Dallas Symphony’s 2018-19 season: guest conductors, Soluna Festival in April, John Adams, Bernstein, Pärt

Posted on: February 21, 2018

“Without a music director in place, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will be using a variety of conductors next season,” writes Scott Cantrell in Friday’s (2/16) Dallas Morning News. They will include Conductor Laureate Jaap van Zweden, Assistant Conductor Ruth Reinhardt, and former assistant conductors Karina Canellakis and Lawrence Loh. “Other familiar faces on the podium will include David Zinman, David Robertson, Carlos Kalmar … Andrew Grams, Brett Mitchell, Matthew Halls, Krzystof Urbanski, Juraj Valcuha, Lionel Bringuier and John Storgards…. The September Gala will feature not a classical headliner but actress/singer Kristin Chenoweth. The Soluna International Music and Arts Festival will move earlier, to April…. The Dallas Symphony Chorus will perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana [and] Rachmaninoff’s The Bells and Haydn’s The Creation…. John Adams will conduct two of his most popular works, Short Ride in a Fast Machine and the Violin Concerto.” American works include Christopher Theofanidis’s Rainbow Body, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, and Bernstein’s Age of Anxiety Symphony; Bernstein’s music also will be heard on pops and family concerts. “Rounding out the complement of more modern music will be Orawa (1986) by the late Polish composer Wojcieck Kilar and Tabula Rasa (1977) by the contemporary Estonian Arvo Pärt.”

Posted February 21, 2018