Tag: Eisemann Center

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: New ballet ‘Nightmare Before Nutcracker’ premieres in Richardson in time for Halloween

“Anybody who likes The Nutcracker is going to see a lot of elements in it… this is a darker rendition of those elements,” says Geoff Henley, author and producer of Nightmare Before Nutcracker, a new ballet premiering in Richardson. In this feature, he chats with WRR’s Amy Bishop about the unique story of a ballerina… Read more »

A global mix of medicine and music: World Doctors Orchestra to make its debut in North Texas

The World Doctors Orchestra has played in more than 20 countries since 2008 — and this week, it’s making its North Texas debut with a world premiere. It took local members of the orchestra four years to bring the WDO here. Sing-Yi Feng is a pediatrics professor at UT Southwestern as well as a medical toxicologist at North… 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: It turns out doctors can also be awesome classical musicians

The World Doctors Orchestra consists of approximately 1800 medical professionals who perform around the globe. This October, about 100 will gather in Dallas for a couple of concerts benefiting two local charities. In this feature, WRR’s Amy Bishop chats with two of the organization’s members: Dr. Sing-Yi Feng and Dr. Noah DeGarmo.

WRR 101 Focus on the Arts: A French-flavored season opener with the Richardson Symphony Orchestra

“This suite is for very large orchestra – which all the orchestras for the Ballet Russes were – and you’ll see that on the stage with us,” says Maestro Clay Couturiaux, Music Director and Conductor of the Richardson Symphony Orchestra, describing Ravel’s whirling Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2. The RSO will perform the work… Read more »