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DSO Names Replacement Pops Conductors
by Stephen Becker 19 Sep 2012

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has named two of the conductors who will replace the late Marvin Hamlisch during this year’s pop series.

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Tyzik

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The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has named two of the conductors who will replace Marvin Hamlisch during this year’s pop series. Hamlisch died suddenly in August after a brief illness.

Jeff Tyzik will lead the DSO in Simply Sinatra Oct. 26-27 and return March 29-30, 2013 for a performance with the orchestra and the Quebe Sisters Band. The Richard Kaufman will step in for the Wicked Divas concerts May 31-June 2, 2013.

Replacements have not been named yet for Other conductors are already scheduled for Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony (Oct. 5-7, 2012), created and conducted by George Daugherty; Canadian Brass with the DSO (Nov. 16-18, 2012), Rei Hotoda; Christmas Celebration (Dec. 7-9, 2012), Dallas Symphony Chorus Director Joshua Habermann and Lawrence Loh; Tribute to John Williams and Arthur Fiedler (Feb. 8-
10, 2013), Bob Bernhardt; Chris Botti (March 8-10, 2013) is without orchestra; and Full Moon
Fever: A Tribute to Tom Petty with the DSO (May 10-11, 2013), DSO Associate Conductor
Thomas Hong.

Keep reading for today’s news release:

DALLAS, TX (September 19, 2012) – The Dallas Symphony Orchestra welcomes back Jeff Tyzik and Richard Kaufman as conductors for three 2012-2013 DSO Pops Series concerts. Jeff Tyzik will lead the DSO in Simply Sinatra October 26-27, 2012 and will join the Quebe Sisters Band and the DSO March 29-30, 2013; Richard Kaufman will lead the DSO in Wicked Divas May 31-June 2, 2013. These conductors have been named after beloved Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch passed away August 6, 2012. A tribute to Marvin Hamlisch will begin the Simply Sinatra program, to be conducted by Jeff Tyzik and featuring vocalist Steve Lippia.

Jeff Tyzik leads the DSO in Pops programming during the DSO’s annual residency at Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival. He is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and also appears as a guest conductor with orchestras such as the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops, the New York Pops, the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.

“Marvin Hamlisch was a giant in the music business,” says Jeff Tyzik. “His compositions for stage and screen will stand the test of time and be with us for generations. I’m honored to be a part of a tribute to this great artist.”

Richard Kaufman is Pops Conductor Laureate of the DSO, and begins his 22nd season as Principal Pops Conductor of the Pacific Symphony. He also appears as a guest conductor with orchestras such as the Colorado Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and the National Symphony in Washington, DC. Kaufman has devoted much of his musical life to conducting and supervising music for film and television productions, as well as performing film and classical music in concert halls and on recordings.

“Whenever a composer passes on, it leaves a void,” says Richard Kaufman. “How fortunate that Marvin’s music remains for all to enjoy and remember.”
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October 26-27, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
Simply Sinatra

The DSO pays tribute to the life and music of Marvin Hamlisch and celebrates Frank Sinatra with sensational vocalist Steve Lippia and exciting conductor Jeff Tyzik. Relive the smooth vocals and classic swing that make Sinatra an American icon. Hear the unforgettable hits “Strangers in the Night” and “My Way” in performances that add luster to Sinatra’s legendary career.

Tickets start at $28 and can be purchased by calling 214.692.0203 or by visiting DallasSymphony.com.

March 29-30, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Quebe Sisters Band

The DSO celebrate Texas with the fabulous Quebe Sisters Band, whose refreshing blend of three-part harmony, vintage country and cowboy-style fiddling will have you boot-scootin’ down the aisles. Western-themed popular classics add to American hits that are fun for the entire family.

Tickets start at $28 and can be purchased by calling 214.692.0203 or by visiting DallasSymphony.com.

May 31-June 1, 2013 at 8:00 p.m./June 2, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
Wicked Divas

The DSO brings the best of Broadway to the Meyerson with diva showstoppers highlighted by selections from the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked. Featuring Elphaba and Glinda from the Broadway production, this sensational showcase also includes favorites from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic and more.

Tickets start at $28 and can be purchased by calling 214.692.0203 or by visiting DallasSymphony.com.

The 2012-2013 DSO Pops Series also includes previously scheduled concerts and conductors: Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony (October 5-7, 2012), created and conducted by George Daugherty; Canadian Brass with the DSO (November 16-18, 2012), Rei Hotoda; Christmas Celebration (December 7-9, 2012), Dallas Symphony Chorus Director Joshua Habermann and Lawrence Loh; Tribute to John Williams and Arthur Fiedler (February 8-10, 2013), Bob Bernhardt; Chris Botti (March 8-10, 2013) is without orchestra; and Full Moon Fever: A Tribute to Tom Petty with the DSO (May 10-11, 2013), DSO Associate Conductor Thomas Hong.

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