The My DSO Concert is a spectacular event that is accessible for all, with special care taken to create a safe, comfortable and fun environment for those with specific needs, including children and adults on the autism spectrum and with developmental disabilities, as well as their families, friends and caregivers.
Prior to the performance, patrons will be able to interact with musical instruments at an instrument petting zoo provided by the Dallas Symphony’s Teen Council, participate in a music therapy experience provided by Sound Starts Music Therapy and create Sensory Play Pals provided by My Resurrection Fern Counseling. In addition, representatives from many local organizations and outreach groups will be on hand for a Resource Fair presented by The Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation. Pre-concert events start at 10:00 AM.
The My DSO Concert will last about an hour and will be performed without intermission. The performance will not vary from a traditional orchestra concert programmatically, but arrangements will be made to accommodate the individual needs of people with acute sensitivities. Fidgets and Eye Masks will be available thanks to the support of 29 Acres; Quiet Rooms will be set aside in case the music becomes overwhelming; the performance will be broadcast via television monitors on the lower level of the Meyerson; and house lights will be set to a brighter level. There will also be remarks from the stage to welcome the audience and introduce the music.
After the performance, patrons will be invited to stay for a meet and greet after-party with the other guests and the musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Gemma New Conducts
MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
J. STRAUSS, Jr Kaiser-Walzer (Emperor Waltz)
DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture
J. STRAUSS, Jr. An der schönen, blauen Donau (Blue Danube) Waltz
DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 7
DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 8
Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora Street