The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has announced a $5 million gift from the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger family.
In recognition of the gift, DSO's SOLUNA Festival will be named the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival. A new annual event set to be launched in May, the festival is a three-week multidisciplinary event showcasing internationally acclaimed guest soloists, visual artists, and performing artists alongside leading Dallas-based companies and ensembles. Nasher and Haemisegger are co-owners and developers of NorthPark Center, one of the five highest-grossing shopping centers in the United States.
"This generous gift strengthens the financial future of the Dallas Symphony and helps the DSO to continue to innovate the orchestral experience," said DSO president and CEO Jonathan Martin. "New initiatives such as SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival can grow to enrich the entire Dallas community with combinations of music and visual art for enhanced intellectual and emotional experiences."