Dallas Symphony to perform “The Way of the Rain” in conjunction with EarthX nonprofit group

Posted on: June 30, 2022

On October 22, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform the U.S. premiere of The Way of the Rain—Hope for Earth, a multidisciplinary performance co-presented by EarthX, a Dallas-based nonprofit promoting environmental awareness. The Way of the Rain tells the story of the formation of the universe, the evolution of galaxies, and the birth of Earth. The work was created and directed by Sibylle Szaggars Redford in collaboration with composer Tim Janis and performance/film artist Floyd Thomas McBee; Robert Redford will serve as narrator. The performance at Meyerson Symphony Center will be conducted by Julien Benichou. The Way of Rain was originally planned for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 at Dallas’s Music Hall in Fair Park but was delayed due to the pandemic. EarthX founder Trammell S. Crow said, “We were struck by the beauty of Sibylle Szaggars Redford’s powerful piece and knew that we had to include this in our 50th Celebration of Earth Day Week festivities. After more than two years we are thrilled to be hosting this special evening in Dallas with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.”