New protocols have been established as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra welcomes back audiences to watch their performance for their 2021-2022 season according to a Dallas Morning News article from August 31, which reports,
“The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will mandate masks and initially limit audience capacity in the Meyerson Symphony Center to 60-70%. The orchestra, in full force this season, will continue using the stage extension added last year during the pandemic to allow for greater social distancing. All musicians and staff have been vaccinated.”
One of the first line-ups, Coco, will begin its 3-day concert from September 3 according to a Dallas Observer article from August 30 which reports,
“A fiesta of culture, color, and sound will soon take center stage at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Kicking off its 2021-2022 season, the DSO will spotlight Disney’s animated film Coco, Sept. 3–5 at the Meyerson Symphony Center (2301 Flora St.). The concert, directed by Jayce Ogren, is just one of the productions celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.”
Further into next month, one of the concert line-ups will honor the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg according to an Opera Wire article from September 3. In it they say,
“The concert, set to take place on Oct. 7, 2021, will feature the world premiere of a new work by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. The work includes texts by Lauren K. Watel and will feature mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves and pianist Jeffrey Biegel, who conceived the idea for the commission back in Oct. 2020.
“The movement titles: Act I, Act II, and Act III reflect the 3 stages in the voyage of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s remarkable professional life,” said Zwilich in program notes for the work. “Act I is about her arrival at that metaphorical house with dropped ceilings, bolted doors, women in corners and on pedestals… Act II is about her actively taking on the problems of that metaphorical house, from tearing down the dropped ceilings to helping women come down from pedestals. Act II highlights her continuing drive to make things better for all. Act III is about her legacy.”
The launch of the new season for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is indeed an inviting time to enjoy music, art, and life itself.