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Review: Schola Cantorum combines tradition with fun in holiday concert

The Schola Cantorum of Texas demonstrated on Sunday evening that there can be fun in Christmas beyond the holiday traditions. The program, in White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, began traditionally enough and became increasing... Read more

Review: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer



No matter how a beloved holiday TV special is adapted for the stage, it probably won’t please everyone. Unless you’re talking about Wishing Star Productions’ staging of the 1964 stop-motion Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, which opened Friday nigh... Read more

Guitarist Christopher McGuire presents fine mixed program at Piano Pavilion

Christopher McGuire is all things guitar in the Metroplex. Best known as the energy behind the Allegro Guitar Society concert series, he boldly stepped forward Thursday evening to present a recital in the Piano Pavilion concert hall at the Kimbell Art Museum. Read more

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

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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

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