Archives for the month of: March, 2023

This weekend, Tsz To Wong (DMA ’23) performs as substitute cellist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Established in 1912 and currently led by Music Director Robert Spano, the FWSO is deeply committed to uniting its community through performance, education, and outreach, reaching an audience of more than 200,000 annually. As the principal resident company of the acoustically superb Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, the Orchestra performs a full season of concerts featuring internationally acclaimed guest artists and works by living composers. The Orchestra performs and partners with the Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, The Cliburn, and Performing Arts Fort Worth. Each summer at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the FWSO presents Concerts In The Garden, a series of family-friendly concerts that have become a city-wide tradition. The FWSO keeps exceptional musical experiences at the heart of its community.

Congratulations, Tsz To!

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The US premiere performance of Fazil Say’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra “Never Give Up” by Jonathan Dexter (MM ’05) with conductor Yanniv Attar and the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra is now on YouTube…

Next Wednesday, March 15, the SXSW Official ATX Composers Showcase returns! Brought to you by Golden Hornet and KMFA Classical 89.5, the official SXSW event presents an array of local new music artists and contemporary classical talent during the height of the city-wide festival.

The showcase features five ensembles throughout the night, fostering exposure to local groups leading the charge on revitalizing classical music for the modern age. The lineup this year includes Density512, Austin Unconcducted, Graham Reynolds, Invoke and Mother Falcon (with Diana Burgess, BM ’15).

Offered to SXSW badge holders and non-holders alike, the intimate concert is at Parker Jazz Club, where audiences enjoy cocktail seating and a full bar as they listen to the ensembles throughout the night.

7:30pm – Density512
8:45pm – Austin Unconcducted
10:00pm – Graham Reynolds
11:15pm – Invoke
12:30am – Mother Falcon

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Do you struggle to keep up during lessons or rehearsals? Do you work without a private teacher? Do you wish you could practice more or better? Kyklos with Dr K may be right for you!

Kyklos with Dr K was created by Nora Karakousoglou (DMA ’16) to transform the way learners practice, achieving better results more quickly and easily. It is ideal for students who struggle, don’t know how to practice, or just don’t seem to progress as much. What are the benefits of Kyklos with Dr K? Participants will get a fun community environment that encourages accountability while improving their practicing. And, there will be some behind-the-scenes stuff and other goodies. Most importantly, Kyklos with Dr K is not specific to cello. Any string player can sign up!

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