Dallas Symphony to welcome 10-year-old singer to stage, via new Southern Dallas education program

Posted on: June 5, 2019

“After teaming up with Patti LaBelle in January, 10-year-old soul singer and Oak Cliff native Skye Turner’s next high-profile performance will be with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra next Tuesday,” writes Dan Singer in Tuesday’s (6/4) Dallas Morning News. “It’s the last show of the DSO’s summer Parks Concerts series, set to wrap up before the orchestra joins forces with Erykah Badu later this month. Turner became an online sensation last year when LaBelle, her musical idol, noticed the youngster covering her 1983 hit If Only You Knew on Instagram…. On June 11, she’ll have the full Dallas Symphony Orchestra behind her at Paul Quinn College. After opening the program with a rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner, she’ll … sing Home, the grand finale to the 1970s musical The Wiz.… The collaboration came about through the DSO’s Southern Dallas Residency, a program the orchestra announced last year to provide instruments, instruction and concerts in the area, as well as opportunities for local artists to perform with DSO musicians. Orchestra staff reached out to the Dallas Metroplex Musicians’ Association … and the association—which focuses on African American music and musicians—pointed them in Turner’s direction.”

Posted June 5, 2019