I suppose families in every town across America make a conscious effort to look for activities that they can do together. Our family has for generations.
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And one of the first things that quickly moves to the top of the list when trying to choose is what the total cost will be. This is especially a consideration when the event could be a fine arts performance or series.
Big bands and orchestras have been dribbling away a bit at a time since the end of World War II, and classical orchestras, ballets and the like have followed right along. It all has to do with the cost of salaries for the performers.
Fortunately, this one has some strong sponsors, and that keeps the price of tickets down.
So here's a special way to have fun as a family and to experience superb classical music performed in Dallas' famed Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
The Dallas Wind Symphony is far from "your grandmother's stuffy, fussy concert....We make it our job to raise the roof, to surprise you, to make you laugh," the current brochure points out.
This series begins tonight, September 23rd, and the title of the program is "Globetrotters."
It's pieces from across the globe: Slavonic Rhapsody. Suite Francaise, Chant Funeraire for an example.
October 21st is "Band's Greatest Hits": November 18 is "Americans We," with Stampede, American Salute, Ava Maria, Tull's Rhapsody mad Bernstein's Suite from On the Waterfall.
January 13th is "Wonderwinds"; February 10th is Big Band Boogie with the music of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman - you get the idea.
March 17th's concert is titled "Marches in March," April 8th's is "Song and Dance," and December 22nd is the annual and very famous "Christmas at the Meyerson." That one's our favorite.
And the final program is July 4th. "A Star-Spangled Spectacular," flag waving and everything.
Season's tickets range from $84 to $245 a person. Let me quickly add that I haven't found any bad seats at the Meyerson, so you can do just fine with the 84 buck ones. That works out to $12 per person per concert.
OK, here's how to order by telephone: 214 528-5576.
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