Dallas Symphony announces fall 2021 return of full-orchestra concerts—some with chorus

Posted on: April 2, 2021

“Hoping for much better control of the coronavirus pandemic by fall, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has announced a 2021-22 season of full-orchestra performances,” writes Scott Cantrell in Thursday’s (4/1) Dallas Morning News. “No DSO classical season in memory has been as progressive in its mix of genders and ethnicities among composers, conductors and soloists… Music director Fabio Luisi is also living up to his promise to program lesser-known earlier 20th-century American works … and recent compositions. But there’s no shortage of standard rep.… The Dallas Symphony Chorus … is scheduled for Eugene Onegin, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the Mozart and Maurice Duruflé requiems and Christmas pops concerts…. The season will include world premieres by American composers Jessie Montgomery, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and … Xi Wang. Works by American composers Bruce Adolphe, Mason Bates, Aaron Jay Kernis, Kevin Puts, Joan Tower and John Williams round out newer offerings. The Bates and Puts works will be multimedia presentations…. Black composers represented include … the Englishman Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Americans Florence Price, William Grant Still, Ulysses Kay and Adolphus Hailstork. Xi Wang and Korean-born, German-based Unsuk Chin supply Asian perspectives…. The schedule also includes the third annual Women in Classical Music Symposium.”