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Season 16: Made in the Americas

2019-2020

THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO CDC GUIDELINES REGARDING COVID-19 PANDEMIC 

This concert will celebrate the contributions of Latin Composers with music from Mexico, Argentina, Cuba and Brazil. Our guests for the concert will be the Mariachi Rosas Divinas, the first and only all-female mariachi in the DFW area.

The concert will include

  • José Pablo Moncayo, Huapango – Mexico
  • Alberto Ginastera, Estancia: Four Dances, Op.8 – Argentina
  • Arturo Márque, Danzón No. 2 – Mexico
  • Ernesto Lecuona, Andalucia Suite Espagnol – Cuba
  • Astor Piazzolla, Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas – Argentina
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras No.4 – Brazil

THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO CDC GUIDELINES REGARDING COVID-19 PANDEMIC 

THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO CDC GUIDELINES REGARDING COVID-19 PANDEMIC 

Come celebrate Women with NTSO as we observe the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. The concert will feature women composers in history, along with current women composers. We are especially excited to present Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1 in E minor, which is a Texas premiere. And just for fun, the concert will open with a music video of “A Woman’s Right”, a song written by Dolly Parton in celebration of the 19th Amendment.

The concert will also include: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, Joan Tower Courage, Adrienne Albert blue cathedral, Jennifer Higdon Piano concerto, I. Allegro moderato, Amy Beach

All NTSO concerts this season will be free of charge and open to the public. Simply come to the box office to pick up your free admission ticket to the concert.

THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO CDC GUIDELINES REGARDING COVID-19 PANDEMIC 

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Travel to the American West with the Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofe. Experience the rugged beauty, sounds and mystique of the Grand Canyon through the voices of the orchestral instruments and unique percussion sound effects.

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance with William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1 (Afro-American Symphony). Written in a traditional classical form, it incorporates jazz, spirituals, and the blues, and even has a part for a banjo!

The concert will also include Fanfare for the Common Man, Aaron Copland Concerto for Marimba and StringsFirst MovementSéjourné Porgi amor, from Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart

All NTSO concerts this season will be free of charge and open to the public. Simply come to the box office to pick up your free admission ticket to the concert.

Note: Every concert entry still requires a ticket. Don’t delay, get a ticket through this page today!

Season 15 – Snapshots

2018-2019

1.  Snapshots: STORY

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Moody Performance Hall

2. Snapshots: ONWARD

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
Moody Performance Hall

3. Snapshots: HORIZONS

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
Moody Performance Hall

Season 14 – Bridges

2017-2018

1. Connections

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Moody Performance Hall

2. Points of Entry

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Moody Performance Hall

3. Dialogues

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Moody Performance Hall

4. Around Town

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Moody Performance Hall

Season 13 – Movie Magic

2016-2017

1. Look to the Stars!

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Dallas City Performance Hall

The New Texas Symphony Orchestra kicks off the Movie Magic season with “Look to the Stars,” featuring the classical music and themes heard in movies like Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Apollo 13, and most certainly Star Trek, currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Fan groups representing the various sci-fi franchises from all around the state will join the NTSO in full costume to create a truly magical, out-of-this-world concert experience.

2. The Westerns

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Dallas City Performance Hall

The New Texas Symphony Orchestra celebrates the sights and sounds of the cinematic old west, featuring those rootin’ tootin’ cowpokes from the Dallas Asian-American Youth Orchestra.

3. Jazz UP & Rock OUT

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Dallas City Performance Hall

Featuring the Cedar Valley College Lab Band, Little Kids Rock-Dallas, Seagoville High School Modern Band and more!

 

4. Heart and Soul

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Dallas City Performance Hall

Featuring Dallas Symphony Orchestra cellist Jolyon Pegis. Selections include Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony and Barber’s Adagio for Strings.

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Season 12 – ALL IN!

2015-2016

1. ALL in For Opera

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Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:00pm

We will go ALL IN with explorations of various operatic works composed by Mozart, Bizet, Puccini, and Verdi. We will feature various artists from the Booker T. Washington  High School For The Performing and Visual Arts. There will be at least once that you’ll say: “Oh yes, I know that from…”

2. At the Ballet

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 5:00pm.

We head to the Latino Cultural Center to go ALL IN at the Ballet. As it is our annual youth concert, this year we will welcome the Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra as our special guests. You, your friends, your parents, and their friends will not want to miss this unique opportunity.

3. ALL American

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Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3:00pm

Spend the Sunday Spring Afternoon with us as we go ALL IN with American music. Every composer has some connection to the Americas. Whether it is Bernstein or James Newton Howard, there is something for you to enjoy. Certainly, you’ll hear an Aaron Copland work or four…

4. Sunday at the Symphony

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Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 3:00pm

We will go ALL IN with explorations of the works of Dvorak, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven.

Season 11 – Shadows and Light

2014-2015

1. Holiday Concert (“Pictures for a Holiday”) – December 6, 2014

Unity Dallas

  • Selections from Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”
    Holiday Favorites including Leroy Anderson’s ‘Sleigh Ride’ and ‘A Christmas Festival’

2. Season Concert #2 (Youth Concert) – February 7, 2015

Latino Cultural Center

  • Humperdinck (arr. Kennedy), Hansel and Gretel Overture
  • Mendelssohn, Double Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Strings (1st movement)
    Guest artists: Gary Levinson, violin, and Baya Kakouberi, piano
  • Tchaikovsky (arr. McAlister), 1812 Overture

3. Season Concert #3 (Pops Concert) American Stage and Screen – April 12, 2015 @ 7:30PM

Dallas City Performance Hall

  • Mendelssohn, Hebrides Overture
  • Dvorak, American Suite in A Major, Op. 98b
  • Divas of Stage and Screen
    Guest Artist, Denise Lee, vocalist

4. Season Concert #4 June 21, 2015 @ 7:30PM

Dallas City Performance Hall

  • Zampa Overture
    Composed by L. J. Ferdinand Hérold
    Edited by Tom Kennedy
  • Suite for Solo Trumpet, Brass, and Percussion
    Composed and arranged by Chuck Mandernach
    Commissioned by Larry Spencer
  • America the Beautiful for Solo Trumpet and Orchestra
    Arranged by Rick Stitzel
    Commissioned by Larry Spencer
  • Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
    Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven