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Solomons the clear star of Modern Dance Festival

Modern Dance at the Modern

pmoseley@star-telegram.com

The big showcase of Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth’s 13th annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern is stripped down this year: no lighting rigs, no marley floor, no formal seating. Featured guest artist Gus Solomo... Read more

Sunday concert at Mimir Chamber Music Festival gets standing ovation

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Franz Schubert’s Fantasy in F minor, D. 940, for two pianists at the same keyboard is rarely programmed. But it opened the Sunday-afternoon concert of the Mimir Chamber Music Festival with two superb pianists. Read more

Fort Worth Symphony hits all right patriotic notes in ‘Picnic’

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Predictability is not always a bad thing. Read more

Opening Mimir concert composed some nice surprises

Mimir Chamber Music Festival

pmoseley@star-telegram.com

The Mimir Chamber Music Festival is an anomaly. Read more

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

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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

Amateur playing was strong enough for six-way tie

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rmallison@star-telegram.com

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

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

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

Several amateur pianists stand out in the quarterfinals of the Cliburn

Cliburn Amateur Piano Contest

Cliburn Foundation

Tuesday was a time for confirming or rebutting initial impressions at the seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition. All 68 competitors had been heard Sunday and Monday, and now it was time for the 30 quarterfinalists to play for the judges for a second time. Read more

Monday sessions of Cliburn Amateur feature wealth of talent

Cliburn Amateur Piano Contest

Cliburn Foundation

As the preliminaries of the seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition neared an end, Monday afternoon’s session in Van Cliburn Recital Hall seemed the most satisfying overall. Eight of the 11 participants, including six in ... Read more

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