Dallas Symphony to brief public about proposal for Meyerson Symphony Center improvements

Posted on: March 5, 2019

In the lobby of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, “the ceiling is a nasty shade of water-damaged,” writes Robert Wilonsky in Sunday’s (3/3) Dallas Morning News. “Walls, too, are streaked with echoes of leaks past…. Dallas City Hall, which counts the Meyerson among the cultural venues managed by the Office of Cultural Affairs, says the city loses about $2 million on the Meyerson every year…. The Dallas Symphony Association … wants to take the symphony center off the city’s hands…. The city would still own the building…. The public will be briefed on the plan Wednesday evening at the Meyerson…. The city has some money set aside for improvements at the Meyerson— around $3.8 million from the 2017 bond package, for starters. But the Dallas Symphony Association is pledging to raise $5 million, too, and have millions in capital improvements completed within the next decade…. ‘We’re not taking care of this incredible jewel that exists here, which many orchestras across the country and many performing arts groups would just dream of having,’ [Dallas Symphony President and CEO Kim] Noltemy said. ‘The Dallas Symphony has to … make this building better in every way possible.’ ”

Posted March 5, 2019