Dallas Symphony adjusts December-March programming due to pandemic

Posted on: November 17, 2020

“With coronavirus infections surging again, and no end to the pandemic in sight, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has released revised programming for December through March 2021,” writes Scott Cantrell in Sunday’s (11/15) Dallas Morning News. “As in the fall, programs have been adjusted for compositions that can be performed by chamber-orchestra numbers of musicians…. Very limited audiences are selected by lottery from advance season subscribers, but most concerts will be subsequently available in video streams…. Most of the previously announced conductors and soloists still will appear, but some programs and dates will change. Music director Fabio Luisi will conduct four programs, with pianist Alessandro Taverna and violinists Leonidas Kavakos and Alexander Kerr as soloists. The world premiere of Angélica Negrón’s En otra noche, en otro mundo (On Another Night, In Another World) will remain on the Feb. 4-7 program. Planned concert performances of Verdi’s Otello have been canceled, but a Feb. 25-28 program promises Erwin Stein’s chamber-ensemble arrangement of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. Former music director Jaap van Zweden won’t be able to lead what had been two December concerts planned to celebrate his 60th birthday…. In his place, Pinchas Zukerman … will return to lead a revised all-Beethoven program.”