Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7:30pm, Meyerson Symphony Center
Laurence Kaptain, cimbalom

Start the season in timeless fashion with the wind band premiere of Kodaly’s Hary Janos Suite, featuring an authentic Hungarian folk instrument: the cimbalom

  • Ron Nelson – Rocky Point Holiday
  • Percy Grainger – The Power of Rome and the Christian Heart
  • Percy Grainger – Irish Tune from County Derry
  • Percy Grainger – Shepherd’s Hey!
  • Zoltan Kodaly – Hary Janos Suite
  • Richard Wagner – Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral

Stained Brass

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 7:30pm, Meyerson Symphony Center
Joe Lulloff, saxophone

From Respighi’s Church Windows to Rimsky-Korsakov’s Procession of the Nobles, it’s the perfect blend of sacred, stately and stirring.

  • Nikolia Rimsky-Korsakov – Procession of the Nobles
  • Johannes Hansen – Valdres
  • Steven Bryant – Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Band
  • Ottorino Respighi – Church Windows

Shadow of Sirius

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 7:30pm, Meyerson Symphony Center
Sarah Frisof, flute
Joel Puckett, composer

An out-of-this-world concert of contemporary American wind music by rising superstar Adam Schoenberg, along with Joel Puckett’s stellar beauty, Shadow of Sirius.

  • Joel Puckett – Avelynn’s Lullaby
  • Joel Puckett – The Shadow of Sirius
  • Adam Schoenberg – American Symphony

Christmas At The Meyerson

Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 7:30pm, Meyerson Symphony Center
Angela Turner Wilson, soprano
Carl Johnson, narrator

We’re making spirits bright-and ears happy-with our annual Christmas concert. Bring the whole family along to experience this treasured holiday tradition.

  • Leroy Anderson – Sleigh Ride
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – The Nutcracker Fantasy
  • Traditional – Deck the Halls
  • John Jacob Niles – I Wonder as I Wander
  • Adolphe Adam – O Holy Night
  • Alfred Reed – Russian Christmas Music
  • Julie Giroux – Christmas and Sousa Forever
  • John Williams – A Home Alone Christmas
  • Randol Bass – Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • David Lovrien – Christmas Singalong
  • Leroy Anderson – A Christmas Festival

Band Geeks On Fleek

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 7:30pm, Meyerson Symphony Center
GDYO Wind Symphony

The band geeks are back! Join the Dallas Winds and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Wind Symphony for one seriously clutch collaboration.

  • John Mackey – Fanfare for Full Fathom Five
  • Leonard Bernstein – Overture, Glitter and Be Gay from Candide
  • Jaromir Weinberger – Polka and Fugue from Schwanda
  • Michael Daugherty – Winter Dreams
  • Paul Dooley – Mavericks

Hearts and Horns

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 7:30pm, Meyerson Symphony Center
Anton Nel, piano
Brian Shaw, trumpet

Go for the Gershwin this Valentine’s Day with some of this American icon’s most-loved classics, from Rhapsody in Blue to Our Love Is Here to Stay.

  • Music by George Gershwin:
  • Overture to Strike up the Band
  • Our Love is Here to Stay
  • Summertime from Porgy and Bess
  • Fascinating Rhythm
  • Someone to Watch Over Me
  • S’Wonderful from the Broadway musical Funny Face
  • Embraceable You
  • Rhapsody in Blue
  • Catfish Row from Porgy and Bess

Video Games in Concert

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 7:30pm, Meyerson Symphony Center
Dennis Llinas, conductor

Our musical ode to joysticks is back by popular demand! Enjoy an evening of next-level musicianship as we bring the coolest video game music to the concert hall.

Asphalt Cocktail: The Music of John Mackey

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 7:30pm, Meyerson Symphony Center
Chris Martin, trumpet
John Mackey, composer

The sounds and rhythms of the city come to life in the title piece, just one of seven selections from a composer The New York Times calls “electrifying”

  • The Ringmasters March
  • Sheltering Sky
  • Concerto for Trumpet
  • Asphalt Cocktail
  • Hymn to a Blue Hour
  • The Frozen Cathedral
  • This Cruel Moon

A Star Spangled Spectacular!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 1:00pm, Meyerson Symphony Center
Jeffrey Gershman, conductor

Strike up the band and hoist the stars and stripes — it’s a star-spangled salute to our country featuring patriotic music, confetti, and a cameo from Uncle Sam!