Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announces 2023 Parks Concerts

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announces 2023 Parks Concerts

Free Concerts in Dallas Neighborhoods to Include Opening Performances by Artists from the City Of Dallas Community Arts Program

Dallas, Texas (April 21, 2023) — The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announces the dates and locations of the annual Parks Concert series. These family-friendly concerts are FREE and open to the public and will be presented in Dallas-area parks stretching from North to South Dallas. Assistant Conductor Maurice Cohn (Marena & Roger Gault Chair) will lead the DSO in programs featuring light classics, patriotic tunes and other popular fare.

The 2023 Parks Concerts will kick off with the annual Memorial Day concert and fireworks display at Flag Pole Hill Park on May 29, 2023. This performance will include a fireworks display that will begin at 9:30PM. The DSO will also appear at Exall Park near Downtown Dallas on June 1, 2023; Campbell Green Park in Far North Dallas on June 6, 2023; and Kidd Springs Park in Oak Cliff on June 8, 2023. The final DSO Parks Concert of the season will be at Paul Quinn College on June 13, 2023.

The programs at Flag Pole Hill, Exall Park, Campbell Green and Kidd Springs will open with a performance by a City of Dallas Community Artist Program (CAP) artist. CAP provides artist services to Dallas communities by ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Native American) and other individual artists and non-profit organizations to teach, perform and exhibit at host facilities in neighborhoods around the City of Dallas. CAP cultivates collaborations between artists and communities. This program helps promote cultural awareness, heightens citizen understanding of art forms and celebrates the various traditions that contribute to the composition of this city. The Rob Holbert Group will open the performance at Flag Pole Hill. At Exall Park, singer Michael Childs will begin the festivities. Kamica King will be the artist at Campbell Green, and the Herbie Johnson Quartet will open at Kidd Springs Park.

‚ÄúPresenting outdoor performances in our beautiful Dallas area parks is a true highlight of our season,‚ÄĚ said Kim Noltemy, Ross Perot President & CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. ‚ÄúIt’s a joy 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 2023 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.

2023 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Parks Concerts

May 29 at 8:15PM Flag Pole Hill
Fireworks to start at 9:30PM 8015 Doran Circle, Dallas, TX 75238
Lugar de la lluvia: Centro Sinfónico Morton H. Meyerson
Ryan Shaw, vocalist
CAP Artist: The Rob Holbert Group

June 1 at 8:15PM Exall Park
3501 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204
No rain site
CAP Artist: Michael Childs

June 6 at 8:15PM Campbell Green Park
16600 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, TX 75248
No rain site
CAP Artist: Kamica King

June 8 at 8:15PM Kidd Springs Park
711 West Canty Street, Dallas, TX 75208
No rain site
CAP Artist: Herbie Johnson Quartet

June 13 at 8:15PM Paul Quinn College
3837 Simpson Stuart Road, Dallas, TX 75241
Rain Site: Tiger’s Den Gymnasium


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 more than 243,000 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 online 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 ‚Äď 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
214.718.7094 | d.mcgovern@dalsym.com