Posts Tagged ‘fort worth symphony orchestra’
Augustin Hadelich plays with FWSO, Fri & Sun.

When Great Minds Meet

KRISTIAN LIN
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra returns to action this weekend with a festival of music by Johannes Brahms and Antonin Dvorák. The pairing is more than just that of two composers who happened to live at the same time with roughl...


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TBT’s Swan Lake: Full Bloom

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Since taking over Texas Ballet Theater 10 years ago, artistic director Ben Stevenson has presented a wealth of full-length ballets here that he created during his long tenure with the Houston Ballet. One of the most rewarding i...



Conductor Andres Franco had a blast at Concerts in the Garden Saturday.

Concerts in the Garden: Groovy, Man

EDWARD BROWN
Alright, I’m going to say it. The Woodstock-themed Concerts in the Garden last Saturday was groovy. It was a happenin’, far out, psychedelic show that hit all the right buttons. Concerts in the Garden has been going strong ...


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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 4)

Kristian Lin
Last day of this competition! As always happens, the press room at the Cliburn is now filled to capacity. (In the first round, it was just a few diehards like me.) Three different Japanese journalists are seated around me at th...



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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 3)

Kristian Lin
I’m also the soccer guy on this website, as our regular readers know, so I heard about the incredible last few minutes of USA’s 2-1 victory over Jamaica in a World Cup qualifier in Kingston, with our guys blowing th...


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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 2)

Kristian Lin
The final round format has changed this year so that instead of the competitors playing their classical concerto first and then their showpiece concerto afterward, some of them are playing Rachmaninov or Prokofiev before they&#...



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Blogging the Cliburn (Finals Day 1)

Kristian Lin
Spent my day off watching Man of Steel at a preview screening. You’ll have to wait until next week to find out what I think of the Superman film, but I will say that after steeping in high culture for the last week and a ...


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Killer or Filler?

From the Fort come a DIY singer-songwriter album and a valentine to South America from FWSO.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
James Michael Taylor’s Man That I Am By all rights, the ultra-prolific Fort Worth singer-songwriter-actor-eccentric James Michael Taylor should be one of those local artists who’s taken for granted. With more than 500 songs...



One of the standouts of the festival was British pianist Leon McCawley.

FWSO’s America

Inspiring music rang through Bass Hall last weekend.
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Last weekend in Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presented its second American Festival, but if the company was expecting an attendance repeat of last year’s successful, inaugural festival, maestro Miguel ...


FWSO violist Laura Bruton and cellist Leda Larson discuss the viola that has a history with both of them in Laura and Leda: The Story of Jerome, the first installment of Erik Clapp’s series.

Symphonic Shorts

The FWSO’s players get solos in some short films online.
KRISTIAN LIN
“As far as I know, we’re the first ones,” said Paul Unger. The 43-year-old bassist for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra was referring to the series of short documentary films that he has made along with filmmaker Erik Cl...