Orchestra returns to live performances

The beautiful music wafting through the summer air on June 26 at 7:30pm will be from the Orchestra of New Spain at Zion Lutheran Church – 6121 E Lovers Ln. – performing what may well be the first live classical concert in Dallas since March. Tickets are $25/10 (student ticket with ID) and can be purchased through www.ticketdfw.com or calling 214-871-5000.   

Artistic Director Grover Wilkins will conduct the Summer Strings of the Orchestra in a program from our existing baroque repertory along with a few items of ‘comfort music’ for all. Social distancing, masking and other recommended local protocols will be respected, audience members being seated in alternating rows with lateral separation between groups. Sanitizing stations will be available.

“We are thrilled to return live performance to the public, albeit the safety of our audience being foremost in the planning and execution of the concert,” said New Spain Artistic Director Grover Wilkins. “As among the first in the metroplex to take the stage—and only thanks to the initiative of local churches and the gracious hospitality and example of Zion Lutheran Church and its Pastor Robert Preece—we are absolutely assured that the physical health of our audience and their emotional well-being will be enhanced. Our musicians are eager to play and look forward to an audience equally enthusiastic to listen to live classical music.”

About the Orchestra of New Spain

The Orchestra of New Spain is a 36-member orchestra and chorus created in the Dallas Arts District in 1989 and dedicated to exploration of the music of the Spanish and New World Baroque. The Orchestra’s eight-concert season, yearly school programs, annual Dallas ISD Strings’ Camp and national & international touring programs are a unique contribution to the Dallas Arts community.

The mission of the Orchestra of New Spain is to introduce, in concert, the neglected Spanish repertory from the 17th and 18thcenturies and to educate the public on the importance of staging the cultural implications of its Hispanic heritage. Additionally, the Orchestra of New Spain performs renaissance, baroque, classical, and romantic repertories on period instruments from various periods and provenances. 

For additional information on Orchestra of the New Spain, please log on to www.orchestraofnewspain.org.