A DSO First

DSO shares AT&T Gala with Dallas via first-ever simulcast at Klyde Warren Park

DSO shares AT&T Gala with Dallas via simulcast at Klyde Warren Park

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Director Jaap Van Zweden will lead the DSO in works by Ravel and Tchaikovsky at the September 13 AT&T Gala concert. Photo courtesy of Dallas Symphony Orchestra

For the first time in its history, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will simulcast a concert live and for free. On September 13, the DSO's AT&T Gala will stream from the Meyerson Symphony Center to Klyde Warren Park.

The concert, directed by Jaap van Zweden, includes a solo by internationally acclaimed violinist Itzhak Perlman. In a statement, gala co-chair Jan Miller described the opportunity to share the DSO gala with all of Dallas as "a thrill."

"Itzhak Perlman is an icon. Jaap van Zweden is a superstar," Miller said. "Together with our Dallas Symphony they will present a memorable evening of beautiful music, and this simulcast will share that experience with music-lovers beyond the Meyerson."

The concert begins at 8:45 pm and will be followed by a fireworks display in celebration of the Meyerson's 25th anniversary. A week of special events kicks off September 6; other celebrations are planned throughout the 2014-2015 concert season.

The free concert at Klyde Warren Park is being presented by Bank of America, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and U.S. Trust.