When you think of Carnegie Hall names like Leonard Bernstein, Tchaikovsky, and the New York Philharmonic. No one would ever suspect an intermediate school from Texas would ever step on that stage.
Long before she became an international opera star, a Texas woman made national headlines during segregation. Barbara Smith Conrad didn’t protest for the right to sit in the front of a bus — she only wanted to sing.
On May 11 the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform in one of the world’s foremost concert venues – Carnegie Hall in New York City. Out of the entire DSO, there is only one musician who’s never been there before.