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Violinist glows in garden spotlight

Young violinist Alexandra Switala joined the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Andres Franco, for Classical Cowtown — a rare, all-classical program in the orchestra’s Concerts in the Garden series — on Sunday night in the Fort Wor... Read more

Texas Tenors dazzle at Concerts in the Garden


Special to DFW.com

The Texas Tenors, a trio out of Houston that got its big break on America’s Got Talent back in 2009, joined the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of series artistic director Andres Franco, Read more

‘Jersey Boys’ is hypnotizing, mesmerizing at Bass Hall


Jeremy Daniel

The musical Jersey Boys has been such a hit since it blasted onto Broadway in 2005 that it makes you wonder: What’s so special about a show that could easily be cast into the same heap as all the other “jukebox” musicals that have popped up in re... Read more

Buckley student concert focuses on Tony-winning theatrical composer

Story Songs IV, a showcase for students in a musical theater program conducted by Betty Buckley, is also a crash course in the songs of composer Jason Robert Brown. Read more

Review: Texas Ballet Theater’s ‘Swan Lake’

Texas Ballet Theater Swan Lake dress


Texas Ballet Theater is closing its season this weekend with a Swan Lake that’s saturated with drama well before all those rows of fluttering swans have snaked onto the stage. Read more

Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s actors sing about — and in — gloom

Breaking up, we have been told in song, is hard to do. Read more

Art review: rare Spanish drawings at Meadows Museum


The Meadows Museum is gearing up for its 50th anniversary celebration in 2015 by taking visitors on an ever-increasing thrill ride, beginning slowly, with an exhibition of drawings. Read more

FWSO shines in varied program


Courtesy Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is winding down its season with quite a varied program. Friday night’s concert in Bass Hall had one brand-new work, a couple of trumpet concertos (how often do you hear one, much less two, on a symphony program?) and Hector Berlioz’s musical blockbuster... Read more

Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth ends season with magnificent showing

The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth ended its season Saturday afternoon with a stellar program of three major works. Read more

Review: A standout season for Fort Worth Opera

Fort Worth Opera Silent Night review


This was a vintage year for the Fort Worth Opera Festival. Each of the mainstage productions was a success, and — miracle of miracles — a virtually brand new opera Read more

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