSO Ross Perot President & CEO, celebrated this unique partnership. â€śWe are delighted to collaborate with Deutsche Grammophon on their new platform to share these performances from the Meyerson Symphony Center. This season the DSO launched its Next Stage Digital Concert Series, Presented by PNC, and this new partnership will allow our live performances to go even further. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with this storied label for this special event.â€ť
Dr Clemens Trautmann, President Deutsche Grammophon, also welcomed the joint venture: â€śWe are thrilled to be working with the DSO and to be presenting this wonderful concert featuring HĂ©lĂ¨ne Grimaud, who is part of the Deutsche Grammophon family of artists. Innovative online initiatives have proved to be beacons of hope in difficult times, enabling us to support our musicians and bring exceptional performances to music-lovers worldwide.â€ť
Earlier this fall, Grimaud released The Messenger, a studio album of works by Mozart and Silvestrov, including the famous Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, on the Deutsche Grammophon label. Grimaud’s latest concept album creates a pianistic dialogue between the two composers, exploring the different ways that we communicate with the past, present and future – something particularly resonant in this present moment of profound change. This weekend of concerts with the DSO will mark her first live performance of the concerto since releasing the album.
DG Stage â€“ The Classical Concert Hall is Deutsche Grammophonâ€™s online destination for live performances by the worldâ€™s leading artists. The Yellow Labelâ€™s pioneering online venture, developed from its DG Premium service, was launched in the summer of 2020. The initiative offers international audiences access to a broad range of classical concerts exclusively produced live on tape for DG Stage and performed by stars from Universal Music Groupâ€™s peerless family of artists. This performance marks DGâ€™s inaugural streamed production with the Dallas Symphony.
In summer 2020, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra installed a state-of-the-art video studio and a robotic camera system in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and launched the Next Stage Digital Concert Series Presented by PNC (https://www.dallassymphony.org/discover-connect/next-stage/). Each week, the DSO releases a new concert performance featuring Music Director Fabio Luisi and world renowned guest conductors and soloists. Videos are included with a DSO subscription. Others may purchase videos for $10 each or $125 for a pass for the entire season. â€śThis series allows us to showcase our orchestra to an even wider audience. The Dallas Symphony is committed to making music despite the myriad of barriers, and we are hopeful that this music will be as meaningful to our audiences as it is to us,â€ť said Noltemy.
About the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Fabio Luisi, presents the finest in orchestral music at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, regarded as one of the world’s premier concert halls. As the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest, the DSO is committed to inspiring the broadest possible audience with distinctive classical programs, inventive pops concerts and innovative multi-media presentations. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the orchestra reaches more than 243,000 adults and children through performances, educational programs and community outreach initiatives annually. The DSOâ€™s involvement with the City of Dallas and the surrounding region includes an award-winning multi-faceted educational program, community projects, popular parks concerts and youth programming.
The DSO has a tradition dating back to 1900 and is a cornerstone of the unique, 68-acre Arts District in Downtown Dallas that is home to multiple performing arts venues, museums and parks; the largest district of its kind in the nation. The DSO is supported, in part, by funds from the Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas.
About Deutsche Grammophon
One of the most prestigious names in global classical music since its foundation in 1898, Deutsche Grammophon has always stood for the highest standards of artistry and sound quality. Home to the greatest artists of all time, the famous yellow label is a beacon to which music lovers all over the world look for outstanding musical interpretations, audio recordings and visual productions. Highly dedicated to the development of new repertoire in arts music, Deutsche Grammophon fosters and promotes a whole range of popular contemporary artists and eminent composers. The label also prides itself on its innovative use of the latest technology to provide music digitally to audiences worldwide.
Deutsche Grammophonâ€™s current artist roster boasts some of the most distinguished figures in classical and contemporary music today, including Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel, ElÄ«na GaranÄŤa, HĂ©lĂ¨ne Grimaud, Evgeny Kissin, Lang Lang, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Andris Nelsons, Anna Netrebko, Yannick NĂ©zet-SĂ©guin, Murray Perahia, Maurizio Pollini, Grigory Sokolov, Bryn Terfel, Daniil Trifonov, Rolando VillazĂłn, Krystian Zimerman as well as Joep Beving, Hildur GuĂ°nadĂłttir, Dustin Oâ€™Halloran, Agnes Obel, VĂkingur Ă“lafsson and Max Richter. In addition, the labelâ€™s catalogue represents the cultural legacy of whole generations of maestri and features recordings from many of the finest artists in music history, including Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Vladimir Horowitz, JĂłhann JĂłhannsson, Herbert von Karajan, Carlos Kleiber, Mstislav Rostropovich as well as AndrĂ©s Segovia.