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Program Notes: Bumping Into Broadway, February 17, 2015

Music for Small Orchestra Ruth Crawford Seeger (1901-1953) Until the late 20th century, composition was not an easy path for a woman to pursue. Ruth Crawford was a pioneer among American women in [...]

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Program Notes: November 18, 2014 at Dallas City Performance Hall

  The Lark Ascending Ralph Vaughan Williams Born 12 October, 1872 in Down Ampney, Gloucestershire, England Died 26 August, 1958 in London As a child, Vaughan Williams played violin.  He was [...]

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Program Notes: February 25th, 2014, 8pm at Dallas City Performance Hall

For tickets, click here. Or, call the box office at (214) 449-1294 Distant Runes and Incantations Chamber version (1987) Joseph Schwantner Born 22 March, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois Currently [...]

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Program Notes: Bach & Britten, Nov. 19th, 8pm at Dallas City Performance Hall

For tickets, click here. Or, call the box office at (214) 449-1294. Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, BWV 1048 Johann Sebastian Bach Born 21 March, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany Died 28 July, 1750 in [...]

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Program Notes: September 17, 2013, 8pm at Dallas City Performance Hall

The Wagner and Verdi bicentennials have received considerable international attention this year. They have overshadowed another important anniversary in 2013: the centennial of England’s Benjamin [...]

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Program Notes: Brahms, Beethoven & a Competition Winner, April 30, 2013, 7:30pm at City Performance Hall

Coriolan Overture – Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven’s overtures hold an unusual place in the orchestral repertoire, one that is altogether different from those of, say, Mozart or [...]

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Program Notes: The Wyeth Quartet, March 26, 2013, 7:30pm at City Performance Hall

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): String Quartet in G major Op.18, No.2 The String Quartet No. 2 in G major, op. 18, No. 2, was written by Ludwig van Beethoven between 1798 and 1800 and published [...]

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Program Note: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, February 26, 2013, 7:30pm at City Performance Hall

Brian Satterwhite on The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) is a very famous film. It is an exemplar of German expressionism and one of the most influential movies [...]

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Program Notes: A Sailor-Made Man, November 13, 2012, 7:30pm at City Performance Hall

Brian Satterwhite on A Sailor-Made Man: When Richard first approached me to compose a score for a classic silent film, I knew instantly what my choice would be. I have been an ardent admirer of [...]