Posts Tagged ‘competition’

Musical Transition

Turnover at the top raises questions about the Cliburn Foundation’s future.
KRISTIAN LIN
The 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition ended with a flourish — the crowning of a co-champion with a compelling life story, the filming of a documentary that would find distribution in movie theaters nationwide, ...


Gallery

Gallery 76102
Gallery
Gallery 76102’s first-ever juried competition is called 897 Square, after the square mileage of Tarrant County.



Il Trovatore: The Voice

As Fort Worth Opera’s glorious new production of the Verdi classic indicates, the singing’s the thing.
LEONARD EUREKA
In a dramatic switch from its madcap version of The Mikado two weeks ago (see: “FWO’s Contempo Mikado,” May 18), Fort Worth Opera unveiled a striking new production of Verdi’s Il Trovatore last weekend. The second entry...


Van Cliburn Piano Amateurs

Big Ticket
Preliminaries of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs get under way Monday in TCU’s Ed Landreth Auditorium, with 10 countries represented on the list of 73 contestants. The amateurs competi...



Reason No. 149 To Love Marty B

Jeff Prince
Martellus Bennett, aka Marty B, is a comical, goofy, and occasionally controversial tight end for the Dallas Cowboys. He’s not the greatest tight end and he hasn’t lived up to lofty expectations, but he plays hard. ...


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 ...



McCammon Rings Out

Big Ticket
There were 110 entries for this year’s Marguerite McCammom Biennial Voice Competition, sponsored by the Fort Worth Opera Guild. Of these, 26 will be heard in semifinal performances Friday in the auditorium of the Fort Worth M...


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...



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.


Mario Imbroglio

The arcade fire starts over a Donkey Kong controversy in this enjoyable documentary.
Kristian Lin
A few weeks ago I called No End in Sight the best documentary so far this year.