DSO on the go
Dallas Symphony's Concert Truck hits the road for free outdoor shows in May and June
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Concert Truck is on the road again, bringing mobile concerts to more than 30 locations around the city in May and June.
A favorite pandemic-time pivot from 2020, the Concert Truck is a 16-foot mobile box truck converted into a fully functioning concert hall on wheels - complete with lights, sound system, and piano. Musicians and soloists arrive, set up, and give performances from the truck's stage outdoors.
From May 17 to June 11, the Concert Truck will visit more than two dozen Dallas locations, from Klyde Warren Park and NorthPark Center to local hospitals and residential communities. Each concert will be free, family-friendly, and last no more than 60 minutes.
The complete Concert Truck schedule can be found here.
Concerts kick off 2:30 pm Wednesday, May 17 at The Landon at Lake Highlands, followed by a performance at 6:15 pm at Highland Park Library.
Pianists Susan Zhang and Nick Luby founded the Concert Truck in 2016 as a mobile concert stage that could take classical chamber music directly to communities, and they travel all over the United States. They first took up residence with the DSO during the 2020 holiday season and have returned to Dallas for four more residencies.
Dallas performances will feature Zhang and Luby, as well as DSO musicians in small configurations – from solo violin to brass combo. Audiences this spring can expect to hear works by Amy Beach, Johannes Brahms, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price, Robert and Clara Schumann, Maurice Ravel, and more, they say.
“We are thrilled to partner once again with The Concert Truck, continuing our ability to bring fantastic music out of the Meyerson and into Dallas communities,” says Kim Noltemy, Ross Perot President & CEO of the Dallas Symphony, in a release. “Our time with The Concert Truck remains a programming highlight and I hope to see many faces – new and familiar – this summer at our performances.”
To keep up with the Concert Truck, visit dallassymphony.org