They are affectionately known as “Valentine’s Day Loser Tents.”
I know you’ve seen them. They’re temporary white pop-up tents reserved for the last-minute shoppers and others who just plain forgot Valentine’s Day all together.
You’ll see them again around Mother’s Day. Same deal. Different holiday.
In order to stay out of the doghouse, these quick-service cupids can conveniently drive by and pick up a random bunch of roses, T-shirt-clad teddy bears, heart-shaped balloons, and other miscellaneous cellophane-wrapped chocolate covered concoctions.
But this year, thanks to the Dallas Winds you can step away from the tent.
Why not go for the Gershwin this Valentine’s Day? Treat the love of your life to some of the American icon’s most-loved classics, from Rhapsody in Blue to Our Love Is Here to Stay on Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.
The Hearts and Horns concert is a perfect way to put a creative spin on the traditional date night. That’s because Dallas Winds is one of America’s premier wind ensembles featuring professional symphony with concert band instrumentation.
The Valentine’s Day show will showcase Anton Nel on piano with Brian Shaw on trumpet. This special wind band concert will feature memorable Gershwin scores and classic American music that will inspire the romantic in all of us.
The musical lineup includes:
- Music by George Gershwin
- Overture to Strike up the Band
- Our Love is Here to Stay
- Summertime from Porgy and Bess
- Fascinating Rhythm
- Someone to Watch Over Me
- S’Wonderful from the Broadway musical Funny Face
- Embraceable You
- Rhapsody in Blue
- Catfish Row from Porgy and Bess
Dallas Winds’ concerts aim to reach out not only to Dallas, but also to the broader community. That’s why holiday-themed classical and pop performances, like the symphony’s Hearts and Horns concert, is a great way to appeal to the varied audiences throughout North Texas.
Since music is the language of love, take a cue and do a little advance planning to impress your special someone with a lovely night out at the symphony.
I can tell you, it sure beats standing in long lines at 5 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Valentine’s Day Loser Tent.
I’m just saying.