Posts Tagged ‘composer’

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 4 What does a Native American composer sound like when writing within the traditions of Western classical music? You can find out when Other Arts hosts an open rehearsal of an untitled work by Navajo composer Raven Chacó...


Nels Cline Singers

Initiate (Cryptogramophone Records)
Ken Shimamoto
A musician I know put it thus: “Nels Cline is a warlock!” While I doubt the Wilco guitarist is conversant in the dark arts, I agree that his instrumental prowess approaches the supernatural.



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 14 Since most classes aren’t in session during midsummer, now’s as good a time as any for TCU to put on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare’s hallucinatory farce set in an enchanted forest populated by fairies ...


Bicentennials

Big Ticket
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the births of both Frédéric Chopin and Robert Schumann, two composers who traveled in different social circles but knew of each other. (In one of Schumann’s first published artic...



Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 2 This week Riverdance plays Bass Hall as part of its farewell tour. (Cue the sound of haters murmuring, “Don’t come back.”) The show premiered on the multinational TV show Eurovision in 1994 and will go...


Jon Irabagon

Ken Shimamoto
As the new millennium approaches the end of its first decade and folks who habitually worry about such things ponder the death of jazz yet again, young alto saxophonist Jon Irabagon’s latest, The Observer, arrives like a ...



Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED • 11 Swing your razor wide, Sweeney. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s revenge opera Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street brings all of its blood-soaked murders and gorgeous songs to Casa Mañana this...


CD, Sharp

Kultur
A major element of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s renaissance in this decade has been the willingness of conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya to program and promote esoteric contemporary fare, giving Fort Worth audiences a peri...



Manhattan Express

Kultur
The FWSO makes an impressive Carnegie Hall debut.


Klezmer Tango

Big Ticket
Fort Worth’s cultural institutions continue to do their part to show us classical music as a vibrant, growing contemporary thing.