Big D meet-up: Dallas Symphony and singer/songwriter Erykah Badu

Posted on: May 16, 2019

“Gigging together for the first time ever next month: Erykah Badu and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra,” writes Dan Singer in Wednesday’s (5/15) Dallas Morning News. The joint concert will take place on June 21 at Meyerson Symphony Center. “Badu’s genre-bending tendencies and the DSO’s willingness to sprinkle pop performances into its program here and there make the two strangely suited for collaboration. And their shared Dallas roots don’t hurt either. For the DSO, the show will be a key change following a series of sci-fi movie score performances … Badu will be switching gears too: She’s spending portions of June on tour in Paris, Portugal, Germany and London.” In a press release, Dallas Symphony President and CEO Kim Noltemy said, “It is thrilling to have one of Dallas’s international music icons paired with the wonderful playing of the DSO musicians. Badu’s roots are in South Oak Cliff, and the DSO is committed to launching an important music program for students in Southern Dallas. Beginning this summer, we will provide free access to music lessons and instruments to hundreds of children. Badu is emblematic of the power of music education in childhood and the paths it can create.”

Posted May 16, 2019