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Review: Ko-Eun Yi with Amphion String Quartet at Cliburn Festival


Special to the Star-Telegram

The Cliburn Festival’s Chopin marathon neared the finish line with programs on Saturday afternoon and evening. One more dash, on Sunday afternoon, will bring the 2015 edition to a close. Read more

Review: Fei-Fei Dong at Cliburn Festival

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Special to the Star-Telegram

The Cliburn Festival’s Chopin marathon swept past the halfway mark Saturday afternoon. The featured performer this time was Fei-Fei Dong, assisted in the final work of her program by violinist Michael Shih and cellist Allan Steele. Read more

Review: Allan Steele and Mariangela Vacatello at Cliburn Festival

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The Van Cliburn Foundation, which has steadily increased its activities through the years, introduced something new on Thursday night: the first annual Cliburn Festival. Read more

Review: Kimbell exhibit shows artistic view of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass


Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass

The Bass family has contributed greatly to the city of Fort Worth. Their latest largess is sharing the art collection compiled by the late Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass, mother and father to brothers Sid, Edward, Robert and Lee, at the Kimbell Art Museum in a free exhibition. Read more

Review: Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth

There were several unusual things about Saturday afternoon’s program of the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth. Read more

Review: Pianist Denis Matsuev at Bass Hall


Columbia Artists Management

Thoughts of competition were in the air at Bass Hall on Tuesday night, even though playing for prizes was not in the cards. Denis Matsuev, winner of the 1998 Tchaikovsky Competition, had come to the home of the Van Cliburn Competition to demonstrate his skill and artistry at the piano. Read more

Review: Texas Camerata plays interesting music by little-known composers

As usual, Texas Camerata devoted its program Saturday afternoon to music from two or three generations before Mozart. This means that the typical concertgoer would recognize few of the composers’ names. And those that they might — Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Johann Georg Albrechtsbe... Read more

Review: Texas Ballet Theater’s ‘Merry Widow’ sparkles with delight


Special/Rachel Parker

Texas Ballet Theater’s new production is like a glass of fizzing champagne that overflows and spills just a bit down your arm: a festive feeling, a couple of giggles, no harm done. Read more

Review: Melvin Edwards’ sculptures at the Nasher

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Fifty years of works by the native Texan, some powerfully small and some gracefully large, are on exhibit in Dallas. Read more

Theater review: ‘Rumors’ at Onstage in Bedford

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Charlie and Myra Brock might have trouble talking anybody into attending their next anniversary party. Read more

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