Dallas Symphony’s revised fall 2020 season: small-scale, intermission-less concerts for reduced audiences

Posted on: August 24, 2020

“There will be live music for live audiences at the Meyerson Symphony Center this fall. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announced a revised slate of concerts along with coronavirus safety protocols for concertgoers and musicians,” reports Kimberly Richard on Friday (8/21) at KNBC-DFW. “The DSO has been busy during the coronavirus pandemic shutdown, playing more than 40 outdoor chamber concerts, recording four performances in the Meyerson Symphony Center for the orchestra’s web site and featuring individual musicians performing at home…. ‘None of it can truly replicate the feeling of watching a live performance or playing on the stage in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center,’ president and CEO Kim Noltemy said…. The DSO’s fall programs will be performed with no intermission, will be composed of smaller, socially distanced orchestral ensembles, and will allow an audience of only 50-75 patrons…. A new robotic camera system and video studio has been installed at the Meyerson Symphony Center, allowing the orchestra to offer their concerts as on-demand or live-streamed events.… The Dallas Symphony Chorus will not rehearse or perform this fall… Joshua Haberman, the Dallas Symphony Chorus Director, is developing plans to keep the singers engaged.”