Monday, October 16, 2017

Dallas Chamber Symphony Season Opener, Tues. Oct. 17 at 8 pm

The Dallas Chamber Symphony will debut a new score live-to-film at its season opener at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Moody Performance Hall in Dallas. The commission is composer Douglas Pipes’ second for DCS since his debut writing a score in 2014 for Alfred Hitchcock’s THE LODGER.

THE GENERAL is perhaps one of Buster Keaton’s best-known works. The film stars Keaton, who co-directed it with Clyde Bruckman; it will screen with live orchestral accompaniment and without an intermission.

The performance will be at Moody – formerly Dallas City Performance Hall. Ticketing and more information can be found on the event listing page.

Pipes is a film and television music composer based in Los Angeles, whose feature films include the Academy Award-nominated and Sony animated feature MONSTER HOUSE, the Warner Bros/Legendary Films cult hit TRICK ‘R TREAT, and the Legendary/Universal Pictures Christmas horror comedy KRAMPUS.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Art, Film, Music, Fun at the Frame4Frame Festival in Arlington Sept. 21-24

Flight 12 Improv - Sept. 22-23 at UTA

Full of oh-no- you-didn't moments and steeped-in- fun, Maverick Theatre Company's FLIGHT 12 IMPROV has a style that's always outrageous and never stale! This 12-member troupe features students from UTA and is directed by Associate Professor Joe Chapa. FLIGHT 12 IMPROV performances are September 22 and September 23, 2017 at 8:00 pm at 502 South Cooper, Fine Arts Bldg. North, Studio Theatre, Room 137. Tickets $5.00.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Timeless Concerts' Evening in Latin America to Feature New Cellist

Timeless Concerts artists are sad that their dear friend and colleague of 5 years, Karen Maddox Smith, moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, but wish her well. They are pleased that Karen's selection of a new cellist for them and hope you will be too. Sara Birnbaum Hood will be joining Timeless Concerts on the Sat. Sept. 16 concert, Evening in Latin America, at the Arlington Museum of Art.
Sara has only been in the DFW area for a couple of years, moving here when her husband won a full-time cello job with the Dallas Symphony. Sara has an impressive bio that you can read on their website.

The "Evening In Latin American" concert will be great fun with Latin classic songs by Carlos Gardel, Juan Gabriel, Manuel Ponce and more, plus Piazzolla and Manuel Ponce instrumental works. Erik Barnes will be back as your post-concert party pianist taking requests. Remember it's BYOB, and Timeless Concerts provides complimentary soft drinks and desserts. Concert performers in addition to Sara are violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, pianist Heejung Kang, soprano Judith Rodriguez and tenor Sergio Cepeda.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Kenda North Photography Retrospective at AMA

The Arlington Museum of Art will host a retrospective of well-known local photographic powerhouse, Kenda North. The exhibit, Seeing is a Nervous Habit, will examine the body of work produced by North. Kenda North is a professor and head of photography at UT Arlington. She was the Chair of the Art and Art History Department at UTA from 1991 to 1999. She received her MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop (University of Buffalo) in January 1976. She has taught at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago (1976-77), the University of California at Riverside (1978-89) and has been at UTA since 1989. Her work is in the public collection of over fifty museum and gallery collections including the Smithsonian, the Federal Reserve, LA County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Executive Director, Chris Hightower, said, “North selected sixteen undergraduate alumni from the photography program at UTA to exhibit in conjunction with her retrospective. These artists were mentored by Professor North and went on to complete their MFA degrees and to develop their own art careers.”

“Kenda North is a devoted photographer and teacher and she has willingly shared her passion and understanding of photography within the art communities locally and nationally,” said Kenneth Craighead, owner of Craighead-Green Gallery in Dallas. “Her photography is unique. She avoids the expected, preferring to open the door to new ideas bringing her beauty and complex messages to be shared with her students, her peers and with many collectors.” North has been affiliated with Craighead Green Gallery for over 15 years.

The exhibit will be open from August 19 – October 8, 2017 and will include numerous pieces by Kenda North as well as those from her past students. Those artists are: Delaney Allen, Jesse Morgan Barnett, Calen Barnum, Matt Bean, Jeff Bradley, Franklin Countryman, John Crouch, Annie Donovan, Ross Faircloth, Michael Gonzales, Michael Hoefle, Manuel Pecina, O. Gustavo Plascencia, Joy Simpson, Ashley Whitt and Betsy Williamson. Admission tickets will be available online or may be purchased at the door. A reception will be held Friday, Sept. 8 from 7-9pm, RSVP required.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Timeless Concerts Presents the Sound of Music in Austria

Save the date: Saturday, July 15 - 8 pm at the Arlington Museum of Art.

The musicians of Timeless Concerts are excited to introduce the Trio Phantasy of Austrian composer Joseph Marx (1882-1964) to our audience! Marx, born in Graz, the capital of Austria, studied violin, cello and piano, and took degrees in philosophy and art history, all the while composing music at Graz University. He obtained the position of professor of theory at the Vienna Music Academy. He also was an adviser to the Turkish government in laying the foundations of a conservatory in Ankara. Marx's music drew from many sources. He could be called a late romantic impressionist. Although one can hear certain affinities with the music of Debussy, Ravel, Respighi, Richard Strauss, Brahms, and Mahler, his sound is nonetheless his own.

Of course, we cannot have an Austrian themed concert without including music of the famous musical, that portrayed the Von Trapp family of Austria: The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein! We promise two sing-alongs! Our opera singers will also represent Austria with arias by Mozart from Don Giovanni and more.

A post-concert party included in the ticket price. Give your requests to pianist Erik Barnes. Enjoy a buffet of fruit/cheese/desserts, along with a cash bar or BYOB. Tickets and concert info can be found on the Timeless Concerts' website. General admission is $32, senior 60+ $27, college student $15 and youth 11-17 may attend free with 1 paying adult.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Inaugural Arlington Sante Fe International Folk Art Market

Robert Earl Keen Concert at the Levitt Pavillion Arlington

Baylor Orthopedic & Spine Hospital presents Robert Earl Keen Friday, June 23, at Levitt Pavilion Arlington for a paid-ticket concert. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. with popular Texas artist, Cory Morrow. Robert Earl Keen's concert begins at 9 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, through the Levitt’s website. Tickets are $65 for reserved VIP seating at the front of the lawn and $35 for general admission seating. All ticket sales are online.

Three decades after the release of his debut album, "No Kinda Dancer," with 18 recordings to his name and thousands of shows in his rear-view mirror, Keen has blazed a peer-, critic- and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living legend status in Americana music and at home in Texas. It was 1989’s "West Textures" album, and the debut of “The Road Goes On Forever” in particular, that kicked Keen's career into high gear. His literate songwriting and razor wit created a grassroots following for instant classics like “Corpus Christi Bay,” “Whenever Kindness Fails,” “Gringo Honeymoon,” “Dreadful Selfish Crime” and “Merry Christmas From the Family.” Proceeds from the Robert Earl Keen concert help the Levitt provide more than 50 free concerts for everyone to enjoy.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival

The Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival is June 9-11 with three days of free music in Downtown Arlington. Headliners for this year's music festival include Grammy-winners, Reckless Kelly, on June 9, 1970s pop/rock artists; Orleans on June 10, known for the hits, "Still the One" and "Dance with Me" and Black Violin on June 11, internationally known classically trained violinists who perform a phenomenal show with a hip-hop edge.

All of the headliners will perform at Levitt Pavilion Arlington at 8:30 p.m. with opening acts at 7 p.m. In addition to the headliners, downtown venues all around the Levitt will offer live music before and after the headliners. Schedules are available at the Levitt website.