Sunday night the Dallas Symphony Orchestra revealed its recipe for the 2015/16 season, which is a delicious cocktail of grand symphonies, music written for opera, and world premieres. They've combined the drama of Wagner with Act 1 of Die Walküre with the spice Mahler's Das klagende Lied and the sugar of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker and thrown in world premieres like artist-in-residence Conrad Tao's latest work. Shake up the flavors of the classical season with that of the POPS, which features everything from tributes to Frank Sinatra to The Beatles, for a year rich in aural variety.
See Also: Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announces What Could Become the Signature Arts District Festival In addition to these two series, the DSO announced the return of the more causal ReMix series, and the second annual Soluna Festival - the inaugural music and visual arts festival takes place in May of this year. And while there are plenty of delectable selections to chose from, you can bet that the one for which the tickets will be the most quickly consumed is the January 2016 concert featuring the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3, alongside magnificent fan favorite Pictures at an Exhibition, the piano piece by Modest Mussorgsky converted into a bombastic, beautiful symphony by Maurice Ravel. Oh, and I'm anxiously awaiting the November performance of Holst's The Planets as well. Gaw, I'm pretty much nerding out about the whole season over here.
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With this new season, the DSO continues its commitment to both old and new music, keeping Dallas classical music firmly rooted in history, but vibrant and alive as it enters 2015. We have high hopes for this year's Soluna Festival, and are consistently impressed by the ReMix series, which splendidly complement the season's selections. See the full season line-up and grab tickets at mydso.com.