Dallas Symphony Orchestra Concert Truck Returns for the Holidays – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
It’s the season for classical music on wheels. For the third consecutive year, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents The Concert Truck, with stops throughout the Dallas area scheduled for October, November and December.
Concert pianists Susan Zhang and Nick Luby founded the Concert Truck in 2016. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra first partnered with Zhang and Luby in 2020 to bring the Concert Truck to Dallas during the darkest days of the pandemic. Since that first residency, the musicians of Concert Truck and DSO have performed at 126 pop-up shows in North Texas.
“It’s wonderful to welcome Susan and Nick back for their third holiday season in Dallas,” said Kim Noltemy, Ross Perot President and CEO of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. “Our partnership with the Concert Truck began as a way to connect with the community during the first holiday season of the COVID-19 pandemic and has now expanded to become a staple in Dallas and the DSO. We are excited to share their music again this year and continue to expand their reach in Dallas communities.
Housed in an 18-foot box truck, the traveling concert stage brings classical music directly to communities across the United States. The Concert Truck has partnered with the Aspen Music Festival and School, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, Piano Cleveland, Smithsonian and Kennedy Center to share music with their local communities. The Concert Truck created an online children’s show in partnership with the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival that was presented to more than 55,000 students in North Carolina schools.
This year, musicians from Concert Truck and DSO will present more than 30 community concerts in the Dallas area, with performances lasting 45 to 60 minutes. Vacation shoppers can catch pop-up concerts at NorthPark Center and the Galleria Dallas. Downtown Dallas sights include Klyde Warren Park and the Sixth Floor Museum. In addition to Dallas, the Concert Truck will stop in surrounding areas including Plano and Irving, bringing music to neighborhoods, schools, malls, parks, bars, residential communities and healthcare facilities. .
Each tour will feature DSO musicians in small setups, from solo violin to brass combo. Performances include virtuoso and hilarious centerpieces, holiday favorites and beloved classics. Featuring many DSO musicians who have performed throughout the three Concert Truck residencies, this concert series brings together visiting friends, dedicated musicians and Dallas-area residents.
Several new events fill the Concert Truck schedule. There will be two after-party concerts following the DSO concerts on November 11 and 18, 2022 at Hall Arts. The events, called DSO After Dark with The Concert Truck, will include light hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and the November 11 after-party show will see a guest appearance from DJ Elkin Pautt. The residency will also include stops at Mozart in the Bar, a pop-up classical music concert experience founded by DSO violinist Lydia Umlauf. Mozart in the Bar travels to local Dallas bars, offering short chamber concerts in less traditional venues.
“The Concert Truck is absolutely thrilled to be returning to Dallas this fall with the Dallas Symphony!” said founders Zhang and Luby. “We’re excited to share new projects together, deepen our bond with the Dallas community, and showcase our favorite music tracks with the sensational musicians at DSO.”
CONCERT TRUCK DATES AND LOCATIONS:
Saturday October 29: Résidence Daves at 5.30 p.m.
Sunday October 30: MITB station at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 2 November at Résidence Sypult at 5.30 p.m.
Thursday, November 3 at Turtle Creek Conservancy
Friday, Nov. 4 at Baylor Medical Center, Plano at 10 a.m.
Friday, November 4 at White Rock Ale House at 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 5 at Holcomb Park at 1 p.m.
Saturday, November 5 at NorthPark Center at 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 6 at the Semones Family YMCA at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, November 9 at the Moody YMCA/Rise School at 10 a.m.
Thursday, November 10 at Methodist Hospital at 2 p.m.
Thursday 10 November at the HALL Arts Hôtel at 9 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 11 at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital at 12 p.m.
Friday, November 11 at Klyde Warren Park at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 12 at The Sound at Cypress Waters at 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13 at North Dallas/Collin County at 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 13 at the Christina Morris neighborhood at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 16 at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas at 10 a.m.
Wednesday 16 November at Quartier Walzel at 5.30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 17 at Baylor Medical Center, Irving at 10 a.m.
Thursday, November 17 at Kirk Dooley Neighborhood at 6 p.m.
Friday, November 18 at Klyde Warren Park at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, November 18 at the HALL Arts Hotel – Post Concert Event at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday November 19 at the Quartier Sarah Titus at 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 20 at NorthPark Center at 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 20 at Quartier Jessica Shepherd at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 22 at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dealey Plaza at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, November 29 at Gleneagles Country Club – Plano, time TBD
Wednesday, November 30 at MITB-Tiny Victories at 9 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Dallas Public Library, Fretz Park Branch at 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 3 at the Galleria Dallas at 6 p.m.
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