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Review: Pianist David Fray takes on masterpieces of Bach, Beethoven

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Special to the Star-Telegram

A gifted young man with a distinctive musical voice was the latest guest of the Cliburn at the Kimbell series Thursday night in the Piano Pavilion. He was David Fray, a pianist from France. Read more

Review: Fort Worth Symphony plays masterful music from Hitchcock films

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s concert Friday evening opened with a screaming woman. Read more

Classical trio strings together electric performance at the Live Oak

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Special to the Star-Telegram

In an era when classical music takes itself so molto serioso, the Cliburn Foundation presents a wider range of music. From its outreach concerts to special events in nonconventional venues, the organization cert... Read more

Review: Texas Camerata presents intimate concert of Baroque works

Texas Camerata concerts, which feature musicians playing Baroque music on historically accurate instruments, transport audiences to the period of Bach, Handel and other prodigious composers of the era. Read more

Review: ‘Fully Committed’ by Amphibian Stage Productions

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Russell Saylor gives a tour de force performance in a play in which he is the only actor. Read more

Review: James Ehnes in Cliburn at the Kimbell

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Star-Telegram archives

The first Cliburn at the Kimbell program of the season focused, for once, on the violin, although the piano was not entirely neglected. Playing in the Renzo Piano Pavilion on Thursday night were violinist James Ehnes and pianist Andrew Armstrong. Read more

Review: Dallas Opera’s ‘Marriage of Figaro’ an effervescent delight

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Karen Almond, Dallas Opera

The Dallas Opera opened its new season with a sparkling Marriage of Figaro, Mozart’s comic masterpiece, last weekend. The production is musically tight, dramatically taut and scenically opulent. It is also very funny. Read more

Theater review: ‘Miracle on South Division Street’

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Eric Younkin Photography

Despite its title, this show doesn’t have anything to do with the Division Street in Arlington or much to do with miracles (the Cowboys have already used up that city’s quota of those this season). Read more

Review: Anna-Bella Papp’s sculptural objects at the Nasher

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Star-Telegram

It is odd how a common material presented in an unusual but not unremarkable way can look so completely new. Such was the case in viewing the sculptural works of Anna-Bella Papp at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Her exhibition, “Sightings: Anna-Bella Papp,” opened over the weekend in ... Read more

Review: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

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Special to the Star-Telegram

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s arrangement with Vadym Kholodenko is already paying dividends. The winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn competition appeared with Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the orchestra in Bass Hall on Friday night and gave a grand demonstration of his musical gift. Read more

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