FREE MUSIC FOR YOUR EARS

Two days hence, the DSO is putting on a show that’s free to all Gulf Coast evacuees. And those who pay to go can enjoy the music knowing that their money will go to the Red Cross. The full release:

HURRICANE RELIEF BENEFIT CONCERT
THE DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
OFFER A NOTE OF HOPE TO GULF COAST RESIDENTS

GULF COAST EVACUEES MAY ATTEND FOR FREE

DALLAS — (September 27, 2005) — Hundreds of Dallas/Fort Worth residents have stepped forward to volunteer their time and skills to help rebuild the lives of those affected by the recent Gulf Coast hurricanes. This Thursday, 80 singers, 85 instrumentalists, two conductors and a Gulf Coast native will volunteer an evening of their time in a benefit concert for the Red Cross hurricane relief efforts, as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present an evening of hope. This concert is part of Dallas Arts United for Hurricane Relief efforts.

Thursday, September 29, 7:30pm
Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora

David R. Davidson and Danail Rachev will conduct an uplifting program that combines classical pieces from Mozart and Dvorak, with Broadway songs including “Ol’ Man River” and

“You’ll Never Walk Alone.” Bass-baritone soloist Timothy Jones, also volunteering his time, is a native of the Gulf Coast.

All ticket prices will be $15 and will be available on a first-come, first served basis; box office proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross. Tickets may be purchased in advance by phone at 214/692-0203, on the Web site at www.dallassymphony.com or at the box office on the night of the concert.

If your civic or church group is sponsoring evacuees and you wish to take them to the concert, please contact Nicole Salcedo at 214/871-4009 to arrange a block of free tickets.

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