Grant Enables Dallas Chamber Symphony to Bring Music ‘To the Streets’

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SYMPHONY TO LAUNCH COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES


The Dallas Chamber Symphony was recently named one of 64 grant recipients of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town program.

The $50,000 award will be used to fund a series of free public concerts around Downtown Dallas and nearby neighborhoods featuring DCS chamber ensembles as well as outreach events that bring DCS music to local hospitals, homeless shelters, and other facilities.

The series called “Taking It to the Streets,” will kick off this fall and wrap up with a performance at Dallas City Performance Hall in spring 2018.

“This award is the Dallas Chamber Symphony’s first from the National Endowment of the Arts, and serves as a testament to the orchestra’s extraordinary accomplishments in its first four years,” said DCS Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay in a release. “The support provided by this grant will enable us to deploy new kinds of high-quality community outreach programming, while enhancing our creative impact on the Dallas arts scene.”


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