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 an impressive discography of 14 releases; it is arguably the preeminent interpreter of the wind music of composer Gustav Holst, having recorded the only complete collection of those compositions, and with Holst’s original instrumentation.
Dallas Wind Symphony Information
- Public Transportation: Very good (convenient to DART rail and bus service) at Pearl and Bryan Streets
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good; call (214) 528-5576 for disabled seating.
- Performances/Programs: Nine subscription concerts per season; Labor Day Weekend’s “Broadway Under the Stars” at Addison Circle Park; “Picnic in the Park” at the Dallas Arboretum.
- Ticket Prices: From $25-$49.
- Subscriptions: Season tickets range from $67-$172.