GETTING PLUCKY: There are some instruments that are relatively easy to play. With its 47 strings and seven pedals, the harp is not one of them. Could that be why we don’t hear from this ancient instrument all that often. Susan Dederich-Pejovich, principle harpist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, explores that topic and explains the [...]
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CHANGES AT LCC: Late last week, Alejandrina Drew resigned as director of the Latino Cultural Center. Kudos to Nancy Churnin for trying to get to the bottom of her abrupt departure. In a Q&A on dallasnews.com’s East Dallas Blog, Churnin asked Drew why she left, to which Drew responds: “I’m ready to retire and enjoy [...]
REMEMBERING GRETCHEN: Local playwright Gretchen Dyer died over the weekend as a heart condition she had had for 20 years finally took its toll. She was 50. Those are the cold facts. In response, another local playwright, Vicki Caroline Cheatwood, has written an incredibly warm appreciation of her friend on TheaterJones.com. Most recently, Dyer made [...]
So, you might have heard by now that KERA has bought a radio station that will play music – welcome news to all of those who miss the music they used to hear on 90.1 FM. In honor of the happy occasion, here’s an all-music morning roundup: DEALS FOR YOUR EARS: The biggest complaint that [...]
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra sends over word this afternoon that Ron Gafford has been named chairman of the board. He succeeds Hal Brierley, who will continue to serve on the board. Continue reading for the full release:
Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director Jaap Van Zweden recently took part in the Nasher Salon 2009 Lecture Series. Van Zweden discusses his vision for the DSO with Mark Melson, vice president of artistic operations for the symphony, in this video.
From the LATimes: The nation’s most established female music directors are proving successful at their jobs. Over the course of JoAnn Falletta’s 11-year directorship of the Buffalo Philharmonic, the orchestra’s budget has grown from about $7.5 million to $10 million. The orchestra has won two Grammy Awards, made 14 recordings and boasts record subscription levels. [...]
SCHOOLS OF FISH: If you’re an avid fisherman, you’ve likely heard of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens. Admittedly, we don’t get into fish stories all that often here on the morning roundup. But this one involves a slew of local high schoolers who competed in the Center’s 2009 State-Fish Art Contest. Katya Lopatko [...]
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announced Thursday that it is postponing its planned nine-city European tour scheduled for early 2010. The new tour is now planned for 2012. The reason, as you may have guessed: the economy. “The responsible thing to do is to postpone the tour,” DSO President Douglas Adams said in a news release. [...]
This evening the Dallas Symphony Orchestra premieres a new concerto featuring Emanuel Borok, the DSO’s renowned concertmaster. The new work was commissioned for a special occasion. It celebrates the birthday — of Borok’s violin.