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WRR101 Focus on the Arts: A Puccini Double Bill with SMU’s Meadows Lyric Theatre

“I think what makes these works still so viable today is that Puccini had this amazing ability to get to the heart of the human condition,” says Michael Scarola, Interim Director of SMU’s Meadows Lyric Theatre, referencing the two enduring operatic masterpieces they’ll perform February 15-18, 2024. In this feature with WRR’s Amy Bishop, Scarola… Read more »

WRR101 Focus on the Arts: Branford Marsalis set to play Glazunov, Williams with Plano Symphony

“To be intermingled with that sound is really incredible… I don’t think of it as me in the front and them in the back,” says saxophonist Branford Marsalis, the GRAMMY Award-winning instrumentalist and composer who will join the Plano Symphony Orchestra Feb. 17, 2024. In this feature, Marsalis chats with WRR’s Amy Bishop about the… Read more »

WRR101 Focus on the Arts: Expect the Merz Trio’s Dallas concert to be a ‘collage’ of sound

“We love the artform that is concert curation – the kind of conversational possibilities it offers both between ourselves and the composers whose works we choose to play,” says violinist Brigid Coleridge of the Merz Trio. Dallas Chamber Music Society will welcome the group in concert at SMU Feb. 12, 2024, marking the organization’s inaugural… Read more »