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Fort Worth Opera exceeds ‘Million Dollar Summer’ fundraising goal

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The Fort Worth Opera has surpassed its fundraising goal of $500,000 in its three-month “Million Dollar Summer” campaign, General Director Darren K. Woods said Wednesday. The initial $500,000 raised will be matched by an anonymous donor, whose pledge initiated the campaign. Read more

American orchestras try to tap into pop culture


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Tchaikovsky’s bombastic 1812 Overture has been a staple of the Boston Pops’ Fourth of July concert since 1974, when the famed Pops conductor Arthur Fiedler added it — complete with cannon blasts and church bells — to lift attendance. It bec... Read more

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‘An Iliad’ journeys uncomfortably to modern times at Stage West


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An Iliad, the one-man (and one-cellist) show that opened Saturday in the Studio at Stage West, is a modernized retelling of Homer’s epic tale of battles and wars fought by the gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks. Read more

Kholodenko, FWSO revel in Beethoven at festival



In a festival of high points, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra reached the pinnacle Sunday afternoon in Bass Hall. Pianist Vadym Kholodenko, conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the orch... Read more

Less-heard selections make Round 2 memorable

In the world of classical music, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better-known trio of composers than Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. That’s undoubtedly one of the reasons that the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra based its last two August festivals on their music. Read more

FWSO fest opens with hauntingly beautiful Mozart, ironic ‘Farewell’


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For the second year in a row, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is drawing names from the A-list of Viennese composers to kick off another season of the classics. Read more

What’s on DFW stages and in museums this fall


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It’s the time of year arts and entertainment lovers get jazzed about: anticipating the new seasons for the local performing-arts companies and blockbuster museum exhibits. Read more

Top 10 things to do: Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2016

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‘The Taming’ tackles political debate with humor and a heavy hand


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Miss Georgia wants to rewrite the Constitution. Read more

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