ARRAY TO PAIR NAS, BIG GIGANTIC AND MORE WITH DALLAS ARTISTS

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SOLUNA is busting out of the Arts District. For the first time ever, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s multisensory festival that blends classical music with dance, visual art, contemporary music and more is visiting Deep Ellum.

Array will be a special, one-night-only spectacular at The Bomb Factory and our sister venue Canton Hall that will pair some of the world’s most popular and respected performers with Dallas’ own superstars in ways you’d never predict.

On Saturday, May 12, you’ll see one of the greatest rappers of all time, Nas, performing live with members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; high-energy EDM duo Big Gigantic tear up the stage with the Dallas Mavericks Drumline; Grammy-nominated Icelandic rock band Kaleo score a performance by the Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet; and English singer-songwriter Jacob Banks joins forces with the gospel choir from our city’s own Fame school, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

That’s right, there will be a freakin’ gospel choir.

These artistic mash-ups have been carefully selected to create an atmosphere of positive tension that will propel each collaborator outside their comfort zone. It all fits snugly within SOLUNA’s mission of placing Dallas talent in an international context, and representing the city’s breadth of art and what it means to the people who live here.

Between sets, grab a bite from local food trucks in the parking lot. Then pop into Canton Hall next door, which will host an interactive exhibit of works by 8 Dallas-based visual artists—also free.

The groundbreaking installations in Canton Hall, curated by creative professional and practicing artist Erica Felicella, will include everything from a 360-degree virtual reality experience to sculptures with visitors’ faces projected onto them.

Like SOLUNA as a whole, Array will use science, technology and other innovative methods to explore the space where contemporary and classical art overlap. And what better place to strike this balance than Deep Ellum, a neighborhood that has represented a cultural cross-section of Dallas since the 1920s?

Don’t miss out. Buy now tickets here.