Dallas Symphony inaugurates more casual “ReMix” series

Posted on: October 11, 2013

“The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is going on the road again,” writes Scott Cantrell in Thursday’s (10/10) Dallas Morning News. “Not to Europe or Carnegie Hall this time. No, this week the orchestra is going just down the street, to the year-old Dallas City Performance Hall. A program to be presented both Friday and Saturday nights is inaugurating a new and less formal ReMix series. With a mere 750 seats vs. the Meyerson Symphony Center’s 2,000, it’s a chance to experience the orchestra on more intimate terms. Music director Jaap van Zweden will conduct this first of two ReMix programs this season,” a program of Bach, Prokofiev, and Schoenberg. “Unlike at the Meyerson, audience members will be able to bring drinks into the auditorium. ‘There are a lot of things we need to do to build audiences,’ says Jonathan Martin, the DSO’s president and CEO. ‘One of the things is to present live symphonic music in a different way.’ … Martin says the new series, which might be expanded depending on interest, will continue to be based on symphonic repertory, although he doesn’t rule out smaller, chamber-orchestra versions of the DSO for some programs.” The second concert in the ReMix series is set for March 2014.

Posted October 11, 2013