|a world-class orchestra performing in one of the world's finest concert halls.|
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden, Music Director
Since 1900, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has grown from a 40-person ensemble to a world-class orchestra performing in one of the world's finest concert halls.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's beginnings can be traced to May 22, 1900, when a 40-member ensemble performed under the direction of German-born conductor Hans Kreissig. Kreissig led the Orchestra for five seasons and helped to finance the organization.
The DSO named Jaap van Zweden as its new music director in February 2007. The 2011-2012 season marks van Zweden's fourth with the orchestra. His other titled positions include music director of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Kamer Filharmonie (2005-2013).