The DSO gets a warm reception at Carnegie Hall (with updated reviews as they come in), Jim Lehrer is stepping down, TITAS presents a world-premiere dance commission tonight and will other Broadway tours come to North Texas? All in today’s roundup.
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Both of Bill Lively’s brothers had strokes, and when he began feeling symptoms the past five weeks, Lively decided to step down from the DSO. He talks with Bill Zeeble and Nancy Nasher responds to the news.
Handel’s “Messiah” is a great choral masterpiece, a point strongly reinforced by Thursday’s superb Dallas Symphony performance with guest conductor and Baroque specialist Helmuth Rilling.
The Dallas Symphony will be sending a “significant portion of the proceeds” from its March 31-April 3 concerts to Sendai, our sister city and the closest major city to the earthquake in Japan.
A new Mendelssohn Festival, the DSO’s first, plus a trio of heavy-duty choral works – Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion, Beethoven’s Fidelio and Berlioz’ Te Deum – are among the highlights of the symphony’s new season.
Basically, if you have a ticket for anything tonight or tomorrow night — or were planning on visiting a museum — you should call first.
Individual Balinese gongs are slightly off-pitch. And in their reverberations, they even contain their own rhythms. So how does Steward Copeland, former drummer for the Police, compose for them, for the Dallas Symphony — and for Dallas’ own percussion ensemble, D’Drum? The world premiere is tomorrow at the Meyerson. KERA’s Bill Zeeble – a trained percussionist – has this story.
But it will go ahead with the Friday and Saturday performances. They haven’t had enough rehearsal time with Copeland’s Gamelan D’Drum because of, oh, you know, the extra bonus North Texas weather we’re having. Ticketholders can come Thursday or Friday or wait until next week to exchange the tickets for another concert.
Break it down: what composer is performed by symphonies more than any other? Which internationally known music director conducts more concerts than any other? Bachtrack has the stats for 2010.
Bill Lively raised the $338 million needed to build the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Then he became president of the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee. The Super Bowl’s still three weeks away, but Lively has already lined up his next job: president of the Dallas Symphony. The city’s biggest arts organization gets its biggest money man in the arts.