Dallas Symphony Orchestra Returns to the Community with The Concert Truck

Free Performances Begin Wednesday, May 17

DALLAS, TEXAS—(May 12, 2023) The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is pleased to welcome back the community favorite The Concert Truck for a residency throughout May and June 2023. The Concert Truck, presented by the DSO, will travel citywide, bringing music to 30+ iconic Dallas locations including Klyde Warren Park, Knox Street and NorthPark Center. Each 60-minute, family-friendly concert is free to attend with the mobile stage visiting neighborhoods, schools, shopping centers, parks, restaurants, residential communities and healthcare settings.

Performances kick off on Wednesday, May 17, at The Landon at Lake Highlands (2:30pm) and the Highland Park Library (6:15pm). A complete Concert Truck schedule can be found here.

The Concert Truck, founded in 2016 by concert pianists Susan Zhang and Nick Luby, is a traveling stage housed in an 18-ft box truck that brings classical music directly to communities all over the United States. Since their first visit to Dallas during the 2020 holiday season, The Concert Truck and DSO musicians have provided a way for communities to experience and enjoy over 200 performances around the Metroplex, most recently in Fall 2022.

“We are thrilled to partner once again with The Concert Truck, continuing our ability to bring fantastic music out of the Meyerson and into Dallas communities,” said Kim Noltemy, Ross Perot President & CEO of the Dallas Symphony. “Our time with The Concert Truck remains a programming highlight and I hope to see many faces – new and familiar – this summer at our performances.”

Each event will feature Dallas Symphony Orchestra musician small configurations – from solo violin to brass combo. Audiences are in for a treat with virtuosic, finger-bending showpieces and well-loved classics in the musical lineup.

“We are so excited to return to Dallas this spring for the Concert Truck’s fifth residency with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, bringing more of our favorite chamber music, including works by Amy Beach, Johannes Brahms, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price, Robert and Clara Schumann, Maurice Ravel, and many others, with the incredibly talented musicians of the DSO, to communities all across the city,” said Concert Truck founders Zhang and Luby. “We can’t wait to see you!”

For additional information about the Concert Truck, please visit dallassymphony.org

The Concert Truck

– Performance Schedule HERE
– Approximately 45-60 minute performances
FREE admission


Media Contact:

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

About The Concert Truck

The Concert Truck, founded in 2016 by concert pianists Susan Zhang and Nick Luby, is a traveling concert stage housed in an 18-ft box truck that brings classical music directly to communities in outdoor spaces  all over the United States.

In recent seasons, The Concert Truck has partnered with the Aspen Music Festival and School,  Seattle Chamber Music Society, Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, Piano Cleveland, the  Smithsonian, and the Kennedy Center to share music with their local communities. Additionally, The Concert Truck created an online children’s show in partnership with the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival that has been presented to over 55,000 students in North Carolina schools. 

The Concert Truck launched in April 2016, giving eight performances in five days throughout the city of Columbia, South Carolina. It has received awards, fellowships, and grants for social innovation and creativity in  music.

 The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Fabio Luisi, presents more than 150 orchestra concerts 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 hundreds of thousands of adults and children annually through performances, educational programs and community outreach initiatives. The orchestra offers more than 200 outdoor chamber concerts in neighborhoods throughout Dallas each year, as well as continuing music lessons to more than 700 students as part of its Young Strings and Young Musicians programs.

The Dallas Symphony has used digital and broadcast media to share music beyond its geographic boundaries and has become a leader among American orchestras in digital distribution. The DSO also captures and streams concert performances for distribution online through its Next Stage Digital Concert Series, Presented by PNC Bank. Programs are available on the DSO’s website at watch.dallassymphony.org.

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.