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Haochen Zhang, Brentano String Quartet make art of collaboration

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There was special significance in Thursday night’s Cliburn at the Kimbell concert. In a sense, it produced the first sounds of the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition<... Read more

Chamber Music Society’s Saturday program delivers on the twists

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Special to the Star-Telegram

The title of Saturday afternoon’s program of the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth was “Slavs … With a Twist.” It’s not immediately clear what that means, but if it signifies a turning away from musical styles usually associated with certain Slavic composers, ... Read more

Review: Ana Vidovic delivers flawless performance to open Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society’s new season

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The Beatles have long been “classic.” But the opening concert of the Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society’s 2016-17 season, which featured Croatian guitarist Ana Vidovic, made them “classical.” Read more

Review: Hall Ensemble’s ‘Oktoberfest’


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You never know quite what to expect — except a good time — at a concert by the Hall Ensemble. Take Tuesday night’s program at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. Read more

Season opener shows Texas Ballet Theater is on the right path

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It’s a shame that the Winspear Opera House was not close to full on Friday night as Texas Ballet Theater opened its 2016-17 season. What was seen onstage was a glimpse into the future of this company, and probably other similarly sized classical ballet companies introducing more contempor... Read more

Dallas DanceFest feels effects of fewer days, companies


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Dallas DanceFest showed signs of growing pains Friday and Saturday evenings. Or, shrinking pains. 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

Solomons the clear star of Modern Dance Festival

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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

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