NEXT STAGE Presented by PNC Bank

NEXT STAGE Presented by PNC Bank

2 Seasons

Recorded live at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, NEXT STAGE provides up-close, intimate glimpses into the artistry behind the transformational performances of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

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NEXT STAGE Presented by PNC Bank
  • Elgar Symphony No. 1

    Episode 1

    Recorded October 28 - 30, 2021, as part of the NEXT STAGE Digital Concert Series Presented by PNC.

    SIR MARK ELDER conducts

    WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
    ELGAR Symphony No. 1

    The spirited prelude to Wagner’s comic opera The Mastersingers of Nuremberg highlights his uncanny ab...

  • Beethoven's Emperor

    Episode 2

    CARLOS KALMAR conducts

    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 6

    Nicknamed the “Emperor”, Beethoven’s last piano concerto is bursting with heroic themes and virtuosic cadenzas, as well as one of the composer’s most tender slow movements.

    While ...

  • Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Episode 3

    Live recording from the Meyerson Symphony Center October 7, 2021.

    DENYCE GRAVES mezzo-soprano

    MOZART Overture to Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
    JEFFREY BIEGEL Reflection of Justice: An Ode to Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    BIZET Carmen
    ELLEN ...

  • Luisi Conducts Aus Italien

    Episode 4

    FABIO LUISI conducts
    DAVID BUCK flute

    WEBER Overture to Oberon
    JOAN TOWER Flute Concerto
    R. STRAUSS Aus Italien (From Italy)

    The stirring overture to Weber’s comic opera Oberon opens with solo horn calls and uses high winds to depict important characters, a practice that had a profound influenc...

  • 2021 Gala

    Episode 5

    Live recording from the Meyerson Symphony Center September 25, 2021.

    FABIO LUISI conducts

    R. STRAUSS Don Juan

    The DSO Gala is the kick-off event of the Dallas fall social season, and it is always a tremendous evening of incredible music, fine dining and connecting with friends and colleagues, ...

  • Copland & Brahms

    Episode 6

    FABIO LUISI conducts

    CONVERSE The Mystic Trumpeter
    COPLAND Organ Symphony
    BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

    Inspired by the poems of Walt Whitman and the brass fanfares of Tchaikovsky, the American Frederick Converse composed his orchestral fantasy in 1904. Copland’s first major ...