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Dallas Chamber Music

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Dallas Chamber Music

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Dallas Chamber Music got its start in 1945, when, on the recommendation of a local music professor, Elmer Scott organized a number of concerts by renowned ensembles in his namesake venue, Scott Hall. But it wasn’t until 1955 that the Dallas Chamber Music Society was specifically chartered to maintain the concert series Mr. Scott had started 10 years prior. In the decades since, Dallas Chamber Music has played host to world-famous ensembles like the Juilliard String Quartet and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. The performance schedule is light—maybe five concerts over a six-month season—but the lineup remains top-notch. Scott Hall was demolished years ago, but SMU’s Caruth Auditorium provides an equally worthy setting.

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