Melissa Hernandez, Staff Writer
For most of us, nothing is more fun than free. Beginning Sept. 6, the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center will have an array of free weeklong events in the Dallas Arts District. The Meyerson, home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, opened its doors to artistic talent in 1989. This year, it will be celebrating its 25th anniversary for the week of Sept. 6-13.
The week will kick off with a parade led by the J.J. Pearce High School marching band. Free open house events such as crafts, games, tours of the impressive architectural accomplishment of the Meyerson and short performances by Dallas area performers such as the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Avant Chamber Ballet and the Turtle Creek Chorale will entertain the eyes and ears while the food trucks lining the street will entertain the appetite.
The week will continue with free hourlong concerts by local performers, and will wrap up on Sept. 13 with the AT&T Gala where renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman will perform.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will also be commemorating its seventh season with Jaap van Zweden as conductor. The gala, which begins at 8:45 p.m., will also be simulcast for free at Klyde Warren Park. Both the Meyerson and Klyde Warren Park are conveniently located near the St. Paul Station of the DART Orange Line.