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The Dallas
Dallas
Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra
(DSO) is an American orchestra based in Dallas, Texas. Its principal performing venue is the Meyerson Symphony Center in the Arts District of downtown Dallas.

Contents

1 History 2 Music directors 3 Musicians 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] The orchestra traces its origins to a concert given by a group of forty musicians in 1900 with conductor Hans Kreissig. It continued to perform and grow in numbers and stature, so that in 1945 it was in a position to appoint Antal Doráti
Antal Doráti
as music director. Under Doráti, the orchestra became fully professional. Several times during the history of the orchestra it has suspended operations, including periods during the First and Second World Wars from 1914 to 1918 and from 1942 to 1945, and more recently in 1974 due to fiscal restraints. Subsequent music directors have included Anshel Brusilow, Georg Solti and Eduardo Mata. Andrew Litton was music director from 1992 to 2006. In 2007, Jaap van Zweden
Jaap van Zweden
was named the DSO's 15th music director, to begin full-time with the 2008-2009 season, with an initial contract of 4 years.[1] In October 2009, the orchestra announced the extension of van Zweden's contract through the 2015-2016 season.[2] In November 2013, the orchestra announced a further extension of van Zweden's contract through 2019.[3] In January 2016, the orchestra announced the re-scheduled conclusion of van Zweden's tenure as music director after the 2017-2018 season, after which time he is scheduled to become the orchestra's conductor laureate, for the period 2018-2021.[4] The 2004 recording of the four Rachmaninoff piano concerti and the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
with Stephen Hough during live performances has been compared to the recordings by the composer himself. The orchestra was awarded the Gramophone Awards 2005 Editor's Choice; CD of the Week and Record of the Year 2004 from The Sunday Times; and Classical Brit Award 2005 Critics' Choice. Music directors[edit]

Hans Kreissig (1900–1901) Walter Fried (1911) Carl Venth
Carl Venth
(1911–1914) Walter Fried (1918–1924) Paul van Katwijk (1925–1936)

Jacques Singer (1937–1942) Antal Doráti
Antal Doráti
(1945–1949) Walter Hendl
Walter Hendl
(1949–1958) Paul Kletzki (1958–1961) Sir Georg Solti
Georg Solti
(1961–1962)

Donald Johanos
Donald Johanos
(1962–1970) Anshel Brusilow (1970–1973) Max Rudolf (1973–1974) Eduardo Mata (1977–1993) Andrew Litton (1994–2006) Jaap van Zweden
Jaap van Zweden
(2008–present)

Musicians[edit] Members of the Dallas
Dallas
Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra
with articles in English include:

Ryan Anthony, trumpet, principal 2008–present Lev Aronson, cello 1948–1967, principal 1949–1967 Madeleine Begun, oboe c. 1969–1970[5][6] Emanuel Borok, violin, concertmaster 1985–2010 Rafael Druian, violin, concertmaster 1947–1949 Willard Somers Elliot, bassoon 1951–1964, principal 1956–1964 Jules Eskin, cello 1948–1949 Walter Fried, violin, concertmaster 1911–1914 (also Music Director) Richard Giangiulio, trumpet, principal 1969–2001 Joseph Hawthorne, viola, principal 1945–1949 (also associate conductor) Frank Kaderabek, trumpet, principal 1953–1958 David Kim, violin, senior associate concertmaster 1997–1999 William Kraft, percussion 1954–1955 Andreas Makris, violin, principal second 1958–1959 Mitchell Peters, percussion, principal c. 1959–1969 Robert Xavier Rodriguez, Composer in Residence 1982–1983 János Starker, cello, principal 1948–1949 Carl Venth, violin, concertmaster 1927–1931 (also Music Director) Ernst Wallfisch, viola, assistant principal 1947–1949 Harold Wright, clarinet, principal 1952–mid-1950s?

References[edit]

^ Scott Cantrell, "New director for DSO". Dallas
Dallas
Morning News, 1 February 2007. ^ "The Dallas
Dallas
Symphony Announces Contract Extension For Music Director Jaap van Zweden" (Press release). Dallas
Dallas
Symphony. October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-24.  ^ Scott Cantrell (2013-11-24). " Dallas
Dallas
Symphony, van Zweden extend contract through 2019". Dallas
Dallas
Morning News. Retrieved 2013-11-28.  ^ "The Dallas
Dallas
Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra
congratulates Jaap van Zweden
Jaap van Zweden
on the announcement of his appointment as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic" (Press release). Dallas
Dallas
Symphony Orchestra. 2016-01-27. Retrieved 2016-01-30.  ^ School of Music Program Book 1969-1970. North Texas
Texas
State University. School of Music. School of Music Program Book 1969-1970. Denton, Texas. UNT Digital Library. Retrieved 2015-07-08. ^ Life of a Poet~Madeleine Begun Kane. Retrieved 2015-07-08.

External links[edit]

Dallas
Dallas
Symphony Official website Dallas
Dallas
Symphony DSOKids.com, educational site Dallas
Dallas
Symphony Chorus Official website of the Dallas
Dallas
Symphony Chorus Dallas
Dallas
Symphony and Chorus reviews and press

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 132657488 ISNI: 0000 0004 0436 8160 GND: 804901-4 SUDOC: 078974704 BNF: cb13902821s (data) MusicBrainz: e7636d63-65e4-492d-bc57-2ab552df4d57

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Dallas
Dallas
Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra
Music Directors

Hans Kreissig (1900–1901) Walter Fried (1911) Carl Venth
Carl Venth
(1911–1914) Walter Fried (1918–1924) Paul van Katwijk (1925–1936) Jacques Singer (1937–1942) Antal Doráti
Antal Doráti
(1945–1949) Walter Hendl
Walter Hendl
(1949–1958) Paul Kletzki (1958–1961) Sir Georg Solti
Georg Solti
(1961–1962) Donald Johanos
Donald Johanos
(1962–1970) Anshel Brusilow (1970–1973) Max Rudolf (1973–1974) Eduardo Mata (1977–1993) Andrew Litton (1994–2006) Jaap van Zwede

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