Music

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 [...]...

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 [...]...