The Dallas Symphony’s 2016-2017 season (Jaap Van Zweden’s second-to-last as music director) will include the world premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Symphony No. 5, the return of the Soluna Festival, and appearances from world-renowned performers like the pianist Yefim Bronfman.
German baritone Matthias Goerne has been named the symphony’s artist-in-residence for the season, which begins in September with Van Zweden conducting performances of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Other highlights include a show with Seinfeld star Jason Alexander and a performance accompanying a screening of Disney’s Fantasia.
Here are some other bullet points from the DSO’s press release:
- World Premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Symphony No. 5, a DSO Commission
- Baritone Matthias Goerne Named DSO Artist-in-Residence for 2016/17 Season
- Three Masterpieces for Chorus and Orchestra – Brahms’s A German Requiem, J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius Beyond the Score®, the Innovative Multimedia Presentation of Classical Music, Debuts in Dallas with Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5
- A Celebration of the 125th Birthday of Sergei Prokofiev with the Performance of Three Significant Works
- Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival Returns for Third Season from May 15 through June 4, 2017
- Pianist Yefim Bronfman Presented in Recital
- Dallas Symphony Pops Series Features DSO Debuts of Stars Megan Hilty and Jason Alexander and Veteran’s Day Weekend Special Appearance of the United States Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club
- Opus 100 Organ Recital Series Includes Partnership with Pipedreams Radio Show
- Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala Welcomes Pianist Lang Lang
- DSO Musicians Spotlighted as Soloists