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Mendelssohn & Ravel

May 13 – 16, 2021

May 13, 2021

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May 14, 2021

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May 16, 2021

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Mendelssohn and Ravel with the Dallas Symphony has been rescheduled to May 13 – 16, 2021. If you have purchased tickets, you will be automatically ticketed to the new date and new Print-at-Home tickets will be emailed to you.

GEMMA NEW conducts

MENDELSSOHN Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) Overture
KAREEM ROUSTOM Violin Concerto No. 2: with might and main
RAVEL Mother Goose Suite

One of the great musical examples of Romantic scene painting, the Hebrides Overture uniquely takes the listener on a musical journey to a dark windswept cave off the coast of Scotland. Mendelssohn, a child prodigy and ardent traveler, set off at the age of 20, to explore the rugged beauty of Scotland. Moved by a ferry ride to the Hebrides Islands, he drafted the evocative opening on the spot.

We invite you to be the first to hear Emmy-nominated composer Kareem Roustom’s Second Violin Concerto, composed for DSO principal second violinist Angela Fuller-Heyde.

“The first movement was composed last and is very much reflective on the COVID infected world as well as the righteous swelling of anger at systematic racism in the US and beyond. None of the three movements have titles but each expresses deeply felt emotions which I still need to think about how to put into words. The sub-title, with might and main, is a tautological phrase which means ‘with great vigor’ or ‘with as much force as possible.”

Kareem Roustom

Originally composed as a piano duet for two of Ravel’s young friends, the programmatic orchestral Mother Goose Suite is bursting with playful dances from faraway regions, using the full range of instrumental colors and timbres to tell beloved stories such as Beauty and the Beast and The Enchanted Garden.

IMPORTANT UPDATE (March 2, 2021): It is the DSO’s duty to ensure the safety and health of our employees and patrons when we hold concerts, and we will continue to follow our current protocols backstage and in the front of house with patrons. Masks will be mandatory for staff, patrons, musicians and anyone working in the Meyerson. It has been clearly demonstrated that masks and social distancing slow the spread of COVID-19, and at this time, the CDC is recommending mask wearing in public places. Despite Texas Governor Abbott’s elimination of mask requirements and attendance limits in venues as of March 10, the DSO will require masks in the Meyerson Symphony Center, and we will limit attendance for the remainder of this season.


Gemma New

Principal Guest Conductor

Dolores G. & Lawrence S. Barzune, M.D. Chair

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Angela Fuller Heyde

Principal Second Violin

Barbara K. & Seymour R. Thum Chair

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