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Ax sharp in Beethoven, Gabel episodic in Brahms with Houston Symphony – Nov 16, 2019

The Houston Symphony and Fabien Gabel skipped the musical appetizer Friday […]

Gemma New charts a promising course in Dallas Symphony debut – Nov 09, 2019

With a newcomer at the helm, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra set […]

DiDonato returns to Houston with “In War and Peace” – Nov 07, 2019

Joyce DiDonato brought her career full circle Wednesday night when she stepped […]

Dallas Opera’s “Golden Cockerel” offers visual and vocal delights – Oct 31, 2019

Dallas Opera’s current production of The Golden Cockerel is enchanting both in its […]

November 21 – Oct 29, 2019

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Xian Zhang, conductor Maxim Vengerov, violinist Bruch: Violin […]

Wagner outdoes Beethoven in Janowski’s Houston Symphony turn – Oct 27, 2019

Jones Hall was a soloist-free zone during the Houston Symphony’s concert […]

HGO presents Handel’s “Saul” with modern soul in stylized staging – Oct 26, 2019

As the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra zips through the Overture to […]

Delightful staging, mixed singing in Dallas Opera’s “Magic Flute” – Oct 21, 2019

Mozart’s The Magic Flute, is a delightful though somewhat incoherent romp as […]

A stellar cast carries Houston Grand Opera’s flashy gangland “Rigoletto” – Oct 19, 2019

By updating Rigoletto to the 1920s or ’30s, stage director Tomer […]

Dvořák’s towering Cello Concerto gets a fresh reading from DSO and Schmidt – Oct 18, 2019

The literature for solo cello and orchestra is not as large […]