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  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announces Return to Allen

    Dallas, TX (August TK DATE, 2014) - The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announces its return to Allen for a classical concert on Thursday, September 4, 2014. The performance at Allen ISD Performing Arts Center marks the start of the Dallas Symphony’s 2014/15 season, and the fourth consecutive season the Dallas Symphony has performed in Allen as part of the DSO on the GO series. DSO on the GO is generously supported by TACA (The Arts Community Alliance), the National Endowment for the Arts and The Ebby Halliday Companies.

    With the Dallas Symphony’s newly appointed Assistant Conductor Karina Canellakis on the podium, the concert will feature three vibrant, colorful works from distinct cultures and time periods, including the cheerful Symphony No. 8 by Dvořák, the spirited Sinfonia India by Carlos Chávez, and the virtuoso Trumpet Concerto by Haydn, with Dallas Symphony Principal Trumpet Ryan Anthony as soloist.

    “The students and residents of Allen and surrounding areas have enthusiastically welcomed the Dallas Symphony, and we are very happy to return to the wonderful Allen ISD Performing Arts Center to launch our 2014/15 season,” said Dallas Symphony President and CEO Jonathan Martin. “This concert will appeal to all music-lovers, and will be a wonderful showcase for the amazing artistry of our own Ryan Anthony, one of the finest trumpet virtuosos around.”

    The Dallas Symphony launched DSO on the GO in 2012 with a classical concert in Allen. In the 2014/15 season – the third full season for the series - DSO on the GO will feature the Dallas Symphony playing concerts in cities and neighborhoods across North Texas. DSO on the GO concerts will feature familiar classical pieces and popular light classics, with concerto soloists who are principal musicians from the DSO.
    Of the DSO on the GO concert at Allen ISD Performing Arts Center in November, 2012, The Dallas Morning News music critic Scott Cantrell wrote, “I can’t remember a concert I’ve enjoyed as much. “The program supplied rousing fare aplenty. Reports of the auditorium’s good acoustics were certainly confirmed.”
    Tickets are $9 for students for the September 4, 2014 concert by the Dallas Symphony
    Orchestra in Allen. All other tickets are $19. For tickets and more information, visit
    www.mydso.com<http://www.mydso.com> or call 214.TIX.4DSO.
    About the concert:

    September 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM
    DSO on the GO: Allen
    Allen ISD Performing Arts Center, 300 Rivercrest Blvd., Allen, Texas

    Dallas Symphony Orchestra
    Karina Canellakis conducts
    Ryan Anthony, trumpet

    CHÁVEZ Sinfonia India
    HAYDN Trumpet Concerto
               Ryan Anthony, trumpet
    Intermission
    DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8

    Tickets are $9-$19. To purchase tickets, visit
    www.MyDSO.com<http://www.MyDSO.com> or call 214.TIX.4DSO.

    About Karina Canellakis

    Recently appointed Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphony, Karina Canellakis is rapidly gaining recognition as one of the most promising and exciting young American conductors. She made her Carnegie Hall conducting debut in Zankel Hall, and frequently appears as guest conductor of New York’s groundbreaking International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). This coming season, she makes her debut with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Colorado and Toledo Symphonies, and the Orchestra of St. Lukes. She has been invited to be a Conducting Fellow at the Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood Music Center for summer 2014.

    Ms. Canellakis was the winner of the 2013 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship, founded by Marin Alsop. She has led performances of the Juilliard Orchestra at Lincoln Center, was a selected conductor in the Lucerne Festival Masterclass with Bernard Haitink, and conducted the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra in Japan, as well as the Tonhalle Orchestra in Switzerland as part of international master classes.

    As a violinist, Ms. Canellakis appears as soloist and chamber musician across the United States.  For several years she played on a regular basis in both the Berlin Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony. She has also been on several occasions guest concertmaster of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway, and spent many summers at the Marlboro Music Festival.

    Karina Canellakis holds a Bachelor’s degree in violin from the Curtis Institute of Music and a Master’s degree in orchestral conducting from The Juilliard School, where she won numerous awards. Among her most prominent mentors are Alan Gilbert, Fabio Luisi, and Sir Simon Rattle.


    About Ryan Anthony

    Ryan Anthony is currently Principal Trumpet with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and since 2004 has also appeared as principal trumpet for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Colorado Symphony and played in the sections of New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and Israel Philharmonic.

    Anthony is noted for his varied career as soloist, educator, chamber musician and orchestral player.  Having departed the world-renowned ensemble ‘Canadian Brass’ nearly ten years ago, Anthony quickly became one of the most sought after trumpet players in America both as soloist and an orchestral player.

    Highlights from recent season’s include Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, premiere recording of Lowell Liebermann’s Trumpet Concerto with Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Artist-in-Residence for Arizona Musicfest, Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 for Trumpet and Strings with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and repeat visit with the Pensacola Symphony for its annual New Year’s Eve Gala.

    Ryan Anthony’s solo career started as a 16-year-old prodigy when he won the highly publicized Seventeen Magazine/General Motors Concerto Competition —the second person ever to win the Grand Prize after Joshua Bell.  Subsequent teenage appearances included the Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Kennedy Center and State Department, Washington D.C., as well as a feature on WQXR radio New York City.  Since then he has appeared as soloist with over 30 ensembles including the Dallas, St. Louis, Springfield, Dayton, Winston-Salem Symphonies, IRIS, Wisconsin, Portland Chamber Orchestras and Pershing’s Own Army Band, Washington D.C..

    As an educator he was Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music prior to joining the Canadian Brass and later served as Artist/Faculty at North Carolina School of the Arts. He is currently a Yamaha artist and has edited and recorded both the Haydn and Hummel Trumpet Concertos for Hal Leonard Publishing. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Ryan Anthony received the school’s Alumni Achievement Award in 2001.

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    Media Contacts:

    Denise McGovern,
    d.mcgovern@dalsym.com<mailto:d.mcgovern@dalsym.com>, 214.871.4024
    Chris Shull,
    c.shull@dalsym.com<mailto:c.shull@dalsym.com>, 214.871.4061

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