Dallas Symphony 2019-20 season: Schmidt oratorio, Strauss’s “Salome,” women conductors and composers

Posted on: February 11, 2019

“The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 season promises the boldest, freshest programming seen from the orchestra in goodness knows when,” writes Scott Cantrell in Friday’s (2/8) Dallas Morning News. “Fabio Luisi will be the music director-designate next season…. He’ll conduct … Franz Schmidt’s apocalyptic oratorio Book With the Seven Seals, based on the biblical Book of Revelation, and concert performances of Strauss’ opera Salome and his orchestral Alpine Symphony…. He’ll launch a recorded survey of [Brahms’s] four symphonies…. Principal guest conductor Gemma New will lead two weeks of subscription programs, plus the New Year’s Eve concert…. Xian Zhang and … Dalia Stasevska will make DSO debuts as guest conductors. Former assistant conductors Ruth Reinhardt and Karina Canellakis will return.… Programs will include recent works by composer-in-residence Julia Wolfe and fellow female composers Augusta Read Thomas, Kaija Saariaho and Salina Fisher, as well as works by Steven Mackey, Jerod Tate and Magnus Lindberg…. Four of the orchestra’s April concerts will be incorporated in the Soluna Festival. Sadly, the more intimate and informal ReMix series … has been dropped, but three of the Friday subscription concerts at the Meyerson will be in shorter formats, with post-concert mingling with musicians in the lobby.”

Posted February 11, 2019

In photo: Interior of Meyerson Symphony Center, where the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs. Photo by Mark Kitaoka