One of the best open secrets in Dallas is our booming cultural arts sector. Dallas is home to an ecelctic variety of arts interests from ballet to opera to zydego. Did you know that the Dallas Arts District is the largest arts district in the nation at over 68 acres and 19 contigious blocks? In that lushly preserved, historical space, one can find some of Dallas’ treasures, including The AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theatre, The Dallas Museum of Art, the Crow Collection, Dallas Black Dance Theater, Belo Mansion and the Meyerson Symphony Center.
Where there is a cause, there is a need for funds. The Texas Instruments Foundation has awarded The Dallas Opera a grant of $250,000 with the purpose of ”enriching the quality of life in TI’s headquarters community”.
“Texas Instruments has been a stalwart supporter of The Dallas Opera for more than 50 of its illustrious 55 years,” explains Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny.
“For the second consecutive season, the Texas Instruments Foundation is providing an unprecedented level of financial support. As we strive to create new productions, showcase revivals, and secure commissions reflecting the highest artistic and technical standards for this art form, Texas Instruments Foundation must be credited for its starring role as a partner in the success of this company. It’s a role for which all of us at The Dallas Opera are deeply and sincerely grateful.”
It is noted that these newly awarded funds will serve to advance the educational and community outreach initiatives of the Dallas Opera throughout the 2012-2013 Season. Which means not just more fantastic programming on stage, like the much awaited “Pursuits of Passion” season, but also more community arts access, including additional live performances, like this year’s much beloved Doctor Miracle, and opera recitals at schools, libraries and other cultural centers aimed at reaching more than 20,000 students in the metro Dallas-Ft. Worth area alone.