$15 – $55

New Canon Orchestra Launch Concert

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Sammons Center for the Arts

3630 Harry Hines Boulevard

Dallas, TX 75219

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Have you ever noticed how classical music is the ONLY genre of music where you have NO say in what you hear in a concert? Have you ever been to an orchestra concert where a recently written piece is played and you said, “Who in the world said they wanted to hear THAT???”

Well, now the answer to that question will be - YOU did - the audience!

We’re searching for the new “canon” of classical music - the set of pieces that people want to hear again and again! We’re not as interested in premiers as we are in discovering what new works are worth listening to again and again. Pieces you can get excited about and can’t stop listening to.

The New Canon Orchestra will play works tested by the New Canon Project, where the general public listens to a minute of a piece of music and is asked a simple question...Do you want to hear that again?

Repertoire comes from the works that scored highly in the audience tests. Tests will be done through focus groups, online listening surveys and listening parties. Create your own listening parties and then come out for the fun!

When you experience a concert, you will also be able to answer that same question for each piece presented. Results will be made public for listeners and other presenters. Together, we will be creating the new canon for our time and for the future.

The New Canon Project is a project of Open Classical, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Program for Sept 26:
Walker Williams: Vandalia: an Elegy of Appalachia (2016)
(Grand prize winner of “The Ear” competition Nov 2018)

Grace Mary Williams: Sea Sketches (1944)

Bartók: Divertimento (1939)

Nicholas Leh Baker, Principal Conductor and co-artistic director
Mark Landson, co-artistic director

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Come for the Pre-Party! Kick off the launch with pre-concert food and drink in celebration of the launch. Pre-party ticket is $20 more and enables you to keep your drinks during the concert.

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Sammons Center for the Arts

3630 Harry Hines Boulevard

Dallas, TX 75219

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