A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION: One of the world’s most recognizable classical musicians stopped through town Thursday night for a concert with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. But the critics are sharply divided on Itzhak Perlman’s performance. Chris Shull had a blast. “Perlman’s performances exude warmth and joy. The ease and excitement of his playing project a […]
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Today, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra announced that Marvin Hamlisch will take over as principal pops conductor next season. KERA’s Stephen Becker spoke with the composer about how he will approach the job:
If there’s an award, Marvin Hamlisch has won it. He’s on the very short list of people who have won an Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy. And only he and Richard Rodgers have won those four plus the Pulitzer Prize. That’s pretty select company. But Hamlisch, who was named the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s new Principal […]
Tonight, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will debut a concerto written for the viola. KERA’s Stephen Becker reports on how a pair of old friends collaborated to raise the profile of one of the orchestra’s lesser known instruments.
Tonight, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will debut a new viola concerto. And, yes, that really says “viola” and not “violin.”
DSO Music Director Jaap Van Zweden’s contract has been extended. He’ll stick around town at least through the 2015-2016 concert season. Read on for happy quotes from Van Zweden, the orchestra’s board, and even Mayor Tom Leppert.
Simon Sargon, a highly regarded composer and professor of composition at SMU, will enjoy a Dallas Symphony Orchestra premiere of his work for young audiences.
HOW WE STACK UP: Travel + Leisure Magazine recently polled its readers about their favorite destinations in a variety of categories, including food, shopping, hotels, etc. But the category we’re interested in is culture, and according to the readers, we don’t have much of it. Dallas ranked 25th out of the 30 cities included in […]
START YOUR ENGINES: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra kicked off its season Thursday night with a rip-roaring reading of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. Sitting fourth row center, I could swear that Jaap Van Zweden left his feet a few times during the more spirited passages. Our local reviewers mostly gave big thumbs up for the performance. Reviewing […]
PLAYING IT SAFE: Would you like the good news first or the bad? Since this bit of news is coming from a press release, you can imagine the good comes first: The Fort Worth Opera will finish in the black this year. Exactly how black is still to be determined, but the opera’s Development Director […]