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Besides being an essential piece of the Dallas skyline, this I.M. Pei-designed venue is also world-renowned for its resident Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The incredible acoustics and 4,500-pipe organ must be heard to be believed. If you haven’t been since your fifth-grade class trip, it’s probably worth revisiting. Not into Tchaikovsky? Snag tickets for a night when they’re performing music from Hitchcock films or reviving jazz classics by Duke Ellington.


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The home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Meyerson Symphony Center is just as integral to the sound of the music as the musicians themselves.

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