If you know how excited I am about opera, my love for the Dallas Symphony should be no surprise! Dallas Chamber Symphony, led by Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, will launch its eighth season with a dynamic concert, “Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto 2,” featuring works by three French composers. Celebrating its centenary this year, Maurice Ravel’s (1875-1937) neo-baroque orchestral suite (1919), Le Tombeau de Couperin, will start the program. Renowned pianist Christopher Goodpasture will then solo with orchestra on Camille Saint-Saëns’ (1835-1921) dramatic Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor (1868). Francis Poulenc’s innovative and lively Sinfonietta (1947) concludes the program. Presented together, the works are demonstrative of the transformation of turn-of-the-twentieth century Parisian tastes from the conservativism of late-romantic Saint-Saëns, through the flexible, diplomatic and more modern Ravel, to the more free-spirited and avant-garde Poulenc.
Tickets and Event Listing
Dallas Chamber Symphony’s “Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto 2” concert, conducted by Richard McKay, will be held on Tuesday, October 22 at 8:00 p.m. at Moody Performance Hall located at 2520 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201. The concert runtime is 85 minutes, including intermission. Tickets are $19-$54 each. Season tickets, subscription packages, and student and senior discounts are available. Tickets may be purchased online at www.dcsymphony.org, by calling (214) 449-1294, or in the lobby the night of the event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.