Remembering JFK In Music: Two Composers Take On The 50th

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Wed December 12, 2012

Remembering JFK In Music: Two Composers Take On The 50th

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The Nasher Sculpture Center announced today that it, too, is commissioning a piece of music to mark the assassination anniversary, joining the Dallas Symphony. David Mackey (below) is writing the Nasher's piece; 18-year-old Conrad Tao is working for the DSO.
Image from Shutterstock Plans for marking the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination next year have turned to music. First, it was the Dallas Symphony commissioning a new work. Now, the Nasher Sculpture Center has announced it'll present a new piece as well. KERA's Jerome Weeks talked with both composers.