Dallas Symphony’s inaugural 2015 festival to emphasize visual art

Posted on: April 14, 2014

“The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has announced two projects for its Soluna international music and arts festival, planned for May 7-24, 2015” at performance spaces and galleries in and beyond the Dallas Arts District, writes Scott Cantrell in Friday’s (4/11) Dallas Morning News. “Swiss visual artist Pipilotti Rist will collaborate with the DSO on a multimedia video work. Rist, whose audio and video installations have been exhibited at biennales … explores and blurs boundaries between visual art and popular culture. A video by Israeli filmmaker Yael Bartana, whose works deal with displacement, will be shown before performances of Leonard Bernstein’s Kaddish Symphony. Anna Sophia van Zweden, daughter of DSO music director Jaap van Zweden, will serve as director of festival advancement. The theme of the inaugural festival is ‘Destination (America),’ exploring the great 20th-century influx of artists, musicians and writers from countries riven by wars and ethnic and religious persecutions…. Texas-born Parisian artist Monte Laster will be in residence for the festival…. According to Denise McGovern, the DSO’s director of communications…. ‘Soluna is a word that blends sol and luna, sun and moon, and it stuck out to us as giving the kind of feeling we were looking for.’ ”

Posted April 14, 2014