Wednesday, August 21, 2013 , Updated 12:00 p.m., September 5, 2013
Allen Performing Arts Center will host Dallas Symphony on September 5
The "DSO on the Go" program brings the classical music to you.
ALLEN The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform a pops concert at the Allen Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 5 as part of the DSO on the GO program, which includes concerts in seven area cities.
The program began last year with a concert in Allen.
“We know with the size of the Metroplex and the traffic, sometimes it's hard for people to get to work, get home from work, gather the family and turn right back around and drive to downtown Dallas,” said Chris Shull, DSO spokesman. “The Meyerson is our home and always will be, but if we can get out to the great halls like [the Allen Performing Arts Center], it makes it easier for audiences to hear our music and become interested in orchestra music in general.”
The concert set list includes Morton Gould’s “American Salute,” “Candide Overture” by Leonard Bernstein and “Tzigane” by Maurice Ravel, which will feature concert soloist Angela Fuller Heyde on violin. The concert will be conducted by Alasdair Neale.
The symphony's schedule also includes a performance October 13 at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco. The symphony will return to Allen early next year to perform a classical concert, though the exact date of that performance has yet to be determined.
In addition to performing in local concerts, orchestra musicians will give seminars and master classes to middle and high school students in the cities they visit. The musicians will listen to students play and give group lessons and demonstrations.
“We are so excited to host DSO on the GO concerts in the Allen ISD Performing Arts Center,” said Anthony Gibson, Allen ISD fine arts director, in a release about the concert. “At past performances by the Dallas Symphony our students were able to experience up close music-making at its finest, and I know this concert will be the same. The program will be great fun for music lovers and for anyone looking for an enjoyable, relaxed evening or date night, and will help get the school year off to a great start.”
Concert tickets cost $19 and can be purchased by calling 214-692-0203 or visiting DallasSymphony.com.
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