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Family has Long History with DSO from Afar

Houston native Elizabeth Moore will be making her debut at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League’s Presentation Ball on February 9. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvin Cooper Moore IV of Houston, will be in Dallas for the debut of their daughter, but the family’s ties to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra date back to 1974.

At that time, Elizabeth’s grandfather Lloyd Haldeman was hired as the DSO manager when the Dallas Symphony Orchestra was rebuilding itself. He launched massive fund drives, persuaded civic leadership to take more active involvement in the orchestra’s future introduced new concert series including summer pops, won a 52-week contract for the musicians, hired new players, lengthened the subscription series, and engaged Eduardo Mata as principal conductor and Kurt Masur as principal guest conductor. With that foundation laid, Haldeman left a lasting legacy. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has since become one of the top orchestras in the nation.   

“The Dallas Symphony brought my family to Texas, and played a pivotal role in our lives,” said Janet Haldeman Moore (a graduate of Greenhill School). “Elizabeth’s presentation honors her grandfather’s legacy, and continues our family’s meaningful connection to this stellar symphony.”  

 Although not able to be active with the Dallas Symphony, Janet serves as a Trustee of the Houston Symphony and was one of the founding board members of Houston’s River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. 


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Friday, February 8, 2019