Dallas Symphony’s ReMix series, in fifth year, blends music and socializing

Posted on: March 8, 2018

“The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s ReMix series mixes many things—drinks, musicians and patrons, electric-blue shoes and black outfits,” writes Holly Lafon in Tuesday’s (3/6) Dallas Observer. “The laid-back affair delivers refinement and fun, showcasing modern pieces amid some of the most recognizable works in the classical canon. The Friday event committed to an Italian theme (accented with, yes, meatballs in the lobby). Rossini’s Barber of Seville opened for … Luciano Berio’s series of folk songs and the same composer’s reimagining of Franz Schubert, bookended with Rossini’s ‘William Tell Overture.’ ReMix started about five years ago and takes place in the intimate Moody Performance Hall, which seats 500…. The age range skews younger and drinking can happen in the hall. These are Dallas Symphony Orchestra assistant conductor Ruth Reinhardt’s favorite concerts to attend and conduct. ‘After the concert, the musicians come out in the lobby, and there’s always just nice mingling and chatting to the audience,’ … she says…. [The series was] launched as a way to attract a new and younger audience to the DSO.” DSO communications manager Chelsey Norris says, “In the five years since its introduction, we’ve seen an increase in new patrons at ReMix concerts and at traditional DSO concerts.”

Posted March 8, 2018

In photo: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Conductor Ruth Reinhardt take a bow at a recent ReMix concert. Photo by Ben Torres