Dallas audiences heard two music premieres this weekend, both commissioned to celebrate the legacy of John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Listeners of the symphonic work and chamber piece found the music moving and effective, whether they lived through trauma half a century ago or not.
Italian architect Renzo Piano was in Fort Worth Monday, visiting his newest creation: the Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum.
Italian architect Renzo Piano is in Fort Worth today, visiting his newest creation: the Piano Pavilion at the Kimbell Art Museum.
Winners of 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition were announced last night in Fort Worth. A 26-year-old Ukranian, a 20-year-old Italian and a 24-year-old American from California took the top prizes.
Six finalists of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano competition were named late Tuesday night. They include four men and two women, each from different countries.
The 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition names its finalists today. One teacher, William Grant Nabore, is a prodigy himself who arrived in Fort Worth last week with five students in the world-class contest. Two are still in the running to be among the final six.
Christopher Theofanidis composed Birichino, the original work all semi-finalists must play for the Van Cliburn Piano Competition. “Birichino” means “prankster” or “trouble maker” in Italian, and Theofanidis wants pianists to have fun with it.
And the 12 players moving on to the next round are…
Many faces are new behind the scenes of the once-every-four-years competition. Contestants choose their spots at tonight’s Draw Party. Bill Zeeble has more.
For the past seven years, Texas lawmakers have funded STEM academies – public schools stressing science, technology, engineering and math. This fall, Plano ISD launches a variation on that theme, KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports on the new STEAM Academy.