DSO on the GO: Enjoy a Concert Close to Home


DSO on the GO: Enjoy a Concert Close to Home

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to be a return sponsor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s community concert series, DSO on the GO. This September brings five opportunities to enjoy one of the world’s foremost orchestras right in your “backyard.”

 

The first DSO on the GO performance of the 2018/19 season takes place September 7 at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Oak Cliff, where the DSO will perform an all-Bach program, including Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe. The DSO will repeat this program on September 8 at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in Dallas and on September 9 at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake. On September 16, the DSO performs The Sounds of Latin America at the Murchison Performing Arts Center at the University of North Texas in Denton and on September 23, the DSO performs Mendelssohn’s Italian at the Tom and Verda Shine Performance Hall at Duncanville High School.

 

 

General admission tickets are $19 and student tickets are $9. Tickets may be purchased at mydso.com or by calling 214.TIX.4DSO.

 

Enjoy the show!

DSO Coming to Oak Cliff June 16


DSO Coming to Oak Cliff June 16

 

For the third year in a row, Ebby Halliday Realtors is sponsoring the full season of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s DSO on the GO performance series, which brings the world-renowned orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.

 

On Friday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m., the DSO will perform a diverse classical program including Mendelssohn’s “Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Ravel’s “Introduction and Allegro for Harp and Orchestra” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 2 in D Major.” The performance takes place at Cliff Temple Baptist Church, 125 Sunset Ave., in Dallas.

 

General admission tickets are $19 and student tickets are $9 when you use promo code OBERON at checkout. For tickets and information, visit mydso.com or call 214-TIX-4DSO. Enjoy the show!

DSO on the GO Coming to Oak Cliff March 24


DSO on the GO Coming to Oak Cliff

 

For the third year in a row, Ebby Halliday Realtors is sponsoring the full season of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s DSO on the GO performance series, which brings the world-renowned orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.

 

On Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m., the DSO brings the mighty brass and percussion of the orchestra to Oak Cliff for a program featuring the music of Percy Grainger. Selections will include “Irish Tune from the Country Derry,” “Molly on the Shore” and “Shepherd’s Hey” arranged for brass ensembles. The performance takes place at Cliff Temple Baptist Church, 125 Sunset Ave., in Dallas.

 

General admission tickets are $19 and student tickets are $9. For tickets and information, visit mydso.com or call 214-TIX-4DSO.

SMU Tate Lecture Series Presents Sarah Kay


SMU Tate Lecture Series Presents Sarah Kay

 

The 34th season of the SMU Tate Lecture Series continues January 26 featuring Sarah Kay.

 

A spoken-word poet who began performing in New York City at age 14, Kay is the founder and co-director of Project VOICE, which uses the spoken word to entertain, educate and inspire young students. She is the author of two books of poems, B and No Matter the Wreckage.

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to be in the third year of a four-year sponsorship of the Tate Lecture Series, which brings a broad range of intellectual and entertaining voices to SMU and the D-FW community. A portion of the proceeds from each lecture supports the next generation of leaders by providing full-tuition scholarships and study-abroad opportunities for exceptional SMU students. For single-lecture tickets, visit smu.edu/tateseries.

 

Top Tips for Entertaining Out-of-Town Guests in D-FW


If you’ll soon have guests in town for the holidays it’s time to plan for those hours that don’t involve feasting and opening presents. Thankfully, North Texas is bustling with cultural opportunities. The walls and galleries of our region’s favorite museums and performance halls are ready for your guests’ curious eyes.

 

Top Tips for Entertaining Out-of-Town Guests

Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St.

Sightings: Alex Israel

Through January 31, 2016

In his native Los Angeles, multi-format artist Alex Israel works on everything from his own sunglasses company, Freeway Eyewear, to his YouTube talk show As It LAys, where he interviews Hollywood personalities. Deeply entrenched in LA culture, he also creates backdrop paintings for Warner Brothers studio. His Nasher installation positions his paintings with sculptural objects related to his upcoming feature film SPF-18.

 

Top Tips for Entertaining Out-of-Town Guests

Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots
November 20, 2015 – March 20, 2016

This exhibition is the largest ever assembly of Jackson Pollock’s black paintings. Some works included have not been exhibited for more than 50 years, and several were considered missing. This exclusive U.S. presentation of the exhibition provides insight into this lesser-known period of Pollock’s career from 1947 to 1949.
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Top Tips for Entertaining Out-of-Town Guests

Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2100 Flora St.

Alexander Gorlizki: Variable Dimensions

Through March 20, 2016
Explore the lesser-known non-paper works of this artist including embroidered handkerchiefs, wallpapers, installation and video. The intense exhibition will allow viewers to seamlessly move with the artist across formats, media and sensations.

 

 

Top Tips for Entertaining Out-of-Town Guests

AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora St.

Winspear Opera House

Jersey Boys

December 16 – 27

Experience the Tony award-winning musical about the Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. The true-story features hit songs and tells the tale of how four blue-collar kids made pop music history.

 

Top Tips for Entertaining Out-of-Town Guests

The Modern Art Museum, 3200 Darnell St.

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

Through January 10, 2016

See more than 60 works from this Los Angeles-born artist’s 14-year career. Wiley’s paintings famously represent images of street life in Harlem, often replacing the historical subjects in the works of renowned painters such as Titian and van Dyck with fashionable young black men.

 

 

Top Tips for Entertaining Out-of-Town Guests

Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum

Through January 3, 2016
Explore self-taught and folk artists through more than 100 works of art with this exhibition featuring textiles, needlework, ceramics, drawings, paintings, furniture and more from the 18th century to present day.

 

 

Top Tips for Entertaining Out-of-Town Guests

The Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye

Through February 14, 2016

Explore some of the most daring paintings from the height of Impressionism with more than 50 paintings from Gustave Caillebotte. The artist’s images of Paris streets and domestic life will showcase a full range of Caillebotte’s vision.
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Top Tips for Entertaining Out-of-Town Guests

Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St.

The Nutcracker

December 11 – 27

Fan-favorite The Nutcracker returns to Bass Hall for the holidays with Ben Stevenson’s take on the story of a young girl and her magical doll. Texas Ballet Theater’s performance allows viewers to truly get lost in an enchanting performance complete with flying carpets and snow.

 

Learn more about all that’s going on in North Texas and discover many of the region’s most extraordinary luxury homes at grandviemagazine.com.

 

 

SMU Tate Lecture Features Robert Edsel


 

SMU Tate Lecture Series Features Robert Edsel

 

The 34th season of the SMU Tate Lecture Series continues October 20 with the Anita and Truman Arnold Lecture featuring Robert Edsel. The lecture marks the 250th in the widely acclaimed series.

 

An SMU alum, Edsel is founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art and the author of three books that center on the recovery of artwork stolen during World War II. Edsel’s second book was the inspiration for “The Monuments Men,” the 2014 film directed by and starring George Clooney.

 

Ebby Halliday Realtors is proud to be in the third year of a four-year sponsorship of the Tate Lecture Series, which brings a broad range of intellectual and entertaining voices to SMU and the D-FW community.

 

A portion of the proceeds from each lecture supports the next generation of leaders by providing full-tuition scholarships and study-abroad opportunities for exceptional SMU students.

 

To see Robert Edsel’s lecture and for all single lecture tickets, click here.

Get Outdoors in D-FW!


Get Outdoors in D-FW!

 

With summer here and spring’s much wetter-than-usual weather behind us, you may be itching to escape into nature. In Dallas-Fort Worth your options are pretty much endless: the Metroplex is home to forests, wetlands, and miles of hiking and biking trails. Take a look below at the beautiful habitats that are just around the corner.

 

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, Plano: Located on the western border of Plano, this 200-acre park features vast areas of natural beauty for walking, jogging, hiking, orienteering, and other outdoor activities.  The trail system includes 2.6 miles of paved recreational trails, natural unpaved trails for pedestrians only, and 2.7 miles of designated off-road cycling trail.

 

The Buckeye Trail, Southeast Dallas: This trail, which meanders into the Trinity River’s hardwood bottomland forest, provides hikers with a true wild outdoor experience less than four miles from downtown Dallas. Trail destinations include the River Overlook and the Buckeye Grove.

 

Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve, Cedar Hill: A short 20 minutes from downtown Dallas, this natural habitat offers 9 miles of walking trails, bird watching, rare wildlife, and butterfly gardens.

 

Cedar Hill State Park, Cedar Hill: Located on beautiful Joe Pool Lake, this park is one of the most-visited parks in Texas and encompasses 1,826 acres for camping, boating, fishing, and cycling. Hiking and biking trails range from one-half mile to 10-plus miles long.

 

Dogwood Canyon, Cedar Hill: Including a 6,000-square foot Audubon Center and Dogwood Canyon Trails with more than 200 acres of pristine forest, the Canyon offers trails with scenic overlooks just 16 miles southwest of downtown Dallas.

 

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, Fort Worth: This hidden jewel of wilderness is comprised of forests, prairies, and wetlands that’s covered in native fauna and flora. More than 20 miles of hiking trails and 3,621 acres of land beckons to those searching for a tranquil piece of nature.

 

Oak Cliff Nature Preserve, Oak Cliff: This 121-acre preserve is an oasis of green park located right in the middle of urban Dallas. More than 8 miles of multi-use hiking and biking trails await bird and plant enthusiasts, bicycle riders of all ages, and those wishing for a connection with nature.

 

Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve, Plano: At 800 acres, this is Plano’s largest park. The park boasts 3.5 miles of concrete trails and 5 miles of soft surface trails located along Rowlett Creek. Nature trails are open from sunrise to sunset daily.

 

Spring Creek Forest, Garland: Home to trees that are 100 to 300 years old, rare plants, and other forest treasures, this is the perfect place to escape the city and reconnect with nature in its most natural form.

 

Spring Creek Nature Area, Richardson: 4.5 miles of multi-use trail winds through a hardwood forest located at the southeast corner of Central Expressway and Renner Road. Towering trees and impressive views of Spring Creek allow one to easily forget the close proximity to busy streets and to escape easily without traveling off the beaten path.

 

Trinity River Audubon Center, South Dallas: 5 miles of trails in three ecosystems, wetlands, forest, and prairie, allow for diverse and exciting adventures just minutes from downtown Dallas. 

 

Get outside and enjoy your long weekend!

Dana Carvey Show Benefits Launchability


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Emmy award-winning comedian Dana Carvey takes the stage April 2 at The Meyerson Symphony Center — and you’re invited. Ebby Halliday Realtors is a proud sponsor of “A Special Evening with Dana Carvey” benefiting LaunchAbility.

 

One of Saturday Night Live‘s most-talented alumni, Carvey reigned supreme during his six-season run creating some of the show’s most memorable characters, including “Church Lady,” “Garth” of Wayne & Garth fame, Grumpy Old Man and bodybuilder “Hans” of Hans & Franz.

 

LaunchAbility’s mission is to help children and adults with developmental disabilities achieve their maximum potential and lead fulfilling lives within our community.

 

For tickets to a Special Evening with Dana Carvey, click here.

 

 

 

DSO on the GO Visits UNT


DSO on the GO Visits UNT

 

Next week offers another prime opportunity to enjoy the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s DSO on the GO concert series. You’re invited to experience the DSO Thursday, April 2, at 8 p.m. at the Murchison Performing Arts Center at the University of North Texas in Denton.

 

This year is the third in a row that the Ebby Halliday Companies are sponsoring the full season of the DSO on the GO performance series, which brings the orchestra to concert halls and churches across North Texas.

 

Tickets are $29 for the public and $9 for UNT students. They are available through the UNT Box Office at music.UNT.edu or by calling 940-369-7802.

Dallas Arts District: Unrivaled Design


Dallas Arts District: Unrivaled Design

 Winspear Opera House

New York has the nation’s tallest skyscraper. Chicago has some fancy buildings. But one city wins when it comes to sheer density of urban design: Dallas. That’s the conclusion of Kriston Capps, who writes about housing, architecture, design, and other factors that shape cities for CityLab.

 

Six different Pritzker Prize-winning architects have designed signature buildings in the Dallas Arts District, all within an area that’s smaller than a square mile. All of the designers have won other prestigious awards, including Japan’s Praemium Imperiale, the American Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal, and the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Gold Medal. Dallas’ superior six includes one architect who’s been knighted by France, one who’s been knighted by England, and one who’s been named a senator for life in Italy.

 

Dallas Arts District: Unrivaled Design

 Wyly Theatre

Dallas Arts District: Unrivaled Design

Nasher Sculpture Center

Dallas Arts District: Unrivaled Design

Meyerson Symphony Center

Dallas Arts District: Unrivaled Design

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Dallas Arts District: Unrivaled Design

Thanksgiving Square

 

No other geographic area in the nation this small features as much architecture by architects who have received the top honors in their fields.

 

For sheer density of great design in a single destination? Head to Dallas.

 

 

Photos: Andreas Praefcke/Wikimedia Commons, ThisIsPockets/Flickr, TexasBackRoads/Flickr, Eager/Flickr, ThornMonkey/Flickr, RadicalBender/Wikimedia Commons