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The 68-year-old composer from Washington state will be on hand when Cliburn at the Modern pays tribute to him as a way of beginning their new season. Local musicians, many of them faculty members at TCU, will perform his chamber quintet Whisper Moon, his enormously engaging Capriccio for Cello and Piano, and selections from his Cabaret Songs, three suites of jazz- and Latin-inflected numbers with lyrics by Arnold Weinstein (“My uncle Murray the furrier / Was a big worrier / But he’s no hurrier now, not today”). The evening should be a great introduction to the work of one of America’s greatest, not to say most enjoyable, composers.
Cliburn at the Modern begins at 8pm Thu at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $15-20. Call 817-738-9215.