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Jaap van Zweden, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director, is heading to the New York Philharmonic.

Racing The Clock For Pristine Sound At The Meyerson

Sep 8, 2014
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The race to finish the Meyerson Symphony Center was tense, especially for acoustician Russell Johnson. This afternoon, as Art&Seek's Secrets of the Meyerson series continues, KERA contributor Quin Mathews takes us back as Johnson struggled to hear his handiwork.

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Critics say the organ inside the Meyerson Symphony Center is one of the greatest. In this installment of  Secrets of the Meyerson, from KERA’s Art&Seek, we explore why the organ, a unique Dallas asset, is not used as much as many might wish.

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Spectacular acoustics. That was the holy grail for the designers of the Meyerson Symphony Center.  Art & Seek takes a behind-the-scenes look in a series called Secrets of the Meyerson. Today's story:  replicating the sound of great concert halls was a serious gamble.

The Nasher Sculpture Center announced today that it, too, is commissioning a piece of music to mark the assassination anniversary, joining the Dallas Symphony. David Mackey (below) is writing the Nasher's piece; 18-year-old Conrad Tao is working for the DSO.

Dallas, TX – Unless fortunes change the Dallas Symphony will run out of money in late January. KERA's Jerome Weeks has the story.

Tuesday night Dallas Symphony Board Chairman Blaine Nelson told a group of top donors that based on current revenue and expenses, the symphony will be insolvent within 90 days.

In an interview with KERA Nelson explained.