Posts Tagged ‘orchestra’
Joyce Yang plays Gershwin with FWSO.

Nielsen Rating

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Undoubtedly the greatest classical music figure to come from Denmark, Carl Nielsen has been steadily gaining appreciation in the last few decades. The composer wrote a number of orchestral works between the 1890s and the 1920s,...


Retiring trumpet professor Keith Johnson gives his farewell performance with UNT Symphony Orchestra at Winspear Hall Wednesday.

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 5 There will be many misty eyes at Winspear Hall when retiring trumpet professor Keith Johnson gives his farewell performance with UNT Symphony Orchestra. He’ll be playing as part of Shostakovich’s First Piano Conce...



George Takei narrates FWSO’s Sci-Fi Spectacular.

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In this era of audience segmentation, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is targeting the geeks with its Sci-Fi Spectacular. Guest conductor Jack Everly will conduct music from science-fiction films and TV shows, and Star Trek star ...


Legendary composer Philip Glass will conduct his ensemble at Bass Hall, Tue.

Blood-Curdling

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In preparation for the 1999 reissue of Tod Browning’s classic horror film Dracula, Universal Studios commissioned Philip Glass to compose a soundtrack. The result has become a concert hall favorite (with or without the accomp...



Ron Nief and Tom McBride lecture at UNT Wed, Sept 18.

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WED ▪ 18 If you’re a professor, it’s a tad embarrassing to refer to The Fresh Prince of Bel Air or The Spice Girls and find out you’ve dated yourself. That’s why Ron Nief and Tom McBride created the Beloit College Min...


Unfamiliar Strains

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Well-regarded in his usual job as associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, guest conductor Rossen Milanov takes the podium for this weekend’s Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra concerts, and he’ll be performing a nice-...



FWSO’s American Celebration

No redneck rockers, thankfully. Just the holy trinity of Copland, Bernstein, and Gershwin.
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In a dramatic change of direction, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra turned its focus from traditional European fare to American theater and concert music for FWSO’s annual pre-season festival in Bass Performance Hall last we...


Texas Ballet Theater’s Best

Along with TBT’s stellar Don Quixote, some pieces by Bruce Wood Dance Project also enlivened the weekend.
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For lovers of story ballets, there’s none more entertaining than Don Quixote, at least the version created by Texas Ballet Theater director Ben Stevenson, which had its North Texas premiere last weekend in Bass Performance Ha...



Water Music

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Experimental music comes to Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra this weekend when the group performs Tan Dun’s Water Concerto. The Chinese composer is best known for his Oscar-winning score for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which...


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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 30 The United States has far more tornadoes than any other country in the world, thanks to its large stretches of flat land flanked by two north-south mountain chains that funnel cold Arctic air into collisions with warm ...