Not everybody likes to get all gussied up in long gowns and tuxedos. And not everybody can fit into the Meyerson. And not everybody can afford the price of a ticket. That’s a lot of not’s.
Ah, but Dallas Symphony Orchestra Gala Co-Chairs Jan Miller and Jeff Rich are well known for untangling not’s. To share the wonder and beauty of the DSO performance with maestro Jaap van Zweden conducting and legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman, they’ve arranged for a “first-ever, free live concert simulcast” to be held at Klyde Warren Park.
Translation: That means the opportunity to wear cut-offs, sun dresses or baseball caps in the great outdoors to “almost attend” the gala for absolutely nothing. . . nada. . . free.
According to Jan, “It is such a thrill to be able to share the musical excellence and excitement of the Dallas Symphony’s 2014 AT&T Gala with everyone in Dallas. Itzhak Perlman is an icon. Jaap van Zweden is a superstar. Together with our Dallas Symphony they will present a memorable evening of beautiful music, and this simulcast will share that experience with music-lovers beyond the Meyerson.”
Helping the Miller-Rich team pull this little feat off is Bank of America, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and U.S. Trust.
“All of us at Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust are pleased to be a part of this first ever simulcast concert,” said Richard Holt, Bank of America Dallas president. “By bringing the concert to Klyde Warren Park and the Dallas Arts District, we are able to expose a much wider audience to excellence of the DSO while providing free access to the arts for all.”
The gala concert will be the finale of a week of 25th anniversary activities celebrating the Meyerson. Was it really September 1989 that the grand lady debuted? My, how times flies.