If you think the symphony isn’t for you — that it’s too snooty, too drowsy, too expensive — we urge you to reconsider. Not because it can’t sometimes be all of those things, but because on a good night going to a symphony can be completely thrilling, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has a great night lined up. The DSO’s Dvorak 8, playing at 8 p.m. Friday at the Meyerson Symphony Center (2301 Flora St.), showcases two works by the composer, including his Symphony No. 8, regarded by many as one of his best works. The performance opens with “Te Deum,” an antiquated hymn that Dvorak set to music (as did Mozart, Berlioz and Verdi before him). Rounding out the evening is “Fairy Tale,” composed by Josef Suk, Dvorak’s son-in-law. Tickets are available for as little as $25 and as high as any amount you’re willing to pay. Visit dallassymphony.com or call 214-692-0203 for more information.
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013