Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Arlington Community Band Fall Concert

Sunday, October 4 - 7:00 pm
First Baptist Church Sanctuary
301 S. Center, Arlington 76010



Guadalcanal March Richard Rodgers
from “Victory at Sea”

Simple Gifts Frank Ticheli
I. In Yonder Valley
II. Dance
III. Here Take This Lovely Flower
IV. Simple Gifts

Themes from “Green Bushes” Percy Aldridge Grainger
Passacaglia on an English Folksong arr. Larry D. Daehn

Cloudburst Eric Whitacre

Scenes from “The Louvre” Norman Dello Joio
based on Ancient Airs
I. The Portals
II. Children’s Gallery
III. The Kings of France
IV. The Nativity Paintings
V. Finale

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Timeless Concerts Presents an Evening in Ireland

Discover a beautiful blend of French impressionism, English pastoral melody, and Irish folk tunes in the music of Ernest Moeran (1894-1950), often called the “Vaughan Williams of Ireland”! Timeless Concerts will also play the seldom heard Moeran piano trio in D Major. Some jigs and reels will be included, of course! The concert wouldn’t be complete without famous songs of Ireland, to be sung by opera singer, Jeffrey Snider.

An Evening in Ireland will be held at BRIT at 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 7. Musicians for this concert are pianist Heejung Kang, violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth and cellist Karen Maddox Smith. Post-concert pianist/vocalist will be Steve Stroud. There will be complimentary fruit/cheese/desserts and a cash bar.

Tickets: $35 combo concert/raffle (raffle tickets are $10 each at the concert), $29 general, $25 senior 60+, $15 college, under 18 free.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Arlington, The Dream City Gets DREAM

Imagine standing at the base of a giant capital letter “D,” made of metal and reaching 12 feet into the sky. Within the letter, there are perfect rows of cut outs, each in the shape of a flying bird. Four more letters, similarly forged form the word: DREAM.

Within the next couple of days, visitors will begin to see DREAM emerging right in the middle of downtown Arlington. Visitors will also be able to experience the debut of its impressive lighting elements at a dedication event with the artists, planned for September 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Before Dream came to Downtown Arlington, it enjoyed an inaugural run at the annual Burning Man festival, held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada in early September. Of Dream, Rolling Stone magazine observed, “If Instagram is any guide, Dream — the latest in a series of 12-foot steel sculptures by Laura Kimpton and Jeff Schomberg — was the most popular venue for selfies and snapshots at Burning Man 2015.” Artist Jeff Schomberg said, “We’re excited to have our piece in Arlington, Texas ... particularly one with such a strong connection to the City’s identity.” “While the cache of showing at Burning Man enhances the story of the piece,” said Bob Pruitt, photographer, entrepreneur, and the mastermind behind the project, “the selection of the word ‘dream’ for the sculpture happened organically, right here in Arlington. It was inspired by the City of Arlington brand Arlington, The American Dream City.”

While a permanent location for the sculpture has not been finalized, First Baptist Church-Arlington has agreed in the interim to host the sculpture on its downtown property, which is adjacent to the Levitt Pavilion Founders Plaza at 100 West Abram Street. The dedication event for Dream on September 25 will be held at the site. No RSVPs required. The dedication is being held in conjunction with the South St. Art Festival and folk rock musician Luke Wade’s appearance at the Levitt Pavilion. Admission is free for all events.

For more information about Dream or to donate to the project, visit the DREAM website or follow DREAM Park on Facebook.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

FWADA Fall Gallery Night 2015

Lots of great art to be viewed across Tarrant County. Click the image to find out where in the brochure.