Join Us for a Free Gathering of Regional Orchestras

Hosted by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Horchow Hall 
2301 Flora Street
Dallas, TX 75201

League members and non-members are encouraged to attend this free gathering to connect with peers, discuss current issues affecting our field, and share experiences and best practices. Enter a space you can inspire, motivate, and support one another.

Who Should Attend?
Administrative staff, board members, musicians, music directors — from professional, community, and youth orchestras from any budget size in Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Multiple attendees from the same orchestra organization are particularly encouraged to come.

To RSVP and request a complimentary concert ticket, please contact James Barry, Manager, Learning and Leadership Programs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Schedule of Events

1:00pm A keynote conversation with Jessie Montgomery 
2:00 - 5:00pm  Break out sessions for peer-to-peer learning 
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
    Robert Reed (Plano Symphony), Kim Noltemy (Dallas Symphony Orchestra) and
    Greg Patterson (Plano Symphony)
  • Innovative Concert Experience
     Alecia Lawyer (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra)
  • Marketing and Storytelling
    Kim Burgan and Denise McGovern (Dallas Symphony Orchestra)
  • Volunteerism
    Tiffany Ammerman (Marshall Symphony) and Debbie McKinney (Oklahoma City Orchestra League)
5:00pm Dinner break

Suggested nearby restaurants

 The ARTISAN | Craft Kitchen & Terrace Bar
       2330 Flora Street #200
          2330 Flora Street #100
     Flora Street Café
          2330 Flora Street #150
     The Playwright Irish Pub
          1722 Routh Street #102
          1722 Routh Street #110

7:30pm Full STEAM Ahead
A concert by women of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

- Your concert ticket compliments of our host

Concert Program 
JESSIE MONTGOMERY: Starburst for strings 
RAVEL: Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet, and strings
VIVALDI: Concerto in F major “Autumn” from The Four Seasons Concerto
J. STRAUSS, JR.: Pizzicato Polka
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

        Gemma New, Associate Conductor and Katharina Wincor, Assistant Conductor
        Eunice Keem, Violin and Emily Levin, Harp

For more information, please visit the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Website

About Our Keynote Speaker

Keynote speaker Jessie Montgomery, composer, violinist, educator.
Photo Credit: Jiyang Cheng

Jessie Montgomery is an acclaimed composer, violinist, and educator. Her music interweaves classical music with elements of vernacular music, improvisation, language, and social justice. 

Recommended Hotels

Dallas Marriott Downtown

650 North Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
214 979 9000

Sheraton Dallas Hotel
400 North Olive Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
214 922 8000

Fairmont Dallas
1717 N. Akard Street, Dallas, Texas 75201
214 720 2020

Questions? or RSVP
Please contact James Barry, Manager, Learning and Leadership Programs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Related Event
Our meeting is immediately followed by the DSO's Women in Classical Music Symposium, being held November 6-9. We hope you'll consider attending all or a portion of this important event. Learn more here.