Music

Last Notes

Tokyo String Quartet’s Final Houston Visit “It’s something like a love affair between the Tokyo String Quartet and the Houston Friends of Chamber Music,” says violinist Kikuei Ikeda. First invited to perform in Houston just seven years after they officially formed at the Julliard School in 1969 [...]...

Cultural Warrior: Sandra Bernhard

Sandra Bernhard is the engine behind such ground-breaking HGOco/Houston Grand Opera programs such as Song of Houston and Home and Place. She also is the lead on numerous other projects that bring HGO into Houston’s multi-cultural communities in a way that sets the standard for [...]...

Local Lights

Three Houston Artists Put Houston on the Map None of them are from Texas, but as the saying goes, “they got here as fast as they could”. Once they arrived in the Bayou City, they found a thriving arts community. “People in Houston have an ownership of their arts organizations [...]...

Shifting Keys

A Classical DJ Goes Undercover The line at the East Gate of the Free Press Summer Fest 2012 (FPSF) is deceptively small as I arrive just in time to get my pres...

Remarks

This month the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is hosting the 67th National Conference of the League of American Orchestras, our industry’s “go-to” event. Nearly 1000 managers, trustees, musicians, and volunteers from our 850 member orchestras will gather at Meyerson Symphony Center to celebrate the DSO’s brilliant music making under music director [...]...

Review: The Bad Plus On Sacred Ground

May 5, 2012 Da Camera The Bad Plus’s interpretation of Stravinsky’s, The Rite of Spring, presented by Da Camera of Houston, begins with a hazy, ambient prerecorded auditory collage accompanied by foggy visual projections. It’s the typical postmodern art rock concert opening [...]...

Build it and they will come

Texas Music Festival sets the standard for excellence Never underestimate the power of a cowboy conductor. That very image served as the poster for the first Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival (TMF), now in its 22nd year. “Actually, that poster is kind of iconic [...]...