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‘La Sylphide’ shows Ballet Frontier’s strength, maturity

Ballet Frontier's 'La Sylphide' at the Scott Theatre

Amy Shaw

The ballet “La Sylphide” is so old-school, it can feel quaint. But it can also be a beautiful reminder of the art form’s past, as seen this past weekend in a performance by Ballet Frontier of Texas at the Scott Theatre. Read more

Violinist Hilary Hahn gives elegant performance at Bass Hall

Hilary Hahn

Courtesy of the artist

The Cliburn Concerts series moved back to its old home grounds, Bass Hall, for Tuesday night’s impressive presentation. The spotlight this time was on the violin rather than the customary piano, although the latter instrument was also employed. Read more

Dover Quartet makes a lasting impression with music by composer who inspired its name


Dover Quartet

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth has become one of the prime presenters of fine music in the city. Saturday afternoon’s concert in the Piano Pavilion was one more confirmation of that. Read more

Texas Ballet Theater goes contemporary in memorable mixed rep program

Texas Ballet Theater review


There may have been elements of classical and neoclassical ballet in the mixed repertory program that Texas Ballet Theater presented Friday through Sunday at Bass Hall, but this program is the most contemporary that the company has performed. Read more

Carter’s Avedon exhibit will leave viewers wanting more


Amon Carter Museum of American Art

When Mitchell Wilder, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s first director, commissioned Richard Avedon to undertake a “Western Project” in 1978, the museum had no way of knowing the New York-based photographer — famous for his fashion photography and portraits of celebriti... Read more

No chance of napping through this Fort Worth Symphony concert


Manfred Esser

The energy quotient was exceptionally high at Friday night’s concert of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. A new piece from Colombia tested the sonic limits of Bass Hall, there were thunderous peals g... Read more

‘Who Am I This Time?’ throughly examines love


Timothy Long

Kurt Vonnegut wants us to know that the true path to understanding who we are lies in understanding how and whom we love. Read more

Texas Camerata sets stage for special performances this weekend

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Texas Camerata invited its audience to “go Dutch” with its concert at Trinity Episcopal Church on Monday. Read more

Nothing laborious about this ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’

Even though nobody is keeping score, it is all about winning and losing. Read more

The Assad Brothers bring musical sibling rivalry to Fort Worth


Bonnie Trafelet

Sibling rivalries can sometimes be a good thing. Read more

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