Music

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 [...]...

Review: The Rumi Concert

The Rumi-atics came out in full force to the Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater at the Asia Society Texas Center on May 22 to see the great sage and Rumi translator and scholar Coleman Barks. If anyone can bring the 13th [...]...

Review: Don Carlos

What does a choir of red crosses, pyrotechnics, and a wooden cart carrying chained heretics make? In Houston Grand Opera’s version of Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlos, it’s the turning point from a mediocre opera to a memorable one. Don [...]...

WindSync: Savvy, Smarts, & Sass

There’s nary a music stand in sight when woodwind quintet, WindSync, swaggers street-gang-style to tunes from Bernstein’s West Side Story or adorably masks as woodland denizens for a whimsical rendition of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf [...]...

Filling the Air with Beautiful Music

A trained pianist and radio executive, Sarah B. Colmark has taken over the reigns as the new General Manager of WRR Classical 101.1 FM, North Texas’ classical music station. Prior to Dallas, she was station manager of Classical KHFM-FM (95.5 and 102.9 FM) in the Albuquerque/Santa Fe [...]...

Song in the Key of Life

Turtle Creek Chorale Moves Forward with Positive Attitude After a year as the interim director of the Turtle Creek Chorale, Trey Jacobs accepted the position of artistic director. Founded in 1980, the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center is home for the 225-member men’s chorus [...]...

Review: La Resurrezione

After hearing Ars Lyrica’s rendition of Handel’s oratorio “La Resurrezione,” one must wonder why this little-known work about the story of Jesus’ resurrection is not performed more often. With gifted musicians on period instruments [...]...