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Center Shows Owned 2015

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Between praise for its resident companies, TITAS or Center Presents programs, the AT&T Performing Arts Center campus is where some of the best performances and important new works can be found.

AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Classical Criterion Series

The Dallas Morning News (The Year in Review: Classical music and opera)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
“While comparable and even smaller cities get major touring orchestras, Dallas and Fort Worth, both with great concert halls, have been deprived for years. It was a treat, then, to hear the Israeli orchestra, with its white-hot string sounds, at the Meyerson Symphony Center, thanks to a new AT&T Performing Arts Center series.”

AT&T Performing Arts Center and TITAS Presents

Theater Jones (The Year in Dance)
Twyla Tharpe’s 50th Anniversary Tour
“For Twyla Tharp’s 50th Anniversary tour, TITAS (and several other national organizations) commissioned two new works, with the first stop the Winspear. And what a delight they were.”

Fort Worth Star Telegram (Best of 2015: Dallas dance companies stepped up their game)
Twyla Tharpe’s 50th Anniversary Tour
“This was major in more ways than one. The legendary Tharp chose to kick off her 50th-anniversary tour in Dallas, on the TITAS season, and gave us two new works that showcased the beauty and humor that she does so well, Yowzie and Preludes and Fugues.”

AT&T Performing Arts Center Staff Picks

Sammons Lunch Jam, a new initiative that hosts Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in the Center’s magnificent Sammons Park.
Vice President of External Affairs Chris Heinbaugh says, “Sammons Lunch Jam has really let the whole neighborhood see the tremendous talent we have next door at Booker T. More and more people, including the mayor, have been stopping by to grab lunch, check out the performances and be a part of what’s going on at the Center!”

Strauss Square Uncovered
Becki Howard, director of programming at the Center, says, “The beauty of Strauss Square Uncovered is that it allows people to attend a concert of an artist they love, but might not ever get to see. That’s the case with the Selena tribute band Bidi Bidi Banda that we featured in 2015. So many people grew up idolizing Selena, singing her songs and trying to capture her look. Right in our own Strauss Square, hundreds of those fans came together and for a moment got to bond around the music and their love for Selena.”

St. Vincent
Education and Community Engagement Manager Jessica Roberts says, “Having St. Vincent in our beautiful venue during such a banner year for her work was its own kudo. That so many North Texas music lovers will share the memory of that singular performance with the Center is something that will connect us as we eagerly await that next memorable moment.”

Digital Marketing Manager Jesse Hopkins says, “Since first attending in 2011, Aurora has become my personal favorite public event. Josh [King] and Shane [Pennington] nail it year after year, bringing in great artists who create such interesting and compelling pieces. And with the Center’s involvement this year, I got to be a part of putting it on and making it a success. Win-win!”

Reliant Lights Your Holidays
Chris McDonald, media marketing manager at the Center, says “The fireworks show was jaw-dropping and The Polyphonic Spree put on another one of their joyful holiday themed shows (even Frosty & Rudolph showed up). This was a wonderful event to kick off the holiday season and I can’t wait to participate in more Center shows in 2016. The future is looking bright!”

AT&T Performing Arts Partner, TITAS Presents

Fort Worth Star Telegram (Best of 2015: Dallas dance companies stepped up their game)
Parsons Dance Company

AT&T Performing Arts Resident Companies

The Dallas Opera

The Dallas Morning News (The Year in Review: Classical music and opera)

Fort Worth Star Telegram (Best of 2015: Dallas Opera’s ‘Everest’ the mountain-top moment in classical music)

Dallas Theater Center

Dallas Observer (As Another Theater Year Exits, Look Back at 2015’s Essential Productions)

D Magazine (Dallas Theater in 2015)
Colossal and The Mountaintop

Dallas Voice (The year in entertainment: stage)

Texas Ballet Theater

Theater Jones (The Year in New Dance Works)

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