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Launch of the New Canon Orchestra

Nicholas Leh Baker, principal conductor
Mark Landson, co-artistic director

New Canon Orchestra Inaugural Concert

The launch of our new orchestra where YOU tell us what new music you want to hear. The search for the new canon of classical music is on!




Sammons Center for the Arts  (info)
7:30pm in Dallas

3630 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas 75219 | map | web

Have you ever noticed how classical music is the ONLY genre of music where you have NO say in what you hear in a concert? Have you ever been to an orchestra concert where a recently written piece is played and you said, “Who in the world said they wanted to hear THAT???”

Well, now the answer to that question will be - YOU did - the audience!

We’re searching for the new “canon” of classical music - the set of pieces that people want to hear again and again! We’re not as interested in premiers as we are in discovering what new works are worth listening to again and again. Pieces you can get excited about and can’t stop listening to!

The New Canon Orchestra will play works tested by the New Canon Project, where the general public listens to a minute of a piece of music and is asked a simple question...Do you want to hear more?

Then, come to the concerts where the repertoire will be chosen only from the works that scored highly in the audience tests. Tests will be done through focus groups, online listening surveys and listening parties. Create your own listening parties and then come out for the fun!

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