There’s something about the sounds of a symphony that transports me to another place, another time. I get lost in the music as it swells and dances from note to note. I am eternally grateful that I happen to live so close to one of the most renowned symphonies in the country, Dallas Symphony Orchestra. I took some friends to see DSO’s special Beethoven Symphony No. 2 concert, after which guests could meet and mingle with the musicians of the DSO.
Photography for this post is courtesy Darling Photography TX.
The DSO performs in the Meyerson, a grand building in the arts district of downtown Dallas. It has an enormous marble staircase leading guests to the lobby from Will Call and the exterior walls are almost entirely lined with floor-to-ceiling windows. The ceilings are impossibly high, what you might expect from a Texas performance hall.
You can dine in the Meyerson before the show with reservations, grab a drink at the bar, or enjoy sweets and a coffee in the lobby before the show. I took my friends Emily, Wendy, and Norberto, none of whom had ever been to the Meyerson before. We had amazing orchestra seats, but the beauty of a hall like the Meyerson is that there really isn’t a bad seat in the house. No matter where you are, you can close your eyes and get lost in the music.
Dallas Symphony was in fine form on Saturday, conducted by Nicholas McGegan. First up was Haydn’s Symphony No. 83 “The Hen” followed by Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 by the lovely Beatrice Rana on piano and finally, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. It’s been years since I listened to Haydn and I actually think that was my favorite part of the show! Beatrice was wonderful to watch; she looked like a 1940s starlet auditioning for the role of a lifetime with every note she played. She poured her heart into it. Beethoven’s cheerful Symphony No. 2 was a pleasant way to end an exquisite show.
The entire line up was airy and bubbly. I thought I might just float away on the trills of violins. I frequent DSO’s Pops shows but this cemented that I need to make more time for one of my great loves: classical music. Learn more and get tickets at www.mydso.com.
See you at the Symphony,
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