Food Truck Festival added to DSO performance at Paul Quinn College

Paul Quinn



Eddie Francis, Director of Communications


Lori Price, Chief of Staff




Dallas – May 22, 2013 – Returning for a night of classical music under the stars, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will make Paul Quinn College their final stop for the annual Community Concerts Series. The College has added a classic “Quinnite Nation” twist to the festivities with the inaugural PQC Food Truck Festival along the “Avenue of Roses” at 7 p.m.  The free performance will begin 8 p.m. Tue, June 11, 2013 at 3837 Simpson Stuart Road.  Families are encouraged to bring blankets and/or festival chairs to enjoy the performance.

At the PQC Food Truck Festival, concert-goers will get the chance to enjoy tasty meals on wheels from such vendors as Three Lions, Rock and Roll Tacos, Nammi, Easy Slider, The Butcher’s Son, and What’s da Scoop?.

“The Dallas Symphony is delighted to partner with President Sorrell in presenting a full orchestra concert on the campus of Paul Quinn College for the third consecutive year,” says Dallas Symphony President and CEO Jonathan Martin. “Our important collaboration reflects our shared mission of presenting quality entertainment and uplifting music to the students, families and neighbors of southern Dallas.”

“Our partnership with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is an example of why Dallas is entering a period of unprecedented growth and prosperity,” said Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College.  “We are now becoming a city which truly builds bridges between our unique communities and institutions in order to foster ‘One Dallas’.  We love being a part of the Community Concerts Series and look forward to supporting the DSO for years to come.”

Associate Conductor Thomas Hong will lead the DSO in a wide variety of classical and popular favorites, such as music from “E.T.” and the “Star Wars” trilogy by Williams, Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” and Sousa’s “Daughters of Texas March”.

In partnership with Dallas City Councilman Tennell Atkins,  the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department and the Office of Cultural Affairs, the DSO has been performing outdoor concerts in Dallas for more than 40 years. The 2013 Community Concerts Series is made possible by generous support from the following businesses: 7-Eleven, Inc.; Ernst & Young; ExxonMobil; and Methodist Dallas Medical Center.

About Paul Quinn College

Paul Quinn College, a finalist on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the 2011 HBCU of the Year, is a private, faith-based, four-year liberal arts-inspired college founded by and affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The College was founded in Austin, Texas, on April 4, 1872, and is one of the nation’s consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The College provides a quality, faith-based education that addresses the academic, social, and Christian development of students and prepares them to be servant leaders and agents of change in the global marketplace. Members of the College’s student body, alumni, faculty and staff, called Quinnites, embrace the institutional ethos of “WE over Me” and are dedicated to honouring the “Four Ls of Quinnite Leadership,” which are: Leave places better than you found them; Lead from wherever you are; Live a life that matters; and Love something greater than yourself.


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