Mission

It is the mission of the Dallas Chamber Symphony to engage community audiences and enrich people’s lives by sharing in the discovery, creation, exploration, and enjoyment of great music. We accomplish this mission and make a dramatic impact on the downtown arts scene by presenting diverse concert experiences to Dallas audiences in the brand new City Performance Hall.


About the DCS

Led by artistic director and conductor, Richard McKay, the DCS is a professional chamber orchestra that performs a distinctive balance of programs that include both underrepresented and standard repertory. Throughout the concert season, the DCS also performs high-quality concerts of contemporary music, staged works, and pieces with extra-musical elements, such as film, actors, dancers, and narrators. Our unique interpretations produce novel concert experiences in an exclusive and intimate setting through programs that are designed to compliment, rather than compete with the Dallas arts scene. These concerts supplement the growing arts community with performances of orchestral and chamber music that otherwise would not be heard.

The DCS also provides educational programming geared toward audiences of all ages, including a film initiative called Sight of Sound.

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