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Review: Joshua Romans at Cliburn at the Kimbell

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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

Review: Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's ‘Viva Italia!’


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The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s concerts this weekend are in the hands of two young guest artists: Brazilian-German conductor Marcelo Lehninger and American violinist Caroline Goulding. Both created sparks with a program titled “Viva Italia.” Read more

Review: Dallas Symphony Orchestra pops does Gershwin


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George Gershwin occupies a strange place in the symphonic canon. Read more

Review: ‘Vermeer Suite’ hits tranquil notes at Dallas Museum of Art

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In the Netherlands during the 1600s, music was the most popular pastime. It was enjoyed by all classes of people, even though the subject matter was contentious. Read more

Review: Pianist Yefim Bronfman

This is a season for Sergei Prokofiev. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Vadym Kholodenko are winding up recording the Russian composer’s five piano concertos for later release on Harmonia Mundi. Read more

Concert review: 'Kholodenko and Friends' at Kimbell Piano Pavilion


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Vadym Kholodenko, gold medal winner of the last Van Cliburn Competition, has become an active resident of Fort Worth, which he and his family now call home. Read more

Review: Dallas Symphony Orchestra with Yu, Gerstein

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A combination of powerhouse performers took the stage at the Meyerson Symphony Center Thursday evening to play some famous showpieces. Chinese enfant terrible conductor Long Yu put the orchestra to work as he tackled Ravel’s Technicolor orchestration of Mussor... Read more

BEST ART: Good year for genius, generosity

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Curators were the stars of this year’s roundup of most worthy visual art events. Their perseverance and insightfulness brought succinct, informative exhibitions to Dallas and Fort Worth. Read more

Review: Texas Ballet Theater’s ‘The Nutcracker’



Usually, productions of the seasonal ballet favorite The Nutcracker fall into two categories: good and very good. The piece is so well known, and so consistently performed, that most companies can pull it off nicely. Read more

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