Tag: Dallas Arts and Culture

WRR101 Focus on the Arts: Another Dallas Opera world premiere by the ‘Dream Team’

“For an opera that sounds really challenging to present, they’ve done some wonderful creative opportunities in what you’re going to see visually… but it’s also just a story of great determination and inspiration,” explains Ian Derrer, The Dallas Opera’s Kern Wildenthal General Director and CEO, describing the creative team behind The Diving Bell and the… Read more »

Verdigris concert combines AI with music to advocate for Texas’ endangered species

“We want to inspire action,” says Sam Brukhman, founder and Artistic Director of Dallas-based Verdigris Ensemble. “And that action, in this particular case, is the conservation of our ecosystem and how important our environment is within the context of the City of Dallas – and what we need to do to be able to preserve… Read more »

WRR101 Focus on the Arts: How the Dallas Symphony is bringing the music to YOU

“We want to do what we do everywhere, for everybody,” says Scott Walzel, Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Associate Principal Bassoon and Director of Community Development. This fall, the DSO has launched a series of free community concerts across the city and beyond, ranging from pop-up performances by The Concert Truck and chamber music performances at Klyde… Read more »

WRR101 Focus on the Arts: TWO nights in Vienna with the Plano Symphony Orchestra

“Historically, Vienna has always been regarded as the city of music,” explains Maestro Hector Guzman, Music Director and Conductor of the Plano Symphony Orchestra. Soon, they’ll bring the music of Vienna to the Eisemann Center, followed by their first-ever performance at SMU’s Caruth Auditorium. In this feature with WRR’s Amy Bishop, Guzman talks about the… Read more »

WRR101 Focus on the Arts: TACA’s new fundraising concept is progressive… literally

“You can only cram so much art in one night,” say Maura Sheffler, the Donna Wilhelm Family President and Executive Director of TACA – The Arts Community Alliance. “So we decided to create this theory, The Fall Arts Crawl.” Taking place over the course of multiple evenings at various locations with various artists, the events… Read more »

WRR 101 Focus on the Arts: DSO’s Fabio Luisi makes Pops debut with American Songbook program

“We play for the audience, not for ourselves,” says Fabio Luisi, Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. “The reaction of the audience and the fact to have an audience while we’re playing is very important.” Now entering his fourth year with the DSO, Luisi will makes his Pops debut with the orchestra to lead… Read more »