Cupid Unites Poetry and Music
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Cupid Unites Poetry and Music

Orchestra of New Spain is planning a special Valentine’s concert that will transport audiences to…

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The Con is On
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The Con is On

The first national tour of Catch Me If You Can lands in Fair Park February…

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Review:  Verdi’s Macbeth
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Review: Verdi’s Macbeth

Heavy is the head that wears the crown—especially when you murdered your predecessor. Set in…

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Honeymoons on The Bayou
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Honeymoons on The Bayou

Conducting affairs with HTown’s Orchestras It’s finally official: After a three year search and on…

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Review:  Don Giovanni
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Review: Don Giovanni

Women large and small, old and young, from Spain to Turkey— the seductive Don Giovanni…

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Bass Notes
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Bass Notes

Da Camera brings Christian McBride to the Cullen On Friday February 8th at 8:00 pm,…

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SMU Awards Annual Prize
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SMU Awards Annual Prize

The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University has announced the recipients of…

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Cowboys of Color
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Cowboys of Color

Fort Worth’s Jubilee Theatre creates Black Spurs, a new musical about cowboys of color on…

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Flash Chat: Matthew Dirst of Ars Lyrica
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Flash Chat: Matthew Dirst of Ars Lyrica

Ars Lyrica takes us to Vienna for a special New Year’s celebration on December 31,…

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The Magic of Mozart
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The Magic of Mozart

The Dallas Symphony showcases two weekends with music by everyone’s favorite composer Mozart’s birthday is…

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Outstanding Voices
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Outstanding Voices

Three Singers Make a Home in Houston The edges of my chiffon gown tickle the…

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Review:  Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Monecchi
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Review: Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Monecchi

Opera in the Heights Is love only sweet when it’s forbidden? In the Opera in…

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Playing It Forward
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Playing It Forward

Instruments Land in Young Musicians’ Hands There are three rules in a guitar lesson with…

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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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