The Meyerson Symphony Center brings amazing musicians and melodies together, both from Dallas and abroad. For those interested in learning more about the Symphony Center itself and its functions, the Center regularly hosts free tours and organ demonstrations.
Most months between ear-enchanting events the Meyerson Symphony Center opens its doors to music lovers who wish to learn more about the venue that brings music to life. Known as one of the most acoustically-superior venues, tours include insight to the construction of the center as well as the background story of its design by architect, I.M. Pei.
Preceding the tour is an organ demonstration on the infamous Lay Family organ by Mary Preston from 12:30 to 1 pm. Mary highlights and explains how this incredible work of craftsmanship is played, and is assembled. With 4,545 pipes in its body, only about 70 can be seen! One of the biggest organs in the world, the Lay Family organ fills the Meyerson with a chorus of deep, vibrating tones, as well as flute-like melodies that entertain even as a solo instrument.
After the organ demonstration, the tour is given by volunteer docents from 1 pm to 2 pm. Tours give access to areas of the Meyerson that most patrons have never seen including the nooks and crannies of the locker room for musicians and the green room that features an Andy Warhol painting.