Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Lumedia Musicworks premieres ‘Don’t Look Back’ on October 28, 2021

Classical sitarist Vatsal Dave of Flower Mound joins the Lumedia Musicworks ensemble on the soundtrack of the Dallas-based early music ensemble’s short film, “Don’t Look Back.” The film is directed by Derrick Robert Brown of Dallas and will premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at event1013 in Plano, and will be available online Nov. 5.

The music interweaves the Cantigas de Santa Maria and a saltarello, songs and dances from the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Tickets are $27-$75 and are available online. Student tickets are $10.

“It merges the music of two cultures and plunges into the underworld,” said Julianna Emanski of Frisco, Lumedia’s artistic director and a Grammy nominee. “We’ve timed the release of this particular film right before Halloween since it fits the season so well. Our mission is to showcase early music in innovative ways.”

Originally from India, Dave is best known for playing Hindustani classical music from northern India. He has several albums, including Lone Star Sitar, a world music fusion effort in collaboration with Grammy Award winner Art Greenhaw.

“Don’t Look Back” will be available online beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. It’s available at no charge.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Timeless Concerts to Perform "Germany to Austria" Concert November 13, 2021

Timeless Concerts performers are looking forward to their next concert, Germany to Austria, at 8 pm. on Nov. 13, 2021. They will be in Fort Worth this time, at the Holt Hickman Center which is about 10 minutes south of downtown Ft Worth, just off 287.

Travel through time to the elegant era of the Viennese waltz, as Timeless Concerts musicians accompany experts dancing the waltz. A beautiful romantic piano quartet by Robert Fuchs, Hungarian Dances by Brahms, plus songs of Strauss, Mozart and Lehar (known for his opera "Merry Widow") will follow. They will end the concert with songs from the beloved musical, "Sound of Music", set in Austria. Post-concert, enjoy giving pianist Erik Barnes your requests. Complimentary wine, soft drinks and snacks will be available. Concert performers will be violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, violist Tim Angel, cellist Oliver Schlaffer, pianist Heejung Kang, soprano Sabrina Romero Wilson and tenor Sergio Cepeda.

Tickets are on sale now. Seating will be assigned in order of date/time of purchase. A full table at this location seats 10. If a group wishes to sit together have someone buy the tickets together as a group, or send a message about whose table you would like to join well in advance of the concert.

Perhaps "business casual" would be a good description for suggested attire. There really are no rules; some dress up more, some dress down, it's your choice!