Dallas Symphony Orchestra announces season two of NEXT STAGE Digital Concert Series, Presented by PNC Bank

New Season Features Launch of New Digital Video Portal at watch.dallassymphony.org

Dallas, Texas (September 28, 2021) – The Dallas Symphony Orchestra today announced the second season of its full-length digital concert video series, The Next Stage Digital Concert Series, Presented by PNC Bank. The series will return Tuesday, Sept. 28, with the release of the first concert of the Texas Instruments Classical Series, which will feature Music Director Fabio Luisi (Louise W. & Edmund J. Kahn Music Directorship) leading the DSO in Frederick Converse’s The Mystic Trumpeter, Brahms’s First Symphony and Copland’s Organ Symphony with Bradley Hunter Welch as soloist (Lay Family Resident Organ Chair).

Performances from the Texas Instruments Classical Series as well as selected concerts from the Pops Series, Presented by Capital One, will be available for individual rental for $10/video or $125 for a season-long pass. Subscribers and donors will receive complimentary access as a benefit of their support. Information and digital tickets are available at dallassymphony.org/nextstage.

“We launched Next Stage in the 2020/21 Season as a way to expand the reach of our performances while audience capacity was so limited,” said Kim Noltemy, Ross Perot president & CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. “The response was overwhelmingly positive. In addition to enjoying repeat performances of our concerts, viewers were able to gain a unique perspective of the concerts and the music from the Meyerson stage.”

“PNC Bank has a legacy of enriching our communities through support of the arts, and we are delighted to return for the second season as the Next Stage Digital Concert Series sponsor,” said Brendan McGuire, PNC regional president of North Texas. “Coming out of a challenging year for the arts and culture community, we believe it is vitally important to continue our work to expand access to the arts in our region by leveraging technology and innovative programming.”

Next Stage concerts will be available via a new digital platform at watch.dallassymphony.org. In addition to full-length concert videos, this new portal will host the Green Room Chat series, interviews with DSO players and educational material. This new platform will greatly improve the user experience and make it simpler to bring the DSO into homes and classrooms.

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Fabio Luisi, presents world-class orchestral music 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. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the orchestra reaches more than 243,000 adults and children annually through performances, educational programs and community outreach initiatives. During the pandemic, the Dallas Symphony was one of a few major U.S. orchestras to present socially distanced concerts with live audiences throughout the 2020/21 Season. Furthermore, the orchestra has offered more than 200 outdoor chamber concerts in neighborhoods throughout the Metroplex since the summer.

The DSO continued online music lessons to more than 200 students as part of its Young Strings and Young Musicians programs and increased its online dissemination of concerts through a newly designed website and on social media. 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.


Denise McGovern | Vice President of Communications & Media| d.mcgovern@dalsym.com | 214.718.7094