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Dallas Symphony Orchestra (Photo: Mark Kitaoka)

Thursdays at 8:00 pm

Hosted by Wade Goodwyn, National Public Radio’s Texas correspondent, this 13-part radio series features performances recorded live at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, under the direction of Jaap van Zweden. Guest artists on the series include Yefim Bronfman, Emanuel Ax, Peter Serkin, Alisa Weilerstein, and Augustin Hadelich. Highlights are the Dallas homecoming performance of Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle (a work given its North American premiere in Dallas), Bernstein’s Symphony No. 3, Kaddish, Mozart’s beloved Requiem, and a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, called “the best thing I’ve heard from van Zweden, and I’ve heard a lot of incredible performances under his baton” by The Dallas Morning News.

Jaap van Zweden (Photo: Mark Kitaoka)

Jaap van Zweden (Photo: Mark Kitaoka)

About the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

The DSO is committed to inspiring the broadest possible audience with distinctive classical programs, inventive pops concerts, and innovative multimedia presentations. Each year, the orchestra reaches more than 270,000 adults and children through performances, educational programs, and community-enrichment initiatives.

The DSO performs more than 175 public concerts each year, including the 18-week Texas Instruments Classical Series and a 9-week DSO Pops series. The orchestra performs free Dallas Symphony Parks Concerts in neighborhoods around the city, and the DSO on the Go series takes the orchestra to concert halls in communities across North Texas. The DSO’s award-winning youth education programs enhance community ownership by building new and diverse audiences for the future.

The orchestra’s summer residency at the Bravo! Vail music festival as well as invitations to prominent events, such as the 2011 Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall and European tours in March 2013 and 2015, have elevated the orchestra’s national and international recognition.

The DSO has a tradition dating back to 1900, and it is a cornerstone of the unique, 68-acre Arts District in downtown Dallas that is home to multiple performing arts venues, museums and parks, the largest district of its kind in the nation.

The DSO is supported, in part, by funds from the Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas.


Program Schedule

July 7, 2016

Van Zweden Conducts Mahler

CONDUCTOR:         Jaap van Zweden
Mahler:                       Symphony No. 9
Bach-Stokowski:      Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor


July 14, 2016

Hadelich Plays Beethoven

CONDUCTOR:         Jaap van Zweden
SOLOIST:                  Augustin Hadelich, violin
Bach-Webern:          Ricercare from The Musical Offering
Haydn:                       Symphony No. 98
Beethoven:                Violin Concerto


July 21, 2016

Mozart and Shostakovich

CONDUCTOR:         Jaap van Zweden
SOLOIST:                  Emanuel Ax, piano
Mozart                        Piano Concerto No. 14 K. 449
Shostakovich:           Symphony No. 8


July 28, 2016

Mozart and Bartok

CONDUCTOR:         Jaap van Zweden
SOLOISTS:               Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano; Matthias Goerne, baritone
Mozart:                       Symphony No. 25 in G Minor, K. 183
Bartok:                       Bluebeard’s Castle


August 4, 2016

Weilerstein Plays Elgar

CONDUCTOR:         Jaap van Zweden
SOLOISTS:               Alisa Weilerstein, cello; Susanna Phillips, soprano; Hugh Russell, baritone
Elgar:                         Cello Concerto
Fauré:                        Pavane
Fauré:                        Requiem


August 11, 2016

Van Zweden, Tao, Bates

CONDUCTOR:         Jaap van Zweden
SOLOISTS:               Conrad Tao, piano; Mason Bates, electronica
Chavez: Sinfonia India
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
Bates: Liquid Interface
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7


August 18, 2016

Bach, Britten, Beethoven

CONDUCTOR:         Jaap van Zweden
SOLOISTS:               Nicholas Phan, tenor; David Cooper, horn
Bach:                          Brandenburg Concerto No.1
Britten:                       Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings
Beethoven:                Symphony No.1


August 25, 2016

Mozart and Russians

CONDUCTOR:         James Gaffigan
SOLOIST:                  Peter Serkin, piano
Prokofiev:                  Symphony No. 3
Mozart:                       Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major, K. 459
Rimsky-Korsakov:   Capriccio espagnol


September 1, 2016

Van Zweden and Bronfman

CONDUCTOR:         Jaap van Zweden
SOLOIST:                  Yefim Bronfman, piano
Brahms:                    Piano Concerto No.1
R. Strauss:                Ein Heldenleben


September 8, 2016

Mozart’s Requiem

CONDUCTOR:         Jaap van Zweden
SOLOISTS:               Joelle Harvey, soprano; Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Kaiser, tenor; Evan Boyer, bass
Bruckner:                   Symphony No. 4, Romantic
Mozart:                       Requiem, K.626


September 15, 2016

Van Zweden Conducts Tchaikovsky

CONDUCTOR:         Jaap van Zweden
Tchaikovsky:             Symphony No.4 in F minor, Op. 36


September 22, 2016

All Bernstein

CONDUCTOR:         Jaap van Zweden
SOLOISTS:               Liza Ferschtman, violin; Kelley Nassief, soprano; Ronald Guttman, speaker
Bernstein:                 Serenade
Bernstein:                 Symphony No. 3, Kaddish


September 29, 2016

Van Zweden Conducts Mahler

CONDUCTOR:         Jaap van Zweden
SOLOIST:                  Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano
Mahler:                   Symphony No. 3