Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announces Summer at the Meyerson


From June through August, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center will be filled with the sounds and excitement of music and celebration


Los Lobos – Disconnected
Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts – Unplugged
Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition
Project Unity with the Dallas Symphony Juntos cantamos
National Youth Orchestra
ONE PIECE Music Symphony – US Premiere
Vientos de Dallas Star Spangled Spectacular

Dallas, Texas (May 3, 2023) – The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center will be filled with the sounds of country, classical, gospel and more this summer. From June through August, audiences will enjoy an incredible lineup of concerts and events at the Meyerson that will celebrate the music and culture of our city.

The Dallas Symphony’s orchestral season will wind down in June, but the music will keep playing throughout the summer,” said Kim Noltemy, Ross Perot President & CEO of the Dallas Symphony Association. “From annual events such as the Dallas Winds Fourth of July Celebration and Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Gala to stand-alone performers such as Los Lobos and Gary LeVox, the Meyerson will present something for everyone. We’ll cap off the summer with the annual DSO Wine & Food Festival to toast to the upcoming concert season.

June 3 at 11:00 AM
The Unicorn’s Birthday! A Sensory-Friendly Concert Celebration

The DSO will present the world-premiere of a new family-friendly concert event, The Unicorn’s Birthday. Dallas-based composer Bob Singleton has composed a brand-new concert that presents the instruments of the orchestra in unique and friendly ways. Ducks will quack, birds will flap their wings and penguins will march – with the sounds of the orchestra and gentle interactions from the audience. Join the DSO with your youngest friends to introduce them to the instruments. Special arrangements will be made to accommodate the individual needs of people with acute sensitivities. Fidgets, earplugs and eye covers, quiet rooms and brighter lighting in the hall will be available.


June 3 at 7:30 PM
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Gala, The Big Dance

The BIG Dance is a citywide dance party worthy of the BIG D! The 2023 event will be an unforgettable night that features live music from traditional and contemporary local Dallas artists including the premier Cuban style orchestra Havana NRG!, the full experience salsa band Fusion Latina and Mariachi Zacatecas. Maria Guerrero of NBC 5 is the emcee and Amanda Cristina Salsa will lead the dance floor with lessons in salsa, bachata, merengue and reggaeton styles. The night will include food and spirits, festive décor and professional dance vignettes from Dallas Black Dance Theatre dancers to create the flair of Latin and Afro-Latin culture! All proceeds will benefit Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s Academy by providing a 40% subsidy for training fees for 500+ students.
* This event does not feature the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

June 7 at 7:30 PM
Highland Park Presbyterian Church Highlander Series

Highland Park Chorale, Highland Park Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir & Orchestra

Greg Hobbs, Artistic Director & Conductor
Julie Liston Johnson, soprano
Michael Hix, barítono
STRAVINSKY Symphony of Psalms
BRAHMS Ein Deutsches Requiem
* This event does not feature the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

June 9 at 7:30 PM
Dallas Symphony Teen Concert
Maurice Cohn, conductor
Jack Roueche, piano (Winner of the Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition)
La Orquesta Sinfónica de Dallas
La Gran Orquesta Juvenil de Dallas
LILI BOULANGER Of a Spring Morning
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No 1
DEBUSSY Preludio de la tarde de un fauno
SIBELIUS Karelia Suite– with GDYO
SMETANA Dance of the Comedians – with GDYO

June 15 at 7:30 PM
Juntos cantamos – Benefit for Project Unity
Project Unity and the DSO will once again present a soul-stirring night to remember at the annual Juntos cantamos presentation where Gospel Meets Classical.  You are invited to celebrate National Black Music Month and kick off Juneteenth weekend with this extraordinary musical experience featuring GRAMMY Award-Winning performer Erica Campbell, the 200-voice ecumenical Project Unity Choir, a full orchestra and more. In recognition of Black Music Month, a special tribute to 50 Years in Hip Hop will be celebrated with a unique and innovative Hip Hop Meets Classical musical tribute.  

17 de junio
Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition (Finals)

La Orquesta Sinfónica de Dallas
Valentina Peleggi lleva a cabo
The best 13- to 17-year-old pianists from around the globe are coming to Dallas.
Through four rounds of competition, including a stunning final round with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, these elite young artists will showcase their virtuosity and touch our hearts with their sincere musicality. They’ll develop as musicians, with a host of opportunities to learn from top international pianists, experts, and each other. The world will be watching online. Let us save you a seat to witness this global cultural event live and in person.

June 21 at 2:00 PM
Earshot Readings in Partnership with American Composers Orchestra

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will host EarShot Readings on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 with four featured composers: Moni (Jasmine) Guo, Diallo Banks, Ricardo Ferro, and Iván Enrique Rodríguez. The composers will work throughout the day with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra musicians and DSO Assistant Conductor Maurice Cohn, and receive feedback from mentor composers Quinn Mason, a 27-year old Dallas-based composer and conductor; “expert in orchestration” (El New York Times) Jimmy López Bellido and Xi Wang, a Dallas-based composer and faculty member at Southern Methodist University. At 2:00pm that afternoon, the DSO and Maurice Cohn, Assistant Conductor of DSO, perform all four works at Meyerson Symphony Hall, after which a recording will be provided to the participants and published online.

June 23-25
Nothin' But the Blues

Jeff Tyzik lleva a cabo
La Orquesta Sinfónica de Dallas
Explore the early music that started the Blues and is at the heart and soul of nearly every form of popular music of the past 100 years, as we pay tribute to Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ma Rainey, Louis Armstrong, and more – these are the first musical legends who sang their way into history. Join us for an exciting concert of songs that influenced artists like Eric Clapton, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and countless others. Songs include Louis Blues, House of the Rising Sun, Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out...y... Baby Won't You Please Come Home.

July 4 at 1:00 PM
Dallas Winds – Espectacular de las estrellas

A beloved Dallas holiday tradition for the whole family. The Dallas Winds has all your favorite in their annual pedal-to-the-metal, red, white and blue musical salute to mom, apple pie and the American way, Dallas Winds style. There’s hot dogs, ice cream and indoor fireworks. And it’s air conditioned!
* This event does not feature the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

July 5 at 8 PM
ONE PIECE Music Symphony – US Premiere

Action and emotion to the sound of the best music in the series, with 50 musicians on stage with the best moments from the ONE PIECE anime projected on a giant screen!
The show will feature a full orchestra on stage with the latest adventures of Luffy and his crew in a film concert projected on the big screen! Starting from the end of Dressrosa, this show will relive the most dramatic and intense moments from Whole Cake Island, Zou and most of the Land of Wano story arcs. It is time to listen live to the most famous music from the TV series: We Are!, Sai sai saikyo!!!, Oitsumerareta, Binks no Sake, Unan to Ghanzho, Ougon to Oden, Katayoku no Taka and many more!
* This event does not feature the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

July 13 at 7:30 PM
Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts – Unplugged

After 20 years as front man of the multi-award-winning super group Rascal Flatts, Gary LeVox is embarking on a solo chapter. His debut single “The Distance” (Big
Machine Records/Capitol Christian Music Group), is one of five songs on LeVox’s debut solo collection ONE ON ONE (Big Machine Records), which includes multiple compelling collaborations. LeVox followed the release of ONE ON ONE with “We Got Fight,” a song featured as the coveted end credit in Netflix’s film The Ice Road.
LeVox now has released his first solo country single “Get Down Like That”, and has hit the road to bring his songs and legendary voice to the fans.
https://www.dallassymphony.org/productions/gary-levox-of-rascal-flatts-unplugged /
* This event does not feature the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

July 22 at 7:30 PM
National Youth Orchestra (NYO)

Sir Andrew Davis lleva a cabo
Hilary Hahn, violín

Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) brings together the brightest young players from across the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), a free program for all participants. Following a comprehensive audition process and a multi-week training residency with leading professional orchestra musicians, these remarkable teenagers embark on a tour to some of the great music capitals of the world while serving as dynamic music ambassadors. Six talented DFW musicians are on the roster of this extraordinary ensemble.
* This event does not feature the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

July 29 at 7:30 PM
Queens of Cool starring Denise Lee

Cabaret is BACK!  Let’s kick it off with the Queens of Cool performing the music from the era of the Kings of Cool (Frank, Dean & Sammy).  Denise Lee, Deon Q and Angie McWhirter perform some of the best music ever made.  Norman Williams serves as Music Director. 
* This event does not feature the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

August 11 at 7:30 PM
Los Lobos – Disconnected
For over 50 years, Los Lobos have created an unprecedented body of work, a legacy of greatness. The numbers are staggering: 100+ gigs a year for five decades running, crossing millions of miles to rock millions of fans. And that’s just at the live shows. In between they’ve recorded 17 studio albums, 7 live LPs, 3 compilations, 2 EPs, 2 DVDs, and contributed 40+ guest appearances on their friends’ recordings—all garnering 5 Grammys, an Austin City Limits Hall of Fame induction, the ALMA Richie Valens Pioneer Award, NEA and Hispanic Heritage Foundation Honors, Congressional recognitions, plus countless “Keys to the City” and “Los Lobos Day” celebrations. This summer they will take the Meyerson stage for an acoustic show that celebrates their signature sound and will mesmerize the audience with their talent and passion.
* This event does not feature the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

August 25-27

Dallas Symphony Wine & Food Festival
Raise a glass to the end of summer and celebrate local food and culinary tastemakers in the beautiful Meyerson Symphony Center.
August 25 at 6:30PM – Wine Down Dinner
August 26 at 10:00AM – Grand Tasting
August 27 at 11:00AM – Bubbles & Brunch Bites


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 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.

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