Friday, November 10, 2017

Experience A Midsummer Night's Dream at UTA Nov. 15-19


The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Theatre Company presents A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. In the Bard’s most enchanting comedy, young lovers find themselves in the middle of a dispute between the King and Queen of the fairies. This play runs from Nov. 15 through Nov. 19th, 2017. A Midsummer Night's Dream is rated PG for sexual innuendo and mild language.

A Midsummer Night's Dream will be presented in the UT Arlington Mainstage Theatre (Fine Arts Building, North Section), Room 174. Performances are Nov. 15, 16, 17, 18 at 8:00 pm and November 19 at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for general public and $8 for students/senior citizens/UTA faculty & staff.

For further information, please contact the UT Arlington Department of Theatre Arts box office at 817.272.2669.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sheed Persian Film Festival

Just when you thought we had seen the last film festival in Dallas in 2017, here's the Sheed Persian Film Festival at Angelika Dallas, November 10-12.

This is the 2nd year for the Persian Film Fest. Last year, this same group (AramArt Institute in Plano) screened the Academy Award winning Best Foreign Language film, THE SALESMAN in North Texas. These films are of the same calliber as they are making their way around the world in the Festival Circuit. Many of these films will have their USA premiere here in Dallas.

Organized by artistic director Shahram Mokri, festival director Arameh Etemadi and festival founder Ehsan Matoori, Sheed will include an acting workshop, six films for public screening and a competitive section featuring nine acclaimed Persian movies and a memorial for the deceased Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami. Persian cinema, and especially Iranian cinema, has been witnessing the emergence of several young and admirably ambitious directors during the past decade. A mixture of young and experienced directors and a different look at the basic elements of cinema has made Iranian movies have a brilliant performance on the international scene.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Timeless Concerts presents European Vacation

Saturday November 18, 2017, 8:00pm

Timeless Concerts' European Vacation concert will feature music of a broad range of European composers, on a musical journey from Puccini of Italy, Turina of Spain, Mozart and Zemlinsky of Austria, to Delibes of France and more. You will be entertained by violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Sara Birnbaum Hood, pianist Heejung Kang, soprano Colleen Mallette, and tenor Don O’Neal LeBlanc. The music is beautiful, serene and then also raucous and passionate along with humor! Post-concert party is included in the ticket price. Give your requests to pianist Steve Stroud. Complimentary buffet of fruit/cheese/desserts/beverages, BYOB accepted.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hear the Dallas Chamber Symphony on Nov. 7 at Moody Performance Hall


The Dallas Chamber Symphony will present Jesús Castro-Balbi, DCS principal cellist, and cello professor at Texas Christian University in an evening of music for classical chamber orchestra and strings. The performance begins at 8 p.m.

Haydn’s cello concerto written sometime between 1761 and 1765 during his earliest years with the Esterházy family and at the time he was composing his first symphonies, is noteworthy for its distinct baroque flavor. Lost for nearly two centuries before it was rediscovered in 1961, the work is regarded as a masterpiece and Haydn’s most successful in the genre.

The orchestra also will perform Gershwin’s “Lullaby” for strings, a popular early work whose material would reappear in his opera, “Blue Monday.” One of Shostakovich’s most enigmatic works, “Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a” will complete the program. At times nostalgic, political and autobiographical, this work illuminates the composer’s personal struggle with infirmity, war, violence and political expediency.