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Dallas Symphony Tour Postponed

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Toward the end of December, just two weeks after the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra postponed its tour of Spain, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra canceled its two-week European tour that was to take place in April. The tour was canceled due to safety concerns following recent tragic events in the US and abroad.

Appearances were planned in the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, and Scotland. The orchestra will instead perform concerts in Dallas during the same two-week tour period.





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