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The Meyerson has been named one of the best orchestral halls in the world. The home of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has been visited by former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, and renowned artists like cellist Yo-Yo Ma and soul musician Ray Charles have performed on its stages.

Public Takes The Stage At 'Dallas Sings/Dallas Strong'

Jul 15, 2016
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On Thursday night, nearly 700 singers gathered in the Meyerson Symphony Center to join the choir for “Dallas Sings/Dallas Strongs.” Among them were local choir members, including homeless from the Dallas Street Choir, as well as lawyers, accountants and teachers.

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Eduardo Mata is anxious as he pulls into the Meyerson parking lot for the DSO's first rehearsal there. And 25 years ago, KERA contributor Quin Mathews was in the car with him.

Racing The Clock For Pristine Sound At The Meyerson

Sep 8, 2014
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The race to finish the Meyerson Symphony Center was tense, especially for acoustician Russell Johnson. This afternoon, as Art&Seek's Secrets of the Meyerson series continues, KERA contributor Quin Mathews takes us back as Johnson struggled to hear his handiwork.

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Critics say the organ inside the Meyerson Symphony Center is one of the greatest. In this installment of  Secrets of the Meyerson, from KERA’s Art&Seek, we explore why the organ, a unique Dallas asset, is not used as much as many might wish.

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As construction workers raced to finish the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas 25 years ago, architect I.M. Pei toured the building he designed. He liked what he saw. In this installment of Art&Seek's Secrets of the Meyerson, KERA contributor Quin Mathews takes us back to hear from Pei.

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Spectacular acoustics. That was the holy grail for the designers of the Meyerson Symphony Center.  Art & Seek takes a behind-the-scenes look in a series called Secrets of the Meyerson. Today's story:  replicating the sound of great concert halls was a serious gamble.

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When building a concert hall, architects have to consider how their structural choices are going to affect the sound. To mark the 25th anniversary of the Meyerson Symphony Center, Krys Boyd talked today on Think to the author of a book on the Meyerson about how the buildings’ designers factored acoustics into their plans.

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A concert hall to rival the best in the world.

In 1989, planners set the stakes high for the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. They persevered through two bond elections, a recession and public protests.

Study Up For 'Think': The Making Of The Meyerson

Sep 4, 2014
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This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center's grand opening in the Dallas Arts District. To celebrate, author Laurie Shulman and Art&Seek reporter Jerome Weeks join Think at 1 p.m. to talk about the inception of the project and the construction of the building.