Dallas Symphony Orchestra

related topics
{album, band, music}
{film, series, show}
{government, party, election}
{work, book, publish}
{service, military, aircraft}
{@card@, make, design}
{area, community, home}

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is an American orchestra. It performs its concerts in the Meyerson Symphony Center in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas, United States.

The orchestra traces its origins to a concert given by a group of forty musicians in 1900 with conductor Hans Kreissig. It continued to perform and grow in numbers and stature, so that in 1945 it was in a position to appoint Antal Doráti as music director. Under Doráti, the orchestra became fully professional. Several times during the history of the orchestra it has suspended operations, including periods during the First and Second World Wars from 1914 to 1918 and from 1942 to 1945, and more recently in 1974 due to fiscal restraints. Subsequent music directors have included Georg Solti and Eduardo Mata. Andrew Litton was music director from 1992 to 2006. In 2007, Jaap van Zweden was named the DSO's 15th music director, to begin full-time with the 2008-2009 season, with an initial contract of 4 years.[1] In October 2009, the orchestra announced the extension of van Zweden's contract through the 2015-2016 season.[2]

The 2005 recording of the four Rachmaninoff piano concerti and the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with Stephen Hough during live performances has been compared to the recordings by the composer himself. The orchestra was awarded the Gramophone Awards 2005 Editor's Choice; CD of the Week and Record of the Year 2004 from The Sunday Times; and Classical Brit Award 2005 Critics' Choice.

Contents

Music directors

Musicians

Full article ▸

related documents
Chuck Dukowski
The Rock Show
Marty Dieckmeyer
She Bop
Wayne Kirkpatrick
Aventura
Uncle Jam Wants You
Armed and Dangerous (album)
Calvin Simon
1,000 Hours
Diesel and Dust
Stephen Kovacevich
Steve Caton
So Far, So Good... So What!
Baby Gramps
Lucia Pamela
Stomp 442
One Wild Night Live 1985–2001
Shirehorses
Ballet
Aaron Smith (musician)
Georges Auric
Songwriter
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Pretty Tony
Derri Daugherty
Led Zeppelin Remasters
Sherrié Austin
Ternary form
Alban Berg