‘The Concert Truck’ Returns for the Holiday Season

'The Concert Truck' Returns for the Holiday Season
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's 'The Concert Truck' | Image by NBC DFW

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra‘s ‘The Concert Truck’ (TCT) returns to the streets just in time for the holiday season.

In its third year of mobile pop-up performances around North Texas, the concert truck hopes to make live music accessible to everyone, with stops planned around the Dallas area during October, November, and December.

TCT was founded in 2016 by concert pianists Susan Zhang and Nicky Luby, who converted a 16-foot box truck into a fully functioning mobile concert hall. The truck is complete with lights, a sound system, and a piano. TCT has presented pop-up concerts across the country at music and arts festivals, neighborhoods, parks, and city streets.

Zhang and Luby have been featured by Voice of America, Minnesota Public Radio, and the Washington Post, in addition to many local and other national TV news stations. In the 2020-2021 season, TCT formed partnerships with organizations such as the Kennedy Center’s Washington National Opera, the Virginia Arts Festival, the University of South Carolina, the Southeastern Piano Festival, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

After partnering with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2020, TCT was brought to Dallas during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since its first residency, TCT and musicians from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra have had a whopping 126 pop-up performances around North Texas.

“It is wonderful to welcome Susan and Nick back for their third holiday season in Dallas,” said Kim Noltemy, Ross Perot president and CEO of the Dallas Symphony. “Our partnership with The Concert Truck began as a way to connect to the community during the first holiday season of the COVID-19 pandemic and has now expanded to become a staple in Dallas and at the DSO. We are excited to share their music again this year and continue to broaden their reach across Dallas communities.”

Concert information can be found below and here. TCT and Dallas Symphony Orchestra members are scheduled for more concerts in Dallas throughout the holiday season.

Wednesday, November 9 | Moody YMCA/Rise School | 10 a.m.

Thursday, November 10 | Methodist Hospital | 2 p.m.

Thursday, November 10 | HALL Arts Hotel | 9 p.m.

Friday, November 11 | Klyde Warren Park | 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 12 | The Sound at Cypress Waters | 6 p.m.

Sunday, November 13 | North Dallas/Collin County | 2 p.m.

Wednesday, November 16 | Clements Hospital | 12 p.m.

Thursday, November 17 | Baylor Medical Center, Irving | 10 a.m.

Friday, November 18 | Klyde Warren Park | 5:30 p.m.

Friday, November 18 | Hall Arts Hotel – Post Concert Event | 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 20 | NorthPark Center | 2 p.m.

Tuesday, November 22 | The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza | 2 p.m.

Tuesday, November 22 | Main Street Garden | 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 29 | Connecting Point of Park City |

Tuesday, November 29 | Gleneagles Country Club – Plano | TBD

Wednesday, November 30 | MITB – Tiny Victories | 9 p.m.

Thursday, December 1 | Dallas Public Library, Fretz Park Branch | 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 3 | Galleria Dallas | 6 p.m.

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