Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is the largest and oldest performing arts organization in the southwest. Under the leadership of Music Director Jaap van Zweden, the DSO presents performances hailed as "exhilarating," "revelatory," "intensely dramatic," and "as electrifying as you'll hear anywhere” by the Dallas Morning News. Van Zweden was named Musical America Conductor of the Year 2012 in recognition of his critically acclaimed work as Music Director of the Dallas Symphony and as a guest conductor with the most prestigious U.S. orchestras.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is committed to inspiring the broadest possible audiences. The DSO performs more than 175 public concerts each year, including the Texas Instruments Classical Series and a 9-week Pops series. The orchestra performs free Community Concerts Series concerts in neighborhoods throughout the City of Dallas. The DSO on the Go series takes the orchestra to concert halls in communities across North Texas. The DSO's award-winning youth education programs enhance community ownership by building new and diverse audiences for the future. In the last 25 years, the orchestra has released more than 30 CD recordings; toured Europe five times; and performed in Asia, Mexico, Washington D.C. at the Kennedy Center, and in New York at Carnegie Hall.