Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4

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Thu., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 16, 2:30 p.m. 2016
$19-$117
Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4” is one of the boldest and most dramatic musical pieces out there, born of the composer’s disastrous marriage and a fulfilling artistic partnership between the composer and his patron, Nadezhda von Meck. The piece starts with an almost jarring piece bit of fanfare — it doesn’t ease into it; rather, it plunges the listener almost immediately into a swirling, nearly chaotic stringed movement. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Jaap Van Zweden, performs this challenging and epic work, along with Rouse’s “Rapture” and Bruch’s “Violin Concerto” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. Tickets to the rousing classical performance are available for $19 to $117 at mydso.com. Additional performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16.
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