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Table of Contents A Brief history: dallas symphony orchestra 2 - 3 season highlights 4 - 5 jaap van zweden biography and season highlights 6 - 7 2010-2011 premieres and commissions 8 2010-2011 Residencies and Appearances 9

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Jaap van Zweden, music director

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Douglas Adams, president

2010 -2011 dallas symphony orchestra roster 1 0 -1 1 douglas adams biography 1 2

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featured conductors 1 3 ticket information

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a brief HISTORY

t h e

da l l as

s y m p h on y

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s beginnings can be traced to May 22,1900, when a 40-member ensemble performed under the direction of German-born conductor Hans Kreissig. In the ensuing years, the DSO grew into a major American orchestra under the leadership of such eminent conductors as Walter J. Fried, Jacques Singer, Antal Dorati, Walter Hendl, Paul Kletzki, Sir Georg Solti, Donald Johanos, Anshel Brusilow, Max Rudolf and Louis Lane. In 1977, Mexican-born Eduardo Mata was appointed music director and conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and, during his tenure, the DSO saw the dedication of its permanent home: the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in 1989. Following Mata, the DSO named Andrew Litton as music director in 1993. Litton embarked on an ambitious program to significantly raise the orchestra’s international standing as he launched the DSO’s first television venture; made numerous recordings with the DSO, including the Gramophone Magazine Editor’s Choice Award-winning Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos

o r c h est r a CD; appeared several times at Carnegie Hall; as well as led the DSO on three European tours.

the dallas Symphony orchestra’s beginnings can be traced to may 22, 1900.

Following Litton’s departure, the DSO named Jaap van Zweden as its new music director in February of 2007. Since his debut, van Zweden has received consistent praise for his stunning interpretations of works including Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the Verdi Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 and many more. The Dallas Symphony received lavish praise for two recordings under Maestro van Zweden’s leadership, including Beethoven’s Fifth and Seventh Symphonies released in 2008 and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Capriccio italien in 2009. Van Zweden and the DSO will return to the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival in the summer of 2010 following an outstanding return in 2009, and in 2011 will appear at the Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall. The 2010-2011 season marks van Zweden’s third with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The dso saw the dedication of its permanent home: the morton H. Meyerson symphony center in 1989. 3


Marvin Hamlisch

season highlights

Frankie Valli

Jaap Van Zweden Marvin Hamlisch Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Oscar, Pulitzer and Golden Globe-

Experience the world’s finest musicians and biggest stars in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s best season yet. The DSO will

winning pianist, conductor and composer Marvin Hamlisch

harness music’s power in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Handel’s Messiah and unleash sonic splendor with Holst’s The

performs in three special concerts especially for DSO Pops.

Planets and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Hum along as Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch leads the DSO in Pops

A favorite of audiences everywhere, his witty commentary

Favorites and relive Hollywood’s memorable scenes with Masters of Film Music.

and stage presence will also add flair to performances celebrating the best American jazz and popular songs.

With breathtaking music and lively entertainment, the DSO offers diverse programming week after week you will not Masters of Film Music

experience anywhere else. Take your seat and settle in — get your ticket to DESTINATION DSO.

Masters of Film Music The spotlight shines on Hollywood’s finest composers in a new, groundbreaking concert series. Masters of Film Music showcases the music behind today’s most popular movies, with memorable screen scenes as well as new commissioned works,

Leon Fleisher

Nicola Benedetti

Liza Minnelli

all performed by the marvelous Dallas Symphony Orchestra.


JAAP VAN ZWEDEN MUSIC DIRECTOR OF THE DSO

Jaap van Zweden, now in his second year as music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, begins his third season with the orchestra in September 2010. His commitment to the orchestra was recently extended through the 2015-2016 season. Under his direction, the orchestra is enhancing its programming and community outreach at home, is raising its profile across the nation with a residency in Vail, CO and an appearance at Carnegie Hall, continues work to champion new composers and is raising its level of performance to compare favorably with any top orchestra in the world. Concurrently with his post in Dallas, van Zweden’s other titled positions include music director of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra (2005-2013), and principal conductor of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra of Belgium (2008-2011).

Under van Zweden’s leadership, the DSO has established an ongoing residency at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival through the summer of 2012 and debuted five world premiere works in two seasons as part of the DSO’s Texas Instruments Classical Series. Since van Zweden’s debut as music director, the DSO has received consistent praise for interpretations of works including Tchaikovsky’s Fourth and Fifth Symphonies, the Verdi Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 and many more. Throughout the past seasons, the orchestra, under van Zweden’s leadership, has received lavish praise from notable media including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Musical America, The Financial Times, BBC Music Magazine, The Dallas Morning News and many others. In fact, the world premiere of August 4, 1964, by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky and librettist Gene Scheer at the beginning of van Zweden’s tenure in 2008, earned the DSO an invitation to perform at the inaugural Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall in 2011. In a December 2009 article in The LA Times, Mark Swed named van Zweden one of the ”Faces to Watch“ in 2010, and raved after listening to van Zweden’s most recent recordings on the Dallas Symphony’s recording label DSOLive! that van Zweden “knows how to generate tense, tactile excitement in all kinds of music.”

Van Zweden has also become a highly soughtafter guest artist with American orchestras since the DSO introduced him to U.S. audiences in 2007. Most recently, van Zweden led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Brahms (2009), the Philadelphia Orchestra in works by Bruckner and Mozart (2009) and the Cleveland Orchestra in works by Tchaikovsky (2010). In April of 2010, van Zweden makes his debut at the LA Philharmonic leading works by Rachmaninoff and Brahms. During the 2010-2011 season, van Zweden debuts with the Atlanta Symphony and makes his much-anticipated third guest appearance with the Chicago Symphony. Van Zweden is also scheduled during 2010-2011 to make his second guest appearance with both the Philadelphia Orchestra and the LA Philharmonic. He has guested with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, London Philharmonic and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National du Capital de Toulouse, Munich Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Tokyo Philharmonic,

among others. In addition to his 2010-2011 U.S. appearances in Atlanta, Chicago and St. Louis, van Zweden debuts with the Sao Paulo Symphony, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and returns to the London Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.

Jaap van zweden’s 2010 - 2011 Season Highlights:

A prolific recording artist, van Zweden has recorded the complete Beethoven symphonies with the Residentie Orchestra of The Hague for Philips, Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Mahler Symphony No. 5 (recorded live at his London Philharmonic debut) and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Van Zweden has recorded the Brahms symphonies with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, with whom he is currently recording a Bruckner cycle for Octavia, with symphonies 2, 4, 5, 7 and 9 already released to great critical acclaim. In addition, the DSO has released two recordings of his live performances with the orchestra on the DSO’s recording label DSOLive! – Beethoven’s Fifth and Seventh Symphonies and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Capriccio italien.

Season opening concert featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica, and pianist Jeffrey Kahane September 9-12

Born in 1960 in the Netherlands, van Zweden began his violin studies at the Amsterdam Conservatory before entering The Juilliard School in New York at age 16, as a student of Dorothy DeLay, and supported his way through school by winning various violin competitions. He was married in 1983, and he and his wife Aaltje have four children ages 24 to 13. The van Zwedens are very committed to bringing awareness and acceptance to the cause of autism, and in the Netherlands have established the Papageno Foundation devoted to bringing music therapy into the homes of autistic children.

Beethoven Symphony No. 7 with guest soloists Chee-Yun, Lynn Harrell and Anne-Marie McDermott September 23-26 Brahms: A German requiem October 14-16 The Dallas Symphony premiere of Steven Stucky’s Rhapsodies November 18-20 The world premiere of Stewart Copeland’s gamelan d’drum, featuring the percussion ensemble D’Drum February 3-5 Mahler: Symphony No. 6 March 24-26 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Choral May 19-22 7

GUEST CONDUCTORS The Dallas Symphony Orchestra welcomes the following esteemed conductors during the 2010-2011 season.

thomas wilkins

alondra de la parra

jun mÄrkl

paolo carignani

roberto minczuk

thomas dausgaard

gÜnther herbig

helmuth rilling

douglas boyd


premieres & Commissions

residencies & appearances

January 20-23, 2011

February 3-5, 2011

Summer 2010

May 2011

Poul Ruders: Organ Concerto

Stewart Copeland: Gamelan D’Drum

Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival

Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall

World Premiere Dallas Symphony Orchestra Commission

World Premiere Dallas Symphony Orchestra Commission

Danish composer Poul Ruders will debut his Organ Concerto with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in January of 2011 with the DSO’s own Resident Organist Mary Preston as featured soloist. Ruders’ large body of music ranges from opera to orchestral works, including chamber, vocal and solo music, and his work spans almost three decades. Ruders’ Organ Concerto will receive its world premiere on the renowned Herman W. and Amelia H. Lay Family Concert Organ, one of the largest mechanical action organs ever built for a concert hall.

Best known as the drummer and one of the founders of the rock band The Police, Stewart Copeland has composed music for orchestra, stage and screen for almost three decades. Copeland’s percussion concerto will receive its world premiere by the percussion ensemble D’Drum, a five-member percussion group from Dallas which includes two Dallas Symphony Orchestra musicians: Principal Percussionist Douglas Howard and Assistant Principal Percussionist Ronald Snider.

Following an acclaimed residency during the summer of 2009, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will begin a three-year summer residency as one of three resident orchestras at the prestigious Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival beginning with the summer of 2010. Music Director Jaap van Zweden will lead the DSO in a series of six concerts at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, set against a backdrop of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Upon hearing the DSO under van Zweden’s baton for the first time at the 2009 Festival, the Denver Post’s Fine Arts Critic Kyle MacMillan claimed, “Response to the Dutch conductor from critics and audiences [in Dallas] has verged on the ecstatic… I’m ready to join the believers.” The DSO will act as an orchestra in residence along with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and over 40 soloists and chamber musicians.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will participate in the inaugural Spring for Music Festival in May of 2011 at the famed Carnegie Hall in New York City. Music Director Jaap van Zweden will lead the DSO and Dallas Symphony Chorus at the Festival as one of seven orchestras performing. The Spring for Music Festival is a concentrated festival of concerts by North American symphony and chamber orchestras presented annually at Carnegie Hall, allowing the participating orchestras to showcase their artistic philosophies through distinctive and adventurous programming in one of the world’s most competitive musical environments. This will mark the DSO’s eighth appearance at Carnegie Hall and the first under van Zweden’s baton.

2010-2011 texas instruments classical series premieres Ponce: Piano Concerto Stucky: Rhapsodies Neilsen: Symphony No. 2, The Four Temperaments

Van Otterloo: Intrada for Brass and Percussion Lutosławski: Livre pour orchestre R. Strauss: Entr’acte after Act I from Intermezzo

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform at Carnegie Hall during the Spring for Music Festival, May 6-14, 2011. Visit www.springformusic.com for more information.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will be featured in six performances, June 30 – July 7, 2010. Visit www.vailmusicfestival.org for more information. 9


Kara Kirkendoll Welch

Scott Walzel +

TUBA

Deborah Baron +

Peter Grenier

PICCOLO

CONTRABASSOON

Matthew Good Principal Dot and Paul Mason Chair

Deborah Baron

Peter Grenier

OBOE

FRENCH HORN Gregory Hustis Principal Howard E. Rachofsky Chair

Michael Coren

Erin Hannigan Principal Nancy P. and John G. Penson Chair

Daniel Levine

Willa Henigman +

Haley Hoops

Mildred McShane

David Matthews

Nicole Cash

John Myers

Brent Ross

Paul Capehart

The dallas symphony orchestra Roster Jaap van Zweden Music Director The Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Music Directorship Marvin Hamlisch Principal Pops Conductor The Dot and Paul Mason Principal Pops Conductor Podium Rei Hotoda Assistant Conductor Richard Kaufman Pops Conductor Laureate FIRST VIOLIN Emanuel Borok, Concertmaster Michael L. Rosenberg Chair Gary Levinson > Fanchon and Howard Hallam Chair Jan Mark Sloman # Motoi Takeda * Diane Kitzman Maria Schleuning Susan Ager-Breitbarth

Lucas Aleman ^ Filip Fenrych ^ Arkady Fomin

Dawn Stahler VIOLA

Andrew Schast

Ellen Rose Principal Hortense and Lawrence S. Pollack Chair

Daphne Volle

Barbara Sudweeks +

Bruce Wittrig

Ann Marie Roeske +

Kaori Yoshida ^

Kay Gardner

Sarah Hardesty Mary Reynolds

SECOND VIOLIN Angela Fuller Principal Barbara K. and Seymour R. Thum Chair

Mitta Angell Pamela Askew Caroline Clayton

Jolyon Pegis

Kari Nostbakken Peter Steffens BASS Nicolas Tsolainos Principal Anonymously Endowed Chair

Thomas Demer

Tom Lederer Co-Principal

Valerie Dimond

Roger Fratena +

Alexandra Adkins +

John Geisel

Paula Holmes Fleming

Sho-mei Pelletier +

David Sywak

Elizabeth Patterson

Bing Wang Bruce Patti

CELLO

Heidi Itashiki

Christopher Adkins Principal Fannie and Stephen S. Kahn Chair

Andrzej Kapica

Yuri Anshelevich +

Shu Lee

Theodore Harvey +

Lauren Charbonneau Janet Cherry

William Scobie

ENGLISH HORN David Matthews CLARINET Gregory Raden Principal Mr. and Mrs. C. Thomas May, Jr. Chair

PERCUSSION Douglas Howard Principal Margie and William H. Seay Chair

LA

Sara Cyrus ++

STAGE MANAGER Carl Wong STAGE TECHNICIAN Marc Dunkelberg PERSONNEL MANAGER Michael Coren

Ronald Snider ±

TRUMPET

Daniel Florio

Ryan Anthony Principal Diane and Hal Brierley Chair

HARP Susan Dederich-Pejovich Principal

L. Russell Campbell + Thomas Booth ±

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Senior Associate Concertmaster

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Principal Associate Concertmaster

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Associate Concertmaster Associate Principal

Kevin Finamore

RESIDENT ORGANIST

Harold Nogle, Jr.

Mary Preston Lay Family Chair

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Assistant Principal

TROMBONE

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Principal Bass Emeritus

John Kitzman Principal

STAFF KEYBOARDIST

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Members of both Violin I and II Sections

Christopher Runk

Clifford Spohr <

Christopher Runk

Jean Garver Principal Joy and Ronald Mankoff Chair

David Heyde +

Melanie Gilmore Choral Librarian

Paul Garner + and Eb Clarinet

Dwight Shambley

FLUTE

Douglas Howard Interim Principal Dr. Eugene and Charlotte Bonelli Chair

Melissa Rogers Assistant Librarian

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BASS CLARINET

Alan Yanofsky

TIMPANI

Mark Wilson Associate Librarian

BASSOON Wilfred Roberts Principal Irene H. Wadel and Robert I. Atha Chair

Steven Harlos DSO League, Élan Circle and Innovators Chair

Chris Oliver ++ Darren McHenry BASS TROMBONE

++ One year position LA

Leave of Absence

LIBRARIANS

Darren McHenry

Karen Schnackenberg Chief Librarian 11

Rotating string players are listed alphabetically.


Douglas adams president of the dallas symphony orchestra recently secured a contract extension with the DSO’s brilliant conductor through the 2015-2016 season. Adams has also made significant strides to raise the profile of the popular DSO Pops Series. Most recently, Adams secured world-renowned pianist and composer Marvin Hamlisch as the DSO’s principal pops conductor beginning with the 2010-2011 season. Adams’ pairing of van Zweden and Hamlisch equips the DSO with an artistic dream team, positioning the DSO as an orchestra at the highest level of classical and pops artistic leadership. As president and CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Douglas Adams leads the largest arts organization in the Southwest. He is responsible for managing all artistic and administrative operations of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO), as well as the presentation of over 150 concerts a year. Adams works closely with the Board of Directors and other cultural, business and city leaders in order to lead the orchestra into a new era of artistic excellence and community involvement. Adams was named president and CEO of the DSO in July of 2008, and officially took over at the start of the 2008-2009 season, just as Music Director Jaap van Zweden began his tenure. Adams has formed a strong partnership with van Zweden and

Under Adams’ leadership, the DSO has also reached major artistic goals and experienced brisk ticket sales. Achievements such as securing the Dallas Symphony as an orchestra in residence at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival through the summer of 2012; five world premiere works debuted by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in two seasons as part of the DSO’s Texas Instruments Classical Series; the newly launched Masters of Film Music programming initiative, commissioning new works for the DSO from some of today’s leading film composers as part of the DSO Pops Series; and the launch of the DSO Teen Council, a select group of musically passionate teens who advise the DSO on programming and more;

are only a few of the artistic and community breakthroughs the DSO has achieved under Adams’ direction. In addition, during Adams’ first full season at the helm, the DSO saw record-breaking single ticket sales, a feat not many orchestras or artistic institutions were able to accomplish amid the growing economic crisis. Through innovative programming and unique marketing tactics, the DSO was able to exceed over $11 million in revenue; with well over 25% of patrons being new to the DSO experience. Adams previously worked with the DSO as general manager under former President and CEO Eugene Bonelli from 1999 to 2002, overseeing all business aspects of the orchestra and administration. Prior to his return to the DSO, Adams was president and CEO of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra for six years. Under Adams’ leadership, the CSO posted six consecutive years of in-the-black financial performance and saw an increase in ticket sales of more than 40%. The CSO’s artistic reputation also grew under Adams’ guidance and, in addition, he led the campaign to win voter approval of $60 million in bonds funds; funds slated to be used for a major renovation of Denver’s Boettcher Concert Hall.

residencies featured & appearances conductors Conductor and pianist, Rei Hotoda began her tenure as assistant conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra with the 2009-2010 season. A protégé of acclaimed conductor Marin Alsop, Hotoda has guest conducted orchestras throughout North America and Europe including the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Edmonton Symhpony, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra and the International Contemporary Ensemble. During her first year with the DSO, Hotoda led the orchestra in a myriad of programs including the DSO concert series in Greenville, TX, DSO Pops Series concerts, Family Concert Series, Summer Casual Classics, DSO Youth Concerts and the outdoor parks concert series.

Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch

begins his first season with the orchestra in September 2010. Hamlisch continues a long relationship with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and will deepen that with his two-year commitment to the DSO Pops Series as principal pops conductor. Hamlisch’s history with the DSO includes composing an original work in celebration of the opening of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Anatomy of Peace, in 1989. He also performed at the 1989 Grand Opening Fortnight of the Meyerson with Johnny Mathis – one of the first artists to perform onstage in the newly opened hall – and revisited this monumental performance in September of 2009 when the DSO celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Meyerson. As composer, Hamlisch has won virtually every major award that exists: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards; his groundbreaking show, A Chorus Line, received the Pulitzer Prize.

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Second and third national television appearances:

1996 Bernstein, Barber and Beethoven and Happy Birthday, George Gershwin!

significant events

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dso

h isto r y

Organ Competition

Fifth DSO appearance at Carnegie Hall; Dallas

1999 Symphony named orchestra in residence at Bravo!

First performances under name of Beethoven

1905 Symphony Orchestra 1911

First performances under the name Dallas Symphony Orchestra; first time DSO musicians were paid for their work

1946- First national radio broadcast, national tour 1947 and recordings DSO moves to McFarlin Auditorium at Southern

1949 Methodist University

1965 First DSO appearance at Carnegie Hall Brusilow initiates first pops programming referred to as the “Dallas Sound”

1914 World War I, first suspension of operations

1971

1918 Operations resume

1977 Dallas Symphony Chorus founded

1920

First concerts for children in Dallas Public Schools

1981

First all-professional orchestra; first performances at

1985 DSO’s first European tour

1925 Fair Park Music Hall

1938 First major financial reorganization of DSO 1941 World War II, second suspension of operations 1945

Operations resume

DSO’s second appearance at Carnegie Hall

1988 DSO’s third appearance at Carnegie Hall 1989 Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center opens First DSO national television appearance on Amazing

1995 Music; DSO’s fourth appearance at Carnegie Hall

2009

Celebrated 20th anniversary of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center; performed as orchestra in residence at the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival alongside the New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra; Dallas Symphony invited to perform at the Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall in May of 2011

Second DSO European tour; first DSO appearance

1997 on European television; first Dallas International

Vail Valley Music Festival

1900 First public performance as Dallas Symphony Club

2008

First appearance at the Festival del Sole in Napa Valley, California; Dallas Symphony named orchestra in residence for Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival; first season under Music Director Jaap van Zweden

Centennial year; third DSO European tour; second

2000 Dallas International Organ Competition

2010 Marvin Hamlisch named Principal Pops Conductor

2001 Sixth appearance at Carnegie Hall

Former Music Directors & Conductors

Fourth DSO European tour; third Dallas International

2003 Organ Competition

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center 15th

2004 anniversary celebration 2005

Seventh appearance at Carnegie Hall; first-ever joint concert by DSO and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra; DSO Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto recording wins 2005 Gramophone Editor’s Choice Award

2006

First-ever Celebration of Diversity Award received from Ernst & Young for commitment to diversity; recipient of International Business Achievement Award from Greater Dallas Chamber

1900: Hans Kreissig, Music Director 1905: Walter J. Fried, Music Director 1911: Carl Venth, First Professional Conductor 1925: Dr. Paul van Katwijk, Music Director 1938: Jacques Singer, Music Director 1945: Antal Dorati, Music Director 1949: Walter Hendl, Music Director 1958: Paul Kletzki, Music Director 1961: Sir Georg Solti, Chief Conductor 1962: Donald Johanos, Music Director 1970: Anshel Brusilow, Music Director 1973: Max Rudolph, Music Advisor 1975: Louis Lane, Music Director 1977: Eduardo Mata, Music Director 1994: Andrew Litton, Music Director

Celebrated the announcement of Music Director

2007 Jaap van Zweden

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dso recordings since 2000 2009 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ** Symphony No. 5 Capriccio italien Jaap van Zweden, conductor 2008 Ludwig van Beethoven ** Symphonies 5 and 7 Jaap van Zweden, conductor 2007 George Gershwin• Rhapsody in Blue Piano Concerto in F Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra Variations on I Got Rhythm for Piano and Orchestra Justin Brown, conductor Anne Marie McDermott, piano 2006 Charles IveS* Symphonies 1, 2, 3, 4 Central Park in the Dark General William Booth Enters into Heaven Andrew Litton, conductor

notable dso premieres & Commissions

Johannes BrahmS * Piano Concerto No. 2 Four Piano Pieces

2001 Dmitri Shostakovich + Symphonies 6 and 10

Andrew Litton, conductor Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Andrew Litton, conductor

Lowell Lieberman + Symphony No. 2 Concerto for Flute and Orchestra

2000 Gustav Mahler + Symphony No. 3

Andrew Litton, conductor Eugenia Zukerman, flute Dallas Symphony Chorus

2004 Sergei RachmaninofF* Gramophone Magazine Editor’s Choice Award Winner The Piano Concertos Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Andrew Litton, conductor Stephen Hough, piano Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Choral Claus Peter Flor, conductor 2003 Gustav Mahler + Symphony No. 4 Andrew Litton, conductor 2002 Gustav Mahler + Symphony No. 10 Andrew Litton, conductor

Recorded for Bridge Records

Andrew Litton, conductor Nathalie Stutzmann, contralto Women of the Dallas Symphony Chorus Texas Boys Choir

Dallas Christmas Gala + Andrew Litton, conductor David R. Davidson, Dallas Symphony Chorus director Dallas Symphony Chorus

Sound Bytes

Dallas Symphony Opera Gala + Andrew Litton, conductor Allessandra Marc, soprano Dallas Symphony Chorus

* Recorded for Hyperion ** Recorded for DSOLive + Recorded for Delos

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has over 70 recordings in its impressive repertoire, also including the Grammy®-nominated recordings of Tchaikovsky in 1996 and Richard Strauss in 1982 among many others. For a full discography, please contact the DSO Media Relations Office.

2009-2010 Season Christopher Theofanidis Cello Concerto• Margaret Brouwer Viola Concerto• +

Jennifer Higdon Percussion Concerto ++ Jonathan Bailey Holland Primary Movements: A Ballet•

2008-2009 Season Steven Stucky August 4, 1964• Bright Sheng Never Far Away, Harp Concerto ++ Alexander Raskatov In Excelsis, Violin Concerto•

2004-2005 Season Cindy McTee Einstein’s Dream• William Walton Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario*** Charles Ives Symphony No. 3*** Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 6*** Jean Sibelius Legends*** Daniel Catán Suite from Florencia en el Amazonas*** Peteris Vasks Cantabile for String Orchestra*** Christopher Theofanidis Rainbow Body***

2007-2008 Season John Corigliano Percussion Concerto ++ 2006-2007 Season Roberto Sierra The Bacchae• Augusta Read Thomas Helios Choros I (Sun God Dances)• 2005-2006 Season George Tsontakis Man of Sorrow• Robert X. Rodriguez Musical Dice Game•

Stephen Paulus Grand Concerto for Organ and Orchestra + Richard Dubugnon Les Arcanes Symphoniques* Lowell Liebermann Variations on a Theme of Mozart*** Leonard Bernstein Mass*** 2002-2003 Season Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 4*** Paul Kletzki Symphony No. 2* Jean Sibelius Pohjola’s Daughter, Symphonic Fantasia*** John Musto Passacaglia + Ferruccio Busoni Piano Concerto in C major*** Paul Hindemith Kammermusik No. 7*** Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem*** Roberto Sierra Folias, Variations for Guitar and Orchestra***

2003-2004 Season John Corigliano Red Violin Concerto ++ 17

Edward Elgar Symphony No. 3*** Carl Nielsen Violin Concerto*** 2001- 2002 Season Joseph Schwantner September Canticle (In Memoriam)• 2000-2001 Season Lowell Liebermann Suite from the opera Dorian Gray• Mark-Anthony Turnage Silent Cities* Lowell Liebermann Trumpet Concerto, Op. 64**

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Dallas Symphony Orchestra Commission

++ DSO Co-Commission •

World Premiere

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US Premiere

** Dallas Premiere *** Dallas Symphony Orchestra Premiere


DSO IN THE ComMUNITY The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to bringing

HEARTSTRINGS

the joy of music to the whole community. Through

The HeartStrings Program provides free concert tickets to organizations who serve people of limited means. Over 40 area nonprofits are recipients of HeartStrings tickets, receiving over 2,000 tickets collectively on an annual basis. For more information about how to participate in the HeartStrings Program, please contact the Patron Services Center at 214.692.0203.

community engagement, the DSO proudly presents classical music in a way that reaches diverse segments of our population each year.

PARKS & FESTIVAL CONCERTS

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents six free concerts at varying City of Dallas parks and recreation centers each spring, with the traditional Easter Sunday and Memorial Day concerts drawing up to 10,000 attendees. Coupled with the annual African American and Latino music festivals at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, over 72,000 individuals are entertained through the DSO’s parks and festivals concerts each year.

SPEAKER’S BUREAU

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Speaker’s Bureau provides insight into the workings and impact the DSO has on the community. Topics of interest range from: the life of a musician, community impact, goals of the DSO, navigating the music, music’s impact on youth, how to get involved and various other subject matters. For more information on any of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Community Engagement initiatives, please call 214.871.4033.

EDUCATION dallas independent school district The DSO will expand its programs with the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) during the 2010-2011 season. A recently implemented DSO Quartet in Residence will perform, lead sectionals and provide individual and group instruction throughout the school year for the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts string students in Dallas, TX. The partnership between the DSO and DISD will also work toward ensuring every eligible 5th grade student in DISD will attend a Dallas Symphony Orchestra performance during the 20102011 school year. Youth Concerts

The DSO’s Youth Concerts serve elementary-age students each season. Through great classical repertoire, accompanying classroom curriculum, supporting existing school music curriculum and encouraging audience participation during the concerts, over 30,000 students are reached each season within the Dallas area.

Performance Preludes

Free concert previews are presented by engaging and knowledgeable speakers prior to all Texas Instruments Classical Series performances. These speakers are also available to come to your school, club or community group. Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition

This prestigious competition is intended to identify and encourage the highest level of musical talent each spring in the South-Central United States, including New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Competitors range between the age of eight and 18, and vie for a scholarship to be applied towards musical education and a chance to perform with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Symphony YES!

Through the DSO’s Symphony YES! program, ensembles from the orchestra travel to schools to present up to 100 performances annually for students in grades one through six. Audiences for each presentation are limited, creating an intimate 19

and informative environment in which musicians introduce their instruments, perform a variety of repertoire and interact with students. Symphony YES! ensembles are also available to visit middle schools for coaching, clinics and performances. Young Strings

Young Strings exists to discover, develop and promote the musical talents of outstanding young minority string players with the long-term goal of providing students with the resources and skills necessary to pursue professional musical careers. Targeting African American and Latino students, the program seeks to increase the multi-cultural diversity of American orchestras as well as broaden the community ownership of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. There are currently 244 students participating in the Young Strings program, and alumni of the program have gone on to study at schools such as The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music and many others.


Not from the Berlin Philharmonic, not from the Chicago Symphony will you hear a more electrifying Tchaikovsky Fourth Symphony than that delivered Thursday night by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

— Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News September 18, 2009

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Mr. van Zweden drew rich, emphatic playing from the orchestra… It is too early to say what artistic profile Mr. van Zweden will bring to this American orchestra. But his chemistry with the players is real.

— Anthony Tommasini, New York Times October 23, 2009 The 50-year-old Dutch maestro [Jaap van Zweden] knows how to generate tense, tactile excitement in all kinds of music.

Cocktails and an elegant meal set the sophisticated tone, then thrill as Jaap van Zweden and the extraordinary Lang Lang perform Beethoven’s majestic Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor. Stay for the after-party – always a can’t-miss affair. Dallas Symphony Orchestra subscribers have priority for advanced table and ticket sales.

— Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times December 24, 2009

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