The husband and I needed some mommy daddy time recently.
For a gift I went out and spent the big bucks and purchased box seats at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. We saw a favorite artist of ours, Chris Botti. The concert was amazing.
Partially due to the artist of course, but the Meyerson just draws you in. Located in downtown Dallas, it is simply one of the best symphony halls in the nation. From box seats to the choir loft, the acoustics are amazing for voice and instrument. From a single violin to a full symphony orchestra, the Meyerson captures the essence of of what music is supposed to be.
She Is Dallas Info: The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is located at 2301 Flora Street Dallas, TX 75201. Hours of operation: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 12pm-4pm. For more information, please call 214-692-0203 or visit the Meyerson webite. They also have a great Tips for beginners section.
Many Symphony halls are beautiful in the actual performance area, but leave you dry with the architecture of the building itself. The Meyerson captures the arts from the moment you walk up. The beauty of the modern sculptures outside, the architecture, skylit lobby, to the intimate feel of the performance hall, it is beyond most in the world and just keeps you in awe. From award winning artists, recitals, to full choral and symphony concerts, the center provides countless opportunities. While you wait for the performance, you can enjoy the restaurants or just sit down in the lobby and enjoy the view of downtown Dallas.
It may not be an every weekend destination, but when you need to relax and listen to some of the best performers in the world, plan a night at the Meyerson. It is worth the time to go see what Dallas has to offer.
Some upcoming events at the Meyerson Symphony Center include:
- Masters of Film Music Presents Theodore Shapiro, 4/8/2011 – 4/10/2011. Performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra – The composer of comic films Marley and Me, Blades of Glory and Dodgeball will lead the music to accompany his favorite screen scenes. The concert will also unveil new music written just for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
- Beloved Bach, 4/21/2011 – 4/23/2011. Performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra – This all-Bach program features soloists from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra playing Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1 and 5, the Orchestral Suite No. 4 and the Keyboard Concerto No. 4. British historic performance specialist Richard Egarr will conduct and play harpsichord in his Dallas debut.
- Merry Strauss, 4/28/2011 – 5/1/2011. Performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra – Conductor Douglas Boyd offers a concise synopsis of the composing life of Richard Strauss – from his capering tone poem “Till Eulenspiegel’s” Merry Pranks to “Entr’acte after Act I” from the opera Intermezzo to the valedictory “Oboe Concerto” played by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Erin Hannigan. Haydn’s Symphony No. 103, “Drum Roll,” provides a lively interlude.
- Friends in Song, 5/1/2011 at 7:30 pm. Performed by the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas – CCGD welcomes outstanding music-making friends from the community including the chorus from Booker T. Washington High School for the Visual and Performing Arts under the direction of Gloria Stephens and the Harry Stone Montessori chorus under the direction of Kalva Scott. Ticket Price: $8 – $30 Buy Online at The Children’s Chorus.
- Frankie Valli, 5/13/2011 – 5/14/2011. Performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra – Relive classic hits “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” and others by the legend that fronted them all. Soaring harmonies will take you back to the heyday of Rock ‘n’ Roll and a youthful feeling not to be missed.