artist Dixie Friend Gay April 12, 2013 Dixie Friend Gay's 60-foot mural of the North Texas sky and Texas wildflowers dominates the wall near the security checkpoint. North Texas Sunrise brings a heightened awareness of the Texas landscape. Gay's work is fueled by observations of the natural world. She loves to travel to rural areas and explore landscapes, and hopes viewers will take away a heightened awareness of our beautiful wildflowers
artist Martin Donlin April 12, 2013 Martin Donlin works in glass. His piece for the Love Field Art Program relates to the physical characteristics and historical heritage of the airport. Blueprint of Flight is a glass wall mural near the terminal exit and can be viewed from the public space on the Love Landing. It features an image of Moss Lee Love, for whom the airport is named, overlaid with poetry throughout. Donlin creates works that are welcoming and accessible, with a sense of adventure.
artist Paul Marioni April 12, 2013 Paul Marioni creates art that sometimes appears to him in dreams. In Flight is a terrazzo floor installation of birds flying over a changing skyscape. A glassworker who enjoys pushing the limits of the technique, he enjoys the way glass captures light in service to the image. Paul is a Fellow of the American Crafts Council and the recipient of 3 fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts.
artist Brower Hatcher April 12, 2013 Brower Hatcher created Sky for the Love Field Art Program. A whimsical torus of intertwined fiberglass rods, the sculpture is embedded with 3000 flying objects ranging from modern airplanes and biplanes to birds, bees and clouds, with small LED chip lights that create atmospheric effects. Brower has built more than 50 public art projects throughout the U.S. He is the recipient of 3 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship and an honorary Ph.D. from the State University of New York.
artist David Newton April 10, 2013 David Newton created the Dallas History Medallion for the Love Field Art Program, in the ticketing area on the lower level. Newton is a classically trained sculptor who has dedicated his craft to transforming ordinary people and historical moments into unforgettable, timeless moments of beauty. Newton also created the sculptures at The Freedman's Memorial, also in Dallas.
Yefim Bronfman January 25, 2013 The piano virtuoso joins the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for the Piano Concerto No. 24 by Mozart, in the concluding weekend of the DSO Mozart Festival. WRR, Classical 101's Kevin Pytcher asked how the pianist adapts the composer's soft passages to a big hall, and what makes the concerto so special to hear.
Augustin Hadelich and the Dallas Symphony January 18, 2013 The acclaimed violinist is the soloist for the Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, as Jaap van Zweden leads the orchestra in the first weekend of a Mozart Festival. Hadelich talks about his frequent performances in the Metroplex and his first-time collaboration with the DSO maestro.
Nicola Benedetti January 10, 2013 Nicola Benedetti -- The violinist, who's performing with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Jan. 10-13. Benedetti appears as soloist in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major.
Pianist Jenny Lin November 16, 2012 WRR's Kevin Pytcher chats with a pianist who takes some of America's best loved songs off the Broadway stage and brings them to the concert hall. Lin performs a program of songs by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein and others, in fanciful arrangements for the piano. For information on the concerts, visit steinwaypianos.com/news-events.
Great Game Symphonies' Tommy Tallarico Interview Uncut August 10, 2012
WRR's Joel Guttman talked with Tommy Tallarico, co-creator of Video Games Live for the two part series "Great Game Symphonies," this is the uncut recording of that interview.
Joel joins us this summer from the University of Maryland where he's the acting vice-president with the Gamer Symphony Orchestra at UMD. During his stay in Texas, Joel's doing a duel internship for WRR and FUNimation Entertainment before returning to UMD to pursue a degree in Marketing and Information Systems with an expected completion of 2014.