Each individual who purchases a 2007-08 Dallas Symphony subscription — to either the Texas Instruments Classical Series or the Deloitte Pops Series — will be automatically entered in a drawing to win a private DSO concert.
The Performance of a LifetimeSM, as the DSO is calling the grand prize, will be a performance given exclusively for the winner and up to 100 guests at Meyerson Symphony Hall. Dallas Symphony assistant conductor Danail Rachev will lead the orchestra in a program of light classical favorites including (among others) the overture to Rossini's Barber of Seville, Dvoršk's Slavonic Dance No. 1, the Valse triste by Sibelius, Brahms's Hungarian Dance No. 6 and a suite from Richard Rodgers's score for The Sound of Music. The winner him/herself will get a chance to conduct the orchestra in Sousa's Washington Post March. The event also includes a pre-concert reception and a post-concert meet-and-greet with DSO musicians.
The deadline for subscribing in order to enter the contest is 12:00 noon on Friday, May 18; the winner's name will be drawn at random later that day. The lucky one's Performance of a LifetimeSM begins at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22. For details and contest rules, and to enter, visit www.dallassymphony.com.