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Review: Barry Douglas with the Fort Worth Symphony

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Miguel Harth-Bedoya chose to end the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s season this weekend with a program including one of the most famous of all piano concertos, especially in Fort Worth: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor. Read more

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

It’s the time for nontheater versions of Shakespeare’s hit plays in Cowtown. The Fort Worth Opera’s Hamlet closed Sunday, and Ballet Frontier of Texas opened A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Scott Theatre on S... Read more

Review: Fort Worth Opera’s Frontiers

There’s an annual bonus for Fort Worth Opera subscribers with a sense of adventure. It’s called Frontiers, and it presents bits and pieces of operas that are newer than brand new; often they haven’t even been completed. Read more

Review: ‘Mercy Killers’

Michael Milligan

photo 2014 © Michal Daniel

The tragedy of a death accelerated by inadequate healthcare coverage goes far beyond the pain and suffering of the victim. Read more

Review: Fort Worth Opera’s ‘Hamlet’ at Bass Hall

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Star-Telegram

Shakespeare aficionados may find composer Ambroise Thomas’ take on Hamlet infuriating, but the Fort Worth Opera’s lively production may go some way toward softening their wrath. Read more

Review: Gruesome ‘Dog Days’ an ear-splitting, profanity-laced opera

Dog Days dress rehearsal

Star-Telegram

If you’d like a powerful shot of Grand Guignol in your evening’s entertainment, the Read more

Review: After stormy start, ‘La Traviata’ opens Fort Worth Opera Festival at Bass Hall

La Traviata Review

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Verdi’s popular opera repeats during the festival on May 3 and 9. Read more

Art review: Blockbuster Abelló exhibition at Meadows Museum

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The first of the year’s two great Spanish art exhibitions has opened at the Meadows Museum. Read more

Mario Garcia Torres reveals his take on earthworks

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Courtesy of Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Contemporary conceptual artist Mario Garcia Torres, who lives and works in Mexico City, has built a career examining the works of artists past, incorporating their work and extending conversations that began decades ago. Most recently, he looked into the earthworks of Robert Smithson (1938-1973),... Read more

Review: Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth

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Star-Telegram archives

String sextets are infrequently programmed, so the concert by the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth on Saturday afternoon was even more welcome than its usual outstanding offerings. While there are many professional string quartets and trios, a sextet (with two each of violins, violas and cell... Read more

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