The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Meyerson Symphony Center with a week full of free musical events.
The J.J. Pearce High School marching band will start things off on Saturday, September 6, by leading a parade down Flora Street into the Meyerson. The day will also include family activities; building tours; educational crafts and games; and 20-minute performances by Dallas-area ensembles and dance troupes, including the Avant Chamber Ballet and the Turtle Creek Chorale. Dallas Winds will close out the day with a concert.
A different ensemble will present a free concert on four consecutive days. Monday, September 8, will bring the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, followed by the Dallas Symphony on Tuesday, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts on Wednesday, and Dallas Symphony Chorus with the Lay Family Concert Organ on Thursday.
There will also be free tours of the Meyerson available, as well as a Bach's Lunch at noon on Monday with Laurie Shulman, author of The Meyerson Symphony Center: Building A Dream, the definitive account of the planning, construction and opening of the Meyerson Symphony Center. That event is also free, but reservations required by calling 214-871-4006.