Posts Tagged ‘performance’

Fly By Night

TBT revives Dracula and longs for a new eastward lair.
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Not long after he took over Texas Ballet Theater five years ago, director Ben Stevenson produced Dracula.


The Lang Way Around

Big Ticket
Lang Lang became interested in classical music the same way that many of us took our first interest in it: through Saturday morning cartoons.



Shiny Penny

This well-acted contemporary fable turns a sow’s nose into a silk purse.
Kristian Lin
Penelope is one of those movies that looks really bad on paper.


Painted Violins … Strings Attached

Gallery
A few dozen violins painted by local celebrities make up Painted Violins, on display at Bass Hall weekends thru March 18 and at Sid Richardson Museum thru Saturday.



A Turn (and Jump) for the Better

TBT’s Nutcracker has always been a pleasure but is a must-see this season.
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From a humble American beginning at the San Francisco Ballet under war-rationing restrictions in 1944, The Nutcracker has become a national Christmas tradition, performed by seemingly every dance company in the country, every y...


Still Crackin’

Big Ticket
December is Nutcracker month, and Texas Ballet Theater trots out its luxurious version of the popular Tchaikovsky Christmas story, offering four performances beginning Friday in Bass Performance Hall.



Russo-America on Pointe

Big Ticket
In a season-opening double-header, Metropolitan Classical Ballet has booked appearances in both Houston and Fort Worth this week.


Mario Imbroglio

The arcade fire starts over a Donkey Kong controversy in this enjoyable documentary.
Kristian Lin
A few weeks ago I called No End in Sight the best documentary so far this year.



Big Time

FWSO tackles a titan and rises to new heights.
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It took a lot of courage for Fort Worth Symphony conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya to schedule a three-year Gustav Mahler cycle as part of the company’s annual summer festival.


All-Mahler

Big Ticket
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents a four-day, four-concert all-Gustav Mahler series this week featuring three of the composer’s outsized symphonies.