Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, will conduct a tribute concert this weekend to honor President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. The Dallas Symphony, Jaap van Zweden and Joshua Bell pay tribute with Sibelius’ noble Violin Concerto, and Beethoven’s epic Symphony No. 3, the Eroica.
November 21, 22, & 23, 2013 at 8:00pm
November 24, 2013 at 2:30pm
Jaap van Zweden conducts
Joshua Bell, violin
CONRAD TAO The World Is Very Different Now (Commissioned in memory of John F. Kennedy) (Approximate duration 17 minutes) SIBELIUS Violin Concerto (Approximate duration 31 minutes) Intermission MILHAUD Murder of a Great Chief of State (Approximate duration 4 minutes) BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, Eroica (Approximate duration 47 minutes)
About Jaap van Zweden
Maestro Van Zweden has risen rapidly in little more than a decade to become one of today’s most sought-after conductors. He has been Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 2008, and in September 2012 he took up the position of Music Director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Appointed at nineteen as the youngest concertmaster ever of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in The Netherlands, he began his conducting career in 1995.