Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announces 2024 Parks Concert Series

US Army Band, “Pershing’s Own” to perform annual Memorial Day concert

The DSO presents the Concert Truck as part of the Parks Concert Series on select dates

 All performances are free and open to the public

DALLAS, TX (April 9, 2024) – The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is pleased to announce the lineup of annual Parks concerts this spring and summer. These family-friendly concerts are free and open to the public and will be presented in Dallas-area parks and neighborhoods stretching from North to South Dallas. Programming will range from the DSO performing light classical fare, to chamber music concerts by The Concert Truck and a special presentation by the U.S. Army Band, “Pershing’s Own.”

“Each year, we look forward to presenting outdoor performances in our beautiful Dallas area parks – it is a true highlight of our season,” said Kim Noltemy, Ross Perot President & CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. “It’s a delight to see the community come together to enjoy these performances, and we are grateful for the opportunity to share our love of music with everyone across the city.”

The 2024 Parks Concert Series kicks off at Paul Quinn College on April 16 and The Sound at Cypress Waters on April 17. Enrico Lopez-Yañez, Principal Conductor, Dallas Symphony Presents (Nancy A. Nasher & David J. Haemisegger Chair) will lead the DSO in programs featuring light classics, patriotic tunes and other popular fare.

This summer, the DSO heads across the pond for its first international tour in over a decade, with stops in ten cities across Europe. But the Parks Concerts continue here in Dallas! The DSO is thrilled to welcome the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” who will perform at Flag Pole Hill for the annual Memorial Day celebration concert on May 27. The band will be joined by the Highland Park United Methodist Church Choir and special guest, country music star Craig Morgan for a varied program of patriotic works. A fireworks display will begin at 9:15 PM to close out the evening.

“While Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, it is customary to honor the sacrifices of the fallen as we enjoy the freedom they defended,” said Col. Bruce Pulver, Leader and Commander of the Washington-DC based U.S. Army Band. “Alongside country music artist and Army Reservist, Craig Morgan, we honor those who gave their all and amplify their legacy as we gather with the Dallas community in the spirit of remembrance and celebration.”

This June, the popular Concert Truck rolls into town once more, making four stops at Dallas-area parks June 4-10. The Concert Truck performances will feature chamber ensembles performing light classical fare at each park. In the event of inclement weather, the Concert Truck performances may be cancelled or rescheduled. Keep an eye on the DSO’s website and social media channels for the latest updates.

The 2024 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Parks Concerts are sponsored by Methodist Dallas Medical Center and are supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture. All concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, visit dallassymphony.org.


The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Fabio Luisi, presents more than 150 orchestra concerts each year at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, one of the world’s top-rated 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. As part of its commitment to the community, the orchestra reaches more than 243,000 adults and children annually through performances, educational programs and community outreach initiatives. The orchestra offers more than 200 chamber concerts in neighborhoods throughout Dallas each year, as well as music lessons to more than 1,200 students as part of its Young Strings and Young Musicians programs.The DSO has a tradition dating back to 1900 and is a cornerstone of the unique, 118-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 Arts & Culture, City of Dallas. For more information, visit dallassymphony.org.


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