Two premieres highlight Dallas Symphony’s 2010-11 season

Posted on: February 3, 2010

In Wednesday’s (2/3) Dallas Morning News, Scott Cantrell writes, “Two world premieres and a raft of new conductors and soloists are billed for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 2010-11 classical season. And star composer/pianist Marvin Hamlisch takes over as principal pops conductor, heading a series including appearances by Liza Minnelli, Jim Brickman, Chris Botti and Frankie Valli. In his third season as music director, Jaap van Zweden opens and closes the classical series with three all-Beethoven programs. Also noteworthy on his conducting schedule are the Mahler Sixth Symphony and Brahms German Requiem. The young Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra, a hit in a Latino festival concert last year, makes her main-season debut in a program of music from Mexico and South America. … The season’s two world premieres are a new Organ Concerto by Danish composer Poul Ruders, with Mary Preston as soloist, and American composer Stewart Copeland’s percussion concerto, Gamelan D’Drum, with the percussion ensemble D’Drum, including DSO percussionists Douglas Howard and Ronald Snider.”

Posted February 3, 2010

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