Jaap Van Zweden isn't gone just yet. Photo credit: Hans van der Woerd.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announces 2016-2017 Season

Details of Jaap Van Zweden's penultimate season as music director.

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.

You can look at the full season brochure for more details here. Subscriptions are on sale now.

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