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Fort Worth Symphony’s ‘Rock On!’ was born to be mild


Malinda M Julien

The Fort Worth Symphony’s Concerts in the Garden presentation at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden on Sunday night, “Rock On!,” was an appealing show — for anyone who does not par... Read more

Periodontist Thomas Yu wins Cliburn Amateur



Sometimes it pays to play something different. Read more

Amateur playing was strong enough for six-way tie

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Saturday was the kind of day when being a judge in a piano competition was an especially unenviable task. How about a six-way tie for first place? Sorry, the rules don’t allow it. Read more

Meet the six Cliburn amateur finalists

Cliburn Amateur Piano Contest

Cliburn Foundation

Six amateur pianists will get to fulfill their dreams of playing with a professional orchestra in a great concert hall. Read more

For Cliburn Amateur competitors, it’s not about the prize money

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Ron T. Ennis/Star-Telegram

The chance to win $2,000 is not the reason dozens of amateur pianists have come here this week, some of them say. Read more

In semifinals, Cliburn amateurs tackle more substantive works

Cliburn Amateur Piano Competition

Cliburn Foundation

The semifinal round of the seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition granted the participants more time (28 minute maximum) than the opening rounds. This opened up the possibility of programming more substantial pieces than before. Read more

Encore! Damon Gupton returns to Bass Hall to conduct Cliburn finals


Special to the Star-Telegram

Damon Gupton swears he’s not just trying to butter everyone up before he comes back to town. Read more

Top Ten Things to Do entertainment guide, June 23-29, 2016


Steven Visneau

Click through for things to do all over DFW! Read more

Pianists of many countries show fluency in their common language

Cliburn Amateur Piano Competition

Cliburn Foundation

It’s a good thing that music is a universal language. Otherwise, the seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition might remind some of the Tower of Babel. Read more

Twelve pianists advance to Cliburn Amateur semifinals

Cliburn Amateur Piano Competition

Cliburn Foundation

Twelve pianists have advanced to the semifinal round of the Cliburn Amateur competition. The announcement came late Wednesday after 30 competitors played in the quarterfinals. All semifinalists will perform one 25- to 28-minute recital Thursday in concerts at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Van Cliburn Reci... Read more

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