Dallas Symphony and Dallas Black Dance Theatre to honor lives lost to racial violence and injustice

Posted on: October 28, 2020

“The Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Black Dance Theatre are teaming up for a special performance to honor those who have lost their lives to racial violence and injustice,” writes Teresa Gubbins in Monday’s (10/26) Dallas Culture Map (TX). “The Unity Concert, a benefit for nonprofit Project Unity, will remember by name George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Fort Worth’s Atatiana Jefferson, and Dallas’ Botham Jean, among others. The performance will take place at 7:30 pm November 11 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center [and] feature the world premiere of the DSO’s newly commissioned work ‘Reflection on a Memorial’ by acclaimed 24-year-old Dallas composer Quinn Mason. The orchestra also will perform works by Black composers Adolphus Hailstork, Florence Price, and William Grant Still. Lawrence Loh will conduct…. Joining the [DSO and Dallas Black Dance Theatre] will be students from DSO’s Young Strings program.… ‘The events of recent months have been devastating and painful,’ says Kim Noltemy, DSO president and CEO. ‘We have reflected on how we as an organization can respond…. This concert will use music to unite and heal and to pay tribute to those who lost their lives and deserve to be honored.’ ”