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Classical 101.1 WRR Focus on the Arts: Here’s why Ruth Reinhardt is excited to conduct the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition

Classical 101.1 WRR Focus on the Arts: Here’s why Ruth Reinhardt is excited to conduct the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition

It’s the second Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival, but the first time in the organization’s history that it’ll be held in Dallas instead of Fort Worth. The final round will include the pianists performing alongside the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestra Ruth Reinhardt, who talks about her excitement about the…Read more »

Classical 101.1 WRR Focus on the Arts: Set to hold its first-ever Dallas-based competition, The Cliburn’s International Junior Piano Competition is enriching DFW’s entire cultural climate

Classical 101.1 WRR Focus on the Arts: Set to hold its first-ever Dallas-based competition, The Cliburn’s International Junior Piano Competition is enriching DFW’s entire cultural climate

For the first time in the organization’s history, The Cliburn will hold a competition in Dallas when it launches the second Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival May 31-June 8, 2019. Hear the organization’s President and CEO Jacques Marquis and Director of Artistic Planning Sandra Doan talk about the significance of this event for…Read more »

Classical 101.1 WRR Focus on the Arts: Fort Worth Opera’s world premiere of “Companionship” is making history for the company

Classical 101.1 WRR Focus on the Arts: Fort Worth Opera’s world premiere of “Companionship” is making history for the company

Described as “delightfully wicked,” this world premiere of “Companionship” by composer-librettist Rachel J. Peters is the first opera written by a woman to be produced in the Fort Worth Opera’s 73-year history. Hear this compelling conversation with Peters and director Beth Greenberg about how this delicious dark comedy mirrors our modern world.Read more »