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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

Pianist Abduraimov showcases both virtuosity and artistic maturity


Special to the Star-Telegram

A remarkable young pianist who combines exceptional virtuosity and the soul of a true poet presented the latest Cliburn at the Kimbell program in Renzo Piano Pavilion Thursday night. Read more

Fort Worth Symphony musicians ‘Press Play’ with Hall Ensemble


Dwight Vasel

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s season is in abeyance right now, but that doesn’t mean its instruments are gathering dust. A lively local group of musicians, the Hall... Read more

Dallas Opera’s ‘Moby-Dick’ still has its original power


Dallas Opera via Twitter

It’s not often that an opera by a still-living composer gets multiple go-rounds, but Moby-Dick has pulled off the feat. Jake Heggie’s and Gene Scheer’s work was premiered by the Dallas Opera in 2010, subsequently made the rounds internationally, was tel... Read more

‘Border Cantos’ a union of photography and sound


courtesy of the artist

This art exhibition has its own soundtrack. Read more

Cast leads the way in Dallas Opera’s gripping ‘Eugene Onegin’


Karen Almond

The Dallas Opera is turning to one of the great creators of fine melody and Russia’s most famous poet to open its 60th anniversary season. Read more

Guitarist Maria Luisa Harth-Bedoya charms in Fort Worth concert


Guitar Fort Worth

Obviously, musical talent runs in the family. Read more

Haochen Zhang, Brentano String Quartet make art of collaboration

Haochen Zhang Review Kimbell


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

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