Wednesday, December 5, 2012
DSO will honor generous supporter Larry Hagman with memorial concert in January
Hagman was an avid supporter of the arts, local charities, and environmental causes.
DALLAS While few will remember J.R. Ewing as a dedicated philanthropist, the actor behind the iconic television villain, Larry Hagman, was a lifelong supporter of Dallas arts. On January 10, 2013, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will remember the beloved celebrity with a concert at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Hagman died at Medical City Dallas on November 23, 2012.
The son of Tony-Award winner and Broadway superstar Mary Martin, Hagman endowed in perpetuity an annual DSO Pops Series concert in memory of his mother, which will take place on May 31, 2013. The January 10 performance will feature violinist Nicola Benedetti, who will perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, conducted by Pablo González.
“This concert gives us the opportunity to remember his generous spirit and artistic legacy, and to thank his family for his great support of the DSO and all the arts in Dallas, a city he cherished,” said Jonathan Martin, president and CEO of the Dallas Symphony.
- Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora Street
- Age limit: All ages $21 - $131
Born in Fort Worth in 1931, Hagman made his home in California but remained a local presence throughout the filming of Dallas from 1978 to 1991, and again in 2011 and 2012.
The memorial concert begins at 8 p.m. January 10. Tickets start at $21 and may be purchased at 214-692-0203 or dallassymphony.com.
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