Posts Tagged ‘symphony’

Bicentennials

Big Ticket
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the births of both Frédéric Chopin and Robert Schumann, two composers who traveled in different social circles but knew of each other. (In one of Schumann’s first published artic...


Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 30 We intentionally excluded the Texas Brahmas from the sports-related sidebar on this page because we saved this slot for them. The defending Central Hockey League champions, now stuck in the middle of the pack, face off...



New York State of Mind

Big Ticket
Before Dave Matthews and John Mayer, there was Billy Joel, a singer-songwriter who had the technical chops to satisfy progressive tastes and the ability to write the kind of simple, effective, no-nonsense lyrics that made mains...


Three Strings

Big Ticket
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra‘s commitment to new music continues this weekend. Oh, Dvorák’s “From the New World” Symphony will be played as a sop to the traditionalists in the crowd, but the rest of th...



Midori and Tsujii

KRISTIAN LIN
Fresh from its recent all-Beethoven Festival, the Fort Worth Symphony begins its regular subscription series this weekend with Japanese violinist Midori as soloist. A one-time child prodigy (she debuted with the New York Philha...


The Zoo Redux

Kultur
Thirty years ago, if you were in high school and you had a car, you almost had to have a sticker in your back window swearing fealty to either of two radio stations: KZEW/98-FM The Zoo or KTXQ/102-FM Q102.



Monumental

Kultur
After three years, FWSO finally completes its ambitious Mahler cycle.


Moods of Mahler

Big Ticket
Gustav Mahler was a talented but tyrannical orchestra conductor, a believer in numerological superstitions and a man whose workaholic habits so wrecked his marriage that he and his wife wound up consulting Sigmund Freud himself...



V-Day Roundup

Big Ticket
Valentine’s Day may be a creation of the retail sector to drive up sales during a slow period, but it has given rise to no shortage of entertainment options in Tarrant County this year.


Musical Games

Big Ticket
Here’s to the local symphony orchestras doing weird things with their programming.