The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is a performance hall located in the urban arts district of downtown Dallas, Texas. It is home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and other local musical organizations; it also hosts a variety of guest concerts, film shoots, recording sessions, banquets, and other private or civic events.

First opened in 1989, the building was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei, in collaboration with acoustical designer Russell Johnson for the concert hall. Capacity is slightly over 2000 seats including the orchestra floor and three peripheral tiers arranged around a shoebox design. The hall features a monumental 4535-pipe organ, specially designed by Fisk and framed against an 85’ high ceiling. In-house dining facilities are located in the Meyerson’s east and west lobbies; covered parking is available in garages adjacent to the building’s main entrance.

The Meyerson is situated just south of SH-366 Woodall Rodgers Freeway between I-35E and I-45. It lies in the east end of the arts district, occupying the northeast corner of the intersection at Flora and Pearl Streets. As part of the greater arts district, it enjoys walking access to two dozen restaurants, two DART rail stations, parks, sculpture gardens, and other nearby cultural attractions such as the Dallas Museum of Art.

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