Posts Tagged ‘orchestra’

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 23 Five years after Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s The Phantom of the Opera hit Broadway, Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit’s take on the same story called Phantom debuted in Houston. Their show has never appeared on ...


If Music Be the Food of Love

Big Ticket
Though Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday this year, most of the events celebrating it are going on during the weekend, and an unusual number of them feature classical music. On Friday, the Three Redneck Tenors visit White’s...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 1 Arlington Museum of Art opens its new show in midweek, and even more unusually, instead of paintings or sculpture, the Christmas Tree Festival features trees decorated by various charities. Good for AMA for waiting unti...


Texas Ballet Theater Digs In

TBT has a new headquarters but still no live music.
LEONARD EUREKA
It’s taken a while, but Texas Ballet Theater finally has quarters that allow it to rehearse in the same size space as the Bass Performance Hall stage, TBT’s main performing venue. The benefits were seen in season-opening pe...



FWSO My!

The orchestra shines under the big top, though contract negotiations remain at a standstill.
LEONARD EUREKA
As the administrative honchos of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the musicians’ union continued their behind-the-scenes contract negotiations last week, the orchestra itself played a slam-dunk program that blew the feat...


Cirque de la Symphonie

Big Ticket
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra does the circus. Live circus acts will perform with the orchestra in Bass Performance Hall as part of a pops concert devoted to life under the Big Top. Aerialists, acrobats, dancers, jugglers, stro...



Baroque Festival

Big Ticket
Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya begins his second decade leading the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra with a dramatic shift of gears this week. The annual preseason festival, now called the Great Performance Festival, starts Friday ...


A Lone Star at Piano Texas

Cheng Zhang stood out in the always-pleasing annual TCU festival.
LEONARD EUREKA
A classical music star was born last week at the final concert of the Piano Texas Festival in TCU’s Ed Landreth Auditorium. If one performance of one concerto is a reliable yardstick, 20-year-old Cheng Zhang’s journey throu...



It’s Beautiful, Man

John Q. Public
Editor’s note: This week’s letters aged a bit in our inbox but were too interesting to keep to ourselves any longer. To the editor: So I’ve had a few beers, but I’m gonna tell this story. I just spent the day with the b...


Miguel-Harth Bedoya Looks to the Future

A Week With the Maestro
KRISTIAN LIN, PHOTOS BY NAOMI VAUGHAN
Wednesday, March 17, 10 a.m.: In the basement of Van Cliburn Hall downtown, musicians from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra are chatting with one another and practicing scales or snatches of music. Only woodwind, brass, and ti...