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Review: Marc-Andre Hamelin at Cliburn at the Bass

Marc-Andre Hamelin


If you mention the name Marc-Andre Hamelin to anyone even vaguely associated with the musical world, the first response will probably be “he can effortlessly play anything.” They don’t mean that his performances are blase as he tosses off some transcendental Liszt; they are ... Read more

Review Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

As conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya granted at the beginning, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra kind of backed into Friday night’s performance in Bass Hall. Read more

Review: Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth

Under the artistic guidance of Gary Levinson, the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth has developed into a rock-solid presenter of chamber ensembles. Read more

Review: Irina Kulikova at Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society

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Star-Telegram archives

It was like getting two concerts for the price of one. Read more

Italian artist Giuseppe Penone’s exhibit debuts at Nasher

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Laura Buckman/Special to the Star-Telegram

Italian artist Giuseppe Penone is the featured headliner at the Nasher Sculpture Center for fall. Read more

Review: DSO opener offers both energetic, mellow pieces

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra hauled out the big names Saturday night to open its 2015-16 season: violinist Pinchas Zukerman, Ludwig van Beethoven and conductor Jaap van Zweden. Read more

Theater review: ‘Killer Shrews’

Killer Shrews

Robert Bourdage

Every season at Hip Pocket Theatre there’s one show that seems like an easy entry, and this year it’s the season closer Killer Shrews, adapted by Johnny Simons from the 1959 B-movie written by Jay Simms and directed by Ray Kellogg. Read more

Review: The Hall Ensemble

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The Hall Ensemble tried out a new space Tuesday night: the atrium of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. The environs were certainly pleasant and the acoustics were surprisingly good, though not all sight lines were ideal. Read more

Review: Texas Camerata finds a sad kind of beauty in Sunday concert



Texas Camerata’s program on Sunday evening was a sad affair, but that’s not a negative comment. It was sad because the program was devoted to the tribulations of the Virgin Mary, represented in music by composers of the baroque era. Read more

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat


Daniel A Swalec

The talented director-choreographer of Hamilton brings this 1970s musical based on a Bible story to eye-popping life on stage at Bass Hall. Read more

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