Music

Dissecting the Opera-tion

You would think that the worlds of opera and theater would be entwined; they have so much in common. They both present staged productions that use actors, singers, sets, costumes, directors, lighting, and even orchestras and conductors. They both tell dramatized stories by peeling back the fourth wall [...]...

Review: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

It is a rare occasion when Houston music lovers have the opportunity to enjoy a world premiere on an orchestral program. However, with its most recent concert featuring a brand new work by Paul English, the River Oaks [...]...

Music & Medals

Here in Houston, with the recent completion of Houston Grand Opera’s (HGO) annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, this month’s Young Texas Artist Competition (YTA) [...]...

The Sweet Sounds of March

Two choral events happening March 24 at 7:30 pm: “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Coming Out Under Fire” at the Lillie and Roy Cullen Theater and “A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass” at The Church of St. John the Divine [...]...

Wild Children of the Arts

I have a special place in my heart for independent artists, and I’m proud to count myself as one of them. Individual artists enjoy an expansive creative freedom. We’re the wild flowers [...]...

Play It Again, George

That time is now. In a Valentine’s night concert, the Dallas Wind Symphony pays tribute to George Gershwin by having him play his “Rhapsody in Blue.” In a feat of technical wizardry that is equivalent to putting a man on the moon, the American composer, who died in 1937, will again perform before a live audience [...]...

Review: La Traviata

It’s rarely a good sign when your ghost appears before your death. So it goes for opera’s most beloved courtesan, Violetta Valery, the heroine/fallen woman of Verdi’s “La Traviata,” brilliantly re-imagined by [...]...