In an ideal world, more people would have the patience and desire to sit through a full symphony, but the fact is a lot of people simply didn't get the introduction to or education in classical music that would allow them to enjoy that experience. That's why the Dallas Symphony was so smart to start the ReMix series at Dallas City Performance Hall, which combines a shorter program with a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres hour. Events like this spring's with Bryce Dessner of popular rock band the National, where they performed his composition Lachrimae for the Oscar-winning film The Revenant, drew people out with a celebrity connection and the promise of a s'mores bar. But the surprise stunner of the night was Wojciech Kilar's chamber string orchestra composition Orawa. ReMix may be a gimmick, but it's a gimmick that seems to be working to get more people excited about classical music, and that's a good thing.