Ladies and gentlemen, we have — drumroll — a music director! The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s 2020-21 season, announced Friday, will be Fabio Luisi’s first fully in charge as music director. Because of existing commitments with the Zurich Opera and Danish National Symphony, the Italian maestro could be only music director-designate for the nearly tw...

When Fabio Luisi guest-conducted the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in March 2018, his first impression of the orchestra, he told me, was, "They don't know how good they are." He left enough of an impression that three months later, he was named the orchestra's next music director. The Italian maestro obviously set out to demonstrate those skills — his...