Posts Tagged ‘cliburn’

Few Shocks in A Surprise in Texas

A documentary on last year’s Cliburn: You really had to be there.
KRISTIAN LIN
Let’s get this out of the way: The reason A Surprise in Texas is getting a theatrical release is because a blind guy won the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition last summer. Don’t believe me? Nobuyuki Tsujii is the ...


Legs and Tails

LEONARD EUREKA
Last weekend at Bass Performance Hall, there were many bright spots in Texas Ballet Theater’s season-opening performance of The Russian Masters, a repertory program that showed some of the company’s strengths in fam...



Midori and Tsujii

KRISTIAN LIN
Fresh from its recent all-Beethoven Festival, the Fort Worth Symphony begins its regular subscription series this weekend with Japanese violinist Midori as soloist. A one-time child prodigy (she debuted with the New York Philha...


For Hands

Leonard Eureka
Beethoven fans should be flocking to Bass Performance Hall this weekend for the Fort Worth Symphony’s three-day festival saluting the popular German composer. A different symphony will be heard each night: the Third, R...



Keys to the Future

A major piano festival and one of the best piano schools around play softly at TCU.
KRISTIAN LIN
On a lazy summer evening at TCU’s Ed Landreth Auditorium, a casual observer probably couldn’t tell that one of Fort Worth’s most significant musical events is taking place.


Gilmore Girl

Big Ticket
The last great pianist from the country of Argentina was Martha Argerich, the sultry, eccentric, reclusive, unpredictable keyboard wizard who lit up the 1960s and ’70s with her volcanic musicianship.



Open Ears and Minds

Kultur
Seattle transplant Herb Levy settled in Fort Worth eight years ago so that his wife, painter Carol Ivey, could be closer to her family.


Holy Water

Though more like a rehearsal than a finished performance, FWO’s production of Rossini’s Petite Mass Solennelle offered sparkling musicality.
Stage
A performance last Saturday of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle was a change of pace from the traditional fare that makes up the bulk of the current Fort Worth Opera festival.



Opening Act

Big Ticket
The Fort Worth Opera’s first multi-week festival continues in earnest this weekend with performances of Verdi’s Falstaff, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, and Puccini’s Madame Butterfly at Bass Performance Hall.


Return to the Opera

Big Ticket
You may not know the name of Thomas Pasatieri, but you’ve almost certainly heard his work.