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Karina Canellakis conducts DSO in Southlake, Sun.
Karina Canellakis conducts DSO in Southlake, Sun.

Music fans in Fort Worth are no strangers to seeing a woman conduct an orchestra — Mei-Ann Chen has proved to be a popular guest conductor for Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Now the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has joined in the march for gender equality on the podium, and you can see the results when the orchestra makes one of its periodic trips to Tarrant County on Sunday evening. The musicians will be under the baton of Karina Canellakis, the new assistant conductor who earned rave reviews three months ago when she stepped in for an injured Jaap van Zweden.

This weekend, you can hear her conducting a program whose centerpiece is Schubert’s bucolic, impeccably crafted Fifth Symphony. There are also some rarer works on the bill that will set a useful contrast to the Schubert, like Miklós Rózsa’s Andante for Strings. The composer was better known for his Hollywood movie scores (Double Indemnity, Spellbound, Ben-Hur), but this piece is an anguished, modernist lament for his war-ravaged Hungarian homeland. The evening concludes with the finale of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. Orchestras typically excerpt the work’s second movement, but DSO will instead play the piece’s boisterous conclusion.

 

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[box_info]The Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs at 7:30pm Sun at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S White’s Chapel Blvd, Southlake. Tickets are $9-19. Call 214-692-0203.[/box_info]

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