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Dallas Classical Music: Classical Music Around Dallas

Below are our Dallas Classical Music recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, ensemble/venue history and other points of interest in Dallas Art.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO)

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra began in 1900 as a 40-member ensemble under the direction of the German conductor Hans Kreissig, who helped finance the development of the orchestra and led the players for the first five seasons. More than 100 years later, the DSO is still running strong, with more than 200 performances each year.

The DSO has a major commitment to young audiences and performs youth concerts for pre-K through …more…

Dallas Wind Symphony

Founded in 1985, the Dallas Wind Symphony (DWS) fills an important niche in the live music landscape in America.  With its distinctive instrumentation of only woodwinds, brass, and percussion, its is an amalgam of the British brass band and American town band legacies.

The wind symphony’s repertoire is astonishingly vast, featuring works from such varied composers as Fauré, Milhaud, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Mozart, and Hindemith, to name a few.  DWS also boasts …more…

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (FWSO)

Founded in 1925, this orchestra is firmly committed to maintaining its relevance to Dallas-Forth Worth audiences amidst a 21st century brimming with sociocultural influences and replete with myriad demands on our time and attention. Under the direction of its dynamic Peruvian-born music director Miguel Harth-Bedoya since 2000, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has engaged patrons through its Great Performances Festival and its annual summer series Concerts in the Garden, in addition …more…

Plano Symphony Orchestra

Originally called the Plano Chamber Orchestra at its inception in 1983, the ensemble’s repertoire includes the work of seminal pops artists such as The Beatles and Judy Garland in addition to the standard classical repertoire from Paganini and Beethoven to Respighi and Rimsky-Korsakov.  As a supplement to the concert season, the organization offers a Family Symphony Sundays Series and Instrument Petting Zoo with younger audiences in mind, as well as …more…

Schola Cantorum

Schola Cantorum of Texas has been a fixture for the choral music tradition in Dallas-Fort Worth since 1962. Comprised of volunteer vocalists, the nonprofit ensemble is led by Dr. Jerry McCoy, Director of Choral Studies at the University of North Texas, and only the fourth music director in Schola’s nearly 50-year history. The choir performs throughout Tarrant County, and recently participated in  “A Concert for the People of Haiti” to …more…

Turtle Creek Chorale

The Turtle Creek Chorale is an all-men’s chorus that reaches over 50,000 audience members each year with its annual subscription concert series. The group is comprised of over 200 volunteer members who pay dues and donate their time to the organization. The chorale travels around the country and sometimes even internationally, performing a wide range of choral works. Annually, the Turtle Creek Chorale presents as many as 50 benefit performances …more…