New Texas Symphony Orchestra Announces Its 10th Anniversary 2013-2014 Concert Season
Dallas, TX, October 25, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The New Texas Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the 10th Anniversary concert season for 2013-2014, featuring guest artists and favorite pieces from previous concert seasons. The New Texas Symphony Orchestra (NTSO) is the Premier Community Orchestra of Dallas. Located in proximity to the vibrant Dallas Performing Arts district, this civic orchestra provides both performers and audiences inspired opportunities to play and enjoy great symphonic music.
The first 10th Anniversary concert, Launch!, on November 2nd, features international and local performer, Dr. Baya Kakouberi, who will be joining the NTSO on the fiery Piano Concerto No. 2 by Saint-Saens. With the support of the Office of Cultural Affairs and other grant awards, NTSO is now able to make this big step of including renowned artists, just in time for the Tenth Anniversary season.
Most of the performances this year are held in the Dallas City Performance Hall, where the NTSO has moved after filling every seat at the previous venue. Kathryn D. Brown, the Founder and Artistic Director/Conductor of NTSO, notes that, “We more than doubled our audience by having those extra seats available! It felt really good to be a part of the DCPH's first year, too, as the hall was built by the City of Dallas with community-based groups, like the NTSO, in mind.”
The iconic artwork for this season was created by local artists Bill and Christa Crawford, and features four landmarks in Dallas depicted as travel posters. Each of the four concerts is represented by these landmarks. The first concert poster features the Tower Building at Fair Park, built in 1936, and its rocket-like structure was chosen to represent the launch of the NTSO’s 10th season.
The second concert, Dance! is the annual youth concert and depicts the Chapel of Thanksgiving, dedicated in 1976 to promote giving thanks as a universal human value, on the poster. This concert takes place at the Cathedral of Hope on January 25th at 2:30pm, and features dance music from around the world, including Hungarian, Irish, Russian, and French selections.
The third concert of the season, Jazz!, on April 6th, falls within National Jazz Appreciation month and features guest artist Arlington Jones, jazz pianist and Artistic Director of Sammons Jazz. This concert will debut a never before heard piece from Jones written for this occasion. Other pieces include well-known favorites from Duke Ellington and a tribute to Louis Armstrong. The poster for this concert depicts the Turtle Creek Pump Station, the oldest Dallas public city building, which is now best known as the Sammons Center for the Arts.
The fourth and final concert, Finale!, on June 14th at 7:30pm, brings the NTSO together with a choral group, the Brookhaven Choral Society, directed by Melody Gamblin-Bullock, in a presentation of Rutter’s ever-popular Gloria. The final concert’s artwork features one of the newer architectural wonders in Dallas, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava. Brown “sees the bridge as a representation of the continued forward motion by people in the City of Dallas to recognize the importance of the arts in powerful ways, ways that empower and strengthen individuals as well as the community as a whole.”
The New Texas Symphony Orchestra is an all-volunteer, non-profit performing arts group that has stepped out on the stage of the Dallas music community as a 501(c)(3) accredited organization. Without the contributions of its members and supporters, NTSO’s music would not be heard. The orchestra is led by Founder and Artistic Director/Conductor, Kathryn D. Brown, who has been active in the local performing arts community for over twenty years.
Those interested in purchasing tickets or in learning more about NTSO can visit www.ntso.org.
Vice Chair, NTSO