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Dallas Symphony Orchestra Presents Circle T Ranch Music Festival

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Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) presents the inaugural Circle T Ranch Music Festival. The fest is set for September 1st to 3rd at Circle T Ranch in Westlake, Texas. The music festival is a partnership with the Perot family and presented by Capital One.

All concerts will take place on an expansive outdoor stage. Audiences can enjoy both contemporary and classic music at sunset, continuing into the evening on the scenic Ranch grounds.

The family-friendly festival will feature performances by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and special guest artists. Food trucks and a number of pre-concert activities are planned for everyone in the family to enjoy. Activities range from face painting to instrument demonstrations. Each concert will be followed by a fireworks display.

Three Nights of Live Concerts

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Presents Circle T Ranch Music Festival

Photo: Eunice Keem courtesy Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Tickets are $40 for adults, and $10 for children (age ten and younger, infants are free) and are available now at A limited number of VIP packages are also available. The VIP tickets include a three-course dinner and special concert seating. For more information on the VIP package, contact Alex Small at [email protected]

The DSO will present themed performances each evening, including Broadway, A Night of Classics, and A Patriotic Evening. The September 1st program will feature Tony Award-winner Kelli O’Hara, and Conductor and founding Music Director of the New York City Center Encores! Series, Rob Fisher.

Co-Concertmaster Nathan Olson (Fanchon & Howard Hallam Chair) and Associate Concertmaster Eunice Keem (Marcella Poppen Chair) take center stage on September 2nd, to perform two Four Seasons. Olson will solo in Astor Piazzolla’s tango-infused Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas while Keem is the featured soloist on Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons. The final performance on September 3rd will present patriotic music featuring the DSO’s brass and percussion sections.

Circle T Ranch

“We are honored to partner with Ross Perot, Jr. and his family to perform at the spectacular and historic Circle T Ranch for this very unique music festival,” said Dallas Symphony Orchestra President & CEO Kim Noltemy. “The Perots have been wonderful supporters of the DSO for decades, and it is thrilling for us to collaborate on an exciting new initiative.”

Circle T. Ranch is located at 2451 Westlake Parkway in Westlake, Texas. Grounds open at 5 p.m. on September 1-3 for the DSO pre-concert activities, with performances beginning at 8 p.m.

The 2,500-acre development claims one of the most scenic landscapes in North Texas, only 12 miles west of DFW International Airport. One of the nation’s most prominent corporate destinations, Circle T Ranch is a foundational piece of the 27,000-acre AllianceTexas Development. Charles Schwab’s world headquarters, Deloitte University, and Fidelity Investments are based there. The next phase of development calls for a world-class regional park anchoring a corporate campus community of 10M square feet at Circle T Ranch. A mixed-use development, private residences, and Gil Hanse designed Par 3 golf course foster community engagement and active lifestyles.


AllianceTexas is an unparalleled regional success story that has transformed the North Texas economy and connected the area to global industry. Consisting of 27,000 acres, the Hillwood development is anchored by the world’s first dedicated industrial airport, Fort Worth Alliance Airport, and hosts one of the nation’s premier intermodal hubs. AllianceTexas is home to 533 companies that have created more than 63,000 direct jobs and has about 53 million square feet of developed commercial real estate assets. For more information visit

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Fabio Luisi, presents world-class orchestral music at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, one of the world’s top-rated concert halls. DSO is the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest and is committed to inspiring the broadest possible audience. They present classical programs, inventive pops concerts, and innovative multi-media presentations. With its commitment to the community, the orchestra reaches more than 243,000 adults and children annually through performances, educational programs, and community outreach initiatives.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO)

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Presents Circle T Ranch Music Festival

Photo: Nathan Olson courtesy Dallas Symphony Orchestra

During the pandemic, the Dallas Symphony was one of a few major U.S. orchestras to present socially distanced concerts with live audiences. DSO has offered over 200 outdoor chamber concerts in community neighborhoods since the summer. They also continued online music lessons to more than 200 students as part of the Young Strings and Young Musicians programs. Online dissemination of concerts are available through a newly designed website and on social media.

With a tradition dating back to 1900, DSO is a cornerstone of the unique, 118-acre Arts District in downtown Dallas. Home to multiple performing arts venues, museums, and parks, it’s the largest district of its kind in the nation. The DSO is supported, in part, by funds from the Office of Arts & Culture, City of Dallas.