Wed 21- Ernest Bloch was famous for using Jewish themes and subjects in his music, but when he composed his Suite for Viola and Orchestra in 1919, he was inspired instead by the jungles of Asia, which he had never visited. Before the piece premiered, he removed the descriptive titles from the parts of the suite and let the music stand abstractly on its own. You can hear this and Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony when UNT Symphony Orchestra plays them at 8pm at Winspear Hall, 2100 I-35E Frontage Rd, Denton. Tickets are $8-10. Call 940-369-7802.
Thu 22- Before Aaron Copland became famous for writing pieces of nostalgic Americana, he dabbled in both jazz and prickly modernist music, both of which were in vogue in the 1920s. His works from this early period are often fascinating, and you can hear Van Cliburn Competition third-place winner Sean Chen play his Piano Variations, as well as music by Bach, Beethoven, and Ravel. The concert is at 8pm at Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, FW. Tickets are $45-65. Call 817-332-8451.
Fri 23- Hip Pocket Theatre continues to run The Lake Worth Monster, a musical about the half-goat creature of legend first sighted around the lake in 1969. The show closes out the troupe’s 40th year of stage shows, though the season won’t officially close until its film festival next month. The play runs thru Oct 16 at 1950 Silver Creek Dr, FW. Tickets are $5-20. Call 817-246-9775.
Sat 24- Running a 5K in denim overalls doesn’t sound very comfortable, but you’re welcome to try at the Corner Store Country Run 5K, where participants are encouraged to dress up in over-the-top country attire. The event also has live music, food, and a country fair, all to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star. The run starts at 8:30am at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W Lancaster Av, FW. Registration is $5-10.
Sun 25- Coming up on 25 years since Paula Homer joined the UNT music faculty as opera director, the UNT College of Music will hold a concert In Honor of Paula Homer. Singers from the opera department will sing arias and ensembles from musical stage works to pay tribute to someone who has served the musical community so faithfully. The concert is at 3pm at UNT Music Bldg, 415 Av C, Denton. Admission is free. Call 940-369-7802.
Mon 26- John Corigliano insisted on composing music in a traditional, romantic vein when the world of classical music was ruled by serialism and tone rows. The tides of music history have since vindicated this composer who has won multiple Grammys, an Oscar, and a Pulitzer Prize. This week, TCU has Corigliano in residence and will play selections of his orchestral and vocal music. The concerts go today thru Thu at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW and Walsh Performing Arts Center, 2800 S University Dr, FW. Tickets are $10-20. Call 817-257-7602.
Tue 27- While promoting his new album that’s coming out next month, Canadian neo-jazz crooner Michael Bublé stops by your local movie theater with the unromantically titled documentary Michael Bublé Tour Stop 148, a rumination on his career and his life on the road. The film screens at 7pm at Cinemark Alliance Town Center, 9228 Sage Meadow Tr, FW and AMC Parks at Arlington, 3861 S Cooper St, Arlington and Cinemark Tinseltown, 911 Hwy 114, Grapevine. Tickets are $13-15. Call 818-761-6100.