My DSO Concert, Dallas Symphony Orchestra


March 16, 2019
12:00 AM


Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center View map


Saturday, March 16, 10am pre-concert activities, 11am concert

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents its fourth annual My DSO Concert, specially designed for children and adults on the autism spectrum and with developmental disabilities and their families, friends and caregivers. This year’s My DSO Concert will be presented in honor of Luke Forehand, an advocate for Fragile X Syndrome, student at My Possibilities and a beloved friend of the late Margaret McDermott.

Prior to the performance, representatives from many local organizations and outreach groups will be on hand for the Resource Fair. Patrons will be able to interact with musical instruments at an instrument petting zoo and participate in a music therapy experience provided by Sound Starts Music Therapy.

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, ear plugs and eye covers will be available to help prevent overstimulation; 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 reception with cookies generously provided by the Richard Gussoni Family.

Jaap van Zweden conducts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, performing:
ROSSINI Overture to La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie)
BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 5
DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dance No. 8
MOZART Symphony No. 1
J. STRAUSS Blue Danube Waltz
J. WILLIAMS Main Theme from Star Wars

Tickets are sold on a “pay what you can” basis with a suggested price of $10 with an additional $2.50 facility fee. For $10 reservations, visit Patrons who wish to utilize the “pay what you can” option should call Jena Tunnell at 214/871-4025.