DSM and DSO Present Concert July 10

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Photo Credit: Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) present an intimate string quartet performance by members of the DSO on July 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Music Hall at Fair Park. Tickets start at $15, and are available at DallasSummerMusicals.org.

Take a trip through time and listen to the intimate and subtle expressions of musicians from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy the refinement and flawless acoustical balance of this string quartet as they take listeners on a tour from Bach and Mozart to more contemporary faire. Michael McLean’s Tangos & More, the folk sounds of Ungar’s Ashokan Farewell, the ever-popular John Williams’ Star Wars Selections, and a patriotic send-off featuring Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever are featured.

To ensure the health of audiences, staff, cast and crew and prioritize their safety, DSM is working with local government and public health officials to open its doors and welcome patrons back to the theater. They are observing increased safety protocols in the Music Hall at Fair Park, adhering to governmental and other health expert guidance that allow for reopening at full capacity. Masks will be required at all times when inside the venue. Please visit DSM’s COVID-19 Resources page on their website at dallassummermusicals.org/tickets/covid19resources/ for more information.

Dallas Summer Musicals

Since 1941, the non-profit Dallas Summer Musicals Inc. (DSM) has presented the Best of Broadway to North Texas audiences. Located in the historic Music Hall at Fair Park, DSM promotes excellence in live musical theatre with year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages, impacting the lives of children and families through education and community outreach programs, while enriching the cultural landscape of North Texas and the Southwest Region.

As a nonprofit, DSM gratefully acknowledges the support of our season sponsors, annual fund donors and corporate partners. They are Germania Insurance, American Airlines, Texas Instruments, The Dallas Morning News, and WFAA TV Channel 8. For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals, please call 214-421-5678 or visit DallasSummerMusicals.org.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Fabio Luisi, presents world-class orchestral music at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, one of the world’s top-rated concert halls. As the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest, the DSO is committed to inspiring the broadest possible audience with distinctive classical programs, inventive pops concerts and innovative multi-media presentations. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the orchestra reaches more than 243,000 adults and children annually through performances, educational programs and community outreach initiatives.

During the pandemic, the Dallas Symphony was one of a few major U.S. orchestras to present socially distanced concerts with live audiences throughout the 2020/21 Season. Furthermore, the orchestra has offered more than 200 outdoor chamber concerts in neighborhoods throughout the Metroplex since the summer. The DSO continued online music lessons to more than 200 students as part of its Young Strings and Young Musicians programs and increased its online dissemination of concerts through a newly designed website and on social media.

The DSO has a tradition dating back to 1900 and is a cornerstone of the unique, 118-acre Arts District in Downtown Dallas. They are supported, in part, by funds from the Office of Arts & Culture, City of Dallas.

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Jo Ann Holt
Jo Ann Holt is an award-winning journalist with 40+ years of experience as a writer and editor. She loves live performances, from country music concerts to Broadway musicals to community theatre productions. Holt also enjoys art and cultural festivals, and good food and wine. She’s toured Amsterdam, London, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and various cities in Mexico but looks forward to visiting even more countries. She has traveled by boat, plane, and train, but especially likes taking long road trips across the U.S. with her husband, retired history professor Durhl Caussey. They enjoy meeting friendly people, learning about different cultures, and visiting historic sites wherever they go.