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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


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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


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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


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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

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

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