Music

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 [...]...

Review: RachFest 3 – Rach 2

It is a rare occasion when the Houston Symphony invites a single artist to perform in residence for three consecutive classical series concerts. The recent festival of music by Sergei Rachmaninoff, dubbed “RachFest,” [...]...

Making Music: Making a Career

SO YOU HAVE TRAINING AT A major music school, does that guarantee you a career? Not necessarily. That’s where professional development programs come in. As the number of highly trained musicians graduating from [...]...