If you’re feeling overloaded with the pressure to purchase trinkets and toys, this could be a great season to take your family out to EXPERIENCE the gift of music instead. Why not make it merry with an illustrious and magical Dallas Symphony Christmas concert playing at the Meyerson! No matter where you are in the metroplex, the shows, like every year, will be a feast for the senses!
Scroll on to learn more about seven Dallas Symphony orchestra Christmas concert shows to choose from this season, starting right after Thanksgiving!
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty
November 23 – 25, 2018 (the weekend after Thanksgiving!) \\ Friday & Saturday 7:30, Sunday 2:30
Two of Tchaikovsky’s greatest ballet scores kick off the holiday season. Plus, pianist Andrew von Oeyen performs Grieg’s much-loved concerto.
A John Williams Christmas
November 30 – December 2, 2018 \\ Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2:30 pm
John Williams and friends fill your holiday with selections from Harry Potter, Home Alone, and more plus Christmas favorites and surprises for a magical start to your holiday season.
To introduce small children to the joy of holiday orchestra, consider the John Williams Family Christmas on Saturday, December 1 at 11 am. This is a shorter version of the John Williams Christmas concert! Enjoy a hot chocolate station, Santa in a photo area, Christmas crafts, an instrument “petting” zoo, and live penguins!
Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 \\ 7:30 pm
The world-renowned Jazz ensemble and GRAMMY award winner Wynton Marsalis return to the Meyerson with a holiday concert full of Yuletide favorites.
Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops
December 7 – 16, 2018 \\ 7:30 pm on Friday & Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday
Take a date to one of the most beloved shows in the North Texas area! The yearly Pops tradition continues with Christmas classics, sing-along carols, the Dallas Symphony Chorus, and the magnificent Meyerson halls decked.
Big Brassy Christmas and Organ Extravaganza
Monday, December 10, 2018 \\ 7:30 pm
Christmas favorites ring out into the hall as members of the DSO brass and percussion perform a special program featuring the Lay Family Concert Organ. Here’s a look into the sound, artistry and history of the Lay organ.
New Year’s Eve
December 31, 2018 \\ 7:30 pm
Happy New Year! 2019 is full of promise and good cheer. Here’s an evening of Viennese elegance you won’t soon forget, with a complimentary champagne toast at intermission! (ages 21+)
CASE SCAGLIONE CONDUCTS:
BERNSTEIN Candide Overture
GERSHWIN Porgy & Bess: Symphonic Picture (arr. R.R. Bennett)
GINASTERA Four Dances from Estancia
SCHUBERT Polonaise in B flat for violin and orchestra
J. STRAUSS, JR. Die Fledermaus Overture \\ Pizzicato Polka \\ Thunder & Lightning Polka \\ An der schönen, blauen Donau \\ Tritsch-Tratsch Polka \\ Radetzky March
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