Scaglione sets bar high with Dallas Season Opener


Case Scaglione

For Case Scaglione, conducting has been on his mind since he was a kid in Texas.

Case Scaglione (Solti Fellow, ’11), took the podium in early September at the Dallas City Performance Hall to usher in a new season for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and went straight to work putting the ensemble through its paces in a program featuring Mozart’s Serenata notturna, Stravinsky’s Danses concertantes, and Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals.

Gregory Sullivan Isaacs of Theatre Jones said, in his review of the night, that Scaglione’s leadership made the concert a contender for one of the best performances of the year. “His motions were crisp and economical yet expressive and exacting. There wasn’t a wasted motion to be seen. Yet the individual style of the three completely different composers on the program was perfectly realized in his minimal gestures.”

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