Guest conductor Christian Arming leads the FWSO in works by Mozart and Dvorák

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is showcasing the versatility of its extraordinary musicians and bringing new names to the Bass Performance Hall Stage. On Nov. 22-24, Pianist Lise de la Salle will be the featured soloist on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 and guest conductor Christian Arming will lead the orchestra in a performance of… Continue reading Guest conductor Christian Arming leads the FWSO in works by Mozart and Dvorák

Kelly Clarkson on new music, family life and cruise ships

NEW YORK (AP) — Kelly Clarkson already has a stacked resume — singer, songwriter, talk-show host, “Voice” coach, children’s book author and mother of four. Now she’s adding travel to the mix. Clarkson has been named godmother of Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Encore, and the pop star said she signed on to the… Continue reading Kelly Clarkson on new music, family life and cruise ships

Alan Jackson to play Dickies Arena in 2020

Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson will bring decades of hits to fans in Fort Worth with a concert at Dickies Arena on Saturday, Feb. 22. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. Central Time. Tickets and information are available at Ticketmaster.com, the Dickies Arena box office, or by visiting alanjackson.com/tour,… Continue reading Alan Jackson to play Dickies Arena in 2020

The Business of Music: Cerny takes lead as president, CEO of Symphony

Fort Worth Symphony President and CEO Keith Cerny brings wide experience to the new job Keith Cerny became president and CEO of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in January 2019, filling a role that had been vacant since Amy Adkins left to become president of All Saints Health Foundation in July 2017. It was a… Continue reading The Business of Music: Cerny takes lead as president, CEO of Symphony

O.K. Carter: Commentary: Music entrepreneur Bob Johnson launches a new venue with seasoned staff

The Post at River East 2925 Race St. Fort Worth 76111 http://thepostatrivereast.com Bob Johnson wouldn’t exactly describe The Post at River East (2925 Race St.) as a reincarnation of the popular – but troubled and now closed – live music/restaurant/bar venue Live Oak. But it does, after all, have the same four people running it.… Continue reading O.K. Carter: Commentary: Music entrepreneur Bob Johnson launches a new venue with seasoned staff

The Beatles’ revolutionary use of recording technology in ‘Abbey Road

A fan carries a copy of the album 'Abbey Road' as he crosses the Abbey Road zebra crossing on the 50th anniversary of British pop musicians The Beatles doing it for their album cover of 'Abbey Road' in St Johns Wood in London, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. They aimed to cross 50 years to the minute since the 'Fab Four' were photographed for the album cover. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

William D. Moylan, University of Massachusetts Lowell With its cheery singles, theatrical medley and iconic cover, The Beatles’ 11th studio album, “Abbey Road,” holds a special place in the hearts of the band’s fans. But as the album celebrates its 50th anniversary, few may realize just how groundbreaking its tracks were for the band. In… Continue reading The Beatles’ revolutionary use of recording technology in ‘Abbey Road

Eagles plan massive ‘Hotel California’ performances on tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eagles are planning massive performances of their album “Hotel California” during their 2020 tour. Performances of the band’s 1976 album will include a 46-piece orchestra and a 22-voice choir. Organizers announced Tuesday that in total, 77 musicians are expected to be onstage while Eagles perform hits from the album including “New… Continue reading Eagles plan massive ‘Hotel California’ performances on tour

Fort Worth Opera’s 2019-2020 season to feature world premieres

Fort Worth Opera (FWO) has scheduled two world premiere productions for the company’s 2019-2020 season, the company said in a news release. On Nov. 16, 2019, FWO will present composer Joe Illick and Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Mark Campbell’s inspirational one-act children’s opera, Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World, at the historic Rose… Continue reading Fort Worth Opera’s 2019-2020 season to feature world premieres

NPR’s From the Top goes backstage at the 2019 Cliburn Junior

NPR’s FROM THE TOP GOES BACKSTAGE AT THE 2019 CLIBURN JUNIOR Airing nationally Oct. 8, NPR’s From the Top goes behind-the-scenes at the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival. Available on participating NPR stations and by podcast (details at: https://www.fromthetop.org/carriage-list). Hosted by pianist Peter Dugan, this documentary-style episode of From the Top features… Continue reading NPR’s From the Top goes backstage at the 2019 Cliburn Junior