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DALLAS, (January 7, 2021) – The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) today announced that PNC Bank will be the presenting sponsor of its Next Stage Digital Concert Series through the end of the 2020/21 season. Recordings from the Next Stage series provides viewers from around the world with access to weekly DSO performances.

Since the DSO launched the Next Stage Digital Concert Series in Sept. 2020, it has produced 10 concert videos and reached thousands of viewers online. Videos are recorded live in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and then shared with audiences through the DSO’s website. Throughout the pandemic, the introduction of the Next Stage series has provided the DSO with a way to continue expanding its patron base, even while in-person attendance has been limited.

“We are thankful for PNC’s sponsorship and support for our Next Stage Digital Concert Series,” said Kim Noltemy, Ross Perot president & CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. “PNC has always understood the role of the arts in the fabric of a city, and they are helping us share music in new ways.”

PNC Bank has been a supporter of the Dallas Symphony since 2017, and this sponsorship is a natural extension of the strong relationship the two organizations have developed. Over the years, PNC has provided financial and leadership resources to further the DSO’s work and outreach efforts to the community. Throughout the pandemic and across its national footprint, PNC has been supporting arts organizations as they look to innovate with digital capabilities, expanding their offerings and reaching new audiences. 

“The effects of the pandemic have been far reaching across the region, and our arts and culture community has certainly faced their own significant challenges as a result,” said Brendan McGuire, regional president of PNC Bank in North Texas. “We believe it is vitally important to the economic future of North Texas to support digital innovation across the arts, as organizations – like the Dallas Symphony Orchestra – look to expand access to their important work and their artists.”

Each week, the DSO releases a new concert performance featuring Music Director Fabio Luisi and world-renowned guest conductors and soloists. Concerts from the Next Stage Digital Concert Series Presented by PNC Bank may be found on the DSO’s website at dallassymphony.org/nextstage. Videos are included with a DSO subscription, or they can be purchased for $10 each or $125 for a pass for the entire season.

About PNC Bank

PNC Bank, N.A., 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

About 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 DSO’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.