Welcome to DCS Live!

The Dallas Chamber Symphony (DCS) brings its music into the community through DCS Live! performances, engaging people and meeting their needs where they live and work.

In keeping with DCS tradition, these performances are creative, flexible, educational, and fun. They are often family oriented and typically offered at no fee to the audience, thanks to the generous support of granting organizations, host institutions, and individual or corporate donors. DCS Live! concerts typically feature:

  • small ensembles of 2-8 players performing chamber music (without conductor),
  • a variety of musical styles (classical, world music, jazz), and
  • performances in public or private spaces outside the concert hall.

TechNotes was the Dallas Chamber Symphony’s first outreach. Established in 2013, TechNotes is an in-depth, interactive, nine-month iPad-based curriculum for elementary students. Featured on National Public Radio and CBS 11 News, TechNotes fosters music literacy and sensitivity at school, at home and in the concert hall, connecting students to classical music and live musicians.

Since 2015, the DCS’ outreach programming has expanded significantly, thanks to grants supporting pilot programs for musical outreach to underserved audiences. The Dallas Chamber Symphony team works with partner organizations as desired to address extra-musical goals in programming, such as improving communication, collaborative skills, leisure skill acquisition, or decision making for at-risk youth. Through these new initiatives, DCS musicians have engaged citizens of all ages and from all walks of life, including those engaged with:

Interested in becoming a DCS Live! Partner?

Please contact the Barbara Vance (bvance@dcsymphony.org) at the Dallas Chamber Symphony if you would like to request DCS Live! concerts for your organization.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

These programs are dependent on generous community support – to discuss or make an individual or corporate contribution, please contact Barbara Vance, Development Director at bvance@dcsymphony.org.

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