Fabio Luisi & Dallas Symphony Team Up with Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for Fundraising Concert

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Koichi Miura/Metropolitan Opera)

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and Music Director Fabio Luisi (Louise W. & Edmund J. Kahn Music Directorship) have announced a joint concert with members of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

The collaboration event will benefit the MET Orchestra Musicians Fund and the DFW Musicians COVID-19 Relief Fund and it will be the first time many of the non-DSO musicians will have had the opportunity to perform to a live audience since the COVID-19 shutdown in March 2020.

The full-sized orchestra will perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center with Fabio Luisi conducting.

For the concert, the Dallas Symphony has put a number of protocols in place to ensure the safety and health of the musicians. All audience members must be masked, and seats will be assigned with social distancing in place. 

The concert will be performed on April 30 and May 1, 2021.

Luisi was previously the principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera between 2010 an 2017 and conducted a number of works including a new production of The Ring Cycle.