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Von Trapps bring a bit of Christmas to Bass Hall

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Anyone who expected the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of Christmas with the von Trapps at Bass Hall on Thursday night to feature a bunch of little Austrians in sailor suits singing O Tannenbaum was probably disappoin... Read more

Review: Ballet Frontier’s ‘The Nutcracker’


Special to the Star-Telegram

Most productions of The Nutcracker in North Texas (and really, in any city) are from ballet schools, as opposed to professional companies, which is why you’ll see most of the ensemble and satellite roles performed by kids and teenagers and the major roles give... Read more

Review: Deljavan’s playing bold but respectful

Deljavan Chamber Music


Alessandro Deljavan was surely the most easy-to-remember contestant in the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. His expressive face reflected the intensity of ... Read more

Review: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra


Special to the Star-Telegram

There’s a new face on the podium for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s concerts this weekend, but he’s no stranger. He’s Andrés Franco, who’s had much experience with the orchestra though generally not on the main classical series. Read more

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

David Fray at Kimbell 5

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

Time for Three 5

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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


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

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