Critic’s Choice

Thu Mar 05, 2020 at 1:55 pm
By Steven Brown
Garrick Ohlsson

Music of Frédéric Chopin and Romantic piano concertos helped Garrick Ohlsson to make his name. The veteran artist joins the Dallas Symphony Orchestra this weekend to play a major post-Romantic score: Samuel Barber’s Piano Concerto, which won its composer a Pulitzer Prize in 1963. New Zealand native Gemma New, continuing her first season as principal guest conductor, will open the concert with John Adams’ The Chairman Dances. After intermission, New and the orchestra will go deeper into post-Romantic territory with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s last work, the glowing and dramatic Symphonic Dances.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Meyerson Symphony Center.; 214-849-4376.

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