The Meyerson Symphony Center Turns 25. You're Invited to the Party!

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The Dallas Museum of Art was first to the downtown neighborhood we now know as the Dallas Arts District. Quickly thereafter, the Meyerson Symphony Center opened its doors, becoming one of the city's most elegant buildings and one of the finest concert venues in the world. Designed by I.M. Pei and occupying the corner of Pearl and Flora Streets, this stunning building is about to celebrate its quarter-century birthday, its managers are throwing quite the bash. And you're invited.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, September 6, a week of music-focused, family-friendly activities launches with a parade down Flora St. Then, from Monday September 8 - Thursday, September 11 there will be free, daily concerts from the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, students from Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and the Lay Family Concert Organ. Plus, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra announced yesterday that it will host its first live broadcast of the 8 p.m. Saturday, September 13 gala concert in Klyde Warren Park. Looks, like things are getting very adult around the arts district.

You can also catch a free docent-led tour throughout the week-long party; visit mydso.com for the full schedule and more information.

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