Joshua Bell
Photo: Bill Phelps

A special concert will be given on November 21 by the Dallas Symphony in memory of President John F. Kennedy, who has been assassinated in the Texan city fifty years ago. The program, conducted 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 (with Joshua Bell) and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica make up the rest of the concert.

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