Posts Tagged ‘orchestra’

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...



Night & Day

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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 ...


Night & Day

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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

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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

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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.
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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.
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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

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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

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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 ...