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Review: Texas Ballet Theater's 'Classic Combination'

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Star-Telegram

It’s unusual to see a Texas Ballet Theater mixed-repertory production and leave feeling like the Balanchine was the so-so work on the program. But so it was with the “Classic Combination” program, which opened Friday night at Bass Hall for the first of four performances. Read more

Review: Chamber Music Society performance full of fiery surprises

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The Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth is known for surprising the audience, mostly with superior programming and world-class musicians. But on Saturday, in the auditorium of Fort Worth’s Modern Art Museum, there was a surprise of a different sort. Read more

Review: Cliburn Festival Programs 3 and 4

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Programs 3 and 4 of the Cliburn Festival, titled “Musical Theatre” and “Hollywood,” were the most populist of the five-concert series. The music was familiar, the performers excellent and the audiences responsive. Read more

Review: Cliburn Americana festival

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Star-Telegram

“Jazz,” the second program of the 2016 Cliburn Festival — An American Influence would be hard to beat for variety. It ranged from jazz-oriented classical pieces through straight pop of a few decades ago, songs in an array of styles and humorous compositions with an attitude. Read more

Review: Arlo Guthrie

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Associated Press

“Well, it all started 50 years ago. …” Read more

Schola Cantorum brings humor to Valentine’s Day concert

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Star-Telegram

How can you not love a Valentine’s Day concert that includes a number called My Bonnie Lass She Smelleth? Read more

Review: Ben Moore, Cliburn at the Modern

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Saturday afternoon’s Cliburn at the Modern program focused on the human voice. The center of attention was the music of Ben Moore, who proved to be a composer of real substance. Read more

Review: FWSO 'West Side Story' concert full of energy -- and an unexpected conductor switch

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Star-Telegram

There was an unusual development at Friday night’s concert by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra: Music director Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducted the first portion of the program, and then assistant conductor Daniel Black took over for he rest of the evening. Read more

Review: Joshua Romans at Cliburn at the Kimbell

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Star-Telegram

Cellist Joshua Roman was back in town on short notice Thursday night, and a welcome return it was. Roman and his longtime colleague, pianist Andrius Zlabys, were filling in for cellist Alisa Weilerstein and her partner. Weilerstein had to cancel because of impending motherhood. Read more

Review: Ann Veronica Janssens at the Nasher

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Ask your children if they would like to take a walk in a rainbow. The answer should be a unanimous yes. Read more

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