2015-2016 Season

It's our 30th anniversary and we're celebrating with one of our most exciting seasons ever! Here's a sneak preview - more details soon!

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. (note the new time!) at the Meyerson Symphony Center unless otherwise noted. Single tickets priced from $19-$49. To order tickets, call our box office at 214-428-2263.

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EMPIRE OF SOUND: A CELEBRATION OF ROME

Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 7:30pm - Meyerson Symphony Center
Mary Preston, organ

Bask in the glory of Roman culture with three powerful pieces of music by the famed Italian composer, Ottorino Respighi, best known for these intensely colorful, Roman-inspired tone poems. Rarely performed together in the same concert. 30th Anniversary Season opener!

  • Ottorino Respighi – The Pines of Rome
  • Ottorino Respighi – The Fountains of Rome
  • Ottorino Respighi – Roman Festivals
  • Julius Fucik - The Florentiner (encore)

AMERICAN TAPESTRY

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 7:30pm - Meyerson Symphony Center
Carol Morgan, trumpet

A celebration of American culture that begins with our most proud tradition: borrowing from everyone else. We’ve got a classic Spanish wedding dance, a loving parody of small-town bands, a riotous new march inspired by the music of Charles Ives, a suite of dances, and themes from favorite TV commercials. All of these pieces combine to create a rousing exploration of the American experience.

  • Jeronimo Gimenez - The Wedding of Luis Alonso
  • Charles Ives - Country Band March
  • Richard DeRosa - After These Messages
  • John Mackey - The Ringmaster’s March
  • Robert Russell Bennett - Suite of Old American Dances
  • Vaclav Nelhybel - Trittico
  • John Philip Sousa - Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (encore)

DAYBREAK OF FREEDOM

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 7:30pm - Meyerson Symphony Center
Timothy Jones, narrator

Powerful music combined with some of the most powerful words of all time. If the Dallas Winds had been around during J.S. Bach’s time, he would have written his Fantasia and Fugue for wind band instead of organ. Timothy Jones’ unforgettable voice brings the words and writings of Martin Luther King, Jr., to life in Schwantner’s powerfully moving New Morning for the World.

  • J.S. Bach - Fantasia and Fugue in C minor
  • Adolphus Hailstork - American Guernica
  • John Philip Sousa - The Liberty Bell
  • Joseph Schwantner - New Morning for the World: Daybreak of Freedom
  • John Philip Sousa - Easter Monday on the White House Lawn (encore)

BRAVE CHRISTMAS AT THE MEYERSON

Monday, December 21, 2015Brave Combo, guest artists
Jeff Hellmer, conductor

Grammy-winning polka/party band Brave Combo joins the Dallas Winds for a Christmas celebration like no other! Bring the entire family for a wild polka celebration that would make Santa proud. It’s a brave, brave Christmas!

  • Leroy Anderson - Sleigh Ride
  • Hugh Martin/arr. Mills - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • Claude Thornhill/arr. Bouras - Snowfall
  • Brave Combo/arr. Bouras - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • David Lovrien - Minor Alterations: Christmas Through The Looking Glass
  • John Wasson - Hark The Herald Trumpets Sing
  • Torme-Wells/arr. Biondi - The Christmas Song
  • Bach/arr. Alfred Reed - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Brave Combo/arr. Bouras - Santa's Polka
  • Gannon-Kent/arr. Brian Shaw - I'll Be Home for Christmas

BAND GEEK PRIDE

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 7:30pm - Meyerson Symphony CenterThe Dallas Winds & GDYO Wind Symphony
Jerry Junkin & Nicholas Williams, conductors
Mary Preston, organ

Say it loud: We’re band geeks and we’re proud! Up-and-coming band students from 37 area high schools join the Dallas Winds professionals in our annual side-by-side concert with the Wind Symphony of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra.

  • Richard Strauss - Festival Fanfare
  • John Mackey - Sheltering Sky
  • Leonard Bernstein - Three Dances Episodes, from On The Town
  • Jay Bocook - Headrush
  • Ryan George - The Wild Goose
  • Michael Shapiro - Widorama!

TROMBONAPALOOZA

Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:30pm - Meyerson Symphony Center
Joe Alessi, trombone
Mary Preston, organ

A brand-new Trombone Concerto by Steven Bryant receives its second public performance. Written for our guest soloist, Joseph Alessi — principal trombonist with the New York Philharmonic.... and God’s gift to the trombone world!

  • Andrew Boss - Millenial Inception
  • John Philip Sousa - George Washington Bicentennial March
  • Steven Bryant - Concerto for Trombone
  • Modeste Mussorgsky/tr. Merlin Patterson - Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Henry Fillmore - Rolling Thunder (encore)

GODZILLA EATS LAS VEGAS

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 7:30pm - Meyerson Symphony Center
Eric Whitacre, guest composer & conductor

Grammy-winning composer Eric Whitacre is a bonafide rock star of the choral world. His Virtual Choir project is a global phenomenon involving thousands of singers that has been viewed by over 15 million people worldwide.

  • Eric Whitacre - Lux Aurumque
  • Eric Whitacre - October
  • Eric Whitacre - Equus
  • Eric Whitacre - The Seal Lullaby
  • Eric Whitacre - Ghost Train
  • Eric Whitacre - Godzilla Eats Las Vegas
  • Eric Whitacre - Deep Field
  • Eric Whitacre - Sleep (encore)

AT THE MOVIES: THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 7:30pm - Meyerson Symphony Center
Brian Shaw, trumpet

When you close your eyes and think of your favorite movie, chances are you hear music composed by John Williams accompanying it. Join us for an evening filled with stirring music from the most popular films of all time, including The Cowboys, Superman, E.T., Star Wars and 1941.

  • The Star Spangled Banner, arr. John Williams
  • Overture to The Cowboys, arr. Bocook
  • Superman March, arr. Lavender
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind, arr. Bulla
  • Olympic Fanfare and Theme, arr. Lavender
  • With Malice Toward None from "Lincoln", arr. Lavender  Brian Shaw, trumpet
  • Suite from JFK, arr. Lavender/Moss
  • Star Wars (Main Title), arr. Bulla
  • Imperial March, arr. Bulla
  • Scherzo for X-Wings from "The Force Awakens", arr. Lavender
  • Jedi Steps and Finale from "The Force Awakens", arr. Lavender
  • Adventures on Earth, from E.T.
  • March from 1941, arr. Lavender (encore)

PICCOLOS & PATRIOTS: A STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR!

Monday, July 4, 2016, 1:00pm, Meyerson Symphony Center
Jeff Gershman, conductor

Patriotic feelings will be stirred. History will be made. Join us as we set a World Record for the most number of piccolo players performing John Philip Sousa’s The Stars and Stripes Forever.

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