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.
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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.
The man means money. Bill Lively, president of the Super Bowl Host Committee and former president of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, continues his whistle stop tour of Major North Texas Civic and Cultural Jobs and Fundraising Spectaculars by becoming the new president of the Dallas Symphony.
Soprano Ava Pine — who apprenticed with the Dallas Opera, performed with the Fort Worth Opera and who’s coming back here next week for the Dallas Symphony’s Christmas Celebration — THAT Ava Pine was just nominated for a Grammy Award. She’s joined by two others with North Texas ties.
It’s Joshua Haberman. He’s currently the director of the Masterchorale of South Florida. He officially takes over as the sixth director of the 200-member DSO Chorus next summer.
Dallas Symphony conductor Jaap van Zweden will receive the Radio 4 Prize in the Netherlands today — the ceremony will be broadcast on the public-service radio network.
Today in the roundup: The financial health of our orchestras, programming Arts & Letters Live and a word with Jubilee’s new artistic director.
Jaap is leaving? Beane on Broadway? What’s Heritage Auction Galleries doing in New York? Check out today’s installment of the Roundup.