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Surveying our ecletic arts scene, from the galleries to the stage.

Stanley Whitney builds interest in his paintings, block by block

Stanley Whitney exhibit


Stanley Whitney makes painting look so easy. He covers his canvases in loose grids of stacked colors. Simple recipe, no? Read more

Talented husband and wife keep Cliburn concert in the family

Cold Mountain

Ken Howard

With a stretch of the imagination, it would be possible to find a historical connection to Thursday night’s program by baritone Nathan Gunn and his wife, pianist Julie Gunn. Read more

Conrad Tao brings Beethoven, world premiere piece to Live Oak


The Cliburn

The venue may have been casual, but the music was anything but. Read more

Orchestra, guest conductor present exceptional program

If the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra can maintain the pace set by Friday night’s concert in Bass Hall, this is going to be a very good year. An impressive young guest conductor led the orchestra through a program of exceptional quality and often mesmerizing effect. Read more

Borromeo Quartet gives impressive, wide-ranging chamber music concert


Borromeo String Quartet

Once again, the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth sold out the auditorium in the Modern Art Museum. In an era of lamentation over the proliferation of empty seats at classic... Read more

In second post-strike concert, FWSO packs ‘Zelda’ fans into Bass Hall

FWSO plays Zelda at Bass Hall 3

Special to the Star-Telegram

Apparently, the best way to get 20-somethings to attend a symphony concert is to hit them where they live: video games. Read more

Post-strike FWSO returned to Bass Hall in style

FWSO New Years Eve


They’re back! The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is a full-fledged performing organization once again. Any fear that its nearly four-month strike may have caused lasting damage disappeared when its members came on to the Bass Hall stage for a New Year’s Eve program on Saturday night. Read more

Hall Ensemble decks BRIT with holiday music

Hall Ensemble Deck the Halls 9


The Hall Ensemble was on a bit of a playful streak with its concert Tuesday night at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). Read more

‘Santa Claus: A New Musical’ revives Casa’s Christmas spirit


Casa Mañana Theatre

What it’s about: Santa Claus: A New Musical is a new Christmas musical production, developed by Read more

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth impresses with string quintet



Chamber music audiences hear a lot of string quartets, not only because many prominent composers wrote them but because there are many modern ensembles around in the configuration — two violins, one viola and one cello — to play them. Read more

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