Here Come the Birthday Spankings!

What do you get for the Symphony Center that has everything? It’s tough—not like a gift card will suffice for such a cultured and sophisticated old friend, especially one designed by badass architect I.M. Pei and who has been deemed one of the best orchestra venues in the world. The world. So yeah, the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora, deserves more than a cupcakes-and-candles fete for its 25th Anniversary Celebration—which is why a full week of musical activities is the very least we can all do. The events kick of with a parade—of course—down Flora Street to the Meyerson at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by a day of family activities and short performances by area dance troupes and musical ensembles. Food trucks will be parked outside and you can eat to the beat while drumline competitions take place in the background throughout the day. The Dallas Winds close out the day's festivities with a performance at 2:15 p.m. Other revelries throughout the week include free 6:30 p.m. concerts Monday, September 8 through Thursday, September 11 featuring 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. Free docent-led tours will also be available throughout the celebration; visit mydso.com for more information.
Sat., Sept. 6, 10 a.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Starts: Sept. 6. Continues through Sept. 11, 2014