Thursday, January 31, 2013

Season Announcement: Dallas Symphony

Dallas Symphony has announced its 2013-14 season; read the full-season calendar here. My highlights would be:

  • The Czech program that is less than inevitable, with the Dvorak Te Deum and 8th, and a piece by Suk.
  • The JFK memorial program; works by young Conrad Tao and Milhaud, Sibelius violin concerto (Bell), and the Eroica
  • Matthias Goerne in Des Knaben Wunderhorn (also some Britten & Brahms 4, but Goerne is the highlight here)
  • There's a program mysteriously called Brahms & Chopin, and while there is a work by each of them on the program, I'd rather hear the balance: Dvorak's Water Goblin and the fabulous Janacek Sinfonietta, a work that can't be played too often for me. (Sorry! I know it's expensive to put on, but so worth it!)
And that's about it! There's a lot of Beethoven because of a season-ending Beethoven festival. There's one work written after about 1965, the Tao premier. 

There are no works composed by women. No women conduct. There are several women who are instrumental soloists.

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