Arts Calendar



Feb. 28 - June 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art present Remington and Russell

Although they were contemporaries, Frederic Remington (1861–1909) and Charles M. Russell (1864–1926) could hardly have been more different. This focused exhibition of paintings and sculptures selected from the Amon Carter’s extensive collection offers visitors an opportunity to gain insight into dissimilarities between the two artists. Remington and Russell followed their own unique paths to become the greatest practitioners of the art of the American West. Yet, regardless of their differences, they not only manifested the Western Myth, they were largely responsible for creating it.
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Feb. 28
Arlington Community Band Winter Concert

Arlington Community Band “The Official Band of Arlington” Rick Baker, Director in concert with the Seguin Wind Symphony Mike Davis, Director Works by: Jack Stamp, Piere LaPlante, Malcolm Arnold, Douglas Akey and Steven Reineke
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Feb. 28
Lone Star Film Society ArthouseFW Presents: THE LAST PICTURE SHOW

The Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen THE LAST PICTURE SHOW as part of the 2015 spring schedule of ArthouseFW. An adaptation of Larry McMurtry's novel and set in a small North Texas town, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW focuses on the coming-of-age stories of Sonny (Timothy Bottoms), Duane (Jeff Bridges) and Jacy (Cybil Shepherd) as the conservative American values of the 1950s begin to crumble into a stark, moody landscape. After directing Corman-produced B-movie Sci-Fi flick VOYAGE TO THE PLANET OF PREHISTORIC WOMEN and the shocking thriller TARGETS, Peter Bogdanovich quickly defined himself as one of the great American film directors with THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, which received eight Academy Award nominations.
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Feb. 28
McKinney Performing Arts Center presents The Peking Acrobats

Experience the rich and ancient folk art tradition and spectacle of a modern Chinese theatrical circus during a high-flying performance by The Peking Acrobats. Direct from the People’s Republic of China, The Peking Acrobats thrill audiences around the world with their breathtaking, gravity-defying showmanship. Each movement and action takes years of practice to attain the level of perfection required for such a mesmerizing performance.
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Feb. 28
Sherman Symphony Orchestra Concert

Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 Ginastera, Estancia Suite
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Feb. 28
The Texas Voices present Buxtehude, Bach & Brahms

Where would we be without our mentors? J.S. Bach’s musical genius was heavily influenced by his mentor, Dietrich Buxtehude. And their music influenced a young Johannes Brahms. Hear for yourself as The Texas Voices presents a creative interplay of choral and instrumental works by these German masters. Featured works include: “Cantate Domino, Canticum Novum” by Buxtehude; “Dona Nobis Pacem” by Bach; and “Geistliches Lied, Op. 30” by Brahms. With James Loeffler, organ; J. Marvin Havard, harpsichord; and Alan Dyer, piano. The Texas Voices will be joined by members of the Zion and Resurrection Lutheran Chancel Choirs.
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Feb. 28
Bel Air Brass Interactive Musical Concert – Astraios

Trumpeter Daniel Kelly returns for a second concert with Astraios, a national network of chamber musicians. This time, he will be performing with the faculty brass quintet from Texas A&M-Commerce. Lacey Hays, Mike Morrow, Jimmy Clark and Jeff Baker will make their Astraios debuts.
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Feb. 28-March 8
CasaManana presents Steel Magnolias

Set in Truvy’s Beauty Salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, Steel Magnolias examines the relationships of six southern ladies who gather regularly to gossip, needle and harangue each other through the best of times – and console one another through the worst of times. Filled with hilarious, wise-cracking humor and touching, heart-warming moments Steel Magnolias is perfect for the intimate setting of Casa Mañana.
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Feb. 28-April 12
Dallas Blooms – Deep in the Heart of Texans

Walk through the gardens to see more than 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs and two 13-foot tall peacock topiaries in the Jonsson Color Garden for the Dallas Arboretum’s major floral festival. 2015 marks the 31st anniversary of Dallas Blooms with the theme Deep in the Heart of Texans.
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Feb. 28
International Women's Day 2014

A Festival of Ideas Featuring Words of Women Essays and Award Ceremony Hello Sisters YouTubeVideo and Booth Map the World Community Resource Table Cultural Displays and Exhibits Local Artists, Authors, Artisans, Art Displays Community Groups Music and Entertainment Speakers on the Status of Women Around the World, And Time Allowing: Your Voice ( A Town Hall Forum) & Fun, Food, and Conversation
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Feb. 28
Soundings: New Music at the Nasher Featuring Brett Dean's String Quartet No. 2 ("And once I played Ophelia") and Arnold Schoenberg's 2nd String Quartet

Music From Yellow Barn : Brett Dean ’s String Quartet No.2 (“And once I played Ophelia ”) and Arnold Schoenberg ’s 2nd String Quartet Two string quartets with soprano form the cornerstone of this Soundings program. Apart from the superficial pairing of two like ensembles, these are works that both wrestle with the most difficult of human circumstance; betrayal, madness, and suicide. Brett Dean’s examination of the plight of Shakespeare’s Ophelia and Schoenberg’s expression of his own very painful biography in the composition of his 2nd string quartet introduce the elements of objectivity and subjectivity in how we create and experience art. Brett Dean, a long-time member of the Berlin Philharmonic’s viola section, will be a part of the string quartet led by violinist Anthony Marwood and joined by soprano, Allison Bell.
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Feb. 28
St. James A.M.E. Church Denton African American History Month Celebration

This event will focus on two historical anniversaries: 50th year of the voting rights act and the 150th year of Juneteenth. The church will also host a community health fair.
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Feb. 28
Teatro Dallas presents La Novia del Viento (The Bride of the Wind)

This a one-woman and multimedia show has been produced by Producciones Ábrego from Santander, Spain based on the life and work of British born Mexican artists Leonora Carrington; the play will be performed by María Vidal. Leonora Carringon, escaped Nazi Europe finding her home in Mexico where inspired by the richness of the culture and her life experience, created, together with the Spanish-Mexican Remedios Varo, and Frida Kahlo some of the best surrealist work from the XX century. Forced by her parents to enter a psychiatric asylum in Santander, Spain, Carrington wrote the book "The House of Fear." Director Domenech based his play "La Novia del Viento" on this book.
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Feb. 26-March 1
Dallas Symphony presents Winter Dreams

Lawrence Foster conducts Alexander Kerr, violin ENESCO Rumanian Rhapsody No. 2 BARBER Violin Concerto Intermission TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 1, Winter Dreams
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Feb. 27-March 8
UNT Opera presents Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann

John de los Santos, Artistic Director Stephen Dubberly, Conductor
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Feb. 28
Arlington Community Band Winter Concert

Arlington Community Band “The Official Band of Arlington” Rick Baker, Director in concert with the Seguin Wind Symphony Mike Davis, Director Works by: Jack Stamp, Piere LaPlante, Malcolm Arnold, Douglas Akey and Steven Reineke
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Feb. 28
Sherman Symphony Orchestra Concert

Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 Ginastera, Estancia Suite
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Feb. 28
The Texas Voices present Buxtehude, Bach & Brahms

Where would we be without our mentors? J.S. Bach’s musical genius was heavily influenced by his mentor, Dietrich Buxtehude. And their music influenced a young Johannes Brahms. Hear for yourself as The Texas Voices presents a creative interplay of choral and instrumental works by these German masters. Featured works include: “Cantate Domino, Canticum Novum” by Buxtehude; “Dona Nobis Pacem” by Bach; and “Geistliches Lied, Op. 30” by Brahms. With James Loeffler, organ; J. Marvin Havard, harpsichord; and Alan Dyer, piano. The Texas Voices will be joined by members of the Zion and Resurrection Lutheran Chancel Choirs.
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Feb. 28
Bel Air Brass Interactive Musical Concert – Astraios

Trumpeter Daniel Kelly returns for a second concert with Astraios, a national network of chamber musicians. This time, he will be performing with the faculty brass quintet from Texas A&M-Commerce. Lacey Hays, Mike Morrow, Jimmy Clark and Jeff Baker will make their Astraios debuts.
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Feb. 28
Soundings: New Music at the Nasher Featuring Brett Dean's String Quartet No. 2 ("And once I played Ophelia") and Arnold Schoenberg's 2nd String Quartet

Music From Yellow Barn : Brett Dean ’s String Quartet No.2 (“And once I played Ophelia ”) and Arnold Schoenberg ’s 2nd String Quartet Two string quartets with soprano form the cornerstone of this Soundings program. Apart from the superficial pairing of two like ensembles, these are works that both wrestle with the most difficult of human circumstance; betrayal, madness, and suicide. Brett Dean’s examination of the plight of Shakespeare’s Ophelia and Schoenberg’s expression of his own very painful biography in the composition of his 2nd string quartet introduce the elements of objectivity and subjectivity in how we create and experience art. Brett Dean, a long-time member of the Berlin Philharmonic’s viola section, will be a part of the string quartet led by violinist Anthony Marwood and joined by soprano, Allison Bell.
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March 1
Plano Symphony presents Carnival of the Animals

Family concert series
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March 1
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Hye-young Song, piano

Pianist Hye-Young Song, First Prize winner of The Janice K. Hodges Piano Competition, is an accomplished pianist who has appeared throughout the United States and Korea. In the US she received an Artist Diploma in Piano Performance from TCU, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the UT Austin where she served as a Teaching Assistant. Dr. Song received the top prizes in competitions including the Janice K. Hodges Contemporary Piano Competition, the Sydney Wright Accompanying Competition, International Chopin Piano Competition in Corpus Christi and Ewha University Concerto Competition.
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March 1
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra presents "YOUNG VIRTUOSOS AND ANCIENT AIRS" CONCERT

Each year, the GDYO program offers concerto competitions for four of the ensembles, including the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. These competitions cultivate solo performance, encourage personal excellence, and acknowledge the high degree of talent and hard work exhibited by individual musicians in the program. Dallas area professional musicians will judge the orchestra members at their competition on September 8, 2014. The winner of the competition will be featured on this concert, along with Barber’s Overture to the School for Scandal, Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances Set III, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9.
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March 1
Lone Star Wind Orchestra presents AMERICANS WE: A Patriotic Concert

The Lone Star Youth Winds begins their season with a worthy cause. Brian Britt and the Youth Winds present a patriotic concert in salute to the men and women of our Armed Forces RICHARD DEMY, euphonium ANDREW TUCKER, guest conductor Program: Americans We, Henry Fillmore Variations on “America,” Charles Ives Symphonic Suite, Clifton Williams In Memoriam: The Thunderer, Ira Hearshen American Portrait, Lewis Buckley The Stars and Stripes Forever, John Philip Sousa An Armed Forces Salute and more!
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March 1
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Ron Block

After braving the ice storm of March 2014, Ron Block, veteran of Grammy-winning Alison Krauss & Union Station, returns for an encore of bluegrass and roots music.
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March 1
St. James A.M.E. Church Denton African American History Month Celebration concert

Local choirs and singing groups, from churches, University of North Texas (UNT) and Texas Woman’s University, will perform traditional gospel songs that represent the African American experience. The program includes drama, poetry, dance and readings. UNT Alumnus Donald Cox will present history of Juneteeth (commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States), which marks its 150th year anniversary. Rev. Robert Paul and Youth of The Servant House Church - Lewisville will present Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
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March 1
Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Concert with Tatianna Mayfield & Victor Cager

The Tatiana Mayfield Quintet with Victor Cager With a hit that reached Number One on the Soul Chart in the United Kingdom, Tatiana Mayfield has also has received raves from a DFW classical music critic. She is DFW's international jazz sensation. Joining her on this concert is Victor Cager, whose rich baritone voice, reminiscent of Billy Eckstine, fills concerts with a romantic warmth. Playing behind them will be Tatiana Mayfield's band that toured the United Kingdom with her.
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March 2
Keyboard Conversations® "Torment and Triumph - Franz Liszt - Satan or Saint?"

The program includes the heavenly Ave Maria, the devilish Mephisto Waltz and the Sonata in B Minor, perhaps Liszt’s most autobiographical work. Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® are concerts with broad, popular appeal and lively commentary, making the music more accessible and meaningful for all. Each piece is performed in its entirety and there is a question and answer session following the concert. Gain a whole new perspective and enrich your life with great music! If you’re a newcomer to classical music, you’ll be captivated to hear pianist Jeffrey Siegel talk about the great composers' lives and illustrate musical themes from each featured work. If you’re a seasoned listener, you’ll delight in Siegel’s fresh and intriguing insights into the music and be thrilled by his virtuoso performances.
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March 3
Broadway Baptist Church Organ Concert - Bach vs Modern

Adriano Falcioni from Perugia, Italy, is recognized worldwide for his technical ability and musicality. After studying with Wijnand Van de Polk at the Conservatory of Perugia, undertook further organ studies at the Freiburg Musikhochschule, with Kelmens Schnorr, in London with Nicolas Kynaston and in Paris with Marie Claire Alain. Adriano gives concerts across Europe, including Westminster Cathedral, Leeds Cathedral, and on the Arp Schnitger organ in Norden and Hamburg and numerous other European cities, as well as in Russia, America, and South Africa. With a wide repertoire that ranges from the Baroque to the Contemporary, Adriano has a particular affection for the virtuoso music of the later 19th and 20th centuries. Mr. Falcioni is the main organist of the Metropolitan St.Lorenz Cathedral in Perugia.
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March 4 - 25
St. Andrew United Methodist Church Free Organ Recital Series Featuring Four Well Known Area Organists

St. Andrew United Methodist Church invites the community to its first lunch-time organ recital series, highlighting the sounds of the impressive 4-manual Létourneau in the refined acoustics of the sanctuary, each Wednesday in March, from 12 p.m. to 12:35 p.m., at 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093. “Prominent organists from the area will present 30-minute programs to provide a respite of beautiful music in the middle of the week,” said Chris Crook, Minister of Music and Worship, St. Andrew UMC. “We invite the community to join us each Wednesday as our magnificent Létourneau organ comes alive at the hands of some of the area’s most talented musicians.” In order, the organists include: Graham Schultz, Church of the Incarnation (March 4); Bradley Reznicek, Highland Park United Methodist Church (March 11); Jonathan Gregoire, St. Andrew United Methodist Church (March 18); Damin Spritzer, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral (March 25).
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March 4
Cancer Blows the Concert

On March 4, 2015, legendary trumpet players including Doc Severinsen, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Loughnane (Chicago), Canadian Brass alumni, and Dallas' own, Ryan Anthony, will join members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jeff Tyzik, and the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band in a once-in-a-lifetime musical event at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. All proceeds from the event support cancer research.
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March 5
Cliburn Festival: Mariangela Vacatello

Concert #1 of the 2015 CLIBURN FESTIVAL: the works of Chopin Program: Four Ballades; Selected nocturnes and etudes; Cello Sonata in G Minor, op. 65 2009 Cliburn finalist and Audience Award winner Mariangela Vacatello is an internationally acclaimed concert pianist, recognized worldwide for her passion, technical ability, and magnificent musicality.
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March 5
TCU  2015 Cellofest

OVERTURE CHRISTOPHER AND ELIZABETH ADKINS LYNN HARRELL NAMULA BION TSANG AND THE LONGHORNS CELLOS TCU CELLO ENSEMBLE TCU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / GERMÁN GUTIÉRREZ MUSIC BY DONGQING FANG (US PREMIERE), WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, ASTOR PIAZZOLLA, MAURICE RAVEL, GIUSEPPE VERDI AND JOHN WILLIAMS
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March 6
Cliburn Festival: Tomoki Sakata

Concert #2 of the 2015 CLIBURN FESTIVAL: the works of Chopin Program: Nocturne in G major, op. 37, no. 2; Polonaise No. 1 in C-sharp minor, op. 26, no. 1; Valse No. 5 in A-flat major, op. 42; Ballade No. 1 in G minor, op. 23; Etudes, op. 10, nos. 3, 4, 6, & 11;
Sonata No.3 in B minor, op.58 Japanese pianist Tomoki Sakata “demonstrated virtuosity, considerable color and expressivity” (Dallas Morning News) during the 2013 Cliburn Competition earning him a place among the top six finalists. The youngest competitor, he received attention for his “youthful overabundance of talent” that created “its own visceral excitement” (Theater Jones). In the 2014–15 season, Mr. Sakata embarks on tours in the United States, Europe, and Japan. He has previously appeared in concert in Osaka, Tokyo, and Yokohama, as well as in Geneva, Lugano, Paris, Prague, Utrecht, and Moscow for the twelfth International Festival “Musical Kremlin” at the invitation of Nikolai Petrov. He has also performed as soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony, Hamamatsu Symphony, Lublin Philharmonic, and Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestras.
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March 6 & 7
Dallas bach Society presents A Baroque Flute Wine Tour

Experience what Theater Jones called the “Royal Treatment” of the Dallas Bach Society House Concert series, with exquisite music and gracious hospitality to be enjoyed up close and personal – just as in the great salons. Available as a stand-alone subscription, or add-on to your traditional concert series season subscription. Our favorite Baroque flutist Tamara Meredith plays a concert of music from favorite wine venues across Europe, to be accompanied by a sampling of these vintages. As the recorder gave way to the transverse, or German, flute as the eighteenth century got underway, the flauto traverso became the most popular instrument for house music among the aristocracy of Europe. The delightful Ms. Meredith plays a bouquet of pieces to be enjoyed along with the bouquet of a fine wine!
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March 6-8
Ellis Hall Plays Ray Charles

The protégé of Ray Charles and a true "Ambassador of Soul" pays tribute to "The Genius" in the brilliance of the Meyerson. Selections include "Georgia on My Mind," "Let the Good Times Roll," "Hit the Road Jack," and other Ray Charles and Motown favorites.
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March 6-8
Fort Worth Symphony presents Korngold and Dvorak

Best known for his Hollywood film scores, Erich Korngold turned to concert music such as the gorgeously melodic Violin Concerto. You'll also hear Dvorak's loving celebration of his Czech homeland and culture with his Symphony No. 7 in D Minor.
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March 6
TCU  2015 Cellofest: LATIN SUITES

JESÚS CASTRO-BALBI CARLOS PRIETO ISAAC BUSTOS AND ALEJANDRO MONTIEL, GUITARS BRIAN WEST, MARIMBA AND TIMPANI MUSIC BY SAMUEL ZYMAN AND BLAS ATEHORTÚA (US PREMIERES)
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March 6
TCU Cellofest Cello Spectacular

DMITRI ATAPINE JESÚS CASTRO-BALBI EMANUEL GRUBER KO IWASAKI ZHU MU NAMULA RHONDA RIDER BRINTON SMITH DAVID YING YURIE IWASAKI, GLORIA LIN, HAROLD MARTINA AND JOHN OWINGS, PIANOS MUSIC BY PABLO CASALS, GASPAR CASSADÓ, CLAUDE DEBUSSY, DONGQING FANG (US PREMIERE), JONATHAN HARVEY, GYÖRGY LIGETI, PIAZZOLLA, RAVEL AND ROBERT SCHUMANN
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March 6 & 7
TITAS PRESENTS MAYA BEISER IN CONCERT

Maya Beiser has captivated audiences worldwide with her virtuosity, eclectic repertoire and relentless quest to redefine her instrument’s boundaries. Maya has created new repertoire for the cello, commissioning many works written for her by and collaborating with composers such as Tan Dun, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, Steve Reich, David Lang, Louis Andriessen, and Mark O’Connor.
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March 7
St. Jude Catholic Church presents Carlo Pezzimenti and the Jacaranda Guitar Ensemble

An evening of classical guitar with Carlo Pezzimenti and the Jacaranda guitar ensemble featuring Leslie Enlow and Pedro Haley with guest guitarist Mike Skorcz.
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March 7
UT Dallas presents Fabio Montomoli

Fabio Montomoli is recognized by critics as one of the best interpreters of the international scene remarking his beautiful sound, power, penetration and wide variety of timbres. He's graduates with top votes at “S.Cecilia” Academy of Music in Rome with the Music Master Carlo Carfagna. He attends the regular course “Mozarteum” in Salzburg studying Klassische Guitar with the Music Masters Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch-Diaz and Barockmusik with the Music Master Nicolaus Harnoncourt. He studies counterpoint and composition with the Music Master Francesco Iannitti Piromallo. First prize winner in 7 of the most important national competitions, winner of the International “Mauro Giuliani” Guitar Competition in ’92. Subsequently he starts his concert career which brings him to play amongst the most important concert seasons all over Italy and abroad, tour in Japan (Tokyo, Hiroshima, Hayama, Kamakura), tour USA (Miami, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York), tour in Mexico (Morelia, Paztquaro, Zitaquaro, Ixtlauacha, Zamora, la Piedad, Aguascalientes, Messico City, Queretaro, Pachuca). tour in Finland (Tampere, Helsinki, Turku), Tour in Grecia, (Atene,Volos) Tour in Germany (Berlin, Colon, München, Norimberga, Heidelberg, Wolfsburg, Deggendorf) Tour in Spain (Granada, Valencia, Linares, Girona) Mosca, Salisburgo, Vienna, Praga, Pilsen, Malta, Minorca, Beirut, Tyro, Bitola.), Tour in Kazakistan (Astana , Almaty, Karaganda, Kokshetau). Tour in Venezuela (Caracas, San Felipe), Belgrado,Tour in Argentina (Buenos Aires, Rosario, Bahia Blanca, Trenquelauque, Gualeguaychù, San Miguel.), Santiago de Chile, Tour in Camerun ( Douala, Yahoundè), Warsaw, Singapore, Hong Kong. Fabio Montomoli is frequently invited to some of the most important international guitar festivals “Andrès Segovia Ciudad de Linares” (Spain), Hersbruck guitar festival (Germany), Tokyo guitar festival (Japan), “Volos” Winter Guitar festival (Greece), Turku guitar festival (Finland), Morelia guitar festival (Mexico) etc. He constantly collaborates with several composers who have dedicated their own work to him: The Music Master Fabrizio Festa dedicated the suite “Paesaggi” for solo guitar (1997). The Music Master Francesco Iannitti Piromallo dedicated: the concert in A major for guitar and orchestra (2002) the sonata in D major for solo guitar (2007) and the suite “la Porta del sole” for clarinet and guitar dedicated to the duet Giovanni Lanzini- Fabio Montomoli.(2009) He has been protagonist in many radio broadcasts: Radio Vaticano with a live broadcast on the classical channel, Radio 2, Radio Helsinki “La Rondine” with a live national concert, Radio Rete Toscana Classical etc. He records for the record company “SAM classic” in Lari (PI) where his various first cd recordings as a soloist stand out absolute and transcript for important instrumental operas (Turina: La oraciòn del torero op.34, Cinco danzas gitanas op. 55 ect) all published in the collection personally directed and taken care by “SAM publications”. Very active as a teacher, holds Master Classes all over the world in the most important guitar Festivals.
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March 7
UT Dallas presents Xuefei Yang

International sensation Xuefei Yang, admired for her ability to weave Asian and western musical traditions, returns by popular demand to perform the featured concert of this year’s Guitar Competition and Festival. Born in Beijing, now based in the UK, Xuefei Yang (Fei) is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists.

Born following the Cultural Revolution, an era where Western music & instruments were banned, the fascinating story of Fei’s rise to the world stage, is that of a musical pioneer. She was the first ever guitarist in China to enter a music school, and became the first to launch an international professional career. Prodigious musical talent was evident at all stages. Her first public appearance at the age of ten, at the China International Guitar Festival, received such acclaim that the Spanish Ambassador in China immediately presented her with a concert guitar. The composer Rodrigo attended her debut concert in Madrid when she was fourteen and in 1995, when John Williams came to Beijing, he was so impressed with her playing that he gave two of his own Smallman guitars to her Conservatory especially for Fei and other top students to play. As a professional musician, Fei has performed concerts in 40 countries throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and North America. The demand for her music sees Fei keeping a busy international schedule including London's major venues (with several sell-out recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall), and concerts at the world’s most prestigious venues including Philharmonie Berlin, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Vienna, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, National Auditorium Madrid, Dvorak Hall Prague, Carnegie Hall & Lincoln Center New York, plus the main venues across Asia. Fei gave both the first solo guitar, and first guitar concerto, recitals ever in Beijing's National Centre of Performing Arts. In 2003 she performed 54 concerts for the “Night of the Proms” Tour, appearing in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, to a total audience of over 800,000 people. Fei is regularly invited to perform concertos with leading orchestras. This season sees Fei performing with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Barcelona Symphony, the Hallé Orchestra, China National Philharmonic and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to her solo career, Fei regularly appears in collaborations with other musicians. This season sees her performing chamber music with the Elias String Quartet, giving duo recitals with cellist Jian Wang, collaborating with tenor Ian Bostridge in a recital at London's Wigmore Hall, and with flautist Sir James Galway at the Beijing Music Festival.

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March 7
Chamber Music International concert 4

An evening of great variety featuring the haunting nostalgia of Schubert, the romantic flair of Brahms, and the highly-charged Franck Quintet.
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March 7
Cliburn Festival: Di Wu,

Concert #4 of the 2015 CLIBURN FESTIVAL: the works of Chopin Program: 24 Preludes, op. 28; Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, op. 11 Named one of the “up-and-coming talents” in classical music by Musical America, 2009 Cliburn finalist Di Wu continues to enhance her reputation as an elegant and powerful musician. Her concerts have taken her across the globe, charming audiences from East to West with her “charisma, steely technique, and keen musical intelligence” (Philadelphia Inquirer).
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March 7
Cliburn Festival: Fei-Fei Dong

with Michael Shih, violin and Allan Steele, cello
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March 7
Flower Mound Symphony Spring Concert featuring Eduardo Rojas

The works being performed are: An Outdoor Overture - Copland - Conducted by Mark Scott Selections from Fireworks - Handel Overture La Rejouissance Menuet II March Slav- Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #2 - Rachmaninov - Featuring Eduardo Rojas, piano. Admission is Free.
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March 7
Meadows School of the Arts presents Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Violin

Cliburn gold medalist Alexander Kobrin (piano) and Meadows Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Emanuel Borok (violin) present the second of three concerts devoted to the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas.
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March 7
Richardson Symphony presents The Great Melodies of Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet Theme from Symphony Pathetique Waltz from Sleeping Beauty Theme from Marche Slav Concerto performed by the winner of the Lennox International Young Artists Competition
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March 7
TCU Cellofest CONCERTANDO

ANDRÉS DÍAZ AND CÉZANNE STRING QUARTET CENTRAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC CELLO ENSEMBLE WINNERS OF THE PAUL OLEFSKY MEMORIAL AWARDS AT THE WAYNE BURAK & ASSOCIATES CONCERTO COMPETITION TCU CELLOFEST CELLO CHOIR TCU CHAMBER ORCHESTRA / GERMÁN GUTIÉRREZ MUSIC BY SAMUEL BARBER, DONGQING FANG (US PREMIERE), FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN, WILHELM KAISER-LINDEMANN AND CHEN YI
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March 7
TCU Cellofest presents FAMILY

NORMAN FISCHER ABIGAIL FISCHER, MEZZO-SOPRANO JEANNE FISCHER, PIANO MUSIC BY BRAHMS
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March 7
Yuri Anshelevich Concert

cellist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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March 7
Yuri Anshelevich Concert

cellist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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March 8
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Jonathan Tsay, piano

Jonathan Tsay is an active pianist, violinist, chamber musician and composer. He won first prize in the 4th annual Concours de musique de Repentigny (2006) and made his Canadian solo debut during the following concert season. He was a top prizewinner in the collegiate division of the Janice K. Hodges Contemporary Piano Performance Award, and was also a top prizewinner in both solo and concerto divisions of the Texas Music Teachers Association (TMTA) piano competitions. He was the winner of the South Central division of the 2004-2005 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artists Piano competition and was a national finalist. Recent and upcoming performances are with Dallas-based new music ensemble Voices of Change and the Avant Chamber Ballet. He is currently is Artistic Director of ensemble75, a chamber music series. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from SMU.
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March 8
Cliburn Festival: Adam Golka

Cliburn Festival: Adam Golka
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March 8
Dallas Bach Society Family Concert

Tamara Meredith, flutist Presenting an “all wine” tour of the famous wine regions of France, Italy and Germany. As the 18th century found its footing, the recorder gave way to the transverse, or German, flute. This new "flauto traverso" became the most popular instrument in European house music.
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March 8
Fort Worth Youth Orchestra 50th Anniversary Concert

All Orchestra's in Concert Elisabeth Adkins, Violin Alumni Performance w/ John Giordano, Conductor Emeritus
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March 8
Highlander Concerts present The Cross & Resurrection

HP Chorale & Orchestra
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March 8
Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Concert with Carelle Flores & Baya Kakouberi

Carelle Flores & Baya Kakouberi Carelle Flores is familiar to DeSoto audiences having sung in 2013 a recital of romances and Broadway favorites to a capacity house. She and artistic director Baya Kakouberi will offer music of Italy, France and Spain spanning music of the 19th, 20th and the 21st century. Prepare for a breathtaking evening!
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March 9 - 23
Arborlawn United Methodist Church presents Lenten Noonday Concert

These three Noonday Lenten Recitals are scheduled beginning at 12:00 noon with a light lunch to follow benefiting our youth ensemble, Cantabile. These recitals feature local Arborlawn talent and guest artists, as well.
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March 9
Art Music Mondays

A chamber music series in the intimate environment of Transfiguration’s Performance Hall, Art Music, under the direction of cellist Gayane Manasjan Fullford, provides an opportunity to hear well-known and newer classical music works performed by Dallas’ best musicians. This performance features pieces for piano and strings by Debussy, Prokofiev, and Dvorak featuring violinists Aleksandr Snytkin and Filip Fenrych, violist Susan Dubois, cellist Gayane Fullford and pianist Steve Harlos. Each event is free of admission and includes coffee and light desserts. All performances are on Monday evenings and begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
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March 9
University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble at the Meyerson

The University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble will present the world premiere of City of Giants by Robert Mueller and pieces by Michael Daugherty, Michael Gandolfi, Ryan George, Percy Grainger and Joseph Turrin. The ensemble consists of 50 students who have demonstrated outstanding musicianship and are committed to musical excellence.
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March 10
Tuesday Night Jazz

Drew Zaremba presents The Jazz Fellowship
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March 10
Women’s Chorus of Dallas presents CELEBRATE...…The Voices of Women!

The Women’s Chorus of Dallas invites the Texas Woman’s University and University of North Texas Women’s Choirs to sing in celebration of Women’s History Month.
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March 11-14
Dallas Chamber Symphony International Piano Competition

The Dallas International Piano Competition 2015 is presented in celebration of the piano and its extensive repertoire, offering important performance opportunities to aspiring young performers from all over the world. Three rounds of competition take place before an internationally renowned jury panel, and prizes are awarded for the most outstanding performances. Come on down, bring the whole family, and watch it all live.
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March 12-15
Dallas Symphony presents Romeo and Juliet

This concert week features a trio of DSO debuts. Case Scaglione, Associate Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, makes his conducting debut. As her debut with the DSO, pianist Lucille Chung performs young Dallas composer Chase Dobson's Piano Concerto No. 1. Dobson is currently a senior at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and his works have been heard around Dallas and nationally on the radio program From the Top. Case Scaglione conducts
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March 13-15
Fort Worth Symphony presents Celtic Magic

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the emerald isle with heartfelt ballads, high-energy jigs and more from international recording artist and former lead singer of Cherish the Ladies Cathie Ryan and her band, with guest conductor Jeff Tyzik and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
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March 14
Irving Symphony Orchestra presents ORCHESTRA SHOWCASE

The talented Irving Symphony Orchestra is THE featured soloist, as it performs some of the most popular and enchanting scores of all time. Be amazed by the display of virtuosity presented by the musicians of YOUR Irving Symphony, your “guest soloist” for the night. The concert also features the premiere of the Irving/SMU composer in residence score, a truly unique musical event that further enhances the ISO’s commitment to Education.
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March 14
Voices of Change present Tibetan Fantasy

The World Premiere of Xi Wang’s Tibetan Fantasy* Xi Wang: Echo. Poem. Image. Xi Wang: Tibetan Fantasy (violin, cello, piano) *commissioned by Voices of Change
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March 15
Broadway Baptist Church presents Scott Detra, Organist

Scott Detra proves to be one of the finest organists of his generation with his active concert schedule in this seasons Broadway Series.
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March 15
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Kithara Duo: Fernand Vera and Olga Amelkina-Vera, guitars

Kithara Duo was formed in 2002. They have been invited to perform as guest artists by numerous Texas organizations and festivals, most notably Foundation of Modern Music (Houston), Col Canto (Houston), Voces Intimae (Dallas),
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March 15
Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Concert with Dave Zoller & Daybreak Express

Dave Zoller, former pianist for Al Hirt, is a legend among musicians. The leader of a jingle studio when Dallas was at the center of the commercial music industry, Zoller continues to compose, arrange, lead bands, and perform on piano. He formed the sextet, Daybreak Express, to play the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.
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March 16
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Tango Buenos Aires

Direct from Argentina, Tango Buenos Aires performs a journey of the life of Eva "Evita" Peron through the seductive dance and music of tango. ROSARIO BAUZA Artistic Director FERNANDO MARZAN Music Director SUSANA ROJO Choreographer
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March 17
Apex Arts League presents Fort Worth Opera’s Opera Mythbusters

In the fun and engaging style of a variety show, FWOpera’s Studio Artists will combine a mixture of live performances, multi-media presentations, and musical improvisations based on the audience’s suggestions to prove that the genre of opera is not as unfamiliar as it may seem.
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March 19
CLIBURN SESSIONS: Fort Worth Opera Studio Artists

Established in 2002, the Fort Worth Opera Studio is a residency program for emerging young artists who are cast from annual national auditions. In addition to receiving professional training while in Fort Worth, the singers perform all of Fort Worth Opera’s in-school educational programming and perform roles in mainstage productions during the Fort Worth Opera Festival, held in the spring of each year at Bass Performance Hall. The 2014–2015 Studio Artists are: Maren Weinberger, soprano; Clara Nieman, mezzo-soprano; Brian Wallin, tenor; and Matt Moeller, baritone. Fort Worth Opera Principal Coach & Accompanist Stephen Carey will join them on piano.
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March 19
Symphony Arlington presents guitarist, Jacob Cordover

Celebrate the beginning of Spring with Symphony Arlington as we present guitarist, Jacob Cordover performing Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Major. In addition to Mr. Cordover's performance, Symphony Arlington will also perform Von Suppé's Overture to Boccaccio plus the 10th Annual Movie Scores Quiz for an evening of challenge and enjoyment!! Symphony Arlington will perform selections from the soundtracks of famous films written for, about, and in response to Italy, and the audience gets to identify the film titles and composers. The audience member with the most correct answers will win a prize!!
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March 20
Eisemann Center presents 4 Girls 4

When four dynamic, award winning musical stars from Broadway, film, TV and recordings come together for one night on the same stage, what transpires is an evening of song, dance, laughter and memories that will leave you seeing stars. You will be delighted by the biggest hits from their Tony Award-winning shows and performances. 4 GIRLS 4 is a fabulously flirty, funny frolic, featuring four famous females – Andrea McArdle, Christine Andreas, Donna McKechnie and Maureen McGovern!
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March 20-22
Fort Worth Symphony presents Beethoven's Fifth

2013 Cliburn Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko makes his second appearance of the season to perform Prokofiev's boisterous final piano concerto. The Symphony opens the concert with Richard Strauss' virtuosic tone poem, Don Juan, and closes with Beethoven's awe-inspiring Fifth symphony, whose opening motif is now ingrained in pop culture.
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March 20
Garland Symphony Orchestra presents Jacob Cordover, guitar

Join us March 20 at 8 pm in Brownlee Auditorium to enjoy classical guitarist Jacob Cordover performing Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Guitar Concerto No. 1. And don’t forget the 10th Annual Movie Scores Quiz! Also to be enjoyed at our March performance, members of the Lone Star Youth Orchestra will join the GSO in our annual Side by Side performance. These talented students will assist the GSO in performing Von Suppe’s Overture to Boccaccio. Aside from Mr. Cordover's formative studies at the Australian National University School of Music with renowned performer Timothy Kain, he completed post-graduate studies at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with Laura Young and at the Escola Luthier with Arnaldur Arnarson in Barcelona.
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March 20-22
Gil Shaham Performs Bach

From small to large, this concert spotlights the range of orchestral playing and the magnificent sound of the DSO. Gil Shaham solos in two Bach violin concertos, accompanied simply by strings and harpsichord. Bruckner's "Romantic" Symphony calls for much larger forces allowing the sounds of the winds and brass to fill the hall.
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March 20
Open Classical presents Classically Jazzed

(Classical music adapted with a jazzy feel)
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March 21
Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra la bella italia! featuring Jacob Cordover, Guitar

Join the LCSO as we enjoy classical guitarist Jacob Cordover performing Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Guitar Concerto No. 1. And don’t forget the 10th Annual Movie Scores Quiz! Also to be enjoyed at our March performance, members of the Lone Star Youth Orchestra will join the LCSO in our annual Side by Side performance. These talented students will assist the LCSO in performing Von Suppe’s Overture to Boccaccio. Aside from Mr. Cordover's formative studies at the Australian National University School of Music with renowned performer Timothy Kain, he completed post-graduate studies at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with Laura Young and at the Escola Luthier with Arnaldur Arnarson in Barcelona.
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March 21
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Triple Threat

Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Tim Fain, violin; Andrés Diaz, cello. Beethoven, Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No 1; Arensky, Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32; Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49.
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March 21
McKinney Performing Arts Center presents Molly Ringwald

Experience an intimate evening of jazz with Molly Ringwald, best known for her work in iconic teen films from the 1980’s. The concert pays homage to the Great American Songbook and features a special take on The Breakfast Club classic, “Don’t You (Forget About Me).”
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March 21
Open Classical presents Classically Jazzed'

(Classical music adapted with a jazzy feel)
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March 21
Plano Symphony presents MUSIC THAT IS OUT OF THIS WORLD

HECTOR GUZMAN, CONDUCTOR WINNERS OF THE COLLIN COUNTY YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra Holst: Jupiter from The Planets Music from Gravity & Apollo 13 J. Williams: Star Wars Suite Young Artist Concertos
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March 21
Winspear Opera House Recital Series presents STEWART GOODYEAR

Known for imagination, a graceful, elegant style and exquisite technique, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished young artist whose career spans many genres—concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and composer. Mr. Goodyear has performed with many of the major orchestras of the world—including ten separate appearances to date with the Philadelphia Orchestra, in addition to performances with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Bournemouth Symphony, the Montreal Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the Seattle Symphony and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, among others. Mr. Goodyear performed the complete Beethoven sonatas in one day this past June as part of the Luminato Festival and Royal Conservatory Concert Season in Toronto, and will perform the one-day cycle again in Princeton, New Jersey and Dallas, Texas this season Mr. Goodyear also continues his vibrant partnership with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director, Paavo Jarvi.
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March 22
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Eldred Marshall, piano

Eldred Marshall is a pianist, organist and conductor, having performed and conducted throughout the US and internationally. He has performed the entire cycle of 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven as well as all of the Bach Goldberg Variations. He has degrees from Yale in Political Science and SMU in piano performance, organ and conducting.
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March 22
Meadows Community Series: “In Dreams” Choral Concert

“Carry me to the place where dreams fly…” These words from the Robert Bode poem, “In Dreams,” represent the inspiration for the concert, which features the Meadows Concert Choir, Meadows Chorale and Diva Dolce. Included on the program will be works by Eric Whitacre, John David Earnest and Pēteris Vasks.
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March 22
Plano Symphony presents CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

Family concert series
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Mar. 24
Arlington Master Chorale presents Remember & Reminisce

AMC will take you back through the 11-year tenure of Director Randy Jordan. Randy Jordan is a master at creating programs that are at the same time insightful and entertaining. His selections for Reminisce evoke grand memories as he challenged the chorale and audience with each new concert set. The music Mr. Jordan has chosen for Remember & Reminisce will also be featured by AMC on its European tour in June 2015.
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March 24
Dallas Winds present GAME MUSIC LIVE

Jerry Junkin and Grammy Award nominated film composer Austin Wintory. An exciting evening of surprise scores and action-packed visuals from the world’s most entertaining video games.
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March 26
Church of the Incarnation presents The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Founded in the fifteenth century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is the pre-eminent representative of the British church music tradition. It is most famous for singing A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, the Christmas Eve service that the BBC has broadcast around the world since 1928. The Choir exists primarily to sing daily services in King’s College Chapel. But its worldwide fame and reputation, enhanced by its many recordings, has led to invitations to perform around the world.
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March 26-29
Dallas Symphony presents Symphonie Fantastique

The DSO performs the bewitching Berlioz masterpiece and presents the DSO debut of Daniil Trifinov.
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March 27 - 28
UT Dallas presents Tribute to The Beatles

The UT Dallas Chamber Singers and Advanced Voice students pay tribute to one of the most influential groups of the rock era, The Beatles, with favorite songs such as Yesterday, Back in the USSR, Michelle, Can’t Buy Me Love, Eleanor Rigby, Blackbird, Hey Jude and more.
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March 27
Andres Ponochevny

Andrey Ponochevny, Bronze Medal Winner of the 2002 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, was honored as the featured pianist at the General Assembly of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) in Washington, D.C. In addition to his success in Moscow, Mr. Ponochevny has won many top prizes, including First Prize at the “Tomassoni International Piano Competition in Cologne”, Germany and the First Prize at the “William Kapell International Piano Competition in Maryland”, USA. His other competition accolades include top prizes in Prague, Warsaw, Dublin , Moscow, Hong Kong, Riga (Latvia), Alexandria and New Orleans (Louisiana). Since then, he has toured extensively in the United States (in 24 states). He has performed solo recitals at major venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City; Kennedy Center and Phillips Collection in Washington, DC; Preston Bradley Hall in Chicago and Cleveland Institute of Music. In addition to his concert schedule, he also teaches piano at the University of Dallas.
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March 27
Frisco Youth Symphony Orchestra Presents Visions In Red

Music of the Mother Land. The Frisco Youth Symphony Orchestra presents music from some of the greatest Russian composers in history. Nationalism, revolution, artistic beauty…come hear the musicians of the FYSO bring Russia to life in a magnificent display of musical expression. Mozart-Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat Major, mvt. 1 Tchaikovsky-March Solonelle Tchaikovsky/ arr. Issac-Sleeping Beauty Waltz Rimsky-Korsakov-Sinfonietta on Russian Themes Shostakovich-Galop from Moscow Cheryomuski
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March 28
Cliburn at the Modern presents Mark Adamo, composer

American composer-librettist Mark Adamo first attracted national attention with his uniquely celebrated début opera, Little Women, after the Alcott novel. Introduced by Houston Grand Opera in 1998, it is one of the most frequently performed American operas of the last 15 years, with more than 80 national and international engagements. While his principal work continues to be for the opera house (Lysistrata and The Gospel of Mary Magdalene), over the past several years he has ventured into chamber, symphonic, and choral composition; his first concerto, Four Angels, for harp and orchestra, was commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra and debuted in June 2007.
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March 28
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

An afternoon of flute-centered chamber music presented by Dallas Symphony Orchestra Principal Flutist Demarre McGill and friends.
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March 28
Mesquite Symphony presents Superheroes!

Not Just for Kids - with music of our favorite heroes
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March 30
Dr. Damin Spitzer, Organist

Praised for “enormous sensitivity and musicianship” by the AAM Journal, and hailed as “elegantly assured” by the Dallas Morning News, Damin Spritzer has performed organ recitals from coast to coast and will have her international performance debut at the Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans, France on the 13th of July, 2014. Dr. Spritzer’s performances are notable for programs that champion unknown romantic works for organ, and she collaborates as often as possible with other instruments such as harp, trombone, orchestra, and choir. Recently appointed as Visiting Professor of Organ at the University of Oklahoma for Fall 2014, she served with the music staff of University Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas as Associate Director of Music and Organist from 2009 to 2014.
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March 31
Broadway Baptist Church presents Dr. Bradley Welch, Organist

The 2003 First Place winner of the Dallas International Organ Competition, Dr. Bradley Welch performs in this seasons Broadway Series
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March 31
Meadows at the Meyerson 2015

This year, Meadows at the Meyerson will showcase the critically acclaimed Meadows Symphony Orchestra performing Mahler’s epic masterpiece Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) with two renowned opera singers, tenor and Meadows faculty member Clifton Forbis and mezzo soprano Michaela Martens.
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April 1
Broadway Baptist Church presents Dr. Al Travis, Organist

The distinguished Professor Emeritus of Organ at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Dr. Albert L. Travis, performs in this seasons Broadway Series
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April 2
Broadway Baptist Church Maundy Thursday

Join us for a simple service centered on meditation by pastor, Brent Beasley and the sharing of communion.
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April 3
Broadway Baptist Church Good Friday

This service will feature the reading of the story of the passion of Christ, choral singing, and reflections on the cross from Brent Beasley
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April 3
Imbroglio Sextet

The Imbroglio Sextet is a group of international musicians hailing from Haiti, Spain and the U.S. These exceptional musicians met in Cange, Haiti the summer of 2013 at a the Ecole de Musique St. Trinite camp where they taught and performed. In 2013, these musicians, inspired by their teaching efforts throughout Haiti, and motivated by the Haitian-American composer Sydney Guilluame and trumpeter Cara Pollard, began this musical project based on the foundations of peace in a country where creativity is a necessity and the desire to learn is the motor. With this background, Imbroglio Sextet presents a completely new concert program unlike any before it. Pieces include Imbroglio – Sydney Guillaume, Spitfire – Jim Stephenson, 4 Movements for Film Projector – Brandon Brown: Film – Rush Olson and many others. The works display influences from the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. The mixture of ideas unfolds throughout and results in a great ending-- in an understanding that we could not have imagined any other way. Imbroglio Sextet hopes to share their music and expectations of the same “imbroglios” that an understanding like this would create. Artists: Sydney Guillaume – composer/director (Haiti – LA, California) Cara Pollard – trumpet (Ft. Worth, Texas) Salvador Contreras – clarinet (Pamplona, Spain) David Otto – violin (Huesca, Spain) Katie von Braun – violin (San Francisco Conservatory – Michigan) Lucia Nuin – viola (Pamplona, Spain) Javier Navascues – cello (Pamplona, Spain) Rush Olson – film (Ft. Worth, Texas)
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April 4
Chamber Music International concert 5

Back by popular demand—2 of the finest young artists in the world in another spectacular collaboration. Program: Suite Italienne after themes by G. Pergolesi (1710-1736)....Igor Stravinsky Iberia (selection)....Isaac Albéniz Sonata No. 3 in d minor Op. 27/3, "Ballade" for Violin Solo....Eugène Ysaÿe Tre Pezzi....György Kurtág Sonata in A Major....César Franck
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April 4
Imbroglio Sextet

The Imbroglio Sextet is a group of international musicians hailing from Haiti, Spain and the U.S. These exceptional musicians met in Cange, Haiti the summer of 2013 at a the Ecole de Musique St. Trinite camp where they taught and performed. In 2013, these musicians, inspired by their teaching efforts throughout Haiti, and motivated by the Haitian-American composer Sydney Guilluame and trumpeter Cara Pollard, began this musical project based on the foundations of peace in a country where creativity is a necessity and the desire to learn is the motor. With this background, Imbroglio Sextet presents a completely new concert program unlike any before it. Pieces include Imbroglio – Sydney Guillaume, Spitfire – Jim Stephenson, 4 Movements for Film Projector – Brandon Brown: Film – Rush Olson and many others. The works display influences from the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. The mixture of ideas unfolds throughout and results in a great ending-- in an understanding that we could not have imagined any other way. Imbroglio Sextet hopes to share their music and expectations of the same “imbroglios” that an understanding like this would create. Artists: Sydney Guillaume – composer/director (Haiti – LA, California) Cara Pollard – trumpet (Ft. Worth, Texas) Salvador Contreras – clarinet (Pamplona, Spain) David Otto – violin (Huesca, Spain) Katie von Braun – violin (San Francisco Conservatory – Michigan) Lucia Nuin – viola (Pamplona, Spain) Javier Navascues – cello (Pamplona, Spain) Rush Olson – film (Ft. Worth, Texas)
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April 5
Broadway Baptist Church presents An Easter Celebration

Join us in a festive service of celebration featuring marvelous Easter music accompanied by organist Albert L. Travis and The Festival Brass.
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April 7
Cliburn at the Bass John Giordano Tribute Concert

John Giordano Tribute Concert Featuring eight Cliburn winners Haochen Zhang, 2009 gold; Joyce Yang, 2005 silver; Stanislav Ioudenitch, 2001 gold; Jon Nakamatsu, 1997 gold; Simone Pedroni, 1993 gold; André-Michel Schub, 1981 gold; Vladimir Viardo, 1973 gold
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April 7
NPower Jazz Dallas Presents Terence Blanchard + Friends Building Tech Careers for U.S. Veterans Benefit Concert

On Tuesday, April 7 at 8:00 p.m., NPower, 7-Eleven and PepsiCo will present A Benefit Concert that promises to be a powerful evening, not only because it’s the first public performance in Dallas by Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard, but also because of the impact each of us will be making on the lives of our hometown heroes. Did you know that there are more than 30,000 new U.S. Armed Forces veterans entering the job market each year? Nearly 1,400 veterans in the greater Dallas area are interested in benefiting from NPower’s free IT training program (Technology Service Corps), yet the current program only has capacity to serve about 100 veterans annually. This talent pool coupled with the demand for bright, disciplined people with a high tech skill set is a tremendous source for building new career opportunities.
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April 9
Dallas Baptist University presents Singing Men of North central Texas

Organized in 1974, this group of six regional choirs is composed primarily of music ministers and music directors associated with area churches. This group has participated in Christian outreach efforts around the world, as well as the State of Texas. The program will include some classic anthems, gospel hymns, music from the Ukraine, and a patriotic tribute to our men and women of the Armed Forces.
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April 11
‹dallas bach Society Mass in B Minor

For the first time in ten years, the great Mass in B Minor of Sebastian Bach, with soloists Anna Popov, Soprano, Agnes Vojtko, Mezzo-Soprano, Nicholas Garza, Countertenor, Dann Coakwell, Tenor, and Curtis Stree—tman, Bass.
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April 11
Irving Symphony Orchestra presents A GERSHWIN SPECTACULAR!

Featuring LINDSAY DEUTSCH The ISO’s grand finale features the music of one of America’s most admired and beloved composers: George Gershwin. American violinist Lindsay Deutsch performs her own transcriptions for violin and orchestra of original scores from the famed composer. • Cuban Overture • Porgy and Bess, arranged for violin and orchestra • Rhapsody in Blue, arranged for violin and orchestra • An American in Paris
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April 11
Richardson symphony presents European Masters

Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso for Strings and Harpsichord “Alla Rustica” Haydn: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in C Major Inbal Segev, cello Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 “Haffner”
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April 12
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Camille King, soprano and Adam Gordon, Baroque trumpet

Soprano Camille King has appeared in opera, recital, oratorio and orchestral performances throughout Europe and the United States. She has specialized in Early Music, French art songs as well the operas of Mozart. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Voice at Southern Methodist University. Adam Gordon is Assistant Principal Trumpet of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Previously he was Principal Trumpet of the Sacramento Symphony, Opera San Jose, the Monterey County Symphony, and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. Adam has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet orchestras. Overseas, he has performed with the Jerusalem Symphony and the National Orchestra of Mexico. Adam also performs on baroque trumpet with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (San Francisco), Mercury Baroque (Houston), Banchetto Musicale (Boston), Portland Baroque Orchestra (OR) and many other period instrument groups across the US. He also teaches Baroque trumpet at the University of North Texas.
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April 12
Schola Cantorum presents Cathedral Echoes

Performances of Mass in G Minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Handel's Chandos Anthem No.4, O Sing Unto The Lord, as well as new works by Daniel Elder and Eric Esenvalds. The concert also features a cameo appearance by the choir from Keller High School.
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April 12
Texas Camerata presents Back to the Future

A celebration of Texas Camerata’s silver anniversary, featuring the musicians of Texas Camerata performing their favorite Baroque repertoire from the past 25 years.
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April 12
Blue Candlelight Music Productions present Artina McCane, Piano & Icy Renee Simpson, Soprano

An expressive and colorful pianist, Artina McCain enjoys an active career as a solo and chamber performer, adjudicator, teacher, and presenter. Icy Renee Simpson has been hailed as a passionate singer whose love for music flows through everyone that hears her.
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April 12
TowerArts Concert: Mack Wilberg Hymn Festival

Guest conducted by Mack Wilberg, Music Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the HPUMC Chancel Choir combines with Chancel Choir of FUMC-Dallas and FUMC-Richardson for an unforgettable evening of inspiration. Tickets required.
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April 13
Art Music Mondays

A chamber music series in the intimate environment of Transfiguration’s Performance Hall, Art Music, under the direction of cellist Gayane Manasjan Fullford, provides an opportunity to hear well-known and newer classical music works performed by Dallas’ best musicians. This performance features pieces for flute and strings by Villa-Lobos, Beethoven, and Mozart, featuring flutist Demarre McGill, violinist Aleksandr Snytkin, violist Dimitry Kustanovich, and cellist Gayane Fullford.
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April 13
Schola Cantorum presents Cathedral Echoes

Performances of Mass in G Minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Handel's Chandos Anthem No.4, O Sing Unto The Lord, as well as new works by Daniel Elder and Eric Esenvalds.
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April 17
UT Dallas presents Butch Miles & Ray Sasaki

Drummer Butch Miles, known for his swinging big band style and technique, is joined by trumpeter Ray Sasaki for an evening of dynamic music. Miles was drummer for the Count Basie Orchestra and now is Professor of Music at Texas State University. Sasaki, a member of the St. Louis Brass Quartet, is Professor of Trumpet at The University of Texas at Austin.
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April 17
UT Dallas presents Butch Miles & Ray Sasaki

Drummer Butch Miles, known for his swinging big band style and technique, is joined by trumpeter Ray Sasaki for an evening of dynamic music. Miles was drummer for the Count Basie Orchestra and now is Professor of Music at Texas State University. Sasaki, a member of the St. Louis Brass Quartet, is Professor of Trumpet at The University of Texas at Austin.
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April 18
UT Dallas presents Amernet String Quartet

The Amernet String Quartet has been lauded for its “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, and has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as an exceptional string quartet. The members are Misha Vitenson, violin; Marcia Littley, violin; Michael Klotz, viola; and Jason Calloway, cello. The program will include a performance of UT Dallas Professor Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s Meta 4. Misha Vitenson, Violin Misha Vitenson, violinist, began violin studies with his father, Yuri Vitenson, in his native city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In 1990, Misha immigrated to Israel and continued his studies with Chaim Taub. During his time in Israel, Mr. Vitenson won numerous prizes and awards, including annual America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships and the prestigious Braun Zingel Award as winner of a competition held at the Rubin Music Academy in Jerusalem. In 1996, Mr. Vitenson continued his studies with Sergiu Schwartz at the Harid Conservatory. He was subsequently awarded top prizes in international violin competitions, including Premio Paganini (Italy, 1998) and Pablo de Sarasate (Spain, 1997) and First Prize in the 1998 Città d’Andria International Violin Competition (Italy). Mr. Vitenson was the winner of the 1999 Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition and First Prizewinner at the 2000 National Society of Arts and Letters Violin Competition and is also both a two-time winner of the Harid Conservatory Concerto Competition and a two-time recipient of the Harid Conservatory’s Joseph Gingold Award for Excellence (1998 & 2000). Mr. Vitenson’s recent engagements have included appearances as soloist with all the major orchestras in Israel, including the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, and the Israel Chamber Orchestra as well as with the Padova e Venetto Orchestra on tour in Brazil, the National Uzbekistan Orchestra, the Aspen Music Festival Symphonia Orchestra, the Harid Philharmonia, and the Harid Chamber Strings. Mr. Vitenson has given recitals and chamber music concerts throughout Israel, the United States, Canada, South America, and Europe. As a member of the Kinneret Piano Trio, he participated in the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall in 1995. After receiving the Bachelor of Music from Harid Conservatory School of Music at Lynn University, Mr. Vitenson became a student of Joel Smirnoff at the Juilliard School, where he earned the Master of Music Degree. There he appeared as soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall under the baton of Hugh Wolff. In the fall of 2002, Mr. Vitenson joined the Amernet String Quartet and the faculty at Northern Kentucky University as an Artist-in-Residence, teaching violin and chamber music. Currently, he is Artist-in-Residence at Florida International University. Marcia Littley, Violin Marcia Littley, violinist and founding member of the quartet, received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the Juilliard School as a student of Naoko Tanaka and Dorothy DeLay. As a member of the Amernet String Quartet, she was the winner of the First Prize in the Fifth Banff International String Quartet Competition; First Prize in the 1992 Tokyo International Music Competition, with the Special Asahi Award; Grand Prize winner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition; and First Prize winner of the Yellow Springs National Chamber Music Competition. She holds the Artist Diploma from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Ms. Littley’s other teachers have included James Ceasar, Jerrie Lucktenberg and Sally O’Reilly. She has appeared as soloist with orchestras in the United States and in Mexico, and has participated in music festivals including Aspen, Ravinia, Interlochen, Tanglewood, and the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall. From 1996 to 2000, Ms. Littley taught chamber music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and from 2000-2004 she was Artist–in-Residence at Northern Kentucky University. Currently, she is Artist-in Residence at Florida International University, where she teaches violin and chamber music. Michael Klotz, Viola Born in 1978 in Rochester, NY, Michael Klotz made his solo debut with the Rochester Philharmonic at the age of 17. He has also appeared as soloist with the Miami Symphony, Eastman Philharmonia, Mannes Bach Festival Orchestra, Bowdoin Festival Orchestra, and the World Youth Symphony in London, England. Of a recent performance of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 with violist Roberto Diaz, the Portland Press-Herald proclaimed, “this concert squelched all viola jokes, now and forever, due to the talents of Diaz and Klotz.” Michael Klotz joined the Amernet String Quartet in 2002. In addition, Klotz has performed at some of New York’s most important venues, among which are Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, MoMA, Bargemusic, and the Kosciuzsko Foundation. His festival appearances have included Newport, Caramoor, Great Lakes, Skaneateles, Beverly Hills, Music Mountain, Bowdoin, Sarasota, Music Academy of the West, and Miami Mainly Mozart. Mr. Klotz has collaborated with many of today’s leading artists, including the Ying Quartet, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Andres Diaz, Roberto Diaz, James Tocco, David Jolley, Joel Smirnoff, Clive Greensmith, Todd Palmer, Zvi Zeitlin, Fred Sherry, Toby Appel, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Sergiu Schwartz, and Anthony McGill, as well as with principal players of the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, MET Orchestra, and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In 2002, he was was invited by Maestro Jaime Laredo to perform with distinguished alumni at the 30th anniversary concert of the New York String Orchestra Seminar in Carnegie Hall. Michael Klotz is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he was awarded the Performer’s Certificate. In 2002 he became one of the few individuals to be awarded a double Master’s Degree in violin and viola from the Juilliard School. Also a dedicated teacher, Mr. Klotz is Artist-in-Residence at Florida International University, where he teaches viola and chamber music. He has also been a member of the artist faculty of the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Beverly Hills International Music Festival, and the Killington Music Festival. His former students currently attend prestigious conservatories, including the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, Indiana University, and the Cleveland Institute of Music and are already achieving leading roles in the music world. Michael Klotz is currently Artist-in-Residence at Florida International University. Jason Calloway, Cello Cellist Jason Calloway has performed to acclaim throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East as soloist and chamber musician. He has appeared at festivals including Lucerne, Spoleto USA, Darmstadt, Klangspuren (Austria), Acanthes (France), Perpignan, Valencia, Citta’ della Pieve (Italy), Jerash (Jordan), Casals (Puerto Rico), Blossom, Brevard, Great Lakes, Kingston, Rockport, Sedona, Sarasota, Music Academy of the West, the New York String Seminar, and Encore. Currently cellist of the Amernet String Quartet, Artists-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami, Mr. Calloway was previously a member of the Naumburg award-winning Biava Quartet, formerly in residence at the Juilliard School. He has collaborated in chamber music with members of the Cleveland, Curtis, Juilliard, and Miami quartets and with principal players of most of the world’s leading orchestras, as well as with artists including Shmuel Ashkenasi, Roberto Diaz, Gary Hoffman, Ida Kavafian, Kim Kashkashian, Ricardo Morales, and the Penderecki and Tokyo quartets. Mr. Calloway gave his Carnegie Hall recital debut under the auspices of Artists International and has also been heard in New York at Alice Tully Hall, Steinway Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, the Kosciuszko Foundation, the 92nd Street Y, and the Polish Consulate; in Los Angeles at Disney Hall, the Bing Theatre, the Skirball Center and Pepperdine University; in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center and at Strathmore; in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music, the Ethical Society, and the Kimmel Center; and live on NPR, WFMT (Chicago), KMZT (Los Angeles), WQXR (NYC), WFLN (Philadelphia), and on RAI television (Italy). A devoted advocate of new music, Mr. Calloway has performed with leading ensembles around the world as well as alongside members of Ensemble Modern and the Arditti and JACK quartets, and with the New Juilliard Ensemble both in New York and abroad, in addition to frequent appearances in Philadelphia with Bowerbird, Soundfield, and Network for New Music. Among the hundreds of premieres he has presented are solo and ensemble works of Berio, Knussen, Lachenmann, and Pintscher, and he has collaborated intensively with some of today’s most important composers including Birtwistle, Carter, Davidovsky, Dusapin, Henze, Hosokawa, Husa, Franke, Rihm, and Yannay. As a dedicated supporter of young composers, he has for several seasons presented a series of concerts of solo cello works newly composed for him, most recently at Harvard and Temple universities, and at Spoleto USA gave the public premiere of Yanov-Yanovsky’s Hearing Solutions for cello and ensemble, in addition to recent appearances at Bowdoin College, the College of Charleston, Princeton University, and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Mr. Calloway prizes his work with Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble InterContemporain, both at the Lucerne Festival and at the Zug (Switzerland) Kunsthaus in Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Serenade as part of a major Kandinsky/Gerstl exhibit, in addition to his collaborations with the violinist Gilles Apap and with tap dancer Savion Glover. He is also artistic director of Shir Ami (www.shiramimusic.com), an ensemble dedicated to the preservation and performance of Jewish art music suppressed by the Nazis and Soviets, and with which he appears frequently across the US and in the ensemble’s varied performances in Austria and Hungary; and In Flux, an ensemble committed to performing vocal chamber music by the leading composers of today and the recent past. A native of Philadelphia, Jason Calloway is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the University of Southern California. His teachers have included Ronald Leonard, Orlando Cole, Rohan de Saram, Lynn Harrell, Fred Sherry, Robert Cafaro, Joel Sachs, Felix Galimir, Luis Biava, and Seymour Lipkin. Mr. Calloway is grateful for the assistance of the Maestro Foundation.
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April 18
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents A Pair of Sixes

Alexander Kerr and Felix Olschofka, violins, Michael Klotz and Misha Galaganov, violas, Edward Arron and Dmitry Kouzov, cellos. Tchaikovsky, Souvenir de Florence; Brahms, String Sextet No.1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18
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April 18
Plano Symphony presents A GRAND GERSHWIN FINALE

HECTOR GUZMAN, CONDUCTOR ALEX MCDONALD, PIANO Gershwin: Cuban Overture Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Gershwin: Lullaby for Strings Gershwin: I Got Rhythm Variations for Piano and Orchestra Gershwin: An American in Paris Hector Guzman and the Plano Symphony conclude the 2014 - 2015 season with a celebration of one of the most beloved composers of all times - George Gershwin. The American composer’s works span popular and classical music. Several of his best known works include Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and the opera, Porgy and Bess. This festive finale begins with Gershwin’s sparkling Cuban Overture. The performance includes a PSO debut with the scintillating I Got Rhythm Variations for Piano and Orchestra and the Piano Concerto in F performed by Alex McDonald. McDonald made his orchestra debut at age 11 and has gone on to perform with numerous orchestras, was a featured performer on From the Top on National Public Radio, and studied in Dallas for 13 years with Lois Nielson with coaching from Stephen Nielson, Pamela Paul and Sam Wong. He is a graduate of New England Conservatory, holds a Masters from Juilliard and is currently completing a Doctorate at Juilliard. The season concludes with Gershwin’s An American in Paris, based on Gershwin’s perceptions of Paris during a visit.
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April 18
UT Dallas presents Amernet String Quartet

The Amernet String Quartet has been lauded for its “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, and has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as an exceptional string quartet. The members are Misha Vitenson, violin; Marcia Littley, violin; Michael Klotz, viola; and Jason Calloway, cello. The program will include a performance of UT Dallas Professor Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s Meta 4.
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April 19
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Texas A&M University-Commerce Chamber Singers

The Chamber Singers specialize in chamber vocal music from all periods of music history. The 11-voice ensemble is noted for its excellence in the choral art. The Chamber Singers perform a Fall and Spring Concert and at community and University events. Dr. Randall Hooper conducts the Texas A&M University-Commerce University choral groups as part of his teaching responsibilities there. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from LSU and is also actively involved with church music and musical theatre.
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April 19
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Young Voices in Celebration

Together with PCPC children’s choirs, adult singers, and chamber orchestra, the PCPC youth choirs will present an evening of worship through scripture and song.
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April 19
Plano Symphony presents CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

family concert series
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April 19
Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Concert with Andrea Dawson

Known as the Sassy Soulstress of the Blues, Andrea Dawson grew up singing in church immersed in Gospel, Soul, R&B, and Blues. The sister of Blues guitarist Hashbrown, she is the hottest Blues singer in Austin. She has toured Portugal with Lucky Peterson, headlined in Santiago, Chile, and had a regular gig at the Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai, China. With a rare intensity and sophistication, Andrea sings the Blues from her heart. She is the real deal!
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April 20
Dallas Chamber Music Society presents Modigliani Quartet

The Modigliani Quartet, formed by four close friends celebrated in 2013 ten years of playing together and has already become of the world’s top string quartets.
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April 21
Dallas Winds present WE LOVE LENNIE

A loving tribute to a true American original — Leonard Bernstein. Selections from West Side Story, Candide, On The Waterfront and much more.
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April 24
Highlander Concerts present The Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars were founded in 1973 by their director, Peter Phillips. Through their recordings and concert performances, they have established themselves as the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Peter Phillips has worked with the ensemble to create, through good tuning and blend, the purity and clarity of sound which he feels best serve the Renaissance repertoire, allowing every detail of the musical lines to be heard. It is the resulting beauty of sound for which The Tallis Scholars have become so widely renowned.
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April 24
UT Dallas Arts presents Musica Nova

Students from the UT Dallas Advanced Orchestra/Chamber Music ensemble will perform with faculty members and guest artists under the direction of composer-conductor Robert Xavier Rodríguez. Musica Nova Robert Xavier Rodríguez, Director Italian Inspiration Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trombones & Orchestra Cimarosa: Concerto for Two Flutes & Orchestra Rota: Trio for Flute, Violin & Piano Rossini/Liszt: La Regatta Veneziana for Piano Solo Milhaud: Scaramouche for Saxophone & Orchestra Michael McVay, Piano UTD Students & Guest Artists
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April 25
Timeless Concerts presents Everyone Loves A Piano

Our brilliant pianist, Heejung Kang, will play some of the most beautiful piano solos of various eras and styles, from Liszt to Rachmaninoff. The Brahms piano trio for piano, violin and cello, originally composed by Brahms for 6 string instruments, will also be included. The musicians of Timeless will accompany tenor Don O'Neal LeBlanc and soprano Lucy Tamez Creech on their choice of solos as they are back by popular demand! Post-concert pianist/vocalist Steve Stroud, will take your requests for dancing, or just listening. Complimentary fruit/cheese/desserts buffet, cash bar. Other instrumentalists: violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith.
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April 25
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

A brass extravaganza led by Gregory Hustis features outstanding brass musicians from across the metroplex.
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April 26
Arborlawn United Methodist Church presents Great Choruses of The Master

This concert features the Chancel Choir at Arborlawn with The Orchestra at Arborlawn. The performance will showcase major choruses from Haydn's Creation, Brahms' German Requiem, Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna, Faure's Requiem in D Minor, Mozart's Requiem in D Minor, and others. Senior Minister Ben Disney will be preaching. Join us for this wonderful service of worship!
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April 26
Broadway Baptist Church presents The Texas Boys Choir

The Texas Boys Choir performs in this seasons Broadway Series.
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April 26
Winspear Opera House Recital Series presents BROOKLYN RIDER

Johnny Gandelsman, violin? Colin Jacobsen, violin? Nicholas Cords, viola? Eric Jacobsen, cello??
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April 27
Keyboard Conversations® "Classics Go Pop!"

This final program of the season features well-loved, familiar, enchanting compositions of great composers that never go out of style or lose their appeal. The program includes the music of Gershwin, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert and others. Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® are concerts with broad, popular appeal and lively commentary, making the music more accessible and meaningful for all. Each piece is performed in its entirety and there is a question and answer session following the concert. Gain a whole new perspective and enrich your life with great music! If you’re a newcomer to classical music, you’ll be captivated to hear pianist Jeffrey Siegel talk about the great composers' lives and illustrate musical themes from each featured work. If you’re a seasoned listener, you’ll delight in Siegel’s fresh and intriguing insights into the music and be thrilled by his virtuoso performances.
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April 28
Dallas Chamber Symphony Concert 5: Sight of Sound

The season concludes with selections from the second annual Sight of Sound International Film Competition. Sponsored in part by the Video Association of Dallas, we will debut entries from filmmakers across the globe who have created new visual art for pairing with classical music. This year we are exploring music by Grieg, Pärt, Vivaldi, Elgar, Schubert and others.
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May 4
Art Music Mondays

A chamber music series in the intimate environment of Transfiguration’s Performance Hall, Art Music, under the direction of cellist Gayane Manasjan Fullford, provides an opportunity to hear well-known and newer classical music works performed by Dallas’ best musicians. This performance features pieces for harp and strings by Françaix, Spohr, and Beethovent, featuring violinists Aleksandr Snytkin and Steven Li, violist Dimitry Kustanovich, cellist Gayane Fullford, and harpist Megan Li. Each event is free of admission and includes coffee and light desserts. All performances are on Monday evenings and begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
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Dec. 31-March 1
Theatre Too presents I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Have you ever been on a really awkward, even bad first date? Have you ever wondered if that special someone would ever call? Did you experience pre-wedding jitters or did you have to wear an ugly bridesmaid’s dress (and matching shoes, or course)? Have you ever held your wife’s purse while she went shopping or endured the endless football game your husband just had to watch? I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is the hilarious musical revue about all of love’s greatest challenges: dating, sex, marriage, and family life.
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Jan. 29-March 7
Circle Theatre presents My Name is Asher Lev

My Name is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic up-bringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his talent threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith.
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Jan. 30-March 1
Jubilee Theatre presents In Real Life

Charlayne Woodard, a wide eyed young African-American woman with big dreams, eagerly packs her bags and heads for New York City. Making it in the big city is no easy task as Charlayne struggles to find her footing on Broadway, but ends up with an unforgettable cast of characters. Charming fun, lyrical and beautifully written, In Real Life is a the final installment in the Pretty Fire Trilogy that Jubilee Theatre fans have come to know and love.
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Feb. 5-28
The Core Theatre presents Pap's Place

In this seven-character play, Frank must decide what to do with his 80 year-old, father, Pap, whose strength is failing, but whose mind is as sharp as the proverbial tack...mostly. All while navigating the prospect of being middle-aged and possibly unemployed, and trying to convince his son to get a college degree without completely alienating him. Humor and sentiment are nicely combined in this two-act play about CHANGE.
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Feb. 6-28
Artisan Center Theater presents TOM SAWYER

Set in the early 19th century in the fictional town of Hannibal Missouri, Mark Twain’s TOM SAWYER tells the story of young Tom Sawyer, who is one part trickster, one part escape artist and one part very lucky fellow! Tom, along with his pal Huckleberry Finn, enjoy astounding adventures on the Mississippi River; pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and even witnessing a sinister and terrible deed by local villain, Injun Joe. Meanwhile, Tom's youthful romance with his new sweetheart Becky Thatcher blooms in the background. This adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic tale is filled with action, storytelling and period appropriate songs.
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Feb. 13 - March 8
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents Grey Gardens

The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre proudly announces the opening of Grey Gardens the Musical, directed by Sharon Veselic. This marks the regional community theater premiere of this marvelous show, so full of song, dance and storytelling. Grey Gardens, based on the 1975 documentary, is the story of Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (Big Edie) and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale (Little Edie), aunt and cousin of Jackie Kennedy, and their journey from the Social Register to notorious Hamptons recluses. The newest musical GLCT has produced, Grey Gardens is a wonderful mix of comedy, drama, history and family dysfunction. The story spans the decades of the 40s through the 70s, from the glamorous chanteuse-like Big Edie to the eccentric Little Edie and their decaying estate filled with 52 cats and 2 raccoons, all told with beautiful music that USA Today called “Some of the most tuneful and moving songs to grace an original musical in years.”
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Feb. 13-28
MESQUITE COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS Light Up the Sky

The comedy revolves around a group of New York theatre-folk who attend the opening of their new play in Boston. The lead actress, the backer, and several others, are in seventh heaven at the prospect of a tremendous success, which they hope for in the work of a young unknown writer. Gathered in a hotel room, these people go through their paces with tremendous gusto and many exhibitions of temperament. The opening of the play, which is a very earnest and experimental work, is such as to lead the cast, director and backer to believe it a flop. Instantly they turn against themselves, the production, the author and savagely proceed in what looks like an attempt to destroy themselves and all their former hopes. It turns out, however, that in spite of the curious reception by the first night audience, the play has made a deep impression, and when news spreads that the reviews are on the whole favorable, the tables are turned. But the playwright who has suffered both from the enthusiasm and pessimism of his associates has decided that he is through with the theater, and he is captured by the backer only at the moment he is about to take a plane back home. He is persuaded to play ball with his associates, but he is so disgusted with the temperamental shenanigans of those who were presumably his friends that he turns on them and lays down the law.
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Feb. 13-March 1
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s most famous romance about a young couple forced apart by their families, only to be united in death.
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Feb. 13-March 1
twelth Night: A Musical Comedy Carnival at Rose Marine Theater

What do Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, and Shakespeare have in common? Twelfth Night! Amid the costumes, confetti, and chaos of Rio�s carnival, 4 young lovers unlock the secrets of their hearts while donning disguises, exchanging kisses, and surrendering to the rhythm of carnival�s samba beat. Transport yourself to the golden sunlight of Rio�s beaches as you holiday by the sea in this deliriously romantic comedy filled with, sun and sand, melancholy and madness, comedy and chaos� all over flowing with a feast of songs that will leave your heart lighter and your family closer.
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Feb. 19 - March 22
Stage West presents The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence

Thomas A. Watson, noted assistant of Alexander Graham Bell; Dr. John H. Watson, Sherlock Holmes’s friend and assistant; Josh Watson, member of a Geek Squad type of company; Watson, a humanoid computer named after IBM’s Jeopardy!-winning computer. These four characters interact with various others over several decades, affecting each other in surprising, funny, and touching ways, and leading us to wonder: has the techno-revolution made things easier and more satisfying for us? Or has it disconnected us from the sometimes messy, but very human relationships we need? NOTE: this play contains strong language and adult situations. Regional premiere.
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Feb. 19 - 28
UT Dallas presents Doom McCoy and the Death Nugget

Springing from the myths and tall tales of the American west, a new story has been discovered, decoded and brought to light. It is the story of a humble cowboy, born during a wild astrological event, who could ride his horse through space. Doom McCoy shaped the Old West in ways we are only now beginning to understand. Coming to life through puppets and multimedia, Doom McCoy and the Death Nugget is the spiritual and cosmic journey through the life of America’s lost legend. A child and family-friendly wild west romp.
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Feb. 19-March 29
Dallas Theater Center presents Medea

The second production in DTC’s Classical Theater initiative, Medea is a 2500-year-old classic that still resonates today with its modern–day complexities of power, marriage, families and politics. Produced in Down Center Stage, the intimate basement theater space carved out of the Kalita Humphreys Theater, Medea will plunge the audience into the midst of an intense domestic dispute that quickly accelerates to its horrifying climax of violence, revenge and mutual destruction. With emotionally honest acting and a starkly beautiful, poetic text, Medea will be an unforgettable theatrical experience.
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Feb. 19-March 14
Rover Dramawerks presents Other People's Money

Wall Street takeover artist Lawrence Garfinkle's computer is going tilt over the undervalued stock of New England Wire & Cable. If the stockholders back his takeover, they will make a bundle but what will happen to the 1200 employees and the community when he liquidates the assets? Opposing the rapacious financier are the genial man who has run the company since year one and a young lawyer who specializes in fending off takeovers. This compelling drama explores whether corporate raiders are creatures from the Black Lagoon of capitalism or realists. Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Play.
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Feb. 19-March 8
South Dallas Cultural Center presents ''Mississippi Goddamn: A New Play by Jonathan Norton

Mississippi Goddamn is a must-see play that will keep you on the edge of your seat, keep you laughing and truly get you to thinking. Jonathan Norton's new play, examines the tensions and complications among neighbors in the years leading up to the 1963 assassination of Medgar Evers. Set against the backdrop and changing times of civil rights era Mississippi, you don't want to miss this powerful, riveting and profoundly moving play.
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Feb. 20-March 8
African American Repertory Theater presents Miss Evers Boys

Miss Evers' Boys explores the moral, ethical, and medical dilemmas faced by those involved in one of the most notorious medical secrets in American history, the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, performed by the United States government from 1932 to 1972. This powerful drama is a fictional account based on this shocking study. As the story unfolds, Nurse Evers wrestles with her loyalty to the institute's doctors while her band of patients fight to live through the power of music and dance.
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Feb. 20 - March 8
Cara Mía Theatre Co. present References To Salvador Dali Make Me Hot

“There has never been a machine made to x-ray the heart and reveal its secrets, except for poetry… and I’m way too tired for poetry tonight,” says a dejected Moon as he returns to his perch atop a refrigerator where his violin awaits him. Such is the world of Gabriela, where dreams and reality are one and the same, and the hot California desert will soon bear witness to the return of her military husband, and their long-awaited reunion. Ensemble member Ruben Carrazana makes his directorial debut.
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Feb. 20-28
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Two Gentleman Of Verona

Two Gentleman of Verona By William Shakespeare apart of the Stolen Shakespeare Festival, “Verona, Verona!” Is all really fair in love? Young Proteus only has eyes for his hometown sweetheart, Julia. But on a trip to Milan, he gets one look at the lovely Silvia . . . and dumps Julia in a heartbeat. Two problems: Silvia is his best friend’s girl, and Julia won’t be dumped that easily.
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Feb. 20-28
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Two Gentleman Of Verona

Is all really fair in love? Young Proteus only has eyes for his hometown sweetheart, Julia. But on a trip to Milan, he gets one look at the lovely Silvia . . . and dumps Julia in a heartbeat. Two problems: Silvia is his best friend’s girl, and Julia won’t be dumped that easily.
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Feb. 20 - March 8
Theatre Arlington presents Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above.
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Feb. 20-March 1
Dallas Children's Theater presents Teen Brain: The Musical

This energetic musical follows a day in the life of eight young people as they navigate the rough waters of high school. With fast-paced, witty dialogue and original songs like “Like Me, Like Me,” an ode to social media, and “When I Was Small,” a winsome reflection of the simplicity of childhood, DCT resident playwright Linda Daugherty and composer Nick Martin capture the complexities of the modern adolescent experience. An honest, powerful look at the inner workings of the mysterious teenage brain. Not suitable for young children.
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Feb. 20-March 29
DALLAS THEATER CENTER PRESENTS THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES

DTC launches a new multi-year Classical Theater initiative with this sublime comedy, in a high-energy production directed by Kevin Moriarty. Combining Moliére’s razor-sharp observations about love, marriage and desire with hilarious physical comedy and joyful contemporary music, The School For Wives tells the story of Arnolphe, who believes he has shrewdly concocted the perfect plan to woo a much younger woman to be his wife. (SPOILER ALERT: Arnolphe isn’t all that shrewd). As his plan goes horribly wrong and the complications add up, this fast-paced French farce will keep you on the edge of your seat, wondering what you may have missed while you were rolling in the aisle laughing.
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Feb. 21-March 21
Artisan Children’s Theater presents The Wizard of Oz

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination. Based on the 1939 film starring Judy Garland, this beloved musical features classic songs such as “Over the Rainbow,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz.”
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Feb. 24-March 8
Dallas Summer Musicals presents KINKY BOOTS

KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible…proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
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Feb. 25-March 1
Meadows Theatre presents The Sparrow

Written and developed by The House Theatre of Chicago – an innovative, award-winning company founded by SMU alumni in 2001 – The Sparrow tells the story of a teen with unusual hidden powers that could either save or destroy her hometown. The Chicago Tribune called the play “a thrilling, riveting celebration of the power of the imagination that adults and teens can enjoy, and understand, together.” The House Theatre’s mission is “to unite Chicago in the spirit of community through amazing feats of storytelling”; its artistic director, Nathan Allen, recently received the Emerging Leader Award from SMU.
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Feb. 26 - March 22
Amphibian Stage Productions presents Time Stands Still

Time Stands Still Written by Donald Margulies In this “quietly powerful” play that “crackles with bright wit and intelligence”, Pulitzer-winner Donald Margulies gives us the poignant story of Sarah and James. As a photojournalist and foreign correspondent their relationship centers on telling the toughest stories from around the world. After a roadside bombing abroad nearly takes Sarah’s life, James decides that they’ve risked enough and asks her to stay in New York, where he hopes to nurture her and their declining relationship back to health. Caught between James’s loving appeals and her ambition to continue reporting, Sarah faces the life-altering decision between settling down or risking everything for her career.
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Feb. 26 - March 15
Stage West presents International Falls, by Thomas Ward

International Falls is the story of Tim, a burned-out standup comedian, and Dee, an unsatisfied hotel desk clerk, who hook up following his comedy show. What begins as an unassuming one-night stand turns into an unexpected connection, as they talk comic theory, marriage, parenthood, religion…and fart jokes. The line between comedy and tragedy is blurred as both characters are forced to ask the inevitable post-coital question, “Now what?”
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Feb. 26-28
AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Presents THE GREAT TRAGEDIES – MIKE DAISEY

Monologist Mike Daisey presents a dazzling new work: Over four nights Daisey explores the nature of our theatrical genetics and wrestles with the genius that penned HAMLET, KING LEAR, MACBETH and ROMEO & JULIET and reveals how the heights and depths of his gifts have much to teach us about ourselves. Each evening is unique and can be viewed independently, but all four together form an epic oral accounting of triumph and folly told with Daisey’s dark and hilarious intensity. *May contain adult language.
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Feb. 26-March 8
Collin Theatre Center presents Les Misérables

Les Misérables is the winner of over 100 international awards, with global success both on and off-screen. Captivating audiences with the backdrop of the French revolution and the promises, dreams, and passions that ignite us all.
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Feb. 27 - March 14
Family Music Theatre presents In the Heights

The Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights returns to the Family Music Theatre (FMT) stage March February 27-28 and March 6-7, 13-14, 2015, in the Performance Hall at Cedar Valley College (CVC), 3030 N. Dallas Avenue, Lancaster, TX 75134. Performances are 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday evenings and at 1:30 PM on Saturday afternoons. Tickets are $12 for Adults, $10 for Students with I.D. and $8 for Children (ages 4-12) and Seniors (ages 55+). Tickets may be purchased in advance at the CVC Business Office, Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., or by calling 972-860-2994. IN THE HEIGHTS is an award-winning musical about life in Washington Heights, a tight-knit community where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. IN THE HEIGHTS is an authentic and exhilarating journey into one of Manhattan’s most vibrant communities. And with its universal themes of family, community and self-discovery, IN THE HEIGHTS can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds. Find out what it takes to make a living, what it costs to have a dream and what it means to be home…IN THE HEIGHTS.
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Feb. 27 - 28
Mainstage Classic Theatre presents YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU introduces audiences to the free thinking Sycamore family and the mayhem that ensues when their daughter's fiancé brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night. Written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, directed by Doug Parker, Mainstage Classic Theatre brings this Pulitzer Prize winning comedy to life in a revival that subdues traditional - popular ideas, or institutions.
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Feb. 28
McKinney Performing Arts Center presents The Peking Acrobats

Experience the rich and ancient folk art tradition and spectacle of a modern Chinese theatrical circus during a high-flying performance by The Peking Acrobats. Direct from the People’s Republic of China, The Peking Acrobats thrill audiences around the world with their breathtaking, gravity-defying showmanship. Each movement and action takes years of practice to attain the level of perfection required for such a mesmerizing performance.
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Feb. 28-March 8
CasaManana presents Steel Magnolias

Set in Truvy’s Beauty Salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, Steel Magnolias examines the relationships of six southern ladies who gather regularly to gossip, needle and harangue each other through the best of times – and console one another through the worst of times. Filled with hilarious, wise-cracking humor and touching, heart-warming moments Steel Magnolias is perfect for the intimate setting of Casa Mañana.
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Feb. 28
Teatro Dallas presents La Novia del Viento (The Bride of the Wind)

This a one-woman and multimedia show has been produced by Producciones Ábrego from Santander, Spain based on the life and work of British born Mexican artists Leonora Carrington; the play will be performed by María Vidal. Leonora Carringon, escaped Nazi Europe finding her home in Mexico where inspired by the richness of the culture and her life experience, created, together with the Spanish-Mexican Remedios Varo, and Frida Kahlo some of the best surrealist work from the XX century. Forced by her parents to enter a psychiatric asylum in Santander, Spain, Carrington wrote the book "The House of Fear." Director Domenech based his play "La Novia del Viento" on this book.
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March 4-21
One Thirty Productions presents The Lady With All the Answers

Set in 1975, Rambo's riotous and touching play is about everyone's favorite columnist, Ann Landers. Over the course of a long night, “the lady with all the answers” for others grapples with a dilemma of her own. While revisiting favorite columns on topics such as nude housekeeping, the correct way to hang toilet paper, sibling rivalries, and wandering spouses, Ann composes the most important column of her life. As she struggles with her column, we learn as much about ourselves as we do about the wise, funny, no-nonsense woman whose daily dialogue with America helped shape the social and sexual landscapes of the last half of the twentieth century.
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March 5-28
Garland Civic Theatre presents WATSON - The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes

A mystery. A legend. An enduring friendship. The story of a good man trapped in the shadow of a great man, WATSON is a funny, moving, and theatrically innovative take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s heroes and villains.
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March 5-April 12
Theatre Too presents Fellowship!: The Musical Parody of The Fellowship of the Ring

Once upon a time, two visionaries in a far away city (Los Angeles) had a brilliant idea. The books and movies based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy were so popular...why not have a bit of fun and write a musical parody of Tolkein’s classic story, The Fellowship of the Ring? They shared their idea with a composer and a multi-talented cast of actors who then banded together with them to create a cult theater classic called Fellowship! Their merry little musical won numerous awards and played to sold-out houses in Los Angeles and New York.
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March 6 - 8
Muscle Memory Dance Theater presents Including You - Out of the Loop Festival

Including You explores the fusion of modern and contemporary dance, as well as physical theater, video artistry and bubble-wrap installations. The choreographer of the piece, Megan Odom, looks at how alienation and fetishism in modern society can lead to the investigation of an honest reality of the individual within mass culture and society. Nominated as one of the Best of Big D by D Magazine Muscle Memory Dance Theatre subtly pushes the boundaries of performance & the art of dance. M2DT is a collaborative company that honors and encourages dance professionals from around North Texas in their evocative use of dance as an organic, communicative art.
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March 6-April 18
Artisan Center Theater presents SINGING IN THE RAIN

1920’s Hollywood is the setting for this zany, light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film, when many a movie studio found itself scrambling to salvage the career of its chipmunk-voiced silent picture star. The MGM classic has been faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song, and dance, is accounted for, including the show stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.
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March 6-15
Music Theatre of Denton presents Pageant: The Musical Comedy Beauty Contest

In this high-heeled extravaganza, the audience gets to participate in the voting, so you will never have the same show twice. These unique contestants are vying for the crown of Miss Glamouresse, and glamour is only part of the excitement. Don’t miss a production that is sure to sparkle, and make sure to cast your vote.
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March 7 & 8
Avant Chamber Ballet presents Women’s Choreography Project

In a profession predominantly led by men, we are proud to feature commissions by four established and emerging female choreographers. Works range from contemporary to more classically inspired choreography and as always, Avant Chamber Ballet will present this pioneering program alongside world class musicians led by Music Director, David Cooper. This year, ACB is comprised of 18 dancers, up from 15 last season, from a wide-range of backgrounds and experiences.
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March 7 & 8
Ballet Ensemble of Texas presents Graduation Ball

Ballet Ensemble of Texas, a company under the direction of Joffrey alum Lisa Slagle, presents their annual spring performance. Program to include “Graduation Ball”, “Donizetti Variations” and other works TBA.
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March 9 & 10
Fort Worth Opera presents Billy Goats Gruff

John Davies has taken the traditional tale of three happy little goats who simply want to cross a bridge and expanded it for young students. These goats learn to stand up to bullies and to treat each other with respect to the elightful upbeat music of some of the most famous arias of opera. In a playground situation that everyone will recognize, Lucy, Ernesto and Dandini confront Osmin and teach him about friendship. Sung in English Professionally directed, costumed and staged Professional singers from the Fort Worth Opera Studio
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March 10 & 11
Shen Yun

Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating show you will never forget.
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March 12-April 5
Theatre Three presents Hot Mikado

In a land where outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion (like flirting!), jazz, and the blues, and gospel are spoken fluently. Hot Mikado weaves a tale of hilarious proportions and despite the life or death stakes, characters still find time to tap their toes and do their fair share of scatting.
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March 13-29
Dallas Opera presents LA BOHÈME

Puccini’s passionate and timeless masterpiece is presented in a beloved period production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle and Peter J. Hall. Starring soprano Ana María Martínez as Mimi and tenor Bryan Hymel as Rodolfo at the head of an all-star international cast. This witty and romantic celebration of life lived “on the fringe” will be staged by Peter Kazaras and conducted by Riccardo Frizza in his company debut. There’s a little bohemian in all of us; isn’t it time you rediscovered yours?
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March 14
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Jeanne Robertson – The 2015 FABulously Funny Tour

Turning 70 years young this year, Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has an infectious personality, heart and sense of humor.
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March 16
Oral Fixation presents Writing on the Wall

seven Dallasites will boldly face up to the unshakable truth.
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March 18-April 11
Undermain Theatre presents The Testament of Mary

This one-woman show was nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Play. Based on Colm Tóibín’s 2012 novella, The Testament of Mary takes place in the period when Mary is living in solitude in the city of Ephesus, guarded by followers of her son seeking to record her account of the events surrounding his death. In Tóibín’s portrayal of this iconic figure, she emerges not as the serene image familiar from religious art, but as a complex flesh-and-blood woman torn by grief and her refusal to endorse the official version of the story.
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March 20
Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Dancing Beyond Borders

DBDT and DBDT II will venture outside the Dallas Arts District to the city of Ft. Worth to present this season’s audience favorites.
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March 20 - April 12
ONSTAGE in Bedford presents The Marvelous Wonderettes

The Marvelous Wonderettes | Created by Roger Bean | Directed by Dennis Yslas | This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom and 1968 ten-year reunion where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to the girls performing such classic ’50s and ’60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “It’s My Party,” and over 20 other classic hits! You’ve never had this much fun at a prom and you will never forget The Marvelous Wonderettes—a must-take musical trip down memory lane! “The fun never stops!” –Associated Press | Reception immediately following the Opening Night performance | ASL Interpretation provided for the first Saturday performance | This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council Northeast and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
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March 21
Dallas Opera SIMULCAST: LA BOHÈME

This performance will take place as part of The Dallas Opera’s nationally recognized, free public simulcast program, which has attracted more than 50,000 attendees over the past four years. The Dallas Opera’s 2015 AT&T Stadium Simulcast is expected to draw thousands more to enjoy one of the greatest “date nights” in opera: Puccini’s charming, touching and highly romantic masterpiece about life among the young bohemians of the Latin Quarter of Paris has been a popular favorite since it first premiered in 1896.
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March 21-April 11
Undermain Theatre presents The Testament of Mary

This one-woman show was nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards including Best Play. Based on Colm Toibin’s 2012 novella The Testament of Mary takes place in the period when Mary is living in solitude in the city of Ephesus, guarded by followers of her son seeking to record her account of the events surrounding his death. In Toibin's portrayal of this iconic figure, she emerges not as the serene image familiar from religious art, but as a complex flesh-and-blood woman torn by grief and her refusal to endorse the official version of the story.
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March 22
Dallas Opera presents THE ELIXIR OF LOVE

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE is a fun, fully-staged one-act opera about a young man who hopes to win the heart of his true love, with the help of a quack “doctor” and his mysterious potion! This comedy is a wonderful opportunity to introduce students to the beautiful music of Gaetano Donizetti, who bridged the gap between Rossini and Verdi. This charming opera will be presented in English.
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March 23-24
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Henry V

Completing a three-play journey from disaffected prince to legendary King, Henry V sees the young English monarch attempt to unite his kingdom with a decision to go to war. After the initial success of his invasion he finds himself faced with a vastly superior French force on the fields of Agincourt. Amid ruthless acts of moral ambiguity and terrible cost in human life the new King struggles to find a course of honor as he leads his small army in an inspired victory against a daunting foe.
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March 25
Oral Fixation presents Writing on the Wall

seven Dallasites will boldly face up to the unshakable truth. Meet Rhoni Golden who shares a hysterical tale of the poop-smeared trials of having an autistic child, Rene Rivera who is finally forced to recognize her husband’s mental illness, Haven Abedin who expertly reveals the kindness of strangers after her ailing mother takes a terrible fall, real estate blogger Candy Evans who shares how converting to social media changed the course of her career, Phillip Morales who sources a childhood fight with his discovering his passion for words, Sandra Price who reveals how a childhood spent in foster homes exposed her to graffiti art, and Jane Hardin who takes us back to 1968 when an unplanned pregnancy turned into domestic violence. This breathtaking show features a dizzying array of points of view that will wow you. Grab a notebook and a pen and settle in for “Writing on the Wall”!
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March 27 - April 12
Theatre Arlington presents Becky's New Car

Becky is caught in middle age, middle management and a mediocre marriage – when a grief-stricken millionaire wanders into her car dealership. She is offered a new life…and the audience gets to ride shotgun in an original comedy-a surprising and delightful romp down the road not taken.
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March 27-April 12
Rockwall Community Players present Mousetrap by Agatha Christi

A charming whodunnit set over a 1930's weekend gathering in a remote country house. The suspense begins when a group of strangely secretive and highly suspicious guests check in, one by one, at a rural English hotel. Fueled by a radio report of murder in London and a detective sergeant arriving on skis, tensions mount, accusations are made, and clues are uncovered.
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March 29
Eisemann Center Presents Click, Clack, Moo

Eisemann Center Presents’ Methodist Richardson Family Theatre Series is a Sunday matinee series for children and families of all ages. All Methodist Richardson Family Theatre Series performances take place in the Hill Performance Hall. Community partner Barnes & Noble on 15th Street in Plano, Texas, offers a related Story Hour on the Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. preceding the Sunday performances at the Eisemann Center. The Eisemann Extras program sponsored by Vision Bank will enter its second season with pre-show activities designed to stimulate and engage our youngest patrons. When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declares the farm a “tech-free zone.” He puts her laptop in the cold barn along with the shivering cows, who use her computer to type messages requesting blankets. “No way,” replies Farmer Brown. “No blankets!” So the cows go on strike and the chickens join the cows in solidarity. No blankets: no milk, no eggs! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals’ demands? Click, Clack, Moo is based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. Story Time at Barnes & Noble on 15th St. in Plano takes place on Fri, Mar. 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm.
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March 30-April 5
Dallas Summer Musicals present The King and I

East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna's assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Along with the dazzling score, the incomparable Jerome Robbins ballet, 'The Small House of Uncle Thomas,' is one of the all-time marvels of the musical stage.
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April 2
LaunchAbility presents A Special Evening with Dana Carvey

The 14th Annual A Special Evening hosted by Alliance Data, benefiting LaunchAbility®, will feature a stand-up comedy routine by the Emmy-award winning comedian Dana Carvey. LaunchAbility® will present the Milton P. Levy, Jr. Outstanding Volunteer Award and the Alliance Data Corporate Champion Award. Guests will also have the opportunity to donate to participate in a raffle.
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April 9 - 18
UT Dallas presents Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Les Liaisons Dangereuses, based on the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, focuses on the treacherous schemes of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, rivals who use sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation, all the while enjoying their cruel games. This play was adapted into the Academy Award winning motion picture, Dangerous Liaisons. Performances to be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Thursday nights are free for everyone
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April 10 - 11
WingSpan Theatre Company presents A Two Day Staged Reading

WingSpan Theatre Company presents a Two Day Staged Reading of a New Play - SHOE CONFESSIONS - By Cynthia Salzman Mondell. April 10 & 11 @ 7:30 p.m. @ The Bath House Cultural Center. Followed by Post Show Talk Backs. A diverse ensemble of women unfold their unique and impactful journeys in their shoes. Shoes are more than just a fashion statement; they evoke memories and the chapters of a woman's life from first steps to last steps.
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April 10-19
Dallas Children's Theater presents Balloonacy

Our youngest audiences will enjoy this award-winning story of a lonely old man (played by DCT’s own Karl Schaeffer) and his friendship with a balloon. The old man is set in his solitary ways until a red balloon blows through his window and insists on becoming his friend. Sweet, inventive and packed with physical comedy, this play shows how, with a little imagination and acceptance, companionship is everywhere.
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April 11
Dallas Opera presents THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF

THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF, TDO’s newest production is an adaptation of the popular folk tale based on scenes from operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini. Incorporated into the lively performance are key messages for students, including the importance of attending school regularly and the need to be kind. Performed in English
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April 12
Eisemann Center Presents Fancy Nancy The Musical

Eisemann Center Presents’ Methodist Richardson Family Theatre Series is a Sunday matinee series for children and families of all ages. All Methodist Richardson Family Theatre Series performances take place in the Hill Performance Hall. Community partner Barnes & Noble on 15th Street in Plano, Texas, offers a related Story Hour on the Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. preceding the Sunday performances at the Eisemann Center. The Eisemann Extras program sponsored by Vision Bank will enter its second season with pre-show activities designed to stimulate and engage our youngest patrons. Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show.
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April 23-MAY 24
DALLAS THEATER CENTER PRESENTS SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

Scandalous secrets, shocking betrayals, dashing suitors and devious rivals are brought to glorious life in a period-perfect adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel. At the emotional heart of this classic romantic comedy are the marital hopes, unpredictable misadventures and sincere, sisterly bonds of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Will Elinor’s common sense or Marianne’s impulsive passion be the key to marriage and happiness? Come experience the production that is certain to become an instant treasure for Austen aficionados of all ages.
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Apr. 25
Eisemann Center Presents The Joy Luck Club

Closing out the MainStage Shows for 2014-2015 will be The Joy Luck Club, based on the best-selling book by Amy Tan. A timeless tale with universal relevance, it tells the story of four Mahjong-playing mothers, all from different provinces in China and their relationships with their children. It follows the paths of these immigrant women from China – and the relationships they have with their American-born daughters, their hopes, fears, and tragic pasts. This classic mother-daughter story encompasses many universal themes: family, hope, love, sacrifice, strength, and wishes for a better life. This production is presented in partnership with the Dallas Chinese Community Center.
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April 26-27
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Henry VIII

The conclusion to the saga of the Kings of England, Henry VIII follows Britain’s most opulent king as he maneuvers through the political landscape of Renaissance England, hastening the rise and fall of cardinals and queens as he bends the Catholic Church to his considerable will in his quest to produce a male heir.
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April 30 - May 2
UT Dallas Spring Into Dance

Student produced, Spring Into Dance represents a semester of focused learning and creativity. In addition to a Paul Taylor influenced work set by special guest Ruth Andrien, the concert features choreography created by UT Dallas dance composition students and performed by the UTDance Ensemble.
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Aug. 30 - Mar. 15
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans

In conjunction with the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River opening in October, the Amon Carter Museum has commissioned Chicago-based artist Terry Evans to photograph the Trinity River as it runs through Fort Worth. Evans is one of the nation’s acclaimed landscape photographers, and her works offer Amon Carter visitors an opportunity to think about our local river in the context of Bingham’s nineteenth-century work.
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Sept. 21 - March 1
Meadows Museum presents Goya – A Lifetime of Graphic Invention

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) produced almost 300 etchings and lithographs that reveal his personal vision, tireless invention, and enthusiasm for technical experimentation. Goya – A Lifetime of Graphic Invention presents Goya’s printed oeuvre as an integral—indeed defining—component of his life and career and invites a reconsideration of the artist’s paintings within the Meadows Museum’s collection. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view complete 1st-edition sets of his four major print series, "Los Caprichos" (1799), "Los Desastres de la Guerra" (1810-19), "La Tauromaquia" (1816), and "Los Disparates" (1816-23).
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Oct. 7 - Aug. 30
Museum of Biblical Art presents The Art of Barbara Hines: Mysteries, Signs, and Wonders

Blockbuster exhibition of contemporary paintings will explore the wonders of the Holy Land, religious mysticism, the faith, and the beauty if Israel. One third of the museum gallery space will be devoted to these breathtaking landscapes and abstract interpretations utilizing gold, precious metals, and soil from Israel. Beautiful setting at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas, with eleven galleries of fine art.
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Oct 25 - Aug 29
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Fierce Loyalty – A Samurai Complete

See this permanent exhibition devoted to the art and culture of the Japanese samurai, which showcases one of the Crow Collection’s most recent and spectacular acquisitions—a complete set of samurai armor, one of the finest examples of its kind anywhere in the world.
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Jan. 6 - March 7
Elm Street Studio presents Soft Linearity | Heather Pregger

A vintage “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul” quilt received as a wedding gift inspired our featured artist, Heather Pregger, to take her first quilting class in 1979. See how a vintage quilt, the psychedelically decorated home of her youth, and a degree in Geology merge in the art quilts Pregger creates today. A portion of all art sale proceeds from this exhibit will benefit the Humane Society of North Texas.
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Jan. 9 - March 7
Video Association of Dallas presents Dallas Medianale

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary will host the Video Association of Dallas, the organization behind the annual Dallas VideoFest, and its new production The Dallas Medianale in January and February of 2015. The Dallas Medianale will consist of installations, screenings, and intermedia performances in the galleries and black box theater of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, showcasing the work of internationally renowned artists working in film and video. These works will range from iconic works of early video art to immersive performances with radical repurposing of obsolete video technology. We will revisit pioneers of early computer films alongside bleeding-edge experiments in moving images and interactivity. Artists featured in the various exhibitions and events will include Bruce Nauman, Joe Sola, Francis Alÿs, Gary Hill, Owen Kydd, John Whitney, James Whitney, Jennifer Reeder, Kyle Evans and James Connolly of Cracked Ray Tube, Sean Miller, Liz Larsen of LZX Industries, William Sarradet, Andrew Blanton, and many more. Dates: January 9th – Screenings and Performances in the MAC’s Black Box Theater January 10th – Cracked Ray Tube Workshop at Oil and Cotton, Screenings at the MAC’s Black Box Theater. January 17th – Opening of first exhibition of installations in the MAC’s galleries. February 13th – Opening of second exhibition “Call and Response” - installations in the MAC’s galleries, screening of films from Experimental Response Cinema. March 17th – Closing evening event in the MAC’s galleries.
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Jan. 15 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Audubon’s Beasts

Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters, and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851). Although we know Audubon today primarily for his devotion to birds, he was more than a chronicler of flying creatures. This exhibition features some of his greatest depictions of North America’s four-legged animals in their natural habitats, from swamps to savannahs.
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Jan. 15-March 5
Dallas Civil Rights Museum presents Pathway to Freedom

You are cordially invited to explore our new exhibit reliving the legacy of the Trail of Tears, the Underground Railroad, and the Civil Rights Movement. This is a traveling exhibit, created by the students, parents and chaperones of the International NET XChange Group.
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Jan. 16-March 7
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts present 1 – 7

Amanda Arredondo, Mason Bryant, Courtney Hamilton, Alyssa Hawkins, Fernando Johnson, Layla Luna & Max Morris
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Jan. 17-May 31
Irving Arts Center presents Big Bend: Photographs by Terry Cockerham

Featuring dramatic black and white photographs of Big Bend National Park, famous for its natural resources and spectacular geology, by Irving Resident Terry Cockerham.
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Jan. 17-Feb. 28
South Dallas Cultural Center presents Emmanuel Gillespie opens ''Middle Passage

Emmanuel Gillespie, well known Dallas visual artist, has been exhibiting for over 20 years. His public art work can be seen in South Dallas thanks to DART's Art Program and the City of Dallas' Public Art Program. This exhibition ''Middle Passage'' represents his latest studio work. Gillespie says ''My work is inspired by the memory of African descendants who died while being shipped to North America as part of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Often understood as the “Middle Passage,” this title refers to a triangular trade route linking Europe, Africa, and North America, where millions of Africans were captured as goods to be sold and transported across the Atlantic Ocean. Paintings in this series employ related densities of color in an effort to revisit and reframe the past and its impact on my identity.
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Jan. 21 - March 5
Beatrice M. Haggerty Art Gallery, University of Dallas 2015 Regional Ceramics Competition Exhibition

The University of Dallas’ Beatrice M. Haggerty Art Gallery presents the 2015 Regional Ceramics Competition. This year’s juror is Eva Kwong, noted ceramics artist and Associate Professor of Ceramics at Kent State University. The exhibit features the work of 47 artists from an eight-state area. The Haggerty Art Gallery is in the Art History Building on the University of Dallas Campus, 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, Texas, 75062 The Gallery is open weekdays, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, from noon until 5 p.m.
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Jan. 24-April 26
Irving Arts Center presents Golden Legacy – Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books

Enjoy 60 masterpieces of original illustration art in the most extensive public showing ever from American publishing’s best loved and most consequential picture-book series, Little Golden Books. Launched in 1942 against the backdrop of WWII, Little Golden Books made high quality illustrated books available at affordable prices for the first time to millions of young children and their parents. Toured by the Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene Texas.
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Jan. 31 - March 7
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass presents Temptations

Highlighting the allure of glass with special pieces made to entice from over 50 contemporary North American glass artists. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 31st from 11:00 to 5:30 p.m.
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Jan. 31-April 5
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FOCUS: RongRong&inri

The Modern's second Director's Council FOCUS exhibition for the 2014-2015 season features the work of the Chinese/Japanese collaborative team RongRong&inri. Since 2000, RongRong&inri have been creating works that push the boundaries of traditional black-and-white photography. The husband and wife are widely recognized for self-portraits that chronicle their lives together. Through these narrative photographs, RongRong&inri elaborate on relationships (both theirs and relationships in general), as well as cultural differences and similarities. In certain series, their naked bodies are juxtaposed against the countryside - for example, for example, the landscape surrounding Mount Fuji - to convey the vastness and power of nature and, by contrast, the smallness of man. In other works, they present themselves in urban settings, such as those found in a rapidly developing China, where they currently live.
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Jan. 31-March 21
Pollock Gallery Exhibit: “soak stain bleed bloom”

This exhibition by alumna Kristen Cochran (M.F.A. ’10) features a series of lush mixed media drawings on paper and a site-determined soft sculptural intervention. The installation explores the fluid language of proximity and process and considers the symbolic implications of bodily action and encounter. Cochran’s work has been exhibited in Texas, Arizona, the Pacific Northwest and New York and is owned by private collections in Europe. She has also participated in the Texas Biennials in 2011 and 2013 and been awarded residencies in Wyoming, New York and Austria. She has taught at SMU, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and currently teaches drawing and sculpture at the University of Texas at Dallas.
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Feb. 1-May 3
“Goya: A Conversation: Ambassador Loan from the Musée du Louvre, Paris”

In collaboration with the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Meadows Museum will exhibit Goya’s full-length portrait of Ferdinand Guillemardet, on loan February 1-May 3, 2015. Guillemardet was France’s ambassador to Spain (1798-1800) and, while in the country, he commissioned a portrait from the court painter. This work will be hung with the Meadows’ six other Goya paintings in addition to the Portrait of Richard Worsam Meade by Vicente López y Portaña. Meade was an American businessman in Spain, shortly after Guillemardet’s ambassadorship.
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Feb. 1-28
Black History Month at the C.R. Smith Museum

Throughout the month of February, the C.R. Smith Museum will host a temporary visual and interactive exhibit that features notable and influential African American aviators throughout history and commercial aviation. Notable exhibit highlights include Bessie Coleman, the Tuskegee Airmen interactive simulation game, American Airline’s Captain Dave Harris, the first African American in the cockpit of a major airliner, and many more!
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Feb. 4-April 22
Peanuts . . . Naturally

Take a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Activity stations allow kids of all ages to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world.
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Feb. 6-March 28
ARTISTS’ SHOWPLACE GALLERY presents “Brushing in” the New Year

An Exhibition of Chinese Art and Calligraphy in Celebration of the Lunar New Year
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Feb. 7-March 1
Irving Black Arts Council presents “ART: A Profound Impact”,

Irving Black Arts Council invites the public to celebrate the works of Thomas Weddle, Ashley Frye, Dennis Webb Jr. and Beth Ritter-Perry, the featured artists in their annual exhibition commemorating Black History Month. Opening Reception in Main Gallery: Feb. 7, 5:00 p.m.
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Feb. 7 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents American Still Life

This exhibition showcases approximately sixty works from the museum’s collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century still lifes. Organized in celebration of the recent acquisition of Raphaelle Peale’s Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1812), the exhibition includes works from across the collection including paintings by the trompe l‘oeil masters William Harnett and John Frederic Peto, vibrant floral subjects by Georgia O’Keeffe and Arthur Dove, prints by Louis Lozowick, and photographs by Wynn Bullock and Carlotta Corpron.
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Feb. 7-March 7
21st Annual El Corazón Exhibition

An eclectic and passionate art exhibition inspired by the heart. Curated by Jose Vargas.
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Feb. 7-April 25
Bath House Cultural Center presents Pollinators and Predators

Photographs of nature by Bob Curry.
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Feb. 7-March 21
Gray Matters Gallery presents Ergo; Superergo, new work by Vance Wingate

Some drawings, some paintings, some collages. Going back over 20+ years of artwork developed, some shown, many not, I found images and forms that resonated in new and different ways with the distance of time and changes wrought by age, attitude and circumstances. The reviewing of these earlier works prompted a reconsideration of them in my current work, brought on thoughts of entropy and passage of time, what is important now and what can still be viable in my current work and thought processes. The works presented are the beginning of that review and renewal of earlier ideas, techniques and avenues of investigation. My fascination with materials and formal elements is still forefront in every work, as well as indulgence in found materials and objects and repurposed images as basis for certain series of works.
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Feb. 7-March 8
Ro2 Art DOWNTOWN presents For Real: SARAH ATLEE & JAMES ZAMORA

Ro2 Art is pleased to present For Real, pairing two Texas-based contemporary realist painters, Sarah Atlee and James Zamora. Working from plate to palette, Sarah Atlee delights viewers with colorful and creative food and drink pairings, exquisitely painted on canvas using surrounding patterns and wild tablescapes. In contrast, James Zamora aims to portray the technical complexities of everyday life, working to reflect through painting, the characteristics of visual relationships recorded by our eyes during encounters with the material world -- and the subconscious imprints such experiences bring.
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Feb. 7-March 14
Valley House Gallery presents David A. Dreyer Blues Before Dawn

Valley House Gallery is pleased to present our 5th exhibition of recent paintings and sculpture by David A. Dreyer. David A. Dreyer was born in Dallas in 1958, and earned his BFA and MFA at Southern Methodist University. He has had solo exhibitions at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas and The Grace Museum in Abilene.
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Feb. 11 - March 13
Texas Woman's University 14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography and Solo Exhibition

Established in 2001 and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artists’ Coalition (a student-run photography organization), the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the camera. Photographers from throughout the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition. The exhibition and endowment was established by Christine Shank and a small group of graduate students and named in memory of the mother of Professor Susan kae Grant. Exhibition proceeds fund the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment, which supports photography scholarships for future graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts.
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Feb. 13-March 28
Transformation of a Thought: The Work of Viola Delgado, 1985-2014

Dallas-based Latina artist Viola Delgado will receive her first retrospective at the Latino Cultural Center. An integral member of Dallas and North Texas local Latino/a artists, Delgado has been working in the North Texas region for over three decades. Her work has appeared in numerous collections through Texas, and her public art pieces are included in the collections of the DFW Airport (Terminal D), the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority (DART), and the City of Dallas’ public art collection. She has also served as an advocate for local artists and arts funding.
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Feb. 14-April 26
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents What's Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones

See a new traveling exhibition that reveals the creative genius behind some of the most enduringly popular cartoons and animated films of all time. You may recognize some of Chuck Jones' characters including Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepé Le Pew and the Road Runner.
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Feb. 14-March 8
500X Gallery presents Plastic Nirvana

In Rachel Fischer’s MFA thesis exhibition Plastic Nirvana, she examines the stigma of consumer culture and its relationship to the categorization of art as object. Boundaries between mass production and high art are blurred in her use of repurposed commercial materials in her sculpture, while her paintings reproduce their likenesses at larger than life scale. The paintings and sculptures presented are characterized by saturated color and a heightened focus on materiality. Often these forms recall the iconography of religious devotional paintings and ritual objects. Their symmetry and centralized imagery combined with aura like, glowing color fields create Fischer’s vision of what she terms a “new world religion” of consumerism.
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Feb. 21 - Aug. 23
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Like Father, Like Son: Edward and Brett Weston

Edward Weston (1886–1958) and his son Brett (1911–1993) were both master photographers. Yet rarely is their work shown together. Featuring twenty-three prints, this exhibition offers an unusual opportunity to compare the visions of these two artists and to see how each balanced recording the world’s direct appearance with a sense of abstraction.
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Feb. 21 - May 9
PDNB Gallery presents Earlie Hudnall, Jr.

The compelling images by Earlie Hudnall, Jr, will be featured this Spring, in his second solo exhibition at PDNB Gallery. Hudnall, who is one of the most notable African American photographers living today, has extensively documented the African American neighborhoods in Houston, Texas. During his time at Texas Southern University in the late 1960’s, he was hired to be a photographer for the Model Cities Program, part of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty initiative. This project introduced him to the various communities of Houston such as the Fourth Ward, Fifth Ward, Trinity Garden and the Hispanic neighborhoods. His photographs capture life as it is. He travels through neighborhoods documenting kids playing in the streets, women at church wearing elaborate hats, mothers hugging their kids, July 4th parades. Earlie Hudnall’s photographs were included in the traveling exhibition, African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond, organized by the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. Artist reception will be Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 5-8pm
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Feb. 21-Aug. 23
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FRAMING DESIRE: Photography and Video

cropping, framing, and distorted views subtly deconstruct conventional notions of cityscapes, edging peripheral street scenes and grey, winter skies toward the sublime. Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson's video/performance A Lot of Sorrow offers a different approach to Scapes. He arranged for the band The National to play their song "Sorrow" repeatedly and continuously on stage for six hours, creating a work that is repetitive over a long duration, but surprisingly expansive. While the mood of A Lot of Sorrow wanes and swells throughout the performance, the shadowy and atmospheric nocturnal scenes, along with the song, create a beautiful and austere scape to contemplate the emotion of sorrow and harness the artist's desire to work through personal and collective emotion (his, the band's, the crowd's, and the viewer's). Artists engaging in the theme of Scapes include Uta Barth, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Ragnar Kjartansson, Rosemary Laing, Richard Misrach, Catherine Opie, Melanie Smith, and Frank Thiel.
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Feb. 26-March 28
Sun to Moon Gallery presents Dan Burkholder: Photographic Gems

One definition of gem is “something prized for its beauty, excellence and value, especially if small and perfect of its kind.” Dan Burkholder’s elegant prints are just that. His prints may be small in size, but they make big impressions and are meant to be enjoyed equally in the hand or on the wall. The "Dan Burkholder: Photographic Gems" exhibition at Sun to Moon Gallery features platinum prints, platinum/palladium over 24k gold leaf on vellum prints, pigmented ink prints, and Dan’s newest creation, archival inkjet on varnished vellum with gesso backing prints. His fine prints are valued by collectors worldwide and Sun to Moon Gallery is pleased to present them in Dallas.
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Feb. 27-March 13
Ut Dallas presents Love Us for Good

Love Us For Good is a multi-media exhibition of works from members of 500X Gallery in Dallas. Recently celebrating its 35th anniversary, 500X is the oldest artist-run space in Texas. The show is curated by Diane Durant, outgoing president of 500X.
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Feb. 28 - June 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art present Remington and Russell

Although they were contemporaries, Frederic Remington (1861–1909) and Charles M. Russell (1864–1926) could hardly have been more different. This focused exhibition of paintings and sculptures selected from the Amon Carter’s extensive collection offers visitors an opportunity to gain insight into dissimilarities between the two artists. Remington and Russell followed their own unique paths to become the greatest practitioners of the art of the American West. Yet, regardless of their differences, they not only manifested the Western Myth, they were largely responsible for creating it.
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Feb. 28
Lone Star Film Society ArthouseFW Presents: THE LAST PICTURE SHOW

The Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen THE LAST PICTURE SHOW as part of the 2015 spring schedule of ArthouseFW. An adaptation of Larry McMurtry's novel and set in a small North Texas town, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW focuses on the coming-of-age stories of Sonny (Timothy Bottoms), Duane (Jeff Bridges) and Jacy (Cybil Shepherd) as the conservative American values of the 1950s begin to crumble into a stark, moody landscape. After directing Corman-produced B-movie Sci-Fi flick VOYAGE TO THE PLANET OF PREHISTORIC WOMEN and the shocking thriller TARGETS, Peter Bogdanovich quickly defined himself as one of the great American film directors with THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, which received eight Academy Award nominations.
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March 1-May 24
The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass at the Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum is pleased to announce The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass, a selection of paintings and sculptures amassed by two pillars of Texas philanthropy and business. From this collection of Impressionist to post--World War II art, 37 works of painting and sculpture will be on view, including an impressive pair of paintings by Van Gogh----Street in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, 1888, and Enclosed Field with Ploughman, 1889----and a major still life by Picasso, Fruit Bowl, Bottle, and Guitar, 1923. Important paintings by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Vuillard, Bonnard, Matisse, Miró, Léger, Chagall and Rothko and sculptures by Rodin, Maillol and Segal will also be on view.
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March 14 - April 18
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Featured Artist Series

Showcasing new work from Greg Fidler, Kenneth Gonzales, Tom Philabaum, and David Royce. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 14th from 11-5:30.
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March 27-April 24
UT Dallas presents Comer Collection: Of Nature

Of Nature presents an overview of photographers who take inspiration from the natural world. From an emphasis on scientific phenomena and the recording of flora and fauna, to fictional images of natural phenomena, these artists reveal the power of observation and our relationship to our environment. Exhibiting artists include Tom Chambers, Camille Solyagua, John Pfahl, Zeke Berman, Steve Goff, Robert Langham III and Kate Breakey.
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March 28 - 29
Video Association of Dallas 14th Annual 24-Hour Video Race

The 14thAnnual 24-Hour Video Race, presented by The Video Association of Dallas, will commence at the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station at 12:01p.m. (Friday, March 27th , is registration, Saturday March 28th is the Video Race) and end 24 hours later at 12-midnight on Saturday, March 28th. The Angelika Film Center is at 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln. For information, visit http://www.24hourvideorace.com/ or email info@videofest.org. The screenings of the work of all the entrants will be Tuesday & Wednesday, March 31 and April 1st (no fooling) finalists screened Thursday April 2nd The winning videos will be shown on the website, and on You+Meda Dallas site and will be eligible to screen on KERA –TV Channel 13’s program “Frame of Mind,” . Team members should bring Race badges for admission to the screenings. (This includes teams who did not finish the Race.) Members of the general public can also attend. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 students 12 and under free. The screening schedule will be posted Monday, March 30th
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April 24-26
The Southlake Women’s Club proudly presents Art in the Square 2015

The 16th Art in the Square takes visitors on a journey of art as they tour the two and half days of a juried fine arts festival featuring world renowned artists and entertainers for patrons in the DFW metroplex. The event has raised over $2,000,000 for local charities that help women, families and children.
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April 25
Christopher Martin Gallery presents Controlled Spill

Join us April 25, 2015 from 7 pm - 10 pm in celebrating Christopher Martin's 20 years of painting.
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April 25 - May 30
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass presents Introducing

A fabulous exhibit of contemporary artists whose work is new for the gallery. Featured artists include Dave and Patti Hegland, David Thai, and Jesse Whipkey. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 10-5:30 p.m.
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Feb. 15-May 10
The Perot Museum presents The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes (Feb. 15 – May 10, 2015) delves into the world of one of the most beloved and recognizable figures in literature and popular culture. In this hands-on exhibition, museum visitors will learn how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of literature’s most mysterious crimes. The fictional detective’s practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, changed the way police work was conducted and remains in practice today. The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes features original manuscripts and period artifacts, along with investigative tools influenced and used by Sherlock Holmes. Guests will be transported into Victorian London to collect clues and solve a crime using the same interactive methods employed by Holmes more than a century ago. The bilingual exhibition also includes a dazzling array of original manuscripts, publications, period artifacts, film and television props and costumes.
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Feb. 28-April 12
Dallas Blooms – Deep in the Heart of Texans

Walk through the gardens to see more than 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs and two 13-foot tall peacock topiaries in the Jonsson Color Garden for the Dallas Arboretum’s major floral festival. 2015 marks the 31st anniversary of Dallas Blooms with the theme Deep in the Heart of Texans.
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Feb. 28
International Women's Day 2014

A Festival of Ideas Featuring Words of Women Essays and Award Ceremony Hello Sisters YouTubeVideo and Booth Map the World Community Resource Table Cultural Displays and Exhibits Local Artists, Authors, Artisans, Art Displays Community Groups Music and Entertainment Speakers on the Status of Women Around the World, And Time Allowing: Your Voice ( A Town Hall Forum) & Fun, Food, and Conversation
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Feb. 28
St. James A.M.E. Church Denton African American History Month Celebration

This event will focus on two historical anniversaries: 50th year of the voting rights act and the 150th year of Juneteenth. The church will also host a community health fair.
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March 1
All Saints' Episcopal Church presents Solemn Evensong

Solemn Evensong with the All Saints' Episcopal Church Choir singing works by Brahms and Mozart.
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March 1
Old Bedford School presents What's It Worth? A look at objects from Decades past

Have you ever wondered what the old dish your Mom used is worth nowadays? Or even wondered what that “thing” of Pop’s is that occupies a place of honor on a shelf in the house? Should you save it, sell it, or trash it? Are you looking to “down size” or “right size” but aren’t sure “What’s It Worth?” Just in time for Spring cleaning, on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. you can have the opportunity to bring a treasured object from 1915 to 1960’s to the Old Bedford School and discuss its history and worth with an experienced local antique dealer and/or estate sale broker. This event is being held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Old Bedford School. Preregistration is required for this free consultation. In addition to the free estimates, there will be informative presentations on how to down size your valuable antiques and generally tell trash from vintage treasure. There will also be a special program on the local history of Bedford and the Mid Cities area as well as an opportunity to tour the beautifully restored Old Bedford School.
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March 3
Kick-Off For Dallas’ Second Annual Lemonade Day

Local business and community leaders and students will hold a colorful, exciting kick-off event for Dallas’ second annual Lemonade Day, which takes place Saturday, May 2. Musicians will perform and home-made lemonade will be served during this festive kick-off celebration. First launched in 2007, Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches kids about free enterprise by empowering them to start and operate their very own business: a lemonade stand. More than 225,000 kids from pre-K through high school in 35 U.S. cities participated in last year’s Lemonade Day. Nearly 50 cities will take part this year, and organizers are aiming for an eventual goal of 1 million lemonade stands in 100 cities across America. This year’s Lemonade Day Greater Dallas takes place Saturday, May 2, 2015. The whole community is encouraged to buy lemonade from a young entrepreneur at one of the thousands of stands dispersed across the greater Dallas area
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March 4
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World

The subtitle of veteran journalist Steve LeVine's latest book, The Powerhouse, is Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World. As he demonstrates, before the world can be saved, the challenge is to get the show on the road in an electric car. LeVine, a reporter, blogger and author, took his investigative skills into the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois to see how American scientists are approaching the daunting task of creating a dependable, powerful battery for electric automobiles.
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March 6-8
North Texas Irish Festival 2015

Enjoy music, storytelling, dance performances, educational workshops and kids' activities at this annual festival celebrating Irish and Celtic heritage.
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March 7
The Dallas Flea presents an indoor curated marketplace

An indoor, one day event featuring 90+ Texas creatives and small businesses. Everything sold at The Dallas Flea is vintage, handmade or one-of-a-kind. Categories include food, clothing, kids, furniture, art and more! $5 entry fee (kids 12 and under are free), free parking, dogs welcome. Rain or shine.
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March 7 - 8
7th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling

Shop Local • Shop Handmade • Shop Funky The 7th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling is a FREE 2-day family AND pet-friendly handmade shopping event! Bring the family and be a part of the funky fun featuring over 100 Artists, Crafters, Designers, Authors & Food Makers selling their unique hand-crafted items! Attend Both Days...it's that FUNKY! EVENT FEATURES: * Handmade Shopping Extravaganza * 150 Swag Bags & Charitable Raffle * Pet Adoptions by HSNT * Funky Finds Balloons for All * Event T-shirts for Charity & More!
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March 7 - 15
Spring Break at Reunion Tower

Take a whirl around the GeO-Deck this Spring Break! Kids of all ages can enjoy games, activities, word puzzles and more! Say hello to spring with a face painter and balloon artist on March 9th – March 15th from 12 PM to 5 PM. Plus, Cloud Nine Café will be open from 11 AM – 7 PM on March 8 – 12 and 14th (the café is open until 4 PM on March 13th). SPECIAL VISITOR ALERT: On Tuesday, March 10th and Thursday, March 12th, catch a special sky-high appearance by some of the Dallas Zoo’s most exotic and unique residents. The Animal Adventures team brings outreach animals, from porcupines to penguins, for an up-close experience. Check back for an update on appearance times for the animals. Come up and explore all the fun at the icon of the Dallas skyline!
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March 9 - 13
SPRING BREAK WITH CURIOUS GEORGE at Dallas Holocaust Museum

SPRING BREAK WITH CURIOUS GEORGE Learn more about the beloved children’s book character, Curious George, and the journey that saved the authors of the mischievous monkey. Join us for daily educational activities, including a kids sized drive-in movie, story time, and puzzling. Date: March 9th through 13th Time: 11 a.m. Ages: 4 to 9 Admission to the Museum required
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March 12-15
30th Annual TEXAS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

Events include: Mostly Ghostly Fringe Concert Sacred Tales and kids stories
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March 14
Target Second Saturday at the Latino Cultural Center

At noon the audience is invited to Celebrate Carnival with the Brazilian Association of Dallas.
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March 17
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Flash Points: The Emerging Crisis in Europe

George Friedman is the Chairman of Stratfor, a company he founded in 1996 that is now a leader in the field of global intelligence. Friedman guides Stratfor's strategic vision and oversees the development and training of the company's intelligence unit. A very popular keynote speaker, Dr. Friedman is in high demand at numerous conferences and industry-specific events for major financial firms such as J.P. Morgan, Citibank, Ernst & Young and many Fortune 500 companies. In addition, he has briefed the Australian Command and Staff College, Eglin Air Force Research Laboratory, U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College and many other military and government organizations. Dr. Friedman is frequently invited to speak internationally, including in Turkey, Germany, Poland, Azerbaijan, Australia and New Zealand. He received his Bachelor's degree from the City College of the City University of New York and holds a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University. AREAS OF EXPERTISE •Global Geopolitics •Intelligence Gathering and Analysis •International Affairs •Geopolitical Forecasting •Modern and Historical Warfare •U.S. Foreign Policy Taken from Stratfor Global Intelligence. Part of the Focus on Intelligence Series
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March 21 & 22
Texas State Button Society presents spring button show

The theme for the show is “Victorian Button Extravaganza.” There will be displays of collectible buttons of every kind plus various enjoyable educational programs. Guests who have family heirloom buttons are welcome to bring them for identification and information from the expert collectors.
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March 26
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Political Issues in Texas/Mexico Relations: Immigration and Security

The second entry in the Council's 2015 series Strengthening the Partnership: Mexico & Texas reaches into the papa caliente - hot potato! catigory with a program titled "Political Issues in Texas/Mexico Relations: Immigration and Security." For this special examination of these sensitive issues that challenge and perplex the international neighbors, the Council turned to two people with authoritative vantage points and experience in studying migration and international relations. Both panelists have extensive experience in education and international relationships.
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March 28
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents The International Conference on Education as a Human Right

The Embrey Human Rights Program, ConnecTeach and the World Affairs Council Dallas Fort Worth will host international and national experts addressing the critical issues impacting education which include: •Poverty and Education •Gender Equity and Education •Race and Education •Disability and Education
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April 8
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Another Great Day at Sea

Geoff Dyer has written many books on many topics including jazz, yoga and writing. Now he focuses on life at sea - but not on just any ol' boat. His latest book, Another Great Day at Sea focuses on his time spent aboard the USS George H.W. Bush. Fans of Dyer's writing will expect an unconventional, humorous approach and they will be right.
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April 18 - 19
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary Spring Plant Sale

Shop from a huge selection of native plants and herbs. All sales at this fundraising event are tax free and support the mission of Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to bring nature and people together. The Heard will also have a limited number of milkweed plants available for purchase. You are welcome to bring your own carts to facilitate your purchase.
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April 21
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents How Should We Deal With Putin’s Russia?

The daughter of a British coal miner and a nurse grows up to leave England, earn a Ph.D. in history at Harvard and write books and articles about Russia's history, its future and the controversial personality who commands the current post-Communist nation. That is the story of Fiona Hill, a Foreign Policy Program senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and director of the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe. She is co-author of the 2013 book, Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin.
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April 24 - 25
Granbury Wine Walk

Historic Granbury gears up for 6th annual swirl, sip and stroll Granbury Wine Walk is Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, noon-8pm
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April 30
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Economic Issues in Texas Mexico Relations: Trade and energy opportunities

The third entry in the Council’s 2015 series Strengthening the Partnership: Mexico & Texas, speakers for this event include: Jorge Alberto Schiavon, Professor, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics, Mexico; Gustavo Vega, Professor, The College of Mexico; Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center; and Alberto De La Pena, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP. This event will focus on the economic issues in Texas and Mexico relations as well as the trade and energy opportunities present on both sides of the border.
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Aug. 30 - Mar. 15
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Meet Me at the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans

In conjunction with the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River opening in October, the Amon Carter Museum has commissioned Chicago-based artist Terry Evans to photograph the Trinity River as it runs through Fort Worth. Evans is one of the nation’s acclaimed landscape photographers, and her works offer Amon Carter visitors an opportunity to think about our local river in the context of Bingham’s nineteenth-century work.
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Sept. 21 - March 1
Meadows Museum presents Goya – A Lifetime of Graphic Invention

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) produced almost 300 etchings and lithographs that reveal his personal vision, tireless invention, and enthusiasm for technical experimentation. Goya – A Lifetime of Graphic Invention presents Goya’s printed oeuvre as an integral—indeed defining—component of his life and career and invites a reconsideration of the artist’s paintings within the Meadows Museum’s collection. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view complete 1st-edition sets of his four major print series, "Los Caprichos" (1799), "Los Desastres de la Guerra" (1810-19), "La Tauromaquia" (1816), and "Los Disparates" (1816-23).
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Oct. 7 - Aug. 30
Museum of Biblical Art presents The Art of Barbara Hines: Mysteries, Signs, and Wonders

Blockbuster exhibition of contemporary paintings will explore the wonders of the Holy Land, religious mysticism, the faith, and the beauty if Israel. One third of the museum gallery space will be devoted to these breathtaking landscapes and abstract interpretations utilizing gold, precious metals, and soil from Israel. Beautiful setting at the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas, with eleven galleries of fine art.
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Oct 25 - Aug 29
Crow Collection of Asian Art presents Fierce Loyalty – A Samurai Complete

See this permanent exhibition devoted to the art and culture of the Japanese samurai, which showcases one of the Crow Collection’s most recent and spectacular acquisitions—a complete set of samurai armor, one of the finest examples of its kind anywhere in the world.
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Dec. 31-March 1
Theatre Too presents I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

Have you ever been on a really awkward, even bad first date? Have you ever wondered if that special someone would ever call? Did you experience pre-wedding jitters or did you have to wear an ugly bridesmaid’s dress (and matching shoes, or course)? Have you ever held your wife’s purse while she went shopping or endured the endless football game your husband just had to watch? I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is the hilarious musical revue about all of love’s greatest challenges: dating, sex, marriage, and family life.
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Jan. 6 - March 7
Elm Street Studio presents Soft Linearity | Heather Pregger

A vintage “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul” quilt received as a wedding gift inspired our featured artist, Heather Pregger, to take her first quilting class in 1979. See how a vintage quilt, the psychedelically decorated home of her youth, and a degree in Geology merge in the art quilts Pregger creates today. A portion of all art sale proceeds from this exhibit will benefit the Humane Society of North Texas.
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Jan. 9 - March 7
Video Association of Dallas presents Dallas Medianale

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary will host the Video Association of Dallas, the organization behind the annual Dallas VideoFest, and its new production The Dallas Medianale in January and February of 2015. The Dallas Medianale will consist of installations, screenings, and intermedia performances in the galleries and black box theater of the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, showcasing the work of internationally renowned artists working in film and video. These works will range from iconic works of early video art to immersive performances with radical repurposing of obsolete video technology. We will revisit pioneers of early computer films alongside bleeding-edge experiments in moving images and interactivity. Artists featured in the various exhibitions and events will include Bruce Nauman, Joe Sola, Francis Alÿs, Gary Hill, Owen Kydd, John Whitney, James Whitney, Jennifer Reeder, Kyle Evans and James Connolly of Cracked Ray Tube, Sean Miller, Liz Larsen of LZX Industries, William Sarradet, Andrew Blanton, and many more. Dates: January 9th – Screenings and Performances in the MAC’s Black Box Theater January 10th – Cracked Ray Tube Workshop at Oil and Cotton, Screenings at the MAC’s Black Box Theater. January 17th – Opening of first exhibition of installations in the MAC’s galleries. February 13th – Opening of second exhibition “Call and Response” - installations in the MAC’s galleries, screening of films from Experimental Response Cinema. March 17th – Closing evening event in the MAC’s galleries.
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Jan. 15 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Audubon’s Beasts

Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters, and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851). Although we know Audubon today primarily for his devotion to birds, he was more than a chronicler of flying creatures. This exhibition features some of his greatest depictions of North America’s four-legged animals in their natural habitats, from swamps to savannahs.
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Jan. 15-March 5
Dallas Civil Rights Museum presents Pathway to Freedom

You are cordially invited to explore our new exhibit reliving the legacy of the Trail of Tears, the Underground Railroad, and the Civil Rights Movement. This is a traveling exhibit, created by the students, parents and chaperones of the International NET XChange Group.
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Jan. 16-March 7
Fort Worth Contemporary Arts present 1 – 7

Amanda Arredondo, Mason Bryant, Courtney Hamilton, Alyssa Hawkins, Fernando Johnson, Layla Luna & Max Morris
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Jan. 17-May 31
Irving Arts Center presents Big Bend: Photographs by Terry Cockerham

Featuring dramatic black and white photographs of Big Bend National Park, famous for its natural resources and spectacular geology, by Irving Resident Terry Cockerham.
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Jan. 17-Feb. 28
South Dallas Cultural Center presents Emmanuel Gillespie opens ''Middle Passage

Emmanuel Gillespie, well known Dallas visual artist, has been exhibiting for over 20 years. His public art work can be seen in South Dallas thanks to DART's Art Program and the City of Dallas' Public Art Program. This exhibition ''Middle Passage'' represents his latest studio work. Gillespie says ''My work is inspired by the memory of African descendants who died while being shipped to North America as part of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Often understood as the “Middle Passage,” this title refers to a triangular trade route linking Europe, Africa, and North America, where millions of Africans were captured as goods to be sold and transported across the Atlantic Ocean. Paintings in this series employ related densities of color in an effort to revisit and reframe the past and its impact on my identity.
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Jan. 21 - March 5
Beatrice M. Haggerty Art Gallery, University of Dallas 2015 Regional Ceramics Competition Exhibition

The University of Dallas’ Beatrice M. Haggerty Art Gallery presents the 2015 Regional Ceramics Competition. This year’s juror is Eva Kwong, noted ceramics artist and Associate Professor of Ceramics at Kent State University. The exhibit features the work of 47 artists from an eight-state area. The Haggerty Art Gallery is in the Art History Building on the University of Dallas Campus, 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, Texas, 75062 The Gallery is open weekdays, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, from noon until 5 p.m.
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Jan. 24-April 26
Irving Arts Center presents Golden Legacy – Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books

Enjoy 60 masterpieces of original illustration art in the most extensive public showing ever from American publishing’s best loved and most consequential picture-book series, Little Golden Books. Launched in 1942 against the backdrop of WWII, Little Golden Books made high quality illustrated books available at affordable prices for the first time to millions of young children and their parents. Toured by the Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene Texas.
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Jan. 29-March 7
Circle Theatre presents My Name is Asher Lev

My Name is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic up-bringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his talent threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith.
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Jan. 30-March 1
Jubilee Theatre presents In Real Life

Charlayne Woodard, a wide eyed young African-American woman with big dreams, eagerly packs her bags and heads for New York City. Making it in the big city is no easy task as Charlayne struggles to find her footing on Broadway, but ends up with an unforgettable cast of characters. Charming fun, lyrical and beautifully written, In Real Life is a the final installment in the Pretty Fire Trilogy that Jubilee Theatre fans have come to know and love.
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Jan. 31 - March 7
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass presents Temptations

Highlighting the allure of glass with special pieces made to entice from over 50 contemporary North American glass artists. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 31st from 11:00 to 5:30 p.m.
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Jan. 31-April 5
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FOCUS: RongRong&inri

The Modern's second Director's Council FOCUS exhibition for the 2014-2015 season features the work of the Chinese/Japanese collaborative team RongRong&inri. Since 2000, RongRong&inri have been creating works that push the boundaries of traditional black-and-white photography. The husband and wife are widely recognized for self-portraits that chronicle their lives together. Through these narrative photographs, RongRong&inri elaborate on relationships (both theirs and relationships in general), as well as cultural differences and similarities. In certain series, their naked bodies are juxtaposed against the countryside - for example, for example, the landscape surrounding Mount Fuji - to convey the vastness and power of nature and, by contrast, the smallness of man. In other works, they present themselves in urban settings, such as those found in a rapidly developing China, where they currently live.
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Jan. 31-March 21
Pollock Gallery Exhibit: “soak stain bleed bloom”

This exhibition by alumna Kristen Cochran (M.F.A. ’10) features a series of lush mixed media drawings on paper and a site-determined soft sculptural intervention. The installation explores the fluid language of proximity and process and considers the symbolic implications of bodily action and encounter. Cochran’s work has been exhibited in Texas, Arizona, the Pacific Northwest and New York and is owned by private collections in Europe. She has also participated in the Texas Biennials in 2011 and 2013 and been awarded residencies in Wyoming, New York and Austria. She has taught at SMU, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and currently teaches drawing and sculpture at the University of Texas at Dallas.
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Feb. 1-May 3
“Goya: A Conversation: Ambassador Loan from the Musée du Louvre, Paris”

In collaboration with the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Meadows Museum will exhibit Goya’s full-length portrait of Ferdinand Guillemardet, on loan February 1-May 3, 2015. Guillemardet was France’s ambassador to Spain (1798-1800) and, while in the country, he commissioned a portrait from the court painter. This work will be hung with the Meadows’ six other Goya paintings in addition to the Portrait of Richard Worsam Meade by Vicente López y Portaña. Meade was an American businessman in Spain, shortly after Guillemardet’s ambassadorship.
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Feb. 1-28
Black History Month at the C.R. Smith Museum

Throughout the month of February, the C.R. Smith Museum will host a temporary visual and interactive exhibit that features notable and influential African American aviators throughout history and commercial aviation. Notable exhibit highlights include Bessie Coleman, the Tuskegee Airmen interactive simulation game, American Airline’s Captain Dave Harris, the first African American in the cockpit of a major airliner, and many more!
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Feb. 4-April 22
Peanuts . . . Naturally

Take a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Activity stations allow kids of all ages to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world.
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Feb. 5-28
The Core Theatre presents Pap's Place

In this seven-character play, Frank must decide what to do with his 80 year-old, father, Pap, whose strength is failing, but whose mind is as sharp as the proverbial tack...mostly. All while navigating the prospect of being middle-aged and possibly unemployed, and trying to convince his son to get a college degree without completely alienating him. Humor and sentiment are nicely combined in this two-act play about CHANGE.
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Feb. 6-28
Artisan Center Theater presents TOM SAWYER

Set in the early 19th century in the fictional town of Hannibal Missouri, Mark Twain’s TOM SAWYER tells the story of young Tom Sawyer, who is one part trickster, one part escape artist and one part very lucky fellow! Tom, along with his pal Huckleberry Finn, enjoy astounding adventures on the Mississippi River; pretending to be pirates, attending their own funeral, and even witnessing a sinister and terrible deed by local villain, Injun Joe. Meanwhile, Tom's youthful romance with his new sweetheart Becky Thatcher blooms in the background. This adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic tale is filled with action, storytelling and period appropriate songs.
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Feb. 6-March 28
ARTISTS’ SHOWPLACE GALLERY presents “Brushing in” the New Year

An Exhibition of Chinese Art and Calligraphy in Celebration of the Lunar New Year
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Feb. 7-March 1
Irving Black Arts Council presents “ART: A Profound Impact”,

Irving Black Arts Council invites the public to celebrate the works of Thomas Weddle, Ashley Frye, Dennis Webb Jr. and Beth Ritter-Perry, the featured artists in their annual exhibition commemorating Black History Month. Opening Reception in Main Gallery: Feb. 7, 5:00 p.m.
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Feb. 7 - Aug. 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents American Still Life

This exhibition showcases approximately sixty works from the museum’s collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century still lifes. Organized in celebration of the recent acquisition of Raphaelle Peale’s Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1812), the exhibition includes works from across the collection including paintings by the trompe l‘oeil masters William Harnett and John Frederic Peto, vibrant floral subjects by Georgia O’Keeffe and Arthur Dove, prints by Louis Lozowick, and photographs by Wynn Bullock and Carlotta Corpron.
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Feb. 7-March 7
21st Annual El Corazón Exhibition

An eclectic and passionate art exhibition inspired by the heart. Curated by Jose Vargas.
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Feb. 7-April 25
Bath House Cultural Center presents Pollinators and Predators

Photographs of nature by Bob Curry.
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Feb. 7-March 21
Gray Matters Gallery presents Ergo; Superergo, new work by Vance Wingate

Some drawings, some paintings, some collages. Going back over 20+ years of artwork developed, some shown, many not, I found images and forms that resonated in new and different ways with the distance of time and changes wrought by age, attitude and circumstances. The reviewing of these earlier works prompted a reconsideration of them in my current work, brought on thoughts of entropy and passage of time, what is important now and what can still be viable in my current work and thought processes. The works presented are the beginning of that review and renewal of earlier ideas, techniques and avenues of investigation. My fascination with materials and formal elements is still forefront in every work, as well as indulgence in found materials and objects and repurposed images as basis for certain series of works.
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Feb. 7-March 8
Ro2 Art DOWNTOWN presents For Real: SARAH ATLEE & JAMES ZAMORA

Ro2 Art is pleased to present For Real, pairing two Texas-based contemporary realist painters, Sarah Atlee and James Zamora. Working from plate to palette, Sarah Atlee delights viewers with colorful and creative food and drink pairings, exquisitely painted on canvas using surrounding patterns and wild tablescapes. In contrast, James Zamora aims to portray the technical complexities of everyday life, working to reflect through painting, the characteristics of visual relationships recorded by our eyes during encounters with the material world -- and the subconscious imprints such experiences bring.
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Feb. 7-March 14
Valley House Gallery presents David A. Dreyer Blues Before Dawn

Valley House Gallery is pleased to present our 5th exhibition of recent paintings and sculpture by David A. Dreyer. David A. Dreyer was born in Dallas in 1958, and earned his BFA and MFA at Southern Methodist University. He has had solo exhibitions at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas and The Grace Museum in Abilene.
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Feb. 11 - March 13
Texas Woman's University 14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography and Solo Exhibition

Established in 2001 and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artists’ Coalition (a student-run photography organization), the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the camera. Photographers from throughout the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition. The exhibition and endowment was established by Christine Shank and a small group of graduate students and named in memory of the mother of Professor Susan kae Grant. Exhibition proceeds fund the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment, which supports photography scholarships for future graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts.
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Feb. 13 - March 8
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents Grey Gardens

The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre proudly announces the opening of Grey Gardens the Musical, directed by Sharon Veselic. This marks the regional community theater premiere of this marvelous show, so full of song, dance and storytelling. Grey Gardens, based on the 1975 documentary, is the story of Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (Big Edie) and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale (Little Edie), aunt and cousin of Jackie Kennedy, and their journey from the Social Register to notorious Hamptons recluses. The newest musical GLCT has produced, Grey Gardens is a wonderful mix of comedy, drama, history and family dysfunction. The story spans the decades of the 40s through the 70s, from the glamorous chanteuse-like Big Edie to the eccentric Little Edie and their decaying estate filled with 52 cats and 2 raccoons, all told with beautiful music that USA Today called “Some of the most tuneful and moving songs to grace an original musical in years.”
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Feb. 13-28
MESQUITE COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS Light Up the Sky

The comedy revolves around a group of New York theatre-folk who attend the opening of their new play in Boston. The lead actress, the backer, and several others, are in seventh heaven at the prospect of a tremendous success, which they hope for in the work of a young unknown writer. Gathered in a hotel room, these people go through their paces with tremendous gusto and many exhibitions of temperament. The opening of the play, which is a very earnest and experimental work, is such as to lead the cast, director and backer to believe it a flop. Instantly they turn against themselves, the production, the author and savagely proceed in what looks like an attempt to destroy themselves and all their former hopes. It turns out, however, that in spite of the curious reception by the first night audience, the play has made a deep impression, and when news spreads that the reviews are on the whole favorable, the tables are turned. But the playwright who has suffered both from the enthusiasm and pessimism of his associates has decided that he is through with the theater, and he is captured by the backer only at the moment he is about to take a plane back home. He is persuaded to play ball with his associates, but he is so disgusted with the temperamental shenanigans of those who were presumably his friends that he turns on them and lays down the law.
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Feb. 13-March 1
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s most famous romance about a young couple forced apart by their families, only to be united in death.
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Feb. 13-March 28
Transformation of a Thought: The Work of Viola Delgado, 1985-2014

Dallas-based Latina artist Viola Delgado will receive her first retrospective at the Latino Cultural Center. An integral member of Dallas and North Texas local Latino/a artists, Delgado has been working in the North Texas region for over three decades. Her work has appeared in numerous collections through Texas, and her public art pieces are included in the collections of the DFW Airport (Terminal D), the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority (DART), and the City of Dallas’ public art collection. She has also served as an advocate for local artists and arts funding.
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Feb. 13-March 1
twelth Night: A Musical Comedy Carnival at Rose Marine Theater

What do Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, and Shakespeare have in common? Twelfth Night! Amid the costumes, confetti, and chaos of Rio�s carnival, 4 young lovers unlock the secrets of their hearts while donning disguises, exchanging kisses, and surrendering to the rhythm of carnival�s samba beat. Transport yourself to the golden sunlight of Rio�s beaches as you holiday by the sea in this deliriously romantic comedy filled with, sun and sand, melancholy and madness, comedy and chaos� all over flowing with a feast of songs that will leave your heart lighter and your family closer.
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Feb. 14-April 26
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History presents What's Up Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones

See a new traveling exhibition that reveals the creative genius behind some of the most enduringly popular cartoons and animated films of all time. You may recognize some of Chuck Jones' characters including Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepé Le Pew and the Road Runner.
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Feb. 14-March 8
500X Gallery presents Plastic Nirvana

In Rachel Fischer’s MFA thesis exhibition Plastic Nirvana, she examines the stigma of consumer culture and its relationship to the categorization of art as object. Boundaries between mass production and high art are blurred in her use of repurposed commercial materials in her sculpture, while her paintings reproduce their likenesses at larger than life scale. The paintings and sculptures presented are characterized by saturated color and a heightened focus on materiality. Often these forms recall the iconography of religious devotional paintings and ritual objects. Their symmetry and centralized imagery combined with aura like, glowing color fields create Fischer’s vision of what she terms a “new world religion” of consumerism.
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Feb. 15-May 10
The Perot Museum presents The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes (Feb. 15 – May 10, 2015) delves into the world of one of the most beloved and recognizable figures in literature and popular culture. In this hands-on exhibition, museum visitors will learn how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of literature’s most mysterious crimes. The fictional detective’s practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turned-author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, changed the way police work was conducted and remains in practice today. The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes features original manuscripts and period artifacts, along with investigative tools influenced and used by Sherlock Holmes. Guests will be transported into Victorian London to collect clues and solve a crime using the same interactive methods employed by Holmes more than a century ago. The bilingual exhibition also includes a dazzling array of original manuscripts, publications, period artifacts, film and television props and costumes.
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Feb. 19 - March 22
Stage West presents The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence

Thomas A. Watson, noted assistant of Alexander Graham Bell; Dr. John H. Watson, Sherlock Holmes’s friend and assistant; Josh Watson, member of a Geek Squad type of company; Watson, a humanoid computer named after IBM’s Jeopardy!-winning computer. These four characters interact with various others over several decades, affecting each other in surprising, funny, and touching ways, and leading us to wonder: has the techno-revolution made things easier and more satisfying for us? Or has it disconnected us from the sometimes messy, but very human relationships we need? NOTE: this play contains strong language and adult situations. Regional premiere.
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Feb. 19 - 28
UT Dallas presents Doom McCoy and the Death Nugget

Springing from the myths and tall tales of the American west, a new story has been discovered, decoded and brought to light. It is the story of a humble cowboy, born during a wild astrological event, who could ride his horse through space. Doom McCoy shaped the Old West in ways we are only now beginning to understand. Coming to life through puppets and multimedia, Doom McCoy and the Death Nugget is the spiritual and cosmic journey through the life of America’s lost legend. A child and family-friendly wild west romp.
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Feb. 19-March 29
Dallas Theater Center presents Medea

The second production in DTC’s Classical Theater initiative, Medea is a 2500-year-old classic that still resonates today with its modern–day complexities of power, marriage, families and politics. Produced in Down Center Stage, the intimate basement theater space carved out of the Kalita Humphreys Theater, Medea will plunge the audience into the midst of an intense domestic dispute that quickly accelerates to its horrifying climax of violence, revenge and mutual destruction. With emotionally honest acting and a starkly beautiful, poetic text, Medea will be an unforgettable theatrical experience.
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Feb. 19-March 14
Rover Dramawerks presents Other People's Money

Wall Street takeover artist Lawrence Garfinkle's computer is going tilt over the undervalued stock of New England Wire & Cable. If the stockholders back his takeover, they will make a bundle but what will happen to the 1200 employees and the community when he liquidates the assets? Opposing the rapacious financier are the genial man who has run the company since year one and a young lawyer who specializes in fending off takeovers. This compelling drama explores whether corporate raiders are creatures from the Black Lagoon of capitalism or realists. Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Play.
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Feb. 19-March 8
South Dallas Cultural Center presents ''Mississippi Goddamn: A New Play by Jonathan Norton

Mississippi Goddamn is a must-see play that will keep you on the edge of your seat, keep you laughing and truly get you to thinking. Jonathan Norton's new play, examines the tensions and complications among neighbors in the years leading up to the 1963 assassination of Medgar Evers. Set against the backdrop and changing times of civil rights era Mississippi, you don't want to miss this powerful, riveting and profoundly moving play.
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Feb. 20-March 8
African American Repertory Theater presents Miss Evers Boys

Miss Evers' Boys explores the moral, ethical, and medical dilemmas faced by those involved in one of the most notorious medical secrets in American history, the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, performed by the United States government from 1932 to 1972. This powerful drama is a fictional account based on this shocking study. As the story unfolds, Nurse Evers wrestles with her loyalty to the institute's doctors while her band of patients fight to live through the power of music and dance.
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Feb. 20 - March 8
Cara Mía Theatre Co. present References To Salvador Dali Make Me Hot

“There has never been a machine made to x-ray the heart and reveal its secrets, except for poetry… and I’m way too tired for poetry tonight,” says a dejected Moon as he returns to his perch atop a refrigerator where his violin awaits him. Such is the world of Gabriela, where dreams and reality are one and the same, and the hot California desert will soon bear witness to the return of her military husband, and their long-awaited reunion. Ensemble member Ruben Carrazana makes his directorial debut.
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Feb. 20-28
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Two Gentleman Of Verona

Two Gentleman of Verona By William Shakespeare apart of the Stolen Shakespeare Festival, “Verona, Verona!” Is all really fair in love? Young Proteus only has eyes for his hometown sweetheart, Julia. But on a trip to Milan, he gets one look at the lovely Silvia . . . and dumps Julia in a heartbeat. Two problems: Silvia is his best friend’s girl, and Julia won’t be dumped that easily.
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Feb. 20-28
Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents Two Gentleman Of Verona

Is all really fair in love? Young Proteus only has eyes for his hometown sweetheart, Julia. But on a trip to Milan, he gets one look at the lovely Silvia . . . and dumps Julia in a heartbeat. Two problems: Silvia is his best friend’s girl, and Julia won’t be dumped that easily.
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Feb. 20 - March 8
Theatre Arlington presents Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above.
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Feb. 20-March 1
Dallas Children's Theater presents Teen Brain: The Musical

This energetic musical follows a day in the life of eight young people as they navigate the rough waters of high school. With fast-paced, witty dialogue and original songs like “Like Me, Like Me,” an ode to social media, and “When I Was Small,” a winsome reflection of the simplicity of childhood, DCT resident playwright Linda Daugherty and composer Nick Martin capture the complexities of the modern adolescent experience. An honest, powerful look at the inner workings of the mysterious teenage brain. Not suitable for young children.
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Feb. 20-March 29
DALLAS THEATER CENTER PRESENTS THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES

DTC launches a new multi-year Classical Theater initiative with this sublime comedy, in a high-energy production directed by Kevin Moriarty. Combining Moliére’s razor-sharp observations about love, marriage and desire with hilarious physical comedy and joyful contemporary music, The School For Wives tells the story of Arnolphe, who believes he has shrewdly concocted the perfect plan to woo a much younger woman to be his wife. (SPOILER ALERT: Arnolphe isn’t all that shrewd). As his plan goes horribly wrong and the complications add up, this fast-paced French farce will keep you on the edge of your seat, wondering what you may have missed while you were rolling in the aisle laughing.
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Feb. 21 - Aug. 23
Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents Like Father, Like Son: Edward and Brett Weston

Edward Weston (1886–1958) and his son Brett (1911–1993) were both master photographers. Yet rarely is their work shown together. Featuring twenty-three prints, this exhibition offers an unusual opportunity to compare the visions of these two artists and to see how each balanced recording the world’s direct appearance with a sense of abstraction.
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Feb. 21 - May 9
PDNB Gallery presents Earlie Hudnall, Jr.

The compelling images by Earlie Hudnall, Jr, will be featured this Spring, in his second solo exhibition at PDNB Gallery. Hudnall, who is one of the most notable African American photographers living today, has extensively documented the African American neighborhoods in Houston, Texas. During his time at Texas Southern University in the late 1960’s, he was hired to be a photographer for the Model Cities Program, part of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty initiative. This project introduced him to the various communities of Houston such as the Fourth Ward, Fifth Ward, Trinity Garden and the Hispanic neighborhoods. His photographs capture life as it is. He travels through neighborhoods documenting kids playing in the streets, women at church wearing elaborate hats, mothers hugging their kids, July 4th parades. Earlie Hudnall’s photographs were included in the traveling exhibition, African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond, organized by the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. Artist reception will be Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 5-8pm
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Feb. 21-March 21
Artisan Children’s Theater presents The Wizard of Oz

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination. Based on the 1939 film starring Judy Garland, this beloved musical features classic songs such as “Over the Rainbow,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” and “The Merry Old Land of Oz.”
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Feb. 21-Aug. 23
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents FRAMING DESIRE: Photography and Video

cropping, framing, and distorted views subtly deconstruct conventional notions of cityscapes, edging peripheral street scenes and grey, winter skies toward the sublime. Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson's video/performance A Lot of Sorrow offers a different approach to Scapes. He arranged for the band The National to play their song "Sorrow" repeatedly and continuously on stage for six hours, creating a work that is repetitive over a long duration, but surprisingly expansive. While the mood of A Lot of Sorrow wanes and swells throughout the performance, the shadowy and atmospheric nocturnal scenes, along with the song, create a beautiful and austere scape to contemplate the emotion of sorrow and harness the artist's desire to work through personal and collective emotion (his, the band's, the crowd's, and the viewer's). Artists engaging in the theme of Scapes include Uta Barth, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Ragnar Kjartansson, Rosemary Laing, Richard Misrach, Catherine Opie, Melanie Smith, and Frank Thiel.
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Feb. 24-March 8
Dallas Summer Musicals presents KINKY BOOTS

KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible…proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
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Feb. 25-March 1
Meadows Theatre presents The Sparrow

Written and developed by The House Theatre of Chicago – an innovative, award-winning company founded by SMU alumni in 2001 – The Sparrow tells the story of a teen with unusual hidden powers that could either save or destroy her hometown. The Chicago Tribune called the play “a thrilling, riveting celebration of the power of the imagination that adults and teens can enjoy, and understand, together.” The House Theatre’s mission is “to unite Chicago in the spirit of community through amazing feats of storytelling”; its artistic director, Nathan Allen, recently received the Emerging Leader Award from SMU.
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Feb. 26 - March 22
Amphibian Stage Productions presents Time Stands Still

Time Stands Still Written by Donald Margulies In this “quietly powerful” play that “crackles with bright wit and intelligence”, Pulitzer-winner Donald Margulies gives us the poignant story of Sarah and James. As a photojournalist and foreign correspondent their relationship centers on telling the toughest stories from around the world. After a roadside bombing abroad nearly takes Sarah’s life, James decides that they’ve risked enough and asks her to stay in New York, where he hopes to nurture her and their declining relationship back to health. Caught between James’s loving appeals and her ambition to continue reporting, Sarah faces the life-altering decision between settling down or risking everything for her career.
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Feb. 26 - March 15
Stage West presents International Falls, by Thomas Ward

International Falls is the story of Tim, a burned-out standup comedian, and Dee, an unsatisfied hotel desk clerk, who hook up following his comedy show. What begins as an unassuming one-night stand turns into an unexpected connection, as they talk comic theory, marriage, parenthood, religion…and fart jokes. The line between comedy and tragedy is blurred as both characters are forced to ask the inevitable post-coital question, “Now what?”
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Feb. 26-28
AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Presents THE GREAT TRAGEDIES – MIKE DAISEY

Monologist Mike Daisey presents a dazzling new work: Over four nights Daisey explores the nature of our theatrical genetics and wrestles with the genius that penned HAMLET, KING LEAR, MACBETH and ROMEO & JULIET and reveals how the heights and depths of his gifts have much to teach us about ourselves. Each evening is unique and can be viewed independently, but all four together form an epic oral accounting of triumph and folly told with Daisey’s dark and hilarious intensity. *May contain adult language.
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Feb. 26-March 8
Collin Theatre Center presents Les Misérables

Les Misérables is the winner of over 100 international awards, with global success both on and off-screen. Captivating audiences with the backdrop of the French revolution and the promises, dreams, and passions that ignite us all.
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Feb. 26-March 1
Dallas Symphony presents Winter Dreams

Lawrence Foster conducts Alexander Kerr, violin ENESCO Rumanian Rhapsody No. 2 BARBER Violin Concerto Intermission TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 1, Winter Dreams
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Feb. 26-March 28
Sun to Moon Gallery presents Dan Burkholder: Photographic Gems

One definition of gem is “something prized for its beauty, excellence and value, especially if small and perfect of its kind.” Dan Burkholder’s elegant prints are just that. His prints may be small in size, but they make big impressions and are meant to be enjoyed equally in the hand or on the wall. The "Dan Burkholder: Photographic Gems" exhibition at Sun to Moon Gallery features platinum prints, platinum/palladium over 24k gold leaf on vellum prints, pigmented ink prints, and Dan’s newest creation, archival inkjet on varnished vellum with gesso backing prints. His fine prints are valued by collectors worldwide and Sun to Moon Gallery is pleased to present them in Dallas.
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Feb. 27 - March 14
Family Music Theatre presents In the Heights

The Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights returns to the Family Music Theatre (FMT) stage March February 27-28 and March 6-7, 13-14, 2015, in the Performance Hall at Cedar Valley College (CVC), 3030 N. Dallas Avenue, Lancaster, TX 75134. Performances are 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday evenings and at 1:30 PM on Saturday afternoons. Tickets are $12 for Adults, $10 for Students with I.D. and $8 for Children (ages 4-12) and Seniors (ages 55+). Tickets may be purchased in advance at the CVC Business Office, Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., or by calling 972-860-2994. IN THE HEIGHTS is an award-winning musical about life in Washington Heights, a tight-knit community where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. IN THE HEIGHTS is an authentic and exhilarating journey into one of Manhattan’s most vibrant communities. And with its universal themes of family, community and self-discovery, IN THE HEIGHTS can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds. Find out what it takes to make a living, what it costs to have a dream and what it means to be home…IN THE HEIGHTS.
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Feb. 27 - 28
Mainstage Classic Theatre presents YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU introduces audiences to the free thinking Sycamore family and the mayhem that ensues when their daughter's fiancé brings his conservative, straight-laced parents to dinner on the wrong night. Written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, directed by Doug Parker, Mainstage Classic Theatre brings this Pulitzer Prize winning comedy to life in a revival that subdues traditional - popular ideas, or institutions.
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Feb. 27-March 13
Ut Dallas presents Love Us for Good

Love Us For Good is a multi-media exhibition of works from members of 500X Gallery in Dallas. Recently celebrating its 35th anniversary, 500X is the oldest artist-run space in Texas. The show is curated by Diane Durant, outgoing president of 500X.
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Feb. 27-March 8
UNT Opera presents Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann

John de los Santos, Artistic Director Stephen Dubberly, Conductor
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Feb. 28 - June 2
Amon Carter Museum of American Art present Remington and Russell

Although they were contemporaries, Frederic Remington (1861–1909) and Charles M. Russell (1864–1926) could hardly have been more different. This focused exhibition of paintings and sculptures selected from the Amon Carter’s extensive collection offers visitors an opportunity to gain insight into dissimilarities between the two artists. Remington and Russell followed their own unique paths to become the greatest practitioners of the art of the American West. Yet, regardless of their differences, they not only manifested the Western Myth, they were largely responsible for creating it.
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Feb. 28
Arlington Community Band Winter Concert

Arlington Community Band “The Official Band of Arlington” Rick Baker, Director in concert with the Seguin Wind Symphony Mike Davis, Director Works by: Jack Stamp, Piere LaPlante, Malcolm Arnold, Douglas Akey and Steven Reineke
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Feb. 28
Lone Star Film Society ArthouseFW Presents: THE LAST PICTURE SHOW

The Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will screen THE LAST PICTURE SHOW as part of the 2015 spring schedule of ArthouseFW. An adaptation of Larry McMurtry's novel and set in a small North Texas town, THE LAST PICTURE SHOW focuses on the coming-of-age stories of Sonny (Timothy Bottoms), Duane (Jeff Bridges) and Jacy (Cybil Shepherd) as the conservative American values of the 1950s begin to crumble into a stark, moody landscape. After directing Corman-produced B-movie Sci-Fi flick VOYAGE TO THE PLANET OF PREHISTORIC WOMEN and the shocking thriller TARGETS, Peter Bogdanovich quickly defined himself as one of the great American film directors with THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, which received eight Academy Award nominations.
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Feb. 28
McKinney Performing Arts Center presents The Peking Acrobats

Experience the rich and ancient folk art tradition and spectacle of a modern Chinese theatrical circus during a high-flying performance by The Peking Acrobats. Direct from the People’s Republic of China, The Peking Acrobats thrill audiences around the world with their breathtaking, gravity-defying showmanship. Each movement and action takes years of practice to attain the level of perfection required for such a mesmerizing performance.
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Feb. 28
Sherman Symphony Orchestra Concert

Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 Ginastera, Estancia Suite
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Feb. 28
The Texas Voices present Buxtehude, Bach & Brahms

Where would we be without our mentors? J.S. Bach’s musical genius was heavily influenced by his mentor, Dietrich Buxtehude. And their music influenced a young Johannes Brahms. Hear for yourself as The Texas Voices presents a creative interplay of choral and instrumental works by these German masters. Featured works include: “Cantate Domino, Canticum Novum” by Buxtehude; “Dona Nobis Pacem” by Bach; and “Geistliches Lied, Op. 30” by Brahms. With James Loeffler, organ; J. Marvin Havard, harpsichord; and Alan Dyer, piano. The Texas Voices will be joined by members of the Zion and Resurrection Lutheran Chancel Choirs.
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Feb. 28
Bel Air Brass Interactive Musical Concert – Astraios

Trumpeter Daniel Kelly returns for a second concert with Astraios, a national network of chamber musicians. This time, he will be performing with the faculty brass quintet from Texas A&M-Commerce. Lacey Hays, Mike Morrow, Jimmy Clark and Jeff Baker will make their Astraios debuts.
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Feb. 28-March 8
CasaManana presents Steel Magnolias

Set in Truvy’s Beauty Salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, Steel Magnolias examines the relationships of six southern ladies who gather regularly to gossip, needle and harangue each other through the best of times – and console one another through the worst of times. Filled with hilarious, wise-cracking humor and touching, heart-warming moments Steel Magnolias is perfect for the intimate setting of Casa Mañana.
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Feb. 28-April 12
Dallas Blooms – Deep in the Heart of Texans

Walk through the gardens to see more than 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs and two 13-foot tall peacock topiaries in the Jonsson Color Garden for the Dallas Arboretum’s major floral festival. 2015 marks the 31st anniversary of Dallas Blooms with the theme Deep in the Heart of Texans.
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Feb. 28
International Women's Day 2014

A Festival of Ideas Featuring Words of Women Essays and Award Ceremony Hello Sisters YouTubeVideo and Booth Map the World Community Resource Table Cultural Displays and Exhibits Local Artists, Authors, Artisans, Art Displays Community Groups Music and Entertainment Speakers on the Status of Women Around the World, And Time Allowing: Your Voice ( A Town Hall Forum) & Fun, Food, and Conversation
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Feb. 28
Soundings: New Music at the Nasher Featuring Brett Dean's String Quartet No. 2 ("And once I played Ophelia") and Arnold Schoenberg's 2nd String Quartet

Music From Yellow Barn : Brett Dean ’s String Quartet No.2 (“And once I played Ophelia ”) and Arnold Schoenberg ’s 2nd String Quartet Two string quartets with soprano form the cornerstone of this Soundings program. Apart from the superficial pairing of two like ensembles, these are works that both wrestle with the most difficult of human circumstance; betrayal, madness, and suicide. Brett Dean’s examination of the plight of Shakespeare’s Ophelia and Schoenberg’s expression of his own very painful biography in the composition of his 2nd string quartet introduce the elements of objectivity and subjectivity in how we create and experience art. Brett Dean, a long-time member of the Berlin Philharmonic’s viola section, will be a part of the string quartet led by violinist Anthony Marwood and joined by soprano, Allison Bell.
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Feb. 28
St. James A.M.E. Church Denton African American History Month Celebration

This event will focus on two historical anniversaries: 50th year of the voting rights act and the 150th year of Juneteenth. The church will also host a community health fair.
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Feb. 28
Teatro Dallas presents La Novia del Viento (The Bride of the Wind)

This a one-woman and multimedia show has been produced by Producciones Ábrego from Santander, Spain based on the life and work of British born Mexican artists Leonora Carrington; the play will be performed by María Vidal. Leonora Carringon, escaped Nazi Europe finding her home in Mexico where inspired by the richness of the culture and her life experience, created, together with the Spanish-Mexican Remedios Varo, and Frida Kahlo some of the best surrealist work from the XX century. Forced by her parents to enter a psychiatric asylum in Santander, Spain, Carrington wrote the book "The House of Fear." Director Domenech based his play "La Novia del Viento" on this book.
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March 1
Plano Symphony presents Carnival of the Animals

Family concert series
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March 1
All Saints' Episcopal Church presents Solemn Evensong

Solemn Evensong with the All Saints' Episcopal Church Choir singing works by Brahms and Mozart.
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March 1
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Hye-young Song, piano

Pianist Hye-Young Song, First Prize winner of The Janice K. Hodges Piano Competition, is an accomplished pianist who has appeared throughout the United States and Korea. In the US she received an Artist Diploma in Piano Performance from TCU, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the UT Austin where she served as a Teaching Assistant. Dr. Song received the top prizes in competitions including the Janice K. Hodges Contemporary Piano Competition, the Sydney Wright Accompanying Competition, International Chopin Piano Competition in Corpus Christi and Ewha University Concerto Competition.
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March 1
Old Bedford School presents What's It Worth? A look at objects from Decades past

Have you ever wondered what the old dish your Mom used is worth nowadays? Or even wondered what that “thing” of Pop’s is that occupies a place of honor on a shelf in the house? Should you save it, sell it, or trash it? Are you looking to “down size” or “right size” but aren’t sure “What’s It Worth?” Just in time for Spring cleaning, on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. you can have the opportunity to bring a treasured object from 1915 to 1960’s to the Old Bedford School and discuss its history and worth with an experienced local antique dealer and/or estate sale broker. This event is being held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of Old Bedford School. Preregistration is required for this free consultation. In addition to the free estimates, there will be informative presentations on how to down size your valuable antiques and generally tell trash from vintage treasure. There will also be a special program on the local history of Bedford and the Mid Cities area as well as an opportunity to tour the beautifully restored Old Bedford School.
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March 1
Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra presents "YOUNG VIRTUOSOS AND ANCIENT AIRS" CONCERT

Each year, the GDYO program offers concerto competitions for four of the ensembles, including the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra. These competitions cultivate solo performance, encourage personal excellence, and acknowledge the high degree of talent and hard work exhibited by individual musicians in the program. Dallas area professional musicians will judge the orchestra members at their competition on September 8, 2014. The winner of the competition will be featured on this concert, along with Barber’s Overture to the School for Scandal, Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances Set III, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9.
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March 1
Lone Star Wind Orchestra presents AMERICANS WE: A Patriotic Concert

The Lone Star Youth Winds begins their season with a worthy cause. Brian Britt and the Youth Winds present a patriotic concert in salute to the men and women of our Armed Forces RICHARD DEMY, euphonium ANDREW TUCKER, guest conductor Program: Americans We, Henry Fillmore Variations on “America,” Charles Ives Symphonic Suite, Clifton Williams In Memoriam: The Thunderer, Ira Hearshen American Portrait, Lewis Buckley The Stars and Stripes Forever, John Philip Sousa An Armed Forces Salute and more!
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March 1
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Ron Block

After braving the ice storm of March 2014, Ron Block, veteran of Grammy-winning Alison Krauss & Union Station, returns for an encore of bluegrass and roots music.
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March 1
St. James A.M.E. Church Denton African American History Month Celebration concert

Local choirs and singing groups, from churches, University of North Texas (UNT) and Texas Woman’s University, will perform traditional gospel songs that represent the African American experience. The program includes drama, poetry, dance and readings. UNT Alumnus Donald Cox will present history of Juneteeth (commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States), which marks its 150th year anniversary. Rev. Robert Paul and Youth of The Servant House Church - Lewisville will present Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
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March 1-May 24
The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass at the Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum is pleased to announce The Collection of Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass, a selection of paintings and sculptures amassed by two pillars of Texas philanthropy and business. From this collection of Impressionist to post--World War II art, 37 works of painting and sculpture will be on view, including an impressive pair of paintings by Van Gogh----Street in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, 1888, and Enclosed Field with Ploughman, 1889----and a major still life by Picasso, Fruit Bowl, Bottle, and Guitar, 1923. Important paintings by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Vuillard, Bonnard, Matisse, Miró, Léger, Chagall and Rothko and sculptures by Rodin, Maillol and Segal will also be on view.
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March 1
Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Concert with Tatianna Mayfield & Victor Cager

The Tatiana Mayfield Quintet with Victor Cager With a hit that reached Number One on the Soul Chart in the United Kingdom, Tatiana Mayfield has also has received raves from a DFW classical music critic. She is DFW's international jazz sensation. Joining her on this concert is Victor Cager, whose rich baritone voice, reminiscent of Billy Eckstine, fills concerts with a romantic warmth. Playing behind them will be Tatiana Mayfield's band that toured the United Kingdom with her.
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March 2
Keyboard Conversations® "Torment and Triumph - Franz Liszt - Satan or Saint?"

The program includes the heavenly Ave Maria, the devilish Mephisto Waltz and the Sonata in B Minor, perhaps Liszt’s most autobiographical work. Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® are concerts with broad, popular appeal and lively commentary, making the music more accessible and meaningful for all. Each piece is performed in its entirety and there is a question and answer session following the concert. Gain a whole new perspective and enrich your life with great music! If you’re a newcomer to classical music, you’ll be captivated to hear pianist Jeffrey Siegel talk about the great composers' lives and illustrate musical themes from each featured work. If you’re a seasoned listener, you’ll delight in Siegel’s fresh and intriguing insights into the music and be thrilled by his virtuoso performances.
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March 3
Broadway Baptist Church Organ Concert - Bach vs Modern

Adriano Falcioni from Perugia, Italy, is recognized worldwide for his technical ability and musicality. After studying with Wijnand Van de Polk at the Conservatory of Perugia, undertook further organ studies at the Freiburg Musikhochschule, with Kelmens Schnorr, in London with Nicolas Kynaston and in Paris with Marie Claire Alain. Adriano gives concerts across Europe, including Westminster Cathedral, Leeds Cathedral, and on the Arp Schnitger organ in Norden and Hamburg and numerous other European cities, as well as in Russia, America, and South Africa. With a wide repertoire that ranges from the Baroque to the Contemporary, Adriano has a particular affection for the virtuoso music of the later 19th and 20th centuries. Mr. Falcioni is the main organist of the Metropolitan St.Lorenz Cathedral in Perugia.
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March 3
Kick-Off For Dallas’ Second Annual Lemonade Day

Local business and community leaders and students will hold a colorful, exciting kick-off event for Dallas’ second annual Lemonade Day, which takes place Saturday, May 2. Musicians will perform and home-made lemonade will be served during this festive kick-off celebration. First launched in 2007, Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches kids about free enterprise by empowering them to start and operate their very own business: a lemonade stand. More than 225,000 kids from pre-K through high school in 35 U.S. cities participated in last year’s Lemonade Day. Nearly 50 cities will take part this year, and organizers are aiming for an eventual goal of 1 million lemonade stands in 100 cities across America. This year’s Lemonade Day Greater Dallas takes place Saturday, May 2, 2015. The whole community is encouraged to buy lemonade from a young entrepreneur at one of the thousands of stands dispersed across the greater Dallas area
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March 4 - 25
St. Andrew United Methodist Church Free Organ Recital Series Featuring Four Well Known Area Organists

St. Andrew United Methodist Church invites the community to its first lunch-time organ recital series, highlighting the sounds of the impressive 4-manual Létourneau in the refined acoustics of the sanctuary, each Wednesday in March, from 12 p.m. to 12:35 p.m., at 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, Texas 75093. “Prominent organists from the area will present 30-minute programs to provide a respite of beautiful music in the middle of the week,” said Chris Crook, Minister of Music and Worship, St. Andrew UMC. “We invite the community to join us each Wednesday as our magnificent Létourneau organ comes alive at the hands of some of the area’s most talented musicians.” In order, the organists include: Graham Schultz, Church of the Incarnation (March 4); Bradley Reznicek, Highland Park United Methodist Church (March 11); Jonathan Gregoire, St. Andrew United Methodist Church (March 18); Damin Spritzer, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Cathedral (March 25).
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March 4
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World

The subtitle of veteran journalist Steve LeVine's latest book, The Powerhouse, is Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World. As he demonstrates, before the world can be saved, the challenge is to get the show on the road in an electric car. LeVine, a reporter, blogger and author, took his investigative skills into the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois to see how American scientists are approaching the daunting task of creating a dependable, powerful battery for electric automobiles.
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March 4
Cancer Blows the Concert

On March 4, 2015, legendary trumpet players including Doc Severinsen, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Loughnane (Chicago), Canadian Brass alumni, and Dallas' own, Ryan Anthony, will join members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jeff Tyzik, and the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band in a once-in-a-lifetime musical event at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. All proceeds from the event support cancer research.
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March 4-21
One Thirty Productions presents The Lady With All the Answers

Set in 1975, Rambo's riotous and touching play is about everyone's favorite columnist, Ann Landers. Over the course of a long night, “the lady with all the answers” for others grapples with a dilemma of her own. While revisiting favorite columns on topics such as nude housekeeping, the correct way to hang toilet paper, sibling rivalries, and wandering spouses, Ann composes the most important column of her life. As she struggles with her column, we learn as much about ourselves as we do about the wise, funny, no-nonsense woman whose daily dialogue with America helped shape the social and sexual landscapes of the last half of the twentieth century.
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March 5
Cliburn Festival: Mariangela Vacatello

Concert #1 of the 2015 CLIBURN FESTIVAL: the works of Chopin Program: Four Ballades; Selected nocturnes and etudes; Cello Sonata in G Minor, op. 65 2009 Cliburn finalist and Audience Award winner Mariangela Vacatello is an internationally acclaimed concert pianist, recognized worldwide for her passion, technical ability, and magnificent musicality.
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March 5-28
Garland Civic Theatre presents WATSON - The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes

A mystery. A legend. An enduring friendship. The story of a good man trapped in the shadow of a great man, WATSON is a funny, moving, and theatrically innovative take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s heroes and villains.
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March 5
TCU  2015 Cellofest

OVERTURE CHRISTOPHER AND ELIZABETH ADKINS LYNN HARRELL NAMULA BION TSANG AND THE LONGHORNS CELLOS TCU CELLO ENSEMBLE TCU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA / GERMÁN GUTIÉRREZ MUSIC BY DONGQING FANG (US PREMIERE), WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, ASTOR PIAZZOLLA, MAURICE RAVEL, GIUSEPPE VERDI AND JOHN WILLIAMS
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March 5-April 12
Theatre Too presents Fellowship!: The Musical Parody of The Fellowship of the Ring

Once upon a time, two visionaries in a far away city (Los Angeles) had a brilliant idea. The books and movies based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy were so popular...why not have a bit of fun and write a musical parody of Tolkein’s classic story, The Fellowship of the Ring? They shared their idea with a composer and a multi-talented cast of actors who then banded together with them to create a cult theater classic called Fellowship! Their merry little musical won numerous awards and played to sold-out houses in Los Angeles and New York.
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March 6 - 8
Muscle Memory Dance Theater presents Including You - Out of the Loop Festival

Including You explores the fusion of modern and contemporary dance, as well as physical theater, video artistry and bubble-wrap installations. The choreographer of the piece, Megan Odom, looks at how alienation and fetishism in modern society can lead to the investigation of an honest reality of the individual within mass culture and society. Nominated as one of the Best of Big D by D Magazine Muscle Memory Dance Theatre subtly pushes the boundaries of performance & the art of dance. M2DT is a collaborative company that honors and encourages dance professionals from around North Texas in their evocative use of dance as an organic, communicative art.
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March 6-April 18
Artisan Center Theater presents SINGING IN THE RAIN

1920’s Hollywood is the setting for this zany, light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film, when many a movie studio found itself scrambling to salvage the career of its chipmunk-voiced silent picture star. The MGM classic has been faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning screenplay. Each unforgettable scene, song, and dance, is accounted for, including the show stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue, and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.
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March 6
Cliburn Festival: Tomoki Sakata

Concert #2 of the 2015 CLIBURN FESTIVAL: the works of Chopin Program: Nocturne in G major, op. 37, no. 2; Polonaise No. 1 in C-sharp minor, op. 26, no. 1; Valse No. 5 in A-flat major, op. 42; Ballade No. 1 in G minor, op. 23; Etudes, op. 10, nos. 3, 4, 6, & 11;
Sonata No.3 in B minor, op.58 Japanese pianist Tomoki Sakata “demonstrated virtuosity, considerable color and expressivity” (Dallas Morning News) during the 2013 Cliburn Competition earning him a place among the top six finalists. The youngest competitor, he received attention for his “youthful overabundance of talent” that created “its own visceral excitement” (Theater Jones). In the 2014–15 season, Mr. Sakata embarks on tours in the United States, Europe, and Japan. He has previously appeared in concert in Osaka, Tokyo, and Yokohama, as well as in Geneva, Lugano, Paris, Prague, Utrecht, and Moscow for the twelfth International Festival “Musical Kremlin” at the invitation of Nikolai Petrov. He has also performed as soloist with the Fort Worth Symphony, Hamamatsu Symphony, Lublin Philharmonic, and Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestras.
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March 6 & 7
Dallas bach Society presents A Baroque Flute Wine Tour

Experience what Theater Jones called the “Royal Treatment” of the Dallas Bach Society House Concert series, with exquisite music and gracious hospitality to be enjoyed up close and personal – just as in the great salons. Available as a stand-alone subscription, or add-on to your traditional concert series season subscription. Our favorite Baroque flutist Tamara Meredith plays a concert of music from favorite wine venues across Europe, to be accompanied by a sampling of these vintages. As the recorder gave way to the transverse, or German, flute as the eighteenth century got underway, the flauto traverso became the most popular instrument for house music among the aristocracy of Europe. The delightful Ms. Meredith plays a bouquet of pieces to be enjoyed along with the bouquet of a fine wine!
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March 6-8
Ellis Hall Plays Ray Charles

The protégé of Ray Charles and a true "Ambassador of Soul" pays tribute to "The Genius" in the brilliance of the Meyerson. Selections include "Georgia on My Mind," "Let the Good Times Roll," "Hit the Road Jack," and other Ray Charles and Motown favorites.
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March 6-8
Fort Worth Symphony presents Korngold and Dvorak

Best known for his Hollywood film scores, Erich Korngold turned to concert music such as the gorgeously melodic Violin Concerto. You'll also hear Dvorak's loving celebration of his Czech homeland and culture with his Symphony No. 7 in D Minor.
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March 6-15
Music Theatre of Denton presents Pageant: The Musical Comedy Beauty Contest

In this high-heeled extravaganza, the audience gets to participate in the voting, so you will never have the same show twice. These unique contestants are vying for the crown of Miss Glamouresse, and glamour is only part of the excitement. Don’t miss a production that is sure to sparkle, and make sure to cast your vote.
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March 6-8
North Texas Irish Festival 2015

Enjoy music, storytelling, dance performances, educational workshops and kids' activities at this annual festival celebrating Irish and Celtic heritage.
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March 6
TCU  2015 Cellofest: LATIN SUITES

JESÚS CASTRO-BALBI CARLOS PRIETO ISAAC BUSTOS AND ALEJANDRO MONTIEL, GUITARS BRIAN WEST, MARIMBA AND TIMPANI MUSIC BY SAMUEL ZYMAN AND BLAS ATEHORTÚA (US PREMIERES)
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March 6
TCU Cellofest Cello Spectacular

DMITRI ATAPINE JESÚS CASTRO-BALBI EMANUEL GRUBER KO IWASAKI ZHU MU NAMULA RHONDA RIDER BRINTON SMITH DAVID YING YURIE IWASAKI, GLORIA LIN, HAROLD MARTINA AND JOHN OWINGS, PIANOS MUSIC BY PABLO CASALS, GASPAR CASSADÓ, CLAUDE DEBUSSY, DONGQING FANG (US PREMIERE), JONATHAN HARVEY, GYÖRGY LIGETI, PIAZZOLLA, RAVEL AND ROBERT SCHUMANN
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March 6 & 7
TITAS PRESENTS MAYA BEISER IN CONCERT

Maya Beiser has captivated audiences worldwide with her virtuosity, eclectic repertoire and relentless quest to redefine her instrument’s boundaries. Maya has created new repertoire for the cello, commissioning many works written for her by and collaborating with composers such as Tan Dun, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, Steve Reich, David Lang, Louis Andriessen, and Mark O’Connor.
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March 7
St. Jude Catholic Church presents Carlo Pezzimenti and the Jacaranda Guitar Ensemble

An evening of classical guitar with Carlo Pezzimenti and the Jacaranda guitar ensemble featuring Leslie Enlow and Pedro Haley with guest guitarist Mike Skorcz.
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March 7
The Dallas Flea presents an indoor curated marketplace

An indoor, one day event featuring 90+ Texas creatives and small businesses. Everything sold at The Dallas Flea is vintage, handmade or one-of-a-kind. Categories include food, clothing, kids, furniture, art and more! $5 entry fee (kids 12 and under are free), free parking, dogs welcome. Rain or shine.
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March 7
UT Dallas presents Fabio Montomoli

Fabio Montomoli is recognized by critics as one of the best interpreters of the international scene remarking his beautiful sound, power, penetration and wide variety of timbres. He's graduates with top votes at “S.Cecilia” Academy of Music in Rome with the Music Master Carlo Carfagna. He attends the regular course “Mozarteum” in Salzburg studying Klassische Guitar with the Music Masters Eliot Fisk and Joaquin Clerch-Diaz and Barockmusik with the Music Master Nicolaus Harnoncourt. He studies counterpoint and composition with the Music Master Francesco Iannitti Piromallo. First prize winner in 7 of the most important national competitions, winner of the International “Mauro Giuliani” Guitar Competition in ’92. Subsequently he starts his concert career which brings him to play amongst the most important concert seasons all over Italy and abroad, tour in Japan (Tokyo, Hiroshima, Hayama, Kamakura), tour USA (Miami, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York), tour in Mexico (Morelia, Paztquaro, Zitaquaro, Ixtlauacha, Zamora, la Piedad, Aguascalientes, Messico City, Queretaro, Pachuca). tour in Finland (Tampere, Helsinki, Turku), Tour in Grecia, (Atene,Volos) Tour in Germany (Berlin, Colon, München, Norimberga, Heidelberg, Wolfsburg, Deggendorf) Tour in Spain (Granada, Valencia, Linares, Girona) Mosca, Salisburgo, Vienna, Praga, Pilsen, Malta, Minorca, Beirut, Tyro, Bitola.), Tour in Kazakistan (Astana , Almaty, Karaganda, Kokshetau). Tour in Venezuela (Caracas, San Felipe), Belgrado,Tour in Argentina (Buenos Aires, Rosario, Bahia Blanca, Trenquelauque, Gualeguaychù, San Miguel.), Santiago de Chile, Tour in Camerun ( Douala, Yahoundè), Warsaw, Singapore, Hong Kong. Fabio Montomoli is frequently invited to some of the most important international guitar festivals “Andrès Segovia Ciudad de Linares” (Spain), Hersbruck guitar festival (Germany), Tokyo guitar festival (Japan), “Volos” Winter Guitar festival (Greece), Turku guitar festival (Finland), Morelia guitar festival (Mexico) etc. He constantly collaborates with several composers who have dedicated their own work to him: The Music Master Fabrizio Festa dedicated the suite “Paesaggi” for solo guitar (1997). The Music Master Francesco Iannitti Piromallo dedicated: the concert in A major for guitar and orchestra (2002) the sonata in D major for solo guitar (2007) and the suite “la Porta del sole” for clarinet and guitar dedicated to the duet Giovanni Lanzini- Fabio Montomoli.(2009) He has been protagonist in many radio broadcasts: Radio Vaticano with a live broadcast on the classical channel, Radio 2, Radio Helsinki “La Rondine” with a live national concert, Radio Rete Toscana Classical etc. He records for the record company “SAM classic” in Lari (PI) where his various first cd recordings as a soloist stand out absolute and transcript for important instrumental operas (Turina: La oraciòn del torero op.34, Cinco danzas gitanas op. 55 ect) all published in the collection personally directed and taken care by “SAM publications”. Very active as a teacher, holds Master Classes all over the world in the most important guitar Festivals.
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March 7
UT Dallas presents Xuefei Yang

International sensation Xuefei Yang, admired for her ability to weave Asian and western musical traditions, returns by popular demand to perform the featured concert of this year’s Guitar Competition and Festival. Born in Beijing, now based in the UK, Xuefei Yang (Fei) is acclaimed as one of the world’s finest classical guitarists.

Born following the Cultural Revolution, an era where Western music & instruments were banned, the fascinating story of Fei’s rise to the world stage, is that of a musical pioneer. She was the first ever guitarist in China to enter a music school, and became the first to launch an international professional career. Prodigious musical talent was evident at all stages. Her first public appearance at the age of ten, at the China International Guitar Festival, received such acclaim that the Spanish Ambassador in China immediately presented her with a concert guitar. The composer Rodrigo attended her debut concert in Madrid when she was fourteen and in 1995, when John Williams came to Beijing, he was so impressed with her playing that he gave two of his own Smallman guitars to her Conservatory especially for Fei and other top students to play. As a professional musician, Fei has performed concerts in 40 countries throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and North America. The demand for her music sees Fei keeping a busy international schedule including London's major venues (with several sell-out recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall), and concerts at the world’s most prestigious venues including Philharmonie Berlin, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Vienna, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, National Auditorium Madrid, Dvorak Hall Prague, Carnegie Hall & Lincoln Center New York, plus the main venues across Asia. Fei gave both the first solo guitar, and first guitar concerto, recitals ever in Beijing's National Centre of Performing Arts. In 2003 she performed 54 concerts for the “Night of the Proms” Tour, appearing in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, to a total audience of over 800,000 people. Fei is regularly invited to perform concertos with leading orchestras. This season sees Fei performing with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Barcelona Symphony, the Hallé Orchestra, China National Philharmonic and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to her solo career, Fei regularly appears in collaborations with other musicians. This season sees her performing chamber music with the Elias String Quartet, giving duo recitals with cellist Jian Wang, collaborating with tenor Ian Bostridge in a recital at London's Wigmore Hall, and with flautist Sir James Galway at the Beijing Music Festival.

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March 7 - 8
7th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling

Shop Local • Shop Handmade • Shop Funky The 7th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling is a FREE 2-day family AND pet-friendly handmade shopping event! Bring the family and be a part of the funky fun featuring over 100 Artists, Crafters, Designers, Authors & Food Makers selling their unique hand-crafted items! Attend Both Days...it's that FUNKY! EVENT FEATURES: * Handmade Shopping Extravaganza * 150 Swag Bags & Charitable Raffle * Pet Adoptions by HSNT * Funky Finds Balloons for All * Event T-shirts for Charity & More!
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March 7 & 8
Avant Chamber Ballet presents Women’s Choreography Project

In a profession predominantly led by men, we are proud to feature commissions by four established and emerging female choreographers. Works range from contemporary to more classically inspired choreography and as always, Avant Chamber Ballet will present this pioneering program alongside world class musicians led by Music Director, David Cooper. This year, ACB is comprised of 18 dancers, up from 15 last season, from a wide-range of backgrounds and experiences.
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March 7 & 8
Ballet Ensemble of Texas presents Graduation Ball

Ballet Ensemble of Texas, a company under the direction of Joffrey alum Lisa Slagle, presents their annual spring performance. Program to include “Graduation Ball”, “Donizetti Variations” and other works TBA.
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March 7
Chamber Music International concert 4

An evening of great variety featuring the haunting nostalgia of Schubert, the romantic flair of Brahms, and the highly-charged Franck Quintet.
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March 7
Cliburn Festival: Di Wu,

Concert #4 of the 2015 CLIBURN FESTIVAL: the works of Chopin Program: 24 Preludes, op. 28; Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, op. 11 Named one of the “up-and-coming talents” in classical music by Musical America, 2009 Cliburn finalist Di Wu continues to enhance her reputation as an elegant and powerful musician. Her concerts have taken her across the globe, charming audiences from East to West with her “charisma, steely technique, and keen musical intelligence” (Philadelphia Inquirer).
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March 7
Cliburn Festival: Fei-Fei Dong

with Michael Shih, violin and Allan Steele, cello
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March 7
Flower Mound Symphony Spring Concert featuring Eduardo Rojas

The works being performed are: An Outdoor Overture - Copland - Conducted by Mark Scott Selections from Fireworks - Handel Overture La Rejouissance Menuet II March Slav- Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto #2 - Rachmaninov - Featuring Eduardo Rojas, piano. Admission is Free.
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March 7
Meadows School of the Arts presents Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Violin

Cliburn gold medalist Alexander Kobrin (piano) and Meadows Distinguished Artist-in-Residence Emanuel Borok (violin) present the second of three concerts devoted to the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas.
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March 7
Richardson Symphony presents The Great Melodies of Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet Theme from Symphony Pathetique Waltz from Sleeping Beauty Theme from Marche Slav Concerto performed by the winner of the Lennox International Young Artists Competition
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March 7 - 15
Spring Break at Reunion Tower

Take a whirl around the GeO-Deck this Spring Break! Kids of all ages can enjoy games, activities, word puzzles and more! Say hello to spring with a face painter and balloon artist on March 9th – March 15th from 12 PM to 5 PM. Plus, Cloud Nine Café will be open from 11 AM – 7 PM on March 8 – 12 and 14th (the café is open until 4 PM on March 13th). SPECIAL VISITOR ALERT: On Tuesday, March 10th and Thursday, March 12th, catch a special sky-high appearance by some of the Dallas Zoo’s most exotic and unique residents. The Animal Adventures team brings outreach animals, from porcupines to penguins, for an up-close experience. Check back for an update on appearance times for the animals. Come up and explore all the fun at the icon of the Dallas skyline!
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March 7
TCU Cellofest CONCERTANDO

ANDRÉS DÍAZ AND CÉZANNE STRING QUARTET CENTRAL CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC CELLO ENSEMBLE WINNERS OF THE PAUL OLEFSKY MEMORIAL AWARDS AT THE WAYNE BURAK & ASSOCIATES CONCERTO COMPETITION TCU CELLOFEST CELLO CHOIR TCU CHAMBER ORCHESTRA / GERMÁN GUTIÉRREZ MUSIC BY SAMUEL BARBER, DONGQING FANG (US PREMIERE), FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN, WILHELM KAISER-LINDEMANN AND CHEN YI
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March 7
TCU Cellofest presents FAMILY

NORMAN FISCHER ABIGAIL FISCHER, MEZZO-SOPRANO JEANNE FISCHER, PIANO MUSIC BY BRAHMS
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March 7
Yuri Anshelevich Concert

cellist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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March 7
Yuri Anshelevich Concert

cellist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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March 8
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Jonathan Tsay, piano

Jonathan Tsay is an active pianist, violinist, chamber musician and composer. He won first prize in the 4th annual Concours de musique de Repentigny (2006) and made his Canadian solo debut during the following concert season. He was a top prizewinner in the collegiate division of the Janice K. Hodges Contemporary Piano Performance Award, and was also a top prizewinner in both solo and concerto divisions of the Texas Music Teachers Association (TMTA) piano competitions. He was the winner of the South Central division of the 2004-2005 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artists Piano competition and was a national finalist. Recent and upcoming performances are with Dallas-based new music ensemble Voices of Change and the Avant Chamber Ballet. He is currently is Artistic Director of ensemble75, a chamber music series. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from SMU.
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March 8
Cliburn Festival: Adam Golka

Cliburn Festival: Adam Golka
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March 8
Dallas Bach Society Family Concert

Tamara Meredith, flutist Presenting an “all wine” tour of the famous wine regions of France, Italy and Germany. As the 18th century found its footing, the recorder gave way to the transverse, or German, flute. This new "flauto traverso" became the most popular instrument in European house music.
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March 8
Fort Worth Youth Orchestra 50th Anniversary Concert

All Orchestra's in Concert Elisabeth Adkins, Violin Alumni Performance w/ John Giordano, Conductor Emeritus
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March 8
Highlander Concerts present The Cross & Resurrection

HP Chorale & Orchestra
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March 8
Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Concert with Carelle Flores & Baya Kakouberi

Carelle Flores & Baya Kakouberi Carelle Flores is familiar to DeSoto audiences having sung in 2013 a recital of romances and Broadway favorites to a capacity house. She and artistic director Baya Kakouberi will offer music of Italy, France and Spain spanning music of the 19th, 20th and the 21st century. Prepare for a breathtaking evening!
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March 9 - 23
Arborlawn United Methodist Church presents Lenten Noonday Concert

These three Noonday Lenten Recitals are scheduled beginning at 12:00 noon with a light lunch to follow benefiting our youth ensemble, Cantabile. These recitals feature local Arborlawn talent and guest artists, as well.
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March 9
Art Music Mondays

A chamber music series in the intimate environment of Transfiguration’s Performance Hall, Art Music, under the direction of cellist Gayane Manasjan Fullford, provides an opportunity to hear well-known and newer classical music works performed by Dallas’ best musicians. This performance features pieces for piano and strings by Debussy, Prokofiev, and Dvorak featuring violinists Aleksandr Snytkin and Filip Fenrych, violist Susan Dubois, cellist Gayane Fullford and pianist Steve Harlos. Each event is free of admission and includes coffee and light desserts. All performances are on Monday evenings and begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
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March 9
University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble at the Meyerson

The University of Arkansas Wind Ensemble will present the world premiere of City of Giants by Robert Mueller and pieces by Michael Daugherty, Michael Gandolfi, Ryan George, Percy Grainger and Joseph Turrin. The ensemble consists of 50 students who have demonstrated outstanding musicianship and are committed to musical excellence.
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March 9 & 10
Fort Worth Opera presents Billy Goats Gruff

John Davies has taken the traditional tale of three happy little goats who simply want to cross a bridge and expanded it for young students. These goats learn to stand up to bullies and to treat each other with respect to the elightful upbeat music of some of the most famous arias of opera. In a playground situation that everyone will recognize, Lucy, Ernesto and Dandini confront Osmin and teach him about friendship. Sung in English Professionally directed, costumed and staged Professional singers from the Fort Worth Opera Studio
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March 9 - 13
SPRING BREAK WITH CURIOUS GEORGE at Dallas Holocaust Museum

SPRING BREAK WITH CURIOUS GEORGE Learn more about the beloved children’s book character, Curious George, and the journey that saved the authors of the mischievous monkey. Join us for daily educational activities, including a kids sized drive-in movie, story time, and puzzling. Date: March 9th through 13th Time: 11 a.m. Ages: 4 to 9 Admission to the Museum required
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March 10 & 11
Shen Yun

Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating show you will never forget.
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March 10
Tuesday Night Jazz

Drew Zaremba presents The Jazz Fellowship
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March 10
Women’s Chorus of Dallas presents CELEBRATE...…The Voices of Women!

The Women’s Chorus of Dallas invites the Texas Woman’s University and University of North Texas Women’s Choirs to sing in celebration of Women’s History Month.
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March 11-14
Dallas Chamber Symphony International Piano Competition

The Dallas International Piano Competition 2015 is presented in celebration of the piano and its extensive repertoire, offering important performance opportunities to aspiring young performers from all over the world. Three rounds of competition take place before an internationally renowned jury panel, and prizes are awarded for the most outstanding performances. Come on down, bring the whole family, and watch it all live.
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March 12-15
30th Annual TEXAS STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

Events include: Mostly Ghostly Fringe Concert Sacred Tales and kids stories
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March 12-15
Dallas Symphony presents Romeo and Juliet

This concert week features a trio of DSO debuts. Case Scaglione, Associate Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, makes his conducting debut. As her debut with the DSO, pianist Lucille Chung performs young Dallas composer Chase Dobson's Piano Concerto No. 1. Dobson is currently a senior at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and his works have been heard around Dallas and nationally on the radio program From the Top. Case Scaglione conducts
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March 12-April 5
Theatre Three presents Hot Mikado

In a land where outlandish laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion (like flirting!), jazz, and the blues, and gospel are spoken fluently. Hot Mikado weaves a tale of hilarious proportions and despite the life or death stakes, characters still find time to tap their toes and do their fair share of scatting.
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March 13-29
Dallas Opera presents LA BOHÈME

Puccini’s passionate and timeless masterpiece is presented in a beloved period production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle and Peter J. Hall. Starring soprano Ana María Martínez as Mimi and tenor Bryan Hymel as Rodolfo at the head of an all-star international cast. This witty and romantic celebration of life lived “on the fringe” will be staged by Peter Kazaras and conducted by Riccardo Frizza in his company debut. There’s a little bohemian in all of us; isn’t it time you rediscovered yours?
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March 13-15
Fort Worth Symphony presents Celtic Magic

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the emerald isle with heartfelt ballads, high-energy jigs and more from international recording artist and former lead singer of Cherish the Ladies Cathie Ryan and her band, with guest conductor Jeff Tyzik and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.
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March 14 - April 18
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass Featured Artist Series

Showcasing new work from Greg Fidler, Kenneth Gonzales, Tom Philabaum, and David Royce. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, March 14th from 11-5:30.
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March 14
AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Jeanne Robertson – The 2015 FABulously Funny Tour

Turning 70 years young this year, Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has an infectious personality, heart and sense of humor.
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March 14
Irving Symphony Orchestra presents ORCHESTRA SHOWCASE

The talented Irving Symphony Orchestra is THE featured soloist, as it performs some of the most popular and enchanting scores of all time. Be amazed by the display of virtuosity presented by the musicians of YOUR Irving Symphony, your “guest soloist” for the night. The concert also features the premiere of the Irving/SMU composer in residence score, a truly unique musical event that further enhances the ISO’s commitment to Education.
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March 14
Target Second Saturday at the Latino Cultural Center

At noon the audience is invited to Celebrate Carnival with the Brazilian Association of Dallas.
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March 14
Voices of Change present Tibetan Fantasy

The World Premiere of Xi Wang’s Tibetan Fantasy* Xi Wang: Echo. Poem. Image. Xi Wang: Tibetan Fantasy (violin, cello, piano) *commissioned by Voices of Change
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March 15
Broadway Baptist Church presents Scott Detra, Organist

Scott Detra proves to be one of the finest organists of his generation with his active concert schedule in this seasons Broadway Series.
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March 15
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Kithara Duo: Fernand Vera and Olga Amelkina-Vera, guitars

Kithara Duo was formed in 2002. They have been invited to perform as guest artists by numerous Texas organizations and festivals, most notably Foundation of Modern Music (Houston), Col Canto (Houston), Voces Intimae (Dallas),
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March 15
Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Concert with Dave Zoller & Daybreak Express

Dave Zoller, former pianist for Al Hirt, is a legend among musicians. The leader of a jingle studio when Dallas was at the center of the commercial music industry, Zoller continues to compose, arrange, lead bands, and perform on piano. He formed the sextet, Daybreak Express, to play the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.
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March 16
Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents Tango Buenos Aires

Direct from Argentina, Tango Buenos Aires performs a journey of the life of Eva "Evita" Peron through the seductive dance and music of tango. ROSARIO BAUZA Artistic Director FERNANDO MARZAN Music Director SUSANA ROJO Choreographer
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March 16
Oral Fixation presents Writing on the Wall

seven Dallasites will boldly face up to the unshakable truth.
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March 17
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Flash Points: The Emerging Crisis in Europe

George Friedman is the Chairman of Stratfor, a company he founded in 1996 that is now a leader in the field of global intelligence. Friedman guides Stratfor's strategic vision and oversees the development and training of the company's intelligence unit. A very popular keynote speaker, Dr. Friedman is in high demand at numerous conferences and industry-specific events for major financial firms such as J.P. Morgan, Citibank, Ernst & Young and many Fortune 500 companies. In addition, he has briefed the Australian Command and Staff College, Eglin Air Force Research Laboratory, U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College and many other military and government organizations. Dr. Friedman is frequently invited to speak internationally, including in Turkey, Germany, Poland, Azerbaijan, Australia and New Zealand. He received his Bachelor's degree from the City College of the City University of New York and holds a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University. AREAS OF EXPERTISE •Global Geopolitics •Intelligence Gathering and Analysis •International Affairs •Geopolitical Forecasting •Modern and Historical Warfare •U.S. Foreign Policy Taken from Stratfor Global Intelligence. Part of the Focus on Intelligence Series
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March 17
Apex Arts League presents Fort Worth Opera’s Opera Mythbusters

In the fun and engaging style of a variety show, FWOpera’s Studio Artists will combine a mixture of live performances, multi-media presentations, and musical improvisations based on the audience’s suggestions to prove that the genre of opera is not as unfamiliar as it may seem.
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March 18-April 11
Undermain Theatre presents The Testament of Mary

This one-woman show was nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Play. Based on Colm Tóibín’s 2012 novella, The Testament of Mary takes place in the period when Mary is living in solitude in the city of Ephesus, guarded by followers of her son seeking to record her account of the events surrounding his death. In Tóibín’s portrayal of this iconic figure, she emerges not as the serene image familiar from religious art, but as a complex flesh-and-blood woman torn by grief and her refusal to endorse the official version of the story.
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March 19
CLIBURN SESSIONS: Fort Worth Opera Studio Artists

Established in 2002, the Fort Worth Opera Studio is a residency program for emerging young artists who are cast from annual national auditions. In addition to receiving professional training while in Fort Worth, the singers perform all of Fort Worth Opera’s in-school educational programming and perform roles in mainstage productions during the Fort Worth Opera Festival, held in the spring of each year at Bass Performance Hall. The 2014–2015 Studio Artists are: Maren Weinberger, soprano; Clara Nieman, mezzo-soprano; Brian Wallin, tenor; and Matt Moeller, baritone. Fort Worth Opera Principal Coach & Accompanist Stephen Carey will join them on piano.
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March 19
Symphony Arlington presents guitarist, Jacob Cordover

Celebrate the beginning of Spring with Symphony Arlington as we present guitarist, Jacob Cordover performing Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Major. In addition to Mr. Cordover's performance, Symphony Arlington will also perform Von Suppé's Overture to Boccaccio plus the 10th Annual Movie Scores Quiz for an evening of challenge and enjoyment!! Symphony Arlington will perform selections from the soundtracks of famous films written for, about, and in response to Italy, and the audience gets to identify the film titles and composers. The audience member with the most correct answers will win a prize!!
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March 20
Eisemann Center presents 4 Girls 4

When four dynamic, award winning musical stars from Broadway, film, TV and recordings come together for one night on the same stage, what transpires is an evening of song, dance, laughter and memories that will leave you seeing stars. You will be delighted by the biggest hits from their Tony Award-winning shows and performances. 4 GIRLS 4 is a fabulously flirty, funny frolic, featuring four famous females – Andrea McArdle, Christine Andreas, Donna McKechnie and Maureen McGovern!
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March 20
Dallas Black Dance Theatre presents Dancing Beyond Borders

DBDT and DBDT II will venture outside the Dallas Arts District to the city of Ft. Worth to present this season’s audience favorites.
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March 20-22
Fort Worth Symphony presents Beethoven's Fifth

2013 Cliburn Gold Medalist Vadym Kholodenko makes his second appearance of the season to perform Prokofiev's boisterous final piano concerto. The Symphony opens the concert with Richard Strauss' virtuosic tone poem, Don Juan, and closes with Beethoven's awe-inspiring Fifth symphony, whose opening motif is now ingrained in pop culture.
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March 20
Garland Symphony Orchestra presents Jacob Cordover, guitar

Join us March 20 at 8 pm in Brownlee Auditorium to enjoy classical guitarist Jacob Cordover performing Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Guitar Concerto No. 1. And don’t forget the 10th Annual Movie Scores Quiz! Also to be enjoyed at our March performance, members of the Lone Star Youth Orchestra will join the GSO in our annual Side by Side performance. These talented students will assist the GSO in performing Von Suppe’s Overture to Boccaccio. Aside from Mr. Cordover's formative studies at the Australian National University School of Music with renowned performer Timothy Kain, he completed post-graduate studies at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with Laura Young and at the Escola Luthier with Arnaldur Arnarson in Barcelona.
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March 20-22
Gil Shaham Performs Bach

From small to large, this concert spotlights the range of orchestral playing and the magnificent sound of the DSO. Gil Shaham solos in two Bach violin concertos, accompanied simply by strings and harpsichord. Bruckner's "Romantic" Symphony calls for much larger forces allowing the sounds of the winds and brass to fill the hall.
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March 20 - April 12
ONSTAGE in Bedford presents The Marvelous Wonderettes

The Marvelous Wonderettes | Created by Roger Bean | Directed by Dennis Yslas | This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom and 1968 ten-year reunion where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to the girls performing such classic ’50s and ’60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “It’s My Party,” and over 20 other classic hits! You’ve never had this much fun at a prom and you will never forget The Marvelous Wonderettes—a must-take musical trip down memory lane! “The fun never stops!” –Associated Press | Reception immediately following the Opening Night performance | ASL Interpretation provided for the first Saturday performance | This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council Northeast and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
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March 20
Open Classical presents Classically Jazzed

(Classical music adapted with a jazzy feel)
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March 21
Dallas Opera SIMULCAST: LA BOHÈME

This performance will take place as part of The Dallas Opera’s nationally recognized, free public simulcast program, which has attracted more than 50,000 attendees over the past four years. The Dallas Opera’s 2015 AT&T Stadium Simulcast is expected to draw thousands more to enjoy one of the greatest “date nights” in opera: Puccini’s charming, touching and highly romantic masterpiece about life among the young bohemians of the Latin Quarter of Paris has been a popular favorite since it first premiered in 1896.
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March 21
Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra la bella italia! featuring Jacob Cordover, Guitar

Join the LCSO as we enjoy classical guitarist Jacob Cordover performing Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Guitar Concerto No. 1. And don’t forget the 10th Annual Movie Scores Quiz! Also to be enjoyed at our March performance, members of the Lone Star Youth Orchestra will join the LCSO in our annual Side by Side performance. These talented students will assist the LCSO in performing Von Suppe’s Overture to Boccaccio. Aside from Mr. Cordover's formative studies at the Australian National University School of Music with renowned performer Timothy Kain, he completed post-graduate studies at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya with Laura Young and at the Escola Luthier with Arnaldur Arnarson in Barcelona.
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March 21
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents Triple Threat

Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Tim Fain, violin; Andrés Diaz, cello. Beethoven, Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 1, No 1; Arensky, Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32; Mendelssohn Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49.
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March 21
McKinney Performing Arts Center presents Molly Ringwald

Experience an intimate evening of jazz with Molly Ringwald, best known for her work in iconic teen films from the 1980’s. The concert pays homage to the Great American Songbook and features a special take on The Breakfast Club classic, “Don’t You (Forget About Me).”
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March 21
Open Classical presents Classically Jazzed'

(Classical music adapted with a jazzy feel)
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March 21
Plano Symphony presents MUSIC THAT IS OUT OF THIS WORLD

HECTOR GUZMAN, CONDUCTOR WINNERS OF THE COLLIN COUNTY YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION R. Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra Holst: Jupiter from The Planets Music from Gravity & Apollo 13 J. Williams: Star Wars Suite Young Artist Concertos
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March 21 & 22
Texas State Button Society presents spring button show

The theme for the show is “Victorian Button Extravaganza.” There will be displays of collectible buttons of every kind plus various enjoyable educational programs. Guests who have family heirloom buttons are welcome to bring them for identification and information from the expert collectors.
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March 21-April 11
Undermain Theatre presents The Testament of Mary

This one-woman show was nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards including Best Play. Based on Colm Toibin’s 2012 novella The Testament of Mary takes place in the period when Mary is living in solitude in the city of Ephesus, guarded by followers of her son seeking to record her account of the events surrounding his death. In Toibin's portrayal of this iconic figure, she emerges not as the serene image familiar from religious art, but as a complex flesh-and-blood woman torn by grief and her refusal to endorse the official version of the story.
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March 21
Winspear Opera House Recital Series presents STEWART GOODYEAR

Known for imagination, a graceful, elegant style and exquisite technique, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished young artist whose career spans many genres—concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and composer. Mr. Goodyear has performed with many of the major orchestras of the world—including ten separate appearances to date with the Philadelphia Orchestra, in addition to performances with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Bournemouth Symphony, the Montreal Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the Seattle Symphony and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, among others. Mr. Goodyear performed the complete Beethoven sonatas in one day this past June as part of the Luminato Festival and Royal Conservatory Concert Season in Toronto, and will perform the one-day cycle again in Princeton, New Jersey and Dallas, Texas this season Mr. Goodyear also continues his vibrant partnership with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director, Paavo Jarvi.
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March 22
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Eldred Marshall, piano

Eldred Marshall is a pianist, organist and conductor, having performed and conducted throughout the US and internationally. He has performed the entire cycle of 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven as well as all of the Bach Goldberg Variations. He has degrees from Yale in Political Science and SMU in piano performance, organ and conducting.
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March 22
Dallas Opera presents THE ELIXIR OF LOVE

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE is a fun, fully-staged one-act opera about a young man who hopes to win the heart of his true love, with the help of a quack “doctor” and his mysterious potion! This comedy is a wonderful opportunity to introduce students to the beautiful music of Gaetano Donizetti, who bridged the gap between Rossini and Verdi. This charming opera will be presented in English.
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March 22
Meadows Community Series: “In Dreams” Choral Concert

“Carry me to the place where dreams fly…” These words from the Robert Bode poem, “In Dreams,” represent the inspiration for the concert, which features the Meadows Concert Choir, Meadows Chorale and Diva Dolce. Included on the program will be works by Eric Whitacre, John David Earnest and Pēteris Vasks.
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March 22
Plano Symphony presents CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

Family concert series
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March 23-24
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Henry V

Completing a three-play journey from disaffected prince to legendary King, Henry V sees the young English monarch attempt to unite his kingdom with a decision to go to war. After the initial success of his invasion he finds himself faced with a vastly superior French force on the fields of Agincourt. Amid ruthless acts of moral ambiguity and terrible cost in human life the new King struggles to find a course of honor as he leads his small army in an inspired victory against a daunting foe.
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Mar. 24
Arlington Master Chorale presents Remember & Reminisce

AMC will take you back through the 11-year tenure of Director Randy Jordan. Randy Jordan is a master at creating programs that are at the same time insightful and entertaining. His selections for Reminisce evoke grand memories as he challenged the chorale and audience with each new concert set. The music Mr. Jordan has chosen for Remember & Reminisce will also be featured by AMC on its European tour in June 2015.
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March 24
Dallas Winds present GAME MUSIC LIVE

Jerry Junkin and Grammy Award nominated film composer Austin Wintory. An exciting evening of surprise scores and action-packed visuals from the world’s most entertaining video games.
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March 25
Oral Fixation presents Writing on the Wall

seven Dallasites will boldly face up to the unshakable truth. Meet Rhoni Golden who shares a hysterical tale of the poop-smeared trials of having an autistic child, Rene Rivera who is finally forced to recognize her husband’s mental illness, Haven Abedin who expertly reveals the kindness of strangers after her ailing mother takes a terrible fall, real estate blogger Candy Evans who shares how converting to social media changed the course of her career, Phillip Morales who sources a childhood fight with his discovering his passion for words, Sandra Price who reveals how a childhood spent in foster homes exposed her to graffiti art, and Jane Hardin who takes us back to 1968 when an unplanned pregnancy turned into domestic violence. This breathtaking show features a dizzying array of points of view that will wow you. Grab a notebook and a pen and settle in for “Writing on the Wall”!
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March 26
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Political Issues in Texas/Mexico Relations: Immigration and Security

The second entry in the Council's 2015 series Strengthening the Partnership: Mexico & Texas reaches into the papa caliente - hot potato! catigory with a program titled "Political Issues in Texas/Mexico Relations: Immigration and Security." For this special examination of these sensitive issues that challenge and perplex the international neighbors, the Council turned to two people with authoritative vantage points and experience in studying migration and international relations. Both panelists have extensive experience in education and international relationships.
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March 26
Church of the Incarnation presents The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Founded in the fifteenth century, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge is the pre-eminent representative of the British church music tradition. It is most famous for singing A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, the Christmas Eve service that the BBC has broadcast around the world since 1928. The Choir exists primarily to sing daily services in King’s College Chapel. But its worldwide fame and reputation, enhanced by its many recordings, has led to invitations to perform around the world.
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March 26-29
Dallas Symphony presents Symphonie Fantastique

The DSO performs the bewitching Berlioz masterpiece and presents the DSO debut of Daniil Trifinov.
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March 27 - April 12
Theatre Arlington presents Becky's New Car

Becky is caught in middle age, middle management and a mediocre marriage – when a grief-stricken millionaire wanders into her car dealership. She is offered a new life…and the audience gets to ride shotgun in an original comedy-a surprising and delightful romp down the road not taken.
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March 27-April 24
UT Dallas presents Comer Collection: Of Nature

Of Nature presents an overview of photographers who take inspiration from the natural world. From an emphasis on scientific phenomena and the recording of flora and fauna, to fictional images of natural phenomena, these artists reveal the power of observation and our relationship to our environment. Exhibiting artists include Tom Chambers, Camille Solyagua, John Pfahl, Zeke Berman, Steve Goff, Robert Langham III and Kate Breakey.
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March 27 - 28
UT Dallas presents Tribute to The Beatles

The UT Dallas Chamber Singers and Advanced Voice students pay tribute to one of the most influential groups of the rock era, The Beatles, with favorite songs such as Yesterday, Back in the USSR, Michelle, Can’t Buy Me Love, Eleanor Rigby, Blackbird, Hey Jude and more.
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March 27
Andres Ponochevny

Andrey Ponochevny, Bronze Medal Winner of the 2002 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, was honored as the featured pianist at the General Assembly of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) in Washington, D.C. In addition to his success in Moscow, Mr. Ponochevny has won many top prizes, including First Prize at the “Tomassoni International Piano Competition in Cologne”, Germany and the First Prize at the “William Kapell International Piano Competition in Maryland”, USA. His other competition accolades include top prizes in Prague, Warsaw, Dublin , Moscow, Hong Kong, Riga (Latvia), Alexandria and New Orleans (Louisiana). Since then, he has toured extensively in the United States (in 24 states). He has performed solo recitals at major venues such as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City; Kennedy Center and Phillips Collection in Washington, DC; Preston Bradley Hall in Chicago and Cleveland Institute of Music. In addition to his concert schedule, he also teaches piano at the University of Dallas.
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March 27
Frisco Youth Symphony Orchestra Presents Visions In Red

Music of the Mother Land. The Frisco Youth Symphony Orchestra presents music from some of the greatest Russian composers in history. Nationalism, revolution, artistic beauty…come hear the musicians of the FYSO bring Russia to life in a magnificent display of musical expression. Mozart-Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat Major, mvt. 1 Tchaikovsky-March Solonelle Tchaikovsky/ arr. Issac-Sleeping Beauty Waltz Rimsky-Korsakov-Sinfonietta on Russian Themes Shostakovich-Galop from Moscow Cheryomuski
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March 27-April 12
Rockwall Community Players present Mousetrap by Agatha Christi

A charming whodunnit set over a 1930's weekend gathering in a remote country house. The suspense begins when a group of strangely secretive and highly suspicious guests check in, one by one, at a rural English hotel. Fueled by a radio report of murder in London and a detective sergeant arriving on skis, tensions mount, accusations are made, and clues are uncovered.
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March 28 - 29
Video Association of Dallas 14th Annual 24-Hour Video Race

The 14thAnnual 24-Hour Video Race, presented by The Video Association of Dallas, will commence at the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station at 12:01p.m. (Friday, March 27th , is registration, Saturday March 28th is the Video Race) and end 24 hours later at 12-midnight on Saturday, March 28th. The Angelika Film Center is at 5321 E. Mockingbird Ln. For information, visit http://www.24hourvideorace.com/ or email info@videofest.org. The screenings of the work of all the entrants will be Tuesday & Wednesday, March 31 and April 1st (no fooling) finalists screened Thursday April 2nd The winning videos will be shown on the website, and on You+Meda Dallas site and will be eligible to screen on KERA –TV Channel 13’s program “Frame of Mind,” . Team members should bring Race badges for admission to the screenings. (This includes teams who did not finish the Race.) Members of the general public can also attend. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 students 12 and under free. The screening schedule will be posted Monday, March 30th
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March 28
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents The International Conference on Education as a Human Right

The Embrey Human Rights Program, ConnecTeach and the World Affairs Council Dallas Fort Worth will host international and national experts addressing the critical issues impacting education which include: •Poverty and Education •Gender Equity and Education •Race and Education •Disability and Education
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March 28
Cliburn at the Modern presents Mark Adamo, composer

American composer-librettist Mark Adamo first attracted national attention with his uniquely celebrated début opera, Little Women, after the Alcott novel. Introduced by Houston Grand Opera in 1998, it is one of the most frequently performed American operas of the last 15 years, with more than 80 national and international engagements. While his principal work continues to be for the opera house (Lysistrata and The Gospel of Mary Magdalene), over the past several years he has ventured into chamber, symphonic, and choral composition; his first concerto, Four Angels, for harp and orchestra, was commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra and debuted in June 2007.
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March 28
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

An afternoon of flute-centered chamber music presented by Dallas Symphony Orchestra Principal Flutist Demarre McGill and friends.
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March 28
Mesquite Symphony presents Superheroes!

Not Just for Kids - with music of our favorite heroes
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March 29
Eisemann Center Presents Click, Clack, Moo

Eisemann Center Presents’ Methodist Richardson Family Theatre Series is a Sunday matinee series for children and families of all ages. All Methodist Richardson Family Theatre Series performances take place in the Hill Performance Hall. Community partner Barnes & Noble on 15th Street in Plano, Texas, offers a related Story Hour on the Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. preceding the Sunday performances at the Eisemann Center. The Eisemann Extras program sponsored by Vision Bank will enter its second season with pre-show activities designed to stimulate and engage our youngest patrons. When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declares the farm a “tech-free zone.” He puts her laptop in the cold barn along with the shivering cows, who use her computer to type messages requesting blankets. “No way,” replies Farmer Brown. “No blankets!” So the cows go on strike and the chickens join the cows in solidarity. No blankets: no milk, no eggs! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals’ demands? Click, Clack, Moo is based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. Story Time at Barnes & Noble on 15th St. in Plano takes place on Fri, Mar. 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm.
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March 30-April 5
Dallas Summer Musicals present The King and I

East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna's assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Along with the dazzling score, the incomparable Jerome Robbins ballet, 'The Small House of Uncle Thomas,' is one of the all-time marvels of the musical stage.
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March 30
Dr. Damin Spitzer, Organist

Praised for “enormous sensitivity and musicianship” by the AAM Journal, and hailed as “elegantly assured” by the Dallas Morning News, Damin Spritzer has performed organ recitals from coast to coast and will have her international performance debut at the Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans, France on the 13th of July, 2014. Dr. Spritzer’s performances are notable for programs that champion unknown romantic works for organ, and she collaborates as often as possible with other instruments such as harp, trombone, orchestra, and choir. Recently appointed as Visiting Professor of Organ at the University of Oklahoma for Fall 2014, she served with the music staff of University Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas as Associate Director of Music and Organist from 2009 to 2014.
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March 31
Broadway Baptist Church presents Dr. Bradley Welch, Organist

The 2003 First Place winner of the Dallas International Organ Competition, Dr. Bradley Welch performs in this seasons Broadway Series
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March 31
Meadows at the Meyerson 2015

This year, Meadows at the Meyerson will showcase the critically acclaimed Meadows Symphony Orchestra performing Mahler’s epic masterpiece Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) with two renowned opera singers, tenor and Meadows faculty member Clifton Forbis and mezzo soprano Michaela Martens.
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April 1
Broadway Baptist Church presents Dr. Al Travis, Organist

The distinguished Professor Emeritus of Organ at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Dr. Albert L. Travis, performs in this seasons Broadway Series
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April 2
Broadway Baptist Church Maundy Thursday

Join us for a simple service centered on meditation by pastor, Brent Beasley and the sharing of communion.
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April 2
LaunchAbility presents A Special Evening with Dana Carvey

The 14th Annual A Special Evening hosted by Alliance Data, benefiting LaunchAbility®, will feature a stand-up comedy routine by the Emmy-award winning comedian Dana Carvey. LaunchAbility® will present the Milton P. Levy, Jr. Outstanding Volunteer Award and the Alliance Data Corporate Champion Award. Guests will also have the opportunity to donate to participate in a raffle.
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April 3
Broadway Baptist Church Good Friday

This service will feature the reading of the story of the passion of Christ, choral singing, and reflections on the cross from Brent Beasley
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April 3
Imbroglio Sextet

The Imbroglio Sextet is a group of international musicians hailing from Haiti, Spain and the U.S. These exceptional musicians met in Cange, Haiti the summer of 2013 at a the Ecole de Musique St. Trinite camp where they taught and performed. In 2013, these musicians, inspired by their teaching efforts throughout Haiti, and motivated by the Haitian-American composer Sydney Guilluame and trumpeter Cara Pollard, began this musical project based on the foundations of peace in a country where creativity is a necessity and the desire to learn is the motor. With this background, Imbroglio Sextet presents a completely new concert program unlike any before it. Pieces include Imbroglio – Sydney Guillaume, Spitfire – Jim Stephenson, 4 Movements for Film Projector – Brandon Brown: Film – Rush Olson and many others. The works display influences from the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. The mixture of ideas unfolds throughout and results in a great ending-- in an understanding that we could not have imagined any other way. Imbroglio Sextet hopes to share their music and expectations of the same “imbroglios” that an understanding like this would create. Artists: Sydney Guillaume – composer/director (Haiti – LA, California) Cara Pollard – trumpet (Ft. Worth, Texas) Salvador Contreras – clarinet (Pamplona, Spain) David Otto – violin (Huesca, Spain) Katie von Braun – violin (San Francisco Conservatory – Michigan) Lucia Nuin – viola (Pamplona, Spain) Javier Navascues – cello (Pamplona, Spain) Rush Olson – film (Ft. Worth, Texas)
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April 4
Chamber Music International concert 5

Back by popular demand—2 of the finest young artists in the world in another spectacular collaboration. Program: Suite Italienne after themes by G. Pergolesi (1710-1736)....Igor Stravinsky Iberia (selection)....Isaac Albéniz Sonata No. 3 in d minor Op. 27/3, "Ballade" for Violin Solo....Eugène Ysaÿe Tre Pezzi....György Kurtág Sonata in A Major....César Franck
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April 4
Imbroglio Sextet

The Imbroglio Sextet is a group of international musicians hailing from Haiti, Spain and the U.S. These exceptional musicians met in Cange, Haiti the summer of 2013 at a the Ecole de Musique St. Trinite camp where they taught and performed. In 2013, these musicians, inspired by their teaching efforts throughout Haiti, and motivated by the Haitian-American composer Sydney Guilluame and trumpeter Cara Pollard, began this musical project based on the foundations of peace in a country where creativity is a necessity and the desire to learn is the motor. With this background, Imbroglio Sextet presents a completely new concert program unlike any before it. Pieces include Imbroglio – Sydney Guillaume, Spitfire – Jim Stephenson, 4 Movements for Film Projector – Brandon Brown: Film – Rush Olson and many others. The works display influences from the Caribbean, North America, and Europe. The mixture of ideas unfolds throughout and results in a great ending-- in an understanding that we could not have imagined any other way. Imbroglio Sextet hopes to share their music and expectations of the same “imbroglios” that an understanding like this would create. Artists: Sydney Guillaume – composer/director (Haiti – LA, California) Cara Pollard – trumpet (Ft. Worth, Texas) Salvador Contreras – clarinet (Pamplona, Spain) David Otto – violin (Huesca, Spain) Katie von Braun – violin (San Francisco Conservatory – Michigan) Lucia Nuin – viola (Pamplona, Spain) Javier Navascues – cello (Pamplona, Spain) Rush Olson – film (Ft. Worth, Texas)
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April 5
Broadway Baptist Church presents An Easter Celebration

Join us in a festive service of celebration featuring marvelous Easter music accompanied by organist Albert L. Travis and The Festival Brass.
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April 7
Cliburn at the Bass John Giordano Tribute Concert

John Giordano Tribute Concert Featuring eight Cliburn winners Haochen Zhang, 2009 gold; Joyce Yang, 2005 silver; Stanislav Ioudenitch, 2001 gold; Jon Nakamatsu, 1997 gold; Simone Pedroni, 1993 gold; André-Michel Schub, 1981 gold; Vladimir Viardo, 1973 gold
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April 7
NPower Jazz Dallas Presents Terence Blanchard + Friends Building Tech Careers for U.S. Veterans Benefit Concert

On Tuesday, April 7 at 8:00 p.m., NPower, 7-Eleven and PepsiCo will present A Benefit Concert that promises to be a powerful evening, not only because it’s the first public performance in Dallas by Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard, but also because of the impact each of us will be making on the lives of our hometown heroes. Did you know that there are more than 30,000 new U.S. Armed Forces veterans entering the job market each year? Nearly 1,400 veterans in the greater Dallas area are interested in benefiting from NPower’s free IT training program (Technology Service Corps), yet the current program only has capacity to serve about 100 veterans annually. This talent pool coupled with the demand for bright, disciplined people with a high tech skill set is a tremendous source for building new career opportunities.
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April 8
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Another Great Day at Sea

Geoff Dyer has written many books on many topics including jazz, yoga and writing. Now he focuses on life at sea - but not on just any ol' boat. His latest book, Another Great Day at Sea focuses on his time spent aboard the USS George H.W. Bush. Fans of Dyer's writing will expect an unconventional, humorous approach and they will be right.
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April 9 - 18
UT Dallas presents Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Les Liaisons Dangereuses, based on the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, focuses on the treacherous schemes of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, rivals who use sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation, all the while enjoying their cruel games. This play was adapted into the Academy Award winning motion picture, Dangerous Liaisons. Performances to be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Thursday nights are free for everyone
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April 9
Dallas Baptist University presents Singing Men of North central Texas

Organized in 1974, this group of six regional choirs is composed primarily of music ministers and music directors associated with area churches. This group has participated in Christian outreach efforts around the world, as well as the State of Texas. The program will include some classic anthems, gospel hymns, music from the Ukraine, and a patriotic tribute to our men and women of the Armed Forces.
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April 10 - 11
WingSpan Theatre Company presents A Two Day Staged Reading

WingSpan Theatre Company presents a Two Day Staged Reading of a New Play - SHOE CONFESSIONS - By Cynthia Salzman Mondell. April 10 & 11 @ 7:30 p.m. @ The Bath House Cultural Center. Followed by Post Show Talk Backs. A diverse ensemble of women unfold their unique and impactful journeys in their shoes. Shoes are more than just a fashion statement; they evoke memories and the chapters of a woman's life from first steps to last steps.
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April 10-19
Dallas Children's Theater presents Balloonacy

Our youngest audiences will enjoy this award-winning story of a lonely old man (played by DCT’s own Karl Schaeffer) and his friendship with a balloon. The old man is set in his solitary ways until a red balloon blows through his window and insists on becoming his friend. Sweet, inventive and packed with physical comedy, this play shows how, with a little imagination and acceptance, companionship is everywhere.
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April 11
‹dallas bach Society Mass in B Minor

For the first time in ten years, the great Mass in B Minor of Sebastian Bach, with soloists Anna Popov, Soprano, Agnes Vojtko, Mezzo-Soprano, Nicholas Garza, Countertenor, Dann Coakwell, Tenor, and Curtis Stree—tman, Bass.
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April 11
Dallas Opera presents THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF

THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF, TDO’s newest production is an adaptation of the popular folk tale based on scenes from operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gaetano Donizetti, and Gioachino Rossini. Incorporated into the lively performance are key messages for students, including the importance of attending school regularly and the need to be kind. Performed in English
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April 11
Irving Symphony Orchestra presents A GERSHWIN SPECTACULAR!

Featuring LINDSAY DEUTSCH The ISO’s grand finale features the music of one of America’s most admired and beloved composers: George Gershwin. American violinist Lindsay Deutsch performs her own transcriptions for violin and orchestra of original scores from the famed composer. • Cuban Overture • Porgy and Bess, arranged for violin and orchestra • Rhapsody in Blue, arranged for violin and orchestra • An American in Paris
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April 11
Richardson symphony presents European Masters

Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso for Strings and Harpsichord “Alla Rustica” Haydn: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in C Major Inbal Segev, cello Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D Major, K. 385 “Haffner”
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April 12
Eisemann Center Presents Fancy Nancy The Musical

Eisemann Center Presents’ Methodist Richardson Family Theatre Series is a Sunday matinee series for children and families of all ages. All Methodist Richardson Family Theatre Series performances take place in the Hill Performance Hall. Community partner Barnes & Noble on 15th Street in Plano, Texas, offers a related Story Hour on the Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. preceding the Sunday performances at the Eisemann Center. The Eisemann Extras program sponsored by Vision Bank will enter its second season with pre-show activities designed to stimulate and engage our youngest patrons. Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show.
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April 12
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Camille King, soprano and Adam Gordon, Baroque trumpet

Soprano Camille King has appeared in opera, recital, oratorio and orchestral performances throughout Europe and the United States. She has specialized in Early Music, French art songs as well the operas of Mozart. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Voice at Southern Methodist University. Adam Gordon is Assistant Principal Trumpet of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Previously he was Principal Trumpet of the Sacramento Symphony, Opera San Jose, the Monterey County Symphony, and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. Adam has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet orchestras. Overseas, he has performed with the Jerusalem Symphony and the National Orchestra of Mexico. Adam also performs on baroque trumpet with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (San Francisco), Mercury Baroque (Houston), Banchetto Musicale (Boston), Portland Baroque Orchestra (OR) and many other period instrument groups across the US. He also teaches Baroque trumpet at the University of North Texas.
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April 12
Schola Cantorum presents Cathedral Echoes

Performances of Mass in G Minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Handel's Chandos Anthem No.4, O Sing Unto The Lord, as well as new works by Daniel Elder and Eric Esenvalds. The concert also features a cameo appearance by the choir from Keller High School.
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April 12
Texas Camerata presents Back to the Future

A celebration of Texas Camerata’s silver anniversary, featuring the musicians of Texas Camerata performing their favorite Baroque repertoire from the past 25 years.
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April 12
Blue Candlelight Music Productions present Artina McCane, Piano & Icy Renee Simpson, Soprano

An expressive and colorful pianist, Artina McCain enjoys an active career as a solo and chamber performer, adjudicator, teacher, and presenter. Icy Renee Simpson has been hailed as a passionate singer whose love for music flows through everyone that hears her.
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April 12
TowerArts Concert: Mack Wilberg Hymn Festival

Guest conducted by Mack Wilberg, Music Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the HPUMC Chancel Choir combines with Chancel Choir of FUMC-Dallas and FUMC-Richardson for an unforgettable evening of inspiration. Tickets required.
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April 13
Art Music Mondays

A chamber music series in the intimate environment of Transfiguration’s Performance Hall, Art Music, under the direction of cellist Gayane Manasjan Fullford, provides an opportunity to hear well-known and newer classical music works performed by Dallas’ best musicians. This performance features pieces for flute and strings by Villa-Lobos, Beethoven, and Mozart, featuring flutist Demarre McGill, violinist Aleksandr Snytkin, violist Dimitry Kustanovich, and cellist Gayane Fullford.
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April 13
Schola Cantorum presents Cathedral Echoes

Performances of Mass in G Minor by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Handel's Chandos Anthem No.4, O Sing Unto The Lord, as well as new works by Daniel Elder and Eric Esenvalds.
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April 17
UT Dallas presents Butch Miles & Ray Sasaki

Drummer Butch Miles, known for his swinging big band style and technique, is joined by trumpeter Ray Sasaki for an evening of dynamic music. Miles was drummer for the Count Basie Orchestra and now is Professor of Music at Texas State University. Sasaki, a member of the St. Louis Brass Quartet, is Professor of Trumpet at The University of Texas at Austin.
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April 17
UT Dallas presents Butch Miles & Ray Sasaki

Drummer Butch Miles, known for his swinging big band style and technique, is joined by trumpeter Ray Sasaki for an evening of dynamic music. Miles was drummer for the Count Basie Orchestra and now is Professor of Music at Texas State University. Sasaki, a member of the St. Louis Brass Quartet, is Professor of Trumpet at The University of Texas at Austin.
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April 18 - 19
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary Spring Plant Sale

Shop from a huge selection of native plants and herbs. All sales at this fundraising event are tax free and support the mission of Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to bring nature and people together. The Heard will also have a limited number of milkweed plants available for purchase. You are welcome to bring your own carts to facilitate your purchase.
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April 18
UT Dallas presents Amernet String Quartet

The Amernet String Quartet has been lauded for its “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, and has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as an exceptional string quartet. The members are Misha Vitenson, violin; Marcia Littley, violin; Michael Klotz, viola; and Jason Calloway, cello. The program will include a performance of UT Dallas Professor Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s Meta 4. Misha Vitenson, Violin Misha Vitenson, violinist, began violin studies with his father, Yuri Vitenson, in his native city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In 1990, Misha immigrated to Israel and continued his studies with Chaim Taub. During his time in Israel, Mr. Vitenson won numerous prizes and awards, including annual America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships and the prestigious Braun Zingel Award as winner of a competition held at the Rubin Music Academy in Jerusalem. In 1996, Mr. Vitenson continued his studies with Sergiu Schwartz at the Harid Conservatory. He was subsequently awarded top prizes in international violin competitions, including Premio Paganini (Italy, 1998) and Pablo de Sarasate (Spain, 1997) and First Prize in the 1998 Città d’Andria International Violin Competition (Italy). Mr. Vitenson was the winner of the 1999 Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition and First Prizewinner at the 2000 National Society of Arts and Letters Violin Competition and is also both a two-time winner of the Harid Conservatory Concerto Competition and a two-time recipient of the Harid Conservatory’s Joseph Gingold Award for Excellence (1998 & 2000). Mr. Vitenson’s recent engagements have included appearances as soloist with all the major orchestras in Israel, including the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, and the Israel Chamber Orchestra as well as with the Padova e Venetto Orchestra on tour in Brazil, the National Uzbekistan Orchestra, the Aspen Music Festival Symphonia Orchestra, the Harid Philharmonia, and the Harid Chamber Strings. Mr. Vitenson has given recitals and chamber music concerts throughout Israel, the United States, Canada, South America, and Europe. As a member of the Kinneret Piano Trio, he participated in the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall in 1995. After receiving the Bachelor of Music from Harid Conservatory School of Music at Lynn University, Mr. Vitenson became a student of Joel Smirnoff at the Juilliard School, where he earned the Master of Music Degree. There he appeared as soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall under the baton of Hugh Wolff. In the fall of 2002, Mr. Vitenson joined the Amernet String Quartet and the faculty at Northern Kentucky University as an Artist-in-Residence, teaching violin and chamber music. Currently, he is Artist-in-Residence at Florida International University. Marcia Littley, Violin Marcia Littley, violinist and founding member of the quartet, received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the Juilliard School as a student of Naoko Tanaka and Dorothy DeLay. As a member of the Amernet String Quartet, she was the winner of the First Prize in the Fifth Banff International String Quartet Competition; First Prize in the 1992 Tokyo International Music Competition, with the Special Asahi Award; Grand Prize winner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition; and First Prize winner of the Yellow Springs National Chamber Music Competition. She holds the Artist Diploma from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Ms. Littley’s other teachers have included James Ceasar, Jerrie Lucktenberg and Sally O’Reilly. She has appeared as soloist with orchestras in the United States and in Mexico, and has participated in music festivals including Aspen, Ravinia, Interlochen, Tanglewood, and the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall. From 1996 to 2000, Ms. Littley taught chamber music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and from 2000-2004 she was Artist–in-Residence at Northern Kentucky University. Currently, she is Artist-in Residence at Florida International University, where she teaches violin and chamber music. Michael Klotz, Viola Born in 1978 in Rochester, NY, Michael Klotz made his solo debut with the Rochester Philharmonic at the age of 17. He has also appeared as soloist with the Miami Symphony, Eastman Philharmonia, Mannes Bach Festival Orchestra, Bowdoin Festival Orchestra, and the World Youth Symphony in London, England. Of a recent performance of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 with violist Roberto Diaz, the Portland Press-Herald proclaimed, “this concert squelched all viola jokes, now and forever, due to the talents of Diaz and Klotz.” Michael Klotz joined the Amernet String Quartet in 2002. In addition, Klotz has performed at some of New York’s most important venues, among which are Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, MoMA, Bargemusic, and the Kosciuzsko Foundation. His festival appearances have included Newport, Caramoor, Great Lakes, Skaneateles, Beverly Hills, Music Mountain, Bowdoin, Sarasota, Music Academy of the West, and Miami Mainly Mozart. Mr. Klotz has collaborated with many of today’s leading artists, including the Ying Quartet, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Andres Diaz, Roberto Diaz, James Tocco, David Jolley, Joel Smirnoff, Clive Greensmith, Todd Palmer, Zvi Zeitlin, Fred Sherry, Toby Appel, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Sergiu Schwartz, and Anthony McGill, as well as with principal players of the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, MET Orchestra, and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In 2002, he was was invited by Maestro Jaime Laredo to perform with distinguished alumni at the 30th anniversary concert of the New York String Orchestra Seminar in Carnegie Hall. Michael Klotz is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he was awarded the Performer’s Certificate. In 2002 he became one of the few individuals to be awarded a double Master’s Degree in violin and viola from the Juilliard School. Also a dedicated teacher, Mr. Klotz is Artist-in-Residence at Florida International University, where he teaches viola and chamber music. He has also been a member of the artist faculty of the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Beverly Hills International Music Festival, and the Killington Music Festival. His former students currently attend prestigious conservatories, including the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, Indiana University, and the Cleveland Institute of Music and are already achieving leading roles in the music world. Michael Klotz is currently Artist-in-Residence at Florida International University. Jason Calloway, Cello Cellist Jason Calloway has performed to acclaim throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East as soloist and chamber musician. He has appeared at festivals including Lucerne, Spoleto USA, Darmstadt, Klangspuren (Austria), Acanthes (France), Perpignan, Valencia, Citta’ della Pieve (Italy), Jerash (Jordan), Casals (Puerto Rico), Blossom, Brevard, Great Lakes, Kingston, Rockport, Sedona, Sarasota, Music Academy of the West, the New York String Seminar, and Encore. Currently cellist of the Amernet String Quartet, Artists-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami, Mr. Calloway was previously a member of the Naumburg award-winning Biava Quartet, formerly in residence at the Juilliard School. He has collaborated in chamber music with members of the Cleveland, Curtis, Juilliard, and Miami quartets and with principal players of most of the world’s leading orchestras, as well as with artists including Shmuel Ashkenasi, Roberto Diaz, Gary Hoffman, Ida Kavafian, Kim Kashkashian, Ricardo Morales, and the Penderecki and Tokyo quartets. Mr. Calloway gave his Carnegie Hall recital debut under the auspices of Artists International and has also been heard in New York at Alice Tully Hall, Steinway Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, the Kosciuszko Foundation, the 92nd Street Y, and the Polish Consulate; in Los Angeles at Disney Hall, the Bing Theatre, the Skirball Center and Pepperdine University; in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center and at Strathmore; in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music, the Ethical Society, and the Kimmel Center; and live on NPR, WFMT (Chicago), KMZT (Los Angeles), WQXR (NYC), WFLN (Philadelphia), and on RAI television (Italy). A devoted advocate of new music, Mr. Calloway has performed with leading ensembles around the world as well as alongside members of Ensemble Modern and the Arditti and JACK quartets, and with the New Juilliard Ensemble both in New York and abroad, in addition to frequent appearances in Philadelphia with Bowerbird, Soundfield, and Network for New Music. Among the hundreds of premieres he has presented are solo and ensemble works of Berio, Knussen, Lachenmann, and Pintscher, and he has collaborated intensively with some of today’s most important composers including Birtwistle, Carter, Davidovsky, Dusapin, Henze, Hosokawa, Husa, Franke, Rihm, and Yannay. As a dedicated supporter of young composers, he has for several seasons presented a series of concerts of solo cello works newly composed for him, most recently at Harvard and Temple universities, and at Spoleto USA gave the public premiere of Yanov-Yanovsky’s Hearing Solutions for cello and ensemble, in addition to recent appearances at Bowdoin College, the College of Charleston, Princeton University, and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Mr. Calloway prizes his work with Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble InterContemporain, both at the Lucerne Festival and at the Zug (Switzerland) Kunsthaus in Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Serenade as part of a major Kandinsky/Gerstl exhibit, in addition to his collaborations with the violinist Gilles Apap and with tap dancer Savion Glover. He is also artistic director of Shir Ami (www.shiramimusic.com), an ensemble dedicated to the preservation and performance of Jewish art music suppressed by the Nazis and Soviets, and with which he appears frequently across the US and in the ensemble’s varied performances in Austria and Hungary; and In Flux, an ensemble committed to performing vocal chamber music by the leading composers of today and the recent past. A native of Philadelphia, Jason Calloway is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the University of Southern California. His teachers have included Ronald Leonard, Orlando Cole, Rohan de Saram, Lynn Harrell, Fred Sherry, Robert Cafaro, Joel Sachs, Felix Galimir, Luis Biava, and Seymour Lipkin. Mr. Calloway is grateful for the assistance of the Maestro Foundation.
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April 18
Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth presents A Pair of Sixes

Alexander Kerr and Felix Olschofka, violins, Michael Klotz and Misha Galaganov, violas, Edward Arron and Dmitry Kouzov, cellos. Tchaikovsky, Souvenir de Florence; Brahms, String Sextet No.1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18
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April 18
Plano Symphony presents A GRAND GERSHWIN FINALE

HECTOR GUZMAN, CONDUCTOR ALEX MCDONALD, PIANO Gershwin: Cuban Overture Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Gershwin: Lullaby for Strings Gershwin: I Got Rhythm Variations for Piano and Orchestra Gershwin: An American in Paris Hector Guzman and the Plano Symphony conclude the 2014 - 2015 season with a celebration of one of the most beloved composers of all times - George Gershwin. The American composer’s works span popular and classical music. Several of his best known works include Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris and the opera, Porgy and Bess. This festive finale begins with Gershwin’s sparkling Cuban Overture. The performance includes a PSO debut with the scintillating I Got Rhythm Variations for Piano and Orchestra and the Piano Concerto in F performed by Alex McDonald. McDonald made his orchestra debut at age 11 and has gone on to perform with numerous orchestras, was a featured performer on From the Top on National Public Radio, and studied in Dallas for 13 years with Lois Nielson with coaching from Stephen Nielson, Pamela Paul and Sam Wong. He is a graduate of New England Conservatory, holds a Masters from Juilliard and is currently completing a Doctorate at Juilliard. The season concludes with Gershwin’s An American in Paris, based on Gershwin’s perceptions of Paris during a visit.
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April 18
UT Dallas presents Amernet String Quartet

The Amernet String Quartet has been lauded for its “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, and has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as an exceptional string quartet. The members are Misha Vitenson, violin; Marcia Littley, violin; Michael Klotz, viola; and Jason Calloway, cello. The program will include a performance of UT Dallas Professor Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s Meta 4.
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April 19
Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series - Texas A&M University-Commerce Chamber Singers

The Chamber Singers specialize in chamber vocal music from all periods of music history. The 11-voice ensemble is noted for its excellence in the choral art. The Chamber Singers perform a Fall and Spring Concert and at community and University events. Dr. Randall Hooper conducts the Texas A&M University-Commerce University choral groups as part of his teaching responsibilities there. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from LSU and is also actively involved with church music and musical theatre.
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April 19
Park Cities Presbyterian Church presents Young Voices in Celebration

Together with PCPC children’s choirs, adult singers, and chamber orchestra, the PCPC youth choirs will present an evening of worship through scripture and song.
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April 19
Plano Symphony presents CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS

family concert series
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April 19
Uptown/Downtown/DeSoto Concert with Andrea Dawson

Known as the Sassy Soulstress of the Blues, Andrea Dawson grew up singing in church immersed in Gospel, Soul, R&B, and Blues. The sister of Blues guitarist Hashbrown, she is the hottest Blues singer in Austin. She has toured Portugal with Lucky Peterson, headlined in Santiago, Chile, and had a regular gig at the Waldorf Astoria in Shanghai, China. With a rare intensity and sophistication, Andrea sings the Blues from her heart. She is the real deal!
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April 20
Dallas Chamber Music Society presents Modigliani Quartet

The Modigliani Quartet, formed by four close friends celebrated in 2013 ten years of playing together and has already become of the world’s top string quartets.
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April 21
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents How Should We Deal With Putin’s Russia?

The daughter of a British coal miner and a nurse grows up to leave England, earn a Ph.D. in history at Harvard and write books and articles about Russia's history, its future and the controversial personality who commands the current post-Communist nation. That is the story of Fiona Hill, a Foreign Policy Program senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and director of the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe. She is co-author of the 2013 book, Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin.
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April 21
Dallas Winds present WE LOVE LENNIE

A loving tribute to a true American original — Leonard Bernstein. Selections from West Side Story, Candide, On The Waterfront and much more.
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April 23-MAY 24
DALLAS THEATER CENTER PRESENTS SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

Scandalous secrets, shocking betrayals, dashing suitors and devious rivals are brought to glorious life in a period-perfect adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel. At the emotional heart of this classic romantic comedy are the marital hopes, unpredictable misadventures and sincere, sisterly bonds of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Will Elinor’s common sense or Marianne’s impulsive passion be the key to marriage and happiness? Come experience the production that is certain to become an instant treasure for Austen aficionados of all ages.
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April 24 - 25
Granbury Wine Walk

Historic Granbury gears up for 6th annual swirl, sip and stroll Granbury Wine Walk is Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, noon-8pm
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April 24
Highlander Concerts present The Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars were founded in 1973 by their director, Peter Phillips. Through their recordings and concert performances, they have established themselves as the leading exponents of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world. Peter Phillips has worked with the ensemble to create, through good tuning and blend, the purity and clarity of sound which he feels best serve the Renaissance repertoire, allowing every detail of the musical lines to be heard. It is the resulting beauty of sound for which The Tallis Scholars have become so widely renowned.
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April 24-26
The Southlake Women’s Club proudly presents Art in the Square 2015

The 16th Art in the Square takes visitors on a journey of art as they tour the two and half days of a juried fine arts festival featuring world renowned artists and entertainers for patrons in the DFW metroplex. The event has raised over $2,000,000 for local charities that help women, families and children.
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April 24
UT Dallas Arts presents Musica Nova

Students from the UT Dallas Advanced Orchestra/Chamber Music ensemble will perform with faculty members and guest artists under the direction of composer-conductor Robert Xavier Rodríguez. Musica Nova Robert Xavier Rodríguez, Director Italian Inspiration Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Trombones & Orchestra Cimarosa: Concerto for Two Flutes & Orchestra Rota: Trio for Flute, Violin & Piano Rossini/Liszt: La Regatta Veneziana for Piano Solo Milhaud: Scaramouche for Saxophone & Orchestra Michael McVay, Piano UTD Students & Guest Artists
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April 25
Christopher Martin Gallery presents Controlled Spill

Join us April 25, 2015 from 7 pm - 10 pm in celebrating Christopher Martin's 20 years of painting.
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Apr. 25
Eisemann Center Presents The Joy Luck Club

Closing out the MainStage Shows for 2014-2015 will be The Joy Luck Club, based on the best-selling book by Amy Tan. A timeless tale with universal relevance, it tells the story of four Mahjong-playing mothers, all from different provinces in China and their relationships with their children. It follows the paths of these immigrant women from China – and the relationships they have with their American-born daughters, their hopes, fears, and tragic pasts. This classic mother-daughter story encompasses many universal themes: family, hope, love, sacrifice, strength, and wishes for a better life. This production is presented in partnership with the Dallas Chinese Community Center.
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April 25 - May 30
Kittrell/Riffkind Art Glass presents Introducing

A fabulous exhibit of contemporary artists whose work is new for the gallery. Featured artists include Dave and Patti Hegland, David Thai, and Jesse Whipkey. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 10-5:30 p.m.
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April 25
Timeless Concerts presents Everyone Loves A Piano

Our brilliant pianist, Heejung Kang, will play some of the most beautiful piano solos of various eras and styles, from Liszt to Rachmaninoff. The Brahms piano trio for piano, violin and cello, originally composed by Brahms for 6 string instruments, will also be included. The musicians of Timeless will accompany tenor Don O'Neal LeBlanc and soprano Lucy Tamez Creech on their choice of solos as they are back by popular demand! Post-concert pianist/vocalist Steve Stroud, will take your requests for dancing, or just listening. Complimentary fruit/cheese/desserts buffet, cash bar. Other instrumentalists: violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith.
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April 25
Fine Arts Chamber Players Bancroft Family Concert

A brass extravaganza led by Gregory Hustis features outstanding brass musicians from across the metroplex.
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April 26
Arborlawn United Methodist Church presents Great Choruses of The Master

This concert features the Chancel Choir at Arborlawn with The Orchestra at Arborlawn. The performance will showcase major choruses from Haydn's Creation, Brahms' German Requiem, Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna, Faure's Requiem in D Minor, Mozart's Requiem in D Minor, and others. Senior Minister Ben Disney will be preaching. Join us for this wonderful service of worship!
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April 26
Broadway Baptist Church presents The Texas Boys Choir

The Texas Boys Choir performs in this seasons Broadway Series.
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April 26-27
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Henry VIII

The conclusion to the saga of the Kings of England, Henry VIII follows Britain’s most opulent king as he maneuvers through the political landscape of Renaissance England, hastening the rise and fall of cardinals and queens as he bends the Catholic Church to his considerable will in his quest to produce a male heir.
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April 26
Winspear Opera House Recital Series presents BROOKLYN RIDER

Johnny Gandelsman, violin? Colin Jacobsen, violin? Nicholas Cords, viola? Eric Jacobsen, cello??
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April 27
Keyboard Conversations® "Classics Go Pop!"

This final program of the season features well-loved, familiar, enchanting compositions of great composers that never go out of style or lose their appeal. The program includes the music of Gershwin, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert and others. Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® are concerts with broad, popular appeal and lively commentary, making the music more accessible and meaningful for all. Each piece is performed in its entirety and there is a question and answer session following the concert. Gain a whole new perspective and enrich your life with great music! If you’re a newcomer to classical music, you’ll be captivated to hear pianist Jeffrey Siegel talk about the great composers' lives and illustrate musical themes from each featured work. If you’re a seasoned listener, you’ll delight in Siegel’s fresh and intriguing insights into the music and be thrilled by his virtuoso performances.
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April 28
Dallas Chamber Symphony Concert 5: Sight of Sound

The season concludes with selections from the second annual Sight of Sound International Film Competition. Sponsored in part by the Video Association of Dallas, we will debut entries from filmmakers across the globe who have created new visual art for pairing with classical music. This year we are exploring music by Grieg, Pärt, Vivaldi, Elgar, Schubert and others.
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April 30 - May 2
UT Dallas Spring Into Dance

Student produced, Spring Into Dance represents a semester of focused learning and creativity. In addition to a Paul Taylor influenced work set by special guest Ruth Andrien, the concert features choreography created by UT Dallas dance composition students and performed by the UTDance Ensemble.
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April 30
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Economic Issues in Texas Mexico Relations: Trade and energy opportunities

The third entry in the Council’s 2015 series Strengthening the Partnership: Mexico & Texas, speakers for this event include: Jorge Alberto Schiavon, Professor, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics, Mexico; Gustavo Vega, Professor, The College of Mexico; Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center; and Alberto De La Pena, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP. This event will focus on the economic issues in Texas and Mexico relations as well as the trade and energy opportunities present on both sides of the border.
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May 4
Art Music Mondays

A chamber music series in the intimate environment of Transfiguration’s Performance Hall, Art Music, under the direction of cellist Gayane Manasjan Fullford, provides an opportunity to hear well-known and newer classical music works performed by Dallas’ best musicians. This performance features pieces for harp and strings by Françaix, Spohr, and Beethovent, featuring violinists Aleksandr Snytkin and Steven Li, violist Dimitry Kustanovich, cellist Gayane Fullford, and harpist Megan Li. Each event is free of admission and includes coffee and light desserts. All performances are on Monday evenings and begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
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