Posts Tagged ‘cliburn’

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.



One-Man Bands

Big Ticket
The piano, it’s often said, is the one instrument that can best approximate the sonorities and sound volume of an orchestra.


Cottage Cheese Surprise

Big Ticket
While classical composers all over the world were going in for atonality and serialism, William Bolcom kept the faith and turned out tuneful, accessible compositions influenced by both ragtime (he rode the wave in the 1970s whe...



Cliburn Times Three

Big Ticket
The Cliburn Concert Series returns this week, and there’s more than ever of it to enjoy. This fall, the series expands into three different venues, each with its own focus. Subsuming the old Modern at the Modern series, the C...


Reds, Black, and Blue

From Russia with love comes a prodigal son, while local filmmakers take on MySpace.
Kultur
George Gershwin got an unusual run through at the Fort Worth Symphony Concerts in the Garden last week.