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President John F. Kennedy Memorial Concert

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Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201
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Neighborhood: Downtown
Category: Happenings, Music


  1. November 21, 2013 8pm
  2. November 22, 2013 8pm
  3. November 23, 2013 8pm
  4. November 24, 2013 2:30 pm


Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell performs with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for a special concert that pays tribute to the legacy of President John F. Kennedy and memorializes the anniversary of his assassination 50 years ago. The program, helmed by Jaap van Zweden, features young composer Conrad Tao's The World is Very Different Now, commissioned by the DSO in memory of President Kennedy. Tao is 19, and it's his largest-scale work to date. The evening also features Darius Milhaud's Murder of a Great Chief of State, another tribute to Kennedy written in 1964, only one year after his death. Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, Eroica make up the rest of the concert. 

President John F. Kennedy Memorial Concert



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