Holiday Gems
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Holiday Gems

There’s a bounty of holiday art activity every year, from the mainstays like A Christmas…

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Review:  The Italian Girl in Algiers
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Review: The Italian Girl in Algiers

The Italian Girl in Algiers Giant hats, a suspended cage, growing sand castles and balloons…

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Review:  La bohème
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Review: La bohème

In Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème, happiness is simply one hand to warm another. As a…

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An Overnight Sensation
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An Overnight Sensation

It is the stuff of dreams. Understudy goes on at the last minute. Important performance.…

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Review:  Otello at Opera in the Heights
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Review: Otello at Opera in the Heights

Gold medallions, dapper suits, and a man snorting heroin set the new scene of Gioachino…

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Cultural Warrior:  ROCO’s Alecia Lawyer
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Cultural Warrior: ROCO’s Alecia Lawyer

Alecia L. Lawyer is the founder, executive and artistic director, and principal oboist of the…

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Fresh Tracks
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Fresh Tracks

Three Houston Music Groups Offer New Recordings In the 21st Century you really can find…

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The History of Music
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The History of Music

Dallas Symphony commissions new music based on an obscure date in U.S. history It can…

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Last Notes
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Last Notes

Tokyo String Quartet’s Final Houston Visit “It’s something like a love affair between the Tokyo…

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Review: Jersey Boys
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Review: Jersey Boys

Lexus Broadway Series @ AT&T Performing Arts Center June 12–July 15, link 2012 There seem…

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All Jazzed Up
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All Jazzed Up

Even as they have decided to cancel this year’s Jazz Under the Stars outdoor series,…

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Cultural Warrior: Sandra Bernhard
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Cultural Warrior: Sandra Bernhard

Sandra Bernhard is the engine behind such ground-breaking HGOco/Houston Grand Opera programs such as Song…

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Local Lights
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Local Lights

Three Houston Artists Put Houston on the Map None of them are from Texas, but…

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Shifting Keys
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Shifting Keys

A Classical DJ Goes Undercover The line at the East Gate of the Free Press…

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Remarks
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Remarks

This month the Dallas Symphony Orchestra is hosting the 67th National Conference of the League…

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Texas Piano Festival Highlights Schubert
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Texas Piano Festival Highlights Schubert

Tamás Ungár is a man on a mission. The Texas Christian University professor is adamant…

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Just One of Those Things
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Just One of Those Things

It proved to be difficult to interview Michael Feinstein, songster extraordinaire, because of his hectic…

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Review: The Bad Plus On Sacred Ground
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Review: The Bad Plus On Sacred Ground

May 5, 2012 Da Camera The Bad Plus’s interpretation of Stravinsky’s, The Rite of Spring,…

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Build it and they will come
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Build it and they will come

Texas Music Festival sets the standard for excellence Never underestimate the power of a cowboy…

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“Welcome na de Shrine”
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“Welcome na de Shrine”

Fela comes to Houston Prepare to gyrate. The Afrobeat is heading to Houston. Fela, the…

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Review: The Rumi Concert
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Review: The Rumi Concert

The Rumi-atics came out in full force to the Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater at…

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Review:  Don Carlos
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Review: Don Carlos

What does a choir of red crosses, pyrotechnics, and a wooden cart carrying chained heretics…

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Review:  Houston Grand Opera’s Mary Stuart
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Review: Houston Grand Opera’s Mary Stuart

The tragedy of Geatano Donizetti’s Mary Stuart, which had its Houston Grand Opera premiere last…

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Cultural Warrior: Mercury’s Antoine Plante
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Cultural Warrior: Mercury’s Antoine Plante

One of the city’s leading early music organizations, Mercury Baroque, has recently re-branded itself as…

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WindSync: Savvy, Smarts, & Sass
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WindSync: Savvy, Smarts, & Sass

There’s nary a music stand in sight when woodwind quintet, WindSync, swaggers street-gang-style to tunes…

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Filling the Air with Beautiful Music
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Filling the Air with Beautiful Music

A trained pianist and radio executive, Sarah B. Colmark has taken over the reigns as…

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Review:  American Sabor, Latinos in U.S. Popular Music
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Review: American Sabor, Latinos in U.S. Popular Music

In Spanish the word “sabor” means “flavor” and is often used to describe good music.…

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Song in the Key of Life
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Song in the Key of Life

Turtle Creek Chorale Moves Forward with Positive Attitude After a year as the interim director…

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Review: La Resurrezione
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Review: La Resurrezione

After hearing Ars Lyrica’s rendition of Handel’s oratorio “La Resurrezione,” one must wonder why this…

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Review: Debussy’s Paris
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Review: Debussy’s Paris

Long known for its inventive and contextualized programs, Da Camera Houston did what it does…

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Review:  Il Trovatore
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Review: Il Trovatore

With hidden identities, passionate love, and a gypsy’s vicious revenge, it is no wonder that…

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New Notes:  Composers in Houston
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New Notes: Composers in Houston

Anthony Brandt thinks Houston is a composer’s city. Brandt, a professor of composition at Rice…

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Review:  “The Lighthouse”
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Review: “The Lighthouse”

“The Lighthouse” Dallas Opera March 16-18, 2012 “Opera” is one of those terms, like “classical…

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All That Jazz
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All That Jazz

Celebrated Virtuoso at 19
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Celebrated Virtuoso at 19

Child protégées have a hard row to hoe. When a violinist is invited to play…

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Dallas Debut for Quartet
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Dallas Debut for Quartet

The Jerusalem Quartet, sick hailed by as “one of the young, cialis yet great quartets of…

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Music Out of the Box
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Music Out of the Box

In 2010, viagra 60mg the Nasher Sculpture Center added a chamber music series to its…

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Dissecting the Opera-tion
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Dissecting the Opera-tion

You would think that the worlds of opera and theater would be entwined; they have…

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Review:  River Oaks Chamber Orchestra
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Review: River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

It is a rare occasion when Houston music lovers have the opportunity to enjoy a…

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Review:  “The Rape of Lucretia”
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Review: “The Rape of Lucretia”

Houston Grand Opera capped off its multi-year Britten Cycle with “The Rape of Lucretia,” a…

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