Former Richland Music Student to Premiere Symphony with New Texas Symphony Orchestra, June 24

Photo by Bill Zeeble (KERA).

Former Richland College student and local composer Quinn Mason will perform the world premiere of his Symphony No. 3 “Bridges of Dallas” with the New Texas Symphony Orchestra at 3 p.m. June 24 at Moody Performance Hall in Dallas.

“Bridges of Dallas” is a new, four-movement work inspired by the bridges of Dallas: Margaret McDermott Bridge, Klyde Warren Park, Ronald Kirk Bridge and Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. The NTSO commissioned Mason to write a symphony that reflects the uniqueness of their beauty and design.

Mason attended Richland College from 2015-2017 before transferring to Texas Christian University, where he is currently studying composition. He was also recently named one of three winners in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s young composer’s competition contest. In addition, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has commissioned Mason to compose a new symphonic work to be premiered in fall 2019.

Mason’s performance will be part of the NTSO’s season finale concert, “Bridges: Around Town.” Also during the event, the NTSO will perform Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture” and “Our Town” by Aaron Copeland. Tickets are available here: 

Additional information about Mason is available on his website,

The NTSO is an all-volunteer, non-profit performing arts group under the baton of Kathryn Brown, who founded it in 2004 with a dream that provides amateur musicians an opportunity to play in a full orchestra setting and that shares with audiences the excitement and quality that comes from music performed by those who play for the love of it. It will be celebrating its 15th anniversary during the upcoming 2018-19 season.

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