Bummer. We’re talking soggy fireworks here. Actually, no fireworks.
Because of the rain forecasts, both SOLUNA Festival‘s concluding free concert — which was to be held in Klyde Warren Park and finish off this first festival with a rousing bang — plus the DSO’s annual, free, Flagpole Hill Memorial Day Concert — will be moved indoors to the Meyerson Symphony Center.
The change of venue will change both shows. Sunday’s “Salute to the Armed Forces” will still feature the world premiere of artist Monte Laster’s collaborative video work, Destination, in Five Movements. But it was also scheduled to have fireworks. So did the Flagpole Hill concert. Neither will have fireworks now.
It may be called the SOLUNA Festival — combining the Spanish for sun and moon, meaning there’d be day-and-night action going on in the Arts District — but it’s been the rain that seems to have been running things. The Klyde Warren Park concert follows the sold-out appearance of St. Vincent with the DSO last Sunday, which was originally scheduled to be held in Annette Strauss Square but was also moved inside the Winspear because of the torrential weather.
Here’s the full release:
MEDIA ALERT – VENUE CHANGES
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Salute to the Armed Forces Concert and Dallas Symphony Parks Concerts Memorial Day Concert at Flagpole Hill to Move Indoors to Meyerson Symphony Center
Free Concerts 8:30PM Sunday, May 24, 2015
8:00PM Monday, May 25, 2015
DALLAS, TX (May 22, 2015) – Due to the conditions caused by the ongoing inclement weather, the SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival concert Salute to the Armed Forces scheduled for 8:30 p.m. this Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Klyde Warren Park has been moved indoors to the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street in the Dallas Arts District. The fireworks at Klyde Warren Park have been cancelled and will not be moved or rescheduled.
• The Meyerson Symphony Center will open for seating at 7:00PM Sunday, May 24, 2015.
• The concert will begin at 8:30PM Sunday, May 24, 2015.
The Dallas Symphony Parks Concerts Presented by Bank of America Memorial Day Concert & Fireworks at Flagpole Hill scheduled for 8:00 p.m. this Monday, May 25, 2015 has also been moved indoors to the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street in the Dallas Arts District. The fireworks at Flagpole Hill have been cancelled and will not be moved or rescheduled.
• The Meyerson Symphony Center will open for seating at 7:00PM Monday, May 25, 2015.
• The concert will begin at 8:00PM Monday, May 25, 2015.
For both events:
• Concert admission is free, no ticket required.
• Seating is General Admission.
• Parties that wish to sit together should arrive together; no seats can be held for latecomers.
• The musical program and performers remain the same.
About Salute to the Armed Forces
Salute to the Armed Forces will recognize and celebrate America’s men and women of the armed forces, first responders and their families in a special evening of music. In partnership with Carry The Load and Klyde Warren Park, Salute to the Armed Forces is presented by 7-Eleven, Inc. and is brought to you by Sheila and Jody Grant and Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management.
• The concert will feature the world premiere of artist Monte Laster’s social sculpture Destination, in Five Movements.
• Marchers from Carry The Load will be routed to the Meyerson prior to the concert.
• The concert at the Meyerson Symphony Center will be captured and delivered to Armed Forces Network, a television broadcasting company that serves America’s military bases around the world. It will also be broadcast live on WFAA’s 8.2 channel.
• The concert will also be aired in a special program at 12:00PM noon on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 on WFAA-TV Channel 8 in Dallas.
• For more information, visit www.MyDSO.com or call 214.TIX.4DSO.
About Memorial Day Concert
The Dallas Symphony’s Memorial Day Concert is an annual family-friendly patriotic concert to honor the sacrifices of America’s servicemen and women. Dallas Symphony Parks Concerts are presented by Bank of America in partnership with the City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Department. The 2015 Dallas Symphony Parks Concerts Presented by Bank of America are made possible by generous support from Saint Ann Restaurant and Bar, ExxonMobil and Nordstrom.
• For more information, visit www.MyDSO.com/Parks or call 214.TIX.4DSO.
The DSO is supported, in part, by funds from the Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas.
Dallas Symphony media contacts
Denise McGovern, 214.871.4024, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Shull, 214.871.4061, email@example.com
Klyde Warren Park Publicity Contact:
Samantha Kurz DeVito, firstname.lastname@example.org, 214.269.4406