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Dallas Symphony Orchestra And Violinist Joshua Bell Pay Tribute To JFK In Concert Series This Weekend

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(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for The Smith Center)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for The Smith Center)

All of Dallas is marking 50 years since President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is no different. Starting tonight and running through this Sunday, the DSO and violinist Joshua Bell will be performing specially selected music to pay tribute at the President John F. Kennedy Memorial Concert.

Starting tonight, the DSO will have four performances of four compositions that will pay tribute to Kennedy and his legacy. The first selection Conrad Tao’s The World Is Very Different Now takes it’s title from Kennedy’s inaugural address in January of 1961. Special guest violinist Joshua Bell will then perform Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. Milhaud’s Murder of a Great Chief of State is what the DSO’s program describes as a “poignant elegy” into which Milhaud poured his own grief and “the mourning of a shocked world.” The performance will close with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica which is often played at the funerals of heads of state.

Performances of the President John F. Kennedy Memorial Concert start at 8PM tonight, Friday, and Saturday with a 2:30PM performance on Sunday. Hurry and get your tickets as Friday and Saturday are nearly sold out. Tickets range from $39 to $200. You can purchase your tickets online and find more information by visiting dallassymphony.com.

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